Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Apr '06 10:38
    How many words can you make with the following letters,

    O, I, E, N, N, T, V, R, Y

    Rules,
    1. Every word must contain the letter ' O '
    2. Words must be made up of three or more letters.
    3. Proper nouns, slang words, abbreviations and plural words are not allowed.
    4. You cannot repeat the same letter twice in a word.
  2. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    29 Apr '06 15:44
    Originally posted by ray1993
    How many words can you make with the following letters,

    O, I, E, N, N, T, V, R, Y

    Rules....
    4. You cannot repeat the same letter twice in a word.
    Except "N" which we have two of??
  3. 29 Apr '06 23:11
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    Except "N" which we have two of??
    ya, except "N"
    that means every word can have only 2 "N"s
  4. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    30 Apr '06 07:47
    Originally posted by ray1993
    How many words can you make with the following letters,

    O, I, E, N, N, T, V, R, Y

    Rules,
    1. Every word must contain the letter ' O '
    2. Words must be made up of three or more letters.
    3. Proper nouns, slang words, abbreviations and plural words are not allowed.
    4. You cannot repeat the same letter twice in a word.
    I'm on 77 possible words, though my english isn't good enough to know if all of them are real english words. So it'll be a little while longer before I've got them all checked.
  5. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    30 Apr '06 09:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    I'm on 77 possible words, though my english isn't good enough to know if all of them are real english words. So it'll be a little while longer before I've got them all checked.
    I've got 97 words total, however, I've been ignoring rule number 1. I haven't counted to see how many have "O" in them. By the way, I don't see anything in the rules requiring the words to be in English.

    EDIT: I haven't checked them either, so there are probably some bogus ones in the mix.... :'( My list is starting to get unmanageable.
  6. 30 Apr '06 12:19
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    By the way, I don't see anything in the rules requiring the words to be in English.
    sorry about that, then rule 5... it must be in english
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Apr '06 12:34
    Originally posted by ray1993
    sorry about that, then rule 5... it must be in english
    Wait, I have to make an inventory of these letters again.
  8. 30 Apr '06 13:34
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Wait, I have to make an inventory of these letters again.
    good one...
    i think the word inventory is the only nine letter in this...
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    02 May '06 19:29 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ray1993
    How many words can you make with the following letters,

    O, I, E, N, N, T, V, R, Y

    Rules,
    1. Every word must contain the letter ' O '
    2. Words must be made up of three or more letters.
    3. Proper nouns, slang words, abbreviations and plural words are not allowed.
    4. You cannot repeat the same letter twice in a word.
    I now have 20 three letter words, 24 four letter words, 13 five letter words, 4 six letter words, 1 seven letter word and 1 nine letter word.

    Totalling 63 words.

    After implementing rule no. 1:

    8 three letter words, 10 four letter words, 8 five letter words, 1 six letter word and 1 nine letter word.

    Giving a grand total of 28 words.

    Not sure if some of them count, but I think they do. I also might have crossed a few out that were good, but hey, someone has to set a target
  10. 03 May '06 10:04
    I got
    9 three letter words
    9 four letter words
    4 five letter words and,
    1 nine letter word

    what about we combine our answers and see what do we get
  11. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    03 May '06 16:14
    3 letters (15)
    Eon
    Ion
    Nor
    Not
    One
    Ore
    Ort
    Roe
    Rot
    Toe
    Ton
    Tor
    Toy
    Voe
    Yon

    4 letters (29)
    Inro
    Into
    Iron
    Neon
    Noir
    None
    Nori
    Note
    Oven
    Over
    Oyer
    Riot
    Rote
    Roti
    Rove
    Ryot
    Tiro
    Tone
    Tony
    Tore
    Torn
    Tory
    Troy
    Tyro
    Veto
    Vino
    Vote
    Yoni
    Yore

    5 letters (24)
    Envoi
    Envoy
    Intro
    Irone
    Irony
    Ivory
    Niton
    Nitro
    Nonet
    Noter
    Onery
    Overt
    Ovine
    Roven
    Tenon
    Tenor
    Toner
    Toney
    Tonne
    Toyer
    Trone
    Trove
    Vireo
    Voter

    6 letters (7)
    Intone
    Intron
    Norite
    Orient
    Renvoi
    Tonier
    Tonner

    7 letters (3)
    Environ
    Intoner
    Ternion

    8 letters (1)
    Inventor

    9 letters (1)
    Inventory

    Which makes a total of eighty. I did do a little bit of looking up here as you might guess, haven't heard of half of them.

    The non-plural bit wasn't that effective here, could only find one plural from those letters.

    Polygon?
  12. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    03 May '06 17:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Peakite
    [b]3 letters (15)
    Eon
    Ion
    Nor
    Not
    One
    Ore
    Ort
    Roe
    Rot
    Toe
    Ton
    Tor
    Toy
    Voe
    Yon

    4 letters (29)
    Inro
    Into
    Iron
    Neon
    Noir
    None
    Nori
    Note
    Oven
    Over
    Oyer
    Riot
    Rote
    Roti
    Rove
    Ryot
    Tiro
    Tone
    Tony
    Tore
    Torn
    Tory
    Troy
    Tyro
    Veto
    Vino
    Vote
    Yoni
    Yore

    5 letters (24)
    Envoi
    Envoy
    Intro
    Irone
    Irony
    Ivo ral bit wasn't that effective here, could only find one plural from those letters.

    Polygon?[/b]
    I'm pretty sure Troy is a noun...and that Yon isn't an existing word (according to wikipedia I believe). Nori and Inro don't sound right either.

    My english is pretty good for all day purposes, even for detailed conversations. I keep finding it disturbing to see how much things I don't know yet :p It might well be that all your words are ok, meaning I suck

    Here's my list;

    EON
    INN
    IVY
    NET
    NIT
    NOR
    NOT
    ONE
    RIN
    ROT
    RYE
    TEN
    TIN
    TON
    TOR
    TOY
    TRY
    YEN
    YET
    YIN

    ENVY
    INTO
    NEVI
    OINT
    OVEN
    OVER
    RENT
    ROVE
    RYOT
    TERN
    TINY
    TIVY
    TONY
    TORN
    TORY
    TREY
    TYNE
    TYRE
    TYRO
    VEIN
    VENT
    VERY
    VINE
    VINY

    RIVEN
    NOTER
    ENTRY
    ENVOY
    INTRO
    NITRO
    NERVY
    IRONY
    NITON
    TINNY
    ROVEN
    VENIN
    TENOR

    INVERT
    TONNER
    NITERY
    VINERY

    VINTNER

    INVENTORY

    EDIT: I see I have some words you don't; Invert and Vintner for example...now I KNOW Invert is a good word
  13. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    03 May '06 21:43 / 1 edit
    They have to have the O in there too though, so words like vintner don't meet the stipulation.

    I am familiar with two of the four words you mention. Troy being a system of weights (e.g. troy ounce) and nori being a type of seaweed (which I have have a little mixed in with salt down in my kitchen).
  14. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    04 May '06 05:29 / 1 edit
    I just dug up my list. I think I had only 53 valid words--containing "O". So far Peakite is the winner.

    vein
    veiny
    vent
    very
    vet
    vote 1
    Voter 2
    votre 3
    veto 4
    vine
    viney
    vinery
    vino 5

    envoy 6
    envy
    entry

    inn
    inner
    innert
    inny
    ion 7
    inro 8
    inter
    into 9
    intone 10
    intoner 11
    invert
    ire
    iron 12
    ironer 13
    irony 14
    ivory 15
    ivy

    ten
    tenor 16
    tern
    tie
    tier
    tine
    tin
    tinner
    tinny
    tiny
    tire
    tiro 17
    toe 18
    tone 19
    toner 20
    tony 21
    toney 22
    ton 23
    tor 24
    tore 25
    torn 26
    toy 27
    trey
    trio 28
    trone 29
    trove 30
    try
    tyer
    tyre
    tyro 31

    one 32
    ore 33
    ort 34
    oven 35
    over 36
    overt 37

    nein
    net
    nine
    niner
    nit
    nite
    niter
    nitery
    noire 38
    non 39
    none 40
    nonet 41
    nor 42
    not 43
    note 44
    noter 45
    notre 46

    rei
    rein
    rent
    rev
    rien
    riot 47
    rite
    rit
    rive
    rivet
    rone 48
    rot 49
    rote 50
    rove 51

    yet
    yen
    yore 52
    yon 53
  15. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    04 May '06 05:37
    Originally posted by Peakite
    ...nori being a type of seaweed (which I have have a little mixed in with salt down in my kitchen).
    Also, a perfect example of why rule #5 is so difficult to enforce. English is picking up words so fast that you've got to agree on a particular dictionary and revision to use prior to a game of Scrabble. Ah well, change is good is suppose (as long as I don't have to eat nori).