# Veni, Vidi, Vici

iamatiger
Posers and Puzzles 16 Mar '05 17:20
1. 16 Mar '05 17:202 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. 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 17:421 edit
Literary digression:

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's the best I got.
8. 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. 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

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10. 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
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. 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?