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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    27 Aug '04 00:42
    Continue the sequence:

    o t t f f s s e
  2. 27 Aug '04 00:45
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    Continue the sequence:

    o t t f f s s e
    n t e t t f f s s e n t

    -Ray.
  3. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    27 Aug '04 01:18
    Originally posted by rgoudie
    n t e t t f f s s e n t

    -Ray.
    Bummer... I was hoping it would take a little longer than that. I guess it's been around too long.

    Try another: What common ordinary English word has three sets of double letters adjacent to each other?
  4. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    27 Aug '04 03:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    Bummer... I was hoping it would take a little longer than that. I guess it's been around too long.

    Try another: What common ordinary English word has three sets of double letters adjacent to each other?
    bookkeeper
  5. 27 Aug '04 13:11
    What common English word starts with UND and ends with UND.

    -Ray.
  6. Standard member tejo
    a unique loser
    27 Aug '04 13:14
    Originally posted by rgoudie
    What common English word starts with [b]UND and ends with UND.

    -Ray.
    [/b]
    underground
  7. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    27 Aug '04 18:17
    Same as rgoudie, only with HE.

    Which words end in four or more consonants?

    There are many words in English which only contain one vowel (eg there). But which of them contains the most repetitions of a vowel?
  8. 27 Aug '04 18:27 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Acolyte
    Same as rgoudie, only with HE.

    Which words end in four or more consonants?

    There are many words in English which only contain one vowel (eg there). But which of them contains the most repetitions of a vowel?
    Answers to the first question include: "headache" and "heartache"...not sure if there are any others?

    As for the second question, words ending in "ghts", such as "thoughts" and "flights"

    Not sure about the third one - "banana" is the best I can come up with at the mo' but that seems a bit weak! (S'pose there's "Mississippi" but dunno if that's allowed)
  9. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    27 Aug '04 19:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by T1000
    As for the second question, words ending in "ghts", such as "thoughts" and "flights"

    Not sure about the third one - "banana" is the best I can come up with at the mo' but that seems a bit weak! (S'pose there's "Mississippi" but dunno if that's allowed)
    I can't think of any others on the first one.

    OK, how about words ending in four or more consonants not involving gh?

    You can do a lot better than banana.
  10. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    27 Aug '04 20:27
    Originally posted by Acolyte
    I can't think of any others on the first one.

    OK, how about words ending in four or more consonants not involving gh?

    You can do a lot better than banana.
    angst

    abracadbra
  11. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    27 Aug '04 23:18
    OK, how about words ending in four or more consonants not involving gh?
    Rhythms
  12. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    27 Aug '04 23:20
    How about this one:

    Two words (at least) that contain all of the vowels in order only once.

    Bonus question: all of the vowels plus y.
  13. 28 Aug '04 01:21
    very old one indeed; I was told many many years ago only one answer = bookkeeper
  14. 28 Aug '04 14:08
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    How about this one:

    Two words (at least) that contain all of the vowels in order only once.

    Bonus question: all of the vowels plus y.
    How about:
    Facetious

    and then

    Facetiously
  15. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    28 Aug '04 18:35
    Originally posted by Mat Kelley
    How about:
    Facetious

    and then

    Facetiously
    They work - I think there's one more....