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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    07 Jan '17 20:10
    What do the following words all have in common, besides having just one syllable each?

    BALL ..... MESS ..... LIST ..... TON ..... PUT
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Jan '17 20:33
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What do the following words all have in common, besides having just one syllable each?

    BALL ..... MESS ..... LIST ..... TON ..... PUT
    They can all be preceded by the word "kind" to make a new word.
    (Although I must admit those words are new to me!)

    Is there a clue in the title?
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Jan '17 20:34
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What do the following words all have in common, besides having just one syllable each?

    BALL ..... MESS ..... LIST ..... TON ..... PUT
    Should it be BALLS?

    Then we have
    balls-up
    mess-up
    list-up (not sure about that one)
    ton-up
    put-up
  4. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    07 Jan '17 20:51
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What do the following words all have in common, besides having just one syllable each?

    BALL ..... MESS ..... LIST ..... TON ..... PUT
    Because there's no dot's after "put" is it one of those puzzles where a word finishes one word and starts another i.e if it was park(which it isn't)it would be ball park and parkmess?
  5. Standard member lemon lime
    blah blah blah
    07 Jan '17 21:26 / 3 edits
    Together they have all the vowels... A E I O U.

    If this is the answer, then for the third time in a row solving the riddle has been (at least for me) the key to finding the clue... Five of a Kind.
    Is this weird, or what? It's like a detective who needs to solve crimes in order to find the clues.
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    07 Jan '17 22:32
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    They can all be preceded by the word "kind" to make a new word.
    (Although I must admit those words are new to me!)

    Is there a clue in the title?
    No to kind, yes to clue in title.
  7. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    07 Jan '17 22:33
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Should it be BALLS?

    Then we have
    balls-up
    mess-up
    list-up (not sure about that one)
    ton-up
    put-up
    No.
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    07 Jan '17 22:34
    Originally posted by venda
    Because there's no dot's after "put" is it one of those puzzles where a word finishes one word and starts another i.e if it was park(which it isn't)it would be ball park and parkmess?
    No. Ignore dots.
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    07 Jan '17 22:36
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Together they have all the vowels... A E I O U.

    If this is the answer, then for the third time in a row solving the riddle has been (at least for me) the key to finding the clue... Five of a Kind.
    Is this weird, or what? It's like a detective who needs to solve crimes in order to find the clues.
    True, but not the answer to the puzzle.
  10. Standard member lemon lime
    blah blah blah
    07 Jan '17 23:57
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    No. Ignore dots.
    There are five dots between each word, but I assume you're saying ignore the dots because they have nothing to do with the answer..... ?
  11. Standard member lemon lime
    blah blah blah
    08 Jan '17 00:12
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What do the following words all have in common, besides having just one syllable each?

    BALL ..... MESS ..... LIST ..... TON ..... PUT
    Do those words have anything to do with a particular card game?
  12. 08 Jan '17 00:31
    Each of the words (ball, mess, list, ton, put) can have the vowel replaced with any other vowel to form a new word. ie. (pat, pet, pit, pot, put). I verified that 'tun' is a word.
  13. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    08 Jan '17 02:39
    Originally posted by Apawnocalypse
    Each of the words (ball, mess, list, ton, put) can have the vowel replaced with any other vowel to form a new word. ie. (pat, pet, pit, pot, put). I verified that 'tun' is a word.
    Correct! Nice work!
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Jan '17 19:10
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Correct! Nice work!
    I don't get LUST.

    Least not anymore.