What is the meaning of the following sentence?

My French killer married the hammerer cooked in oil, seated beneath a daily beacon.

(The answer will be obvious once you see it!)

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    $\begingroup$ If you remove letters from "hammerer" and "beacon", you get "ham" and "bacon"...? $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Apr 8, 2015 at 0:36

2 Answers 2


It simply lists:

The days of the week


My French => mon (french for "my")
killer => tue (french for "kills")
married => wed
the hammerer => thur (play on Thor)
cooked in oil => fri (from fry)
seated beneath => sat
a daily beacon => sun

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    $\begingroup$ "Tue" is "kills" in French. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:56
  • $\begingroup$ @xnor - Yeah, just realised that one myself... well, I had, killer => tueror, but yours is better, so I'm shamelessly stealing it. Thanks. :) $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:59
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! :-) Seems I managed to find the right balance of difficulty with this one... $\endgroup$ Apr 8, 2015 at 7:43
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I didn't think your last riddle was too easy: it's very hard to know where to start, but once you see the solution, it's obvious that everything fits and that it's right. Which is exactly how a riddle should be :-) And yes, d'alar'cop is extremely good. He used to be PSE's top user and have people make comments like this about him! If he'd been active on the site since December, he'd probably have 20k rep by now. $\endgroup$ Apr 8, 2015 at 9:11
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor - Ha! Well that does make me feel better. And, I guess therein lies the challenge of balance... You're working against an imbalanced audience. :P $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:21

I guess:

It's a description of a breakfast: a bloody mary (French killer + 'married'), bangers and mash (to hammer on something is to bang on it, not totally sure about the cooked in oil part but cooking something in oil is frying it), and a sunny-side up egg ('daily beacon' sounds like the sun to me).


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