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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 16 Mar '05 17:20 / 2 edits
    Taken from the A-Z thread, because this is quite a tricky one.

    A word association is a common thing that links two words, such as "sea" and "the letter c" (sound the same), "speed" and "friday the thirteenth" (both films), "Kerry Holmes" and "running" (Kerry holmes runs),

    The game is to get from one word to the other by a chain of associated words, eg Sea->Port->Gin->Chess (Ports are Sea harbours, Port and Gin are alcoholic drinks, Gin and Chess are games.

    So, the challenge is, via just two more intermediate words, get from "Veni, Vidi, Vici" to mint.

    Good luck!
  2. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    16 Mar '05 17:42
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Taken from the A-Z thread, because this is quite a tricky one.

    A word association is a common thing that links two words, such as "sea" and "the letter c" (sound the same), "speed" and "friday the thirteenth" (both films), "Kerry Holmes" and "running" (Kerry holmes runs),

    The game is to get from one word to the other by a chain of associa ...[text shortened]... e is, via just two more intermediate words, get from "Veni, Vidi, Vici" to mint.

    Good luck!
    For the Yanks:

    VVV --> E. Pluribus Unum (sp?) --> mint

  3. 16 Mar '05 17:42 / 1 edit
    Literary digression:

    ..........VIDI, VICI, VENI

    ..Oh, please do not touch me
    .....Oh, please do not touch
    ........Oh, please do not
    ...........Oh, please do
    .............Oh, please
    ...................Oh

  4. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    16 Mar '05 18:38
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Literary digression:

    ..........VIDI, VICI, VENI

    ..Oh, please do not touch me
    .....Oh, please do not touch
    ........Oh, please do not
    ...........Oh, please do
    .............Oh, please
    ...................Oh

    I thought pyramid schemes were illegal (but obviously profitable!). And when you get into burping rubber products, the fun is just beginning.

    Waa-PISH! <crack>
  5. 16 Mar '05 20:11
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    For the Yanks:

    VVV --> E. Pluribus Unum (sp?) --> mint

    Cool!

    I was thinkin of VV -> Caesar -> Valerian -> Mint, but yours is better!

    Can anyone think of another hard one with limited intermediates?
  6. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    16 Mar '05 21:34
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Cool!

    I was thinkin of VV -> Caesar -> Valerian -> Mint, but yours is better!

    Can anyone think of another hard one with limited intermediates?
    How about:

    paperweight --> flagella
  7. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    16 Mar '05 21:58
    Paperweight, desk, computer, Excell, cell, flagella

    That's the best I got.
  8. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    16 Mar '05 22:00
    Originally posted by ark13
    Paperweight, desk, computer, Excell, cell, flagella

    That's the best I got.
    Harumph. OK, here's another one:

    pensive --> soft serve
  9. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 Mar '05 05:30
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Harumph. OK, here's another one:

    pensive --> soft serve
    pensive - worried - impotent - soft serve

  10. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 Mar '05 06:56
    sun - chess
  11. 17 Mar '05 15:19
    Originally posted by Alcra
    sun - chess
    Sun -> God -> Religion -> Bishop -> Chess
  12. 19 Mar '05 21:00
    lewis carrol wrote out rules for a sort of similar game.

    one phase consists of rearranging the letters, adding one letter anywhere in the word, or removing any one letter.
    after each phase, you must have a real word. spaces are not allowed.

    can anybody get from "grass" to "weed"?
  13. 21 Mar '05 22:33
    Originally posted by fearlessleader
    lewis carrol wrote out rules for a sort of similar game.

    one phase consists of rearranging the letters, adding one letter anywhere in the word, or removing any one letter.
    after each phase, you must have a real word. spaces are not allowed.

    can anybody get from "grass" to "weed"?
    grass
    sags
    seas
    sees
    seed
    weed
  14. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    22 Mar '05 15:36
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    grass
    sags
    seas
    sees
    seed
    weed
    Is that legal?

    I also went from grass to rags, but i re-arranged AND dropped a letter in one turn.

    If it is legal - good for you,
    if not, I am stuck!!
  15. 22 Mar '05 19:19
    ah ok if I can only do one of rearrange, add one, drop one I might do

    grass
    gross
    grows
    grow
    grew
    drew
    dew
    wed
    weed

    Is there a target number of changes?