Saturday, January 7, 2012

Elizabeth Gaskell Unscramble Puzzles


Joining my favorites authors is Victorian author Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell who was a contemporary of Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte.
Her thoughtful and well told tales are filled with humorous characters of small English village but also speak of the social changes and problems.


Here are some puzzles for you to unscramble, puzzles are the names of characters and novels from Mrs. Gaskell's works.


Put your guesses in a comment below. I'll respond telling how many you got right. Guess as many times as you wish.

Female Characters
1. METALARG HEAR (2 words)
2. ISMOL GLYONB (2 words)
3. TYSS MKYAT JMIENNS (3 words)
4. SYUTT HOPHON (2 words)
5. CHKPAIA KRICYNTIRTK (2 words)


Male Characters
6. HIGASOL NICHGINS (2 words)
7. RMEYL HAOGER (2 words)
8. DI FSONR HARKARNR (3 words)
9. ORHN TTONHJON (2 words)
10. HRRSY GGONARE (2 words)


Novels
11. MU WAYO LDYLDL (3 words)
12. WSAUG ARS IDEVEHTND (3 words)
13. RDNFCRAO (1 word)
14. MONT BARARY (2 words)
15. NDUTH ORT SOANH (3 words)


Answers will be posted next week.

Happy puzzling! :)

32 comments:

Miss Dashwood said...

1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss Matty Jenkyns
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick
6. Nicholas Higgins
7. Roger Hamley
8. Dr. Frank Harrison (is his name really Frank? I guess I'd forgotten that)
9. John Thornton
10. Harry Gregson
11. My Lady Ludlow
12. Wives and Daughters
13. Cranford
14. Mary Barton
15. North and South

This was a delightful game! I love Elizabeth Gaskell's work. Wives and Daughters is probably my favorite.
Just one thing I should point out--to the best of my memory (and to the best of what I can find on Wikipedia, LOL) Harry Gregson was a character created for the Cranford movie. As far as I can remember, he doesn't appear in any of the three novels that the film was based on.
(I could be wrong, though.)

Jemimah C. said...

1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick

6. Nicholas Higgins
9. John Thornton

12. Wives and Daughters
13. Cranford
15. North and South

Ella said...

This was fun to guess at!
My geusses are:
1.Margaret Hale
3.Miss Matty Jenkins
4.Sophy Huntton
5.Cynthia Kirkpatrick
9.John Thronton
12.Wives and Daughters
13.Cranford
15.North and south

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Fantastic job! You unscrambled all fifteen puzzles! Yes on #8, it is his real first name. :)
And I looked up #10, he's a character in #11, very interesting!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jemimah,
Good job on your eight guesses, they were all correct! Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
Good job! All eight of your guesses are correct! So glad you had fun! :)

Miss Dashwood said...

Oh! Okay, so he is in #11. My apologies! I was thinking of #13, and I was quite positive he didn't appear in that... so sorry for the mistake!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss Matty Jenkyns
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick
6. Nicholas Higgins
7.
8. Dr. Frank Harrison
9. John Thornton
10. Harry Gregson
11. My Lady Ludlow
12. Wives and Daughters
13. Cranford
14.
15. North and South

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth,
All thirteen of your guesses were correct! Good job, thanks for playing!

Stephanie said...

1)Margaret Hale
2)Molly Gibson
3)Tess ? ?
4)Sophy ??
5)Cynthia Kirkpatrick

6)Nichols Higgins
7)Roger Hamley
8)?
9)John Thornton
10)Harry ??

11)??
12)Wives and Daughters
13)Cranford
14)?????
15)North and South

I've only seen #12 and 15, Heard of #13...so be amused at my attempts to unscramble the rest :)

Melody said...

Okay, here I go.

1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss Matty Jenkyns
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick

6. Nicholas Higgins
7. Roger Hamley
9. John Thornton
10. Harry Gregson

12. Wives and Daughters
13. Cranford
14. Mary Barton
15. North and South

And...I'll come back for 8 and 11. =)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Stephanie,
All nine of your complete guesses were correct! Your half guesses on #4 and #10 were also correct. Your guess on #3 was incorrect. Good job, especially for not knowing very many of them! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
All thirteen of your guesses were correct! Await your guesses for #8 and #11 which are a bit tricky. You might not get #11 but then again you might. :)

Melody said...

As soon as you said I might not get 11, I had to check back and see what it was. I think I got it. Is it 'My Lady Ludlow"? And I'll have to do 8 later. :P

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Wow! You got #11! Was that my fault? ;)

Mom Walds Place said...

Oh no, I'll simply HAVE to watch some more of her works and rewatch what I have seen just so that I can participate. So sad, so very sad. I'll have to brew a pot of tea and start immediately!

Melody said...

8: Is it 'Dr Frank Harrison'?

Haha, well, I may not be much of a Gaskell reader as of yet, but I have done a little research. =) However I suppose your saying I might not get 11 was a good prompting.

Naomi said...

Um #15 is North and South? #9 is John Thorton?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Your guess on #8 was correct so you've unscrambled all fifteen puzzles! Good job! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Naomi,
Good job on your two guesses, both are correct! Feel free to guess again on the other puzzles. Thanks for playing!

Christine said...

1) Margaret Hale
2) Molly Gibson
3) Miss Matty Jenkyns
4) Sophy Hutton
5) Cynthia Kirkpatrick
6) Nicholas Higgins
7) Roger Hamley
8) Dr. Frank Harrison
9) John Thornton
10) Harry Gregson
11) My Lady Ludlow
12) Wives and Daughters
13) Cranford
14) Mary Barton
15) North and South

Livia said...

Female characters
1.Margaret Hale
2.Molly Gibson
3.
4.
5.Cynthia Kirkpatrick

Male Characters
6.Nicholas Higgins
7.Roger Hamley
8.
9.John Thorton
10.
Novels
11.? (The only other one I am familiar with is Ruth).
12.Wives and Daughters
13.Cranford
14.Mary Barton
15.North and South
I own and have read (only once each) North and South and Wives and Daughters; I also own Cranford which I have skipped through but which did not excite enough interest for me to read.
Do you think you could do a Bronte sisters quiz sometime soon?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Christine,
Good job with your guesses! You guessed all fifteen correctly!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Livia,
Your ten guesses were all correct! Good work for not knowing that much about Elizabeth Gaskell.
I've been thinking about making a Bronte sisters quiz so I'll definitely make one now. It probably won't be posted for a week or so. Thanks for playing! :)

In His Wings said...

1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss Matty Jenkins
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick
6. Nicholas Higgins
7. Roger Hamley
8. Sir
9. John Thornton
10. Harry Gregson
11. My Lady Ludlow
12. Wives & Daughters
13. Cranford
14. Mary Barton
15. North & South

#8 was the only one I was not certain of. I thought the first word might be Sir, but other than that I have no idea.

Elizabeth Gaskell is one of my favorite authoresses. Her works remind somewhat of Jane Austen.

Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace of In His Wings,
Good job! All fourteen of your guesses were correct!

I don't know if you noticed but I put definite breaks in the puzzles to denote how many letters are in each word. In Puzzle #8 there are 2 letters in the first word, 5 letters in the second word and 8 letters in the third word. Maybe this clue will help. :)

Naomi said...

Ok um...... #13 Cranford #14 Mary Barton #12 Wives and Daughters .....#6 Nicholas Higgins??

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Naomi,
Very good job on your last four guesses! So your total is eight correct!

birdienl said...

FEMALE
1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss. Matty Jenkins
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick

MALE
1. Nicolas Higgins
2. Roger Hamley
3. Dr. Frank Harrison
4. John Thornton
5.?

NOVELS
1. My Lady Ludlow
2. Wives and Daughters
3. Cranford
4. Mary Barton
5. North and South

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
All fourteen of your guesses are correct. Good job! Thanks for playing!

Gracie said...

Females:
1. Margaret Hale
2. Molly Gibson
3. Miss Matty Jenkyns
4. Sophy Hutton
5. Cynthia Kirkpatrick
Males:
6. Nicholas Higgins
7. Roger Hamley
8. Dr. Frank Harrison
9. John Thornton
10. Harry Gregson
Novels:
11. My Lady Ludlow
12. Wives and Daughters
13. Cranford
14. Mary Barton
15. North and South

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Gracie,
All of your guesses are correct. Good job! Thanks for playing! :)

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