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Word Puzzle
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 15, 2004 02:12PM

3 common words, one of 5 letters, two of four letters each. All sound the same, but have very different meanings. Each number means the same letter in each word. Word one is 12345, word 2 is 1345 and word 3 is 2345. What are they?


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: April 15, 2004 02:42PM

Marian, must they sound the same? Or could they be something like these?

haunt
hunt
aunt

Les


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 15, 2004 03:26PM

I haven't got it yet, but I think I am on the right scent.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Marian-NYC (12.154.236.---)
Date: April 15, 2004 04:03PM


I came up with CATE, KATE, and CKATE.

I don't think two out of three counts, though.

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That reminds me: My nephew Sam's first word was DUCK, which he pronounced GUCK. We know he meant "duck" because he was pointing at a duck when he said it.

His second word was TRUCK, which he also pronounced GUCK. We know he meant "truck" because he was pointing at a truck when he said it.

Context is everything.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 15, 2004 06:35PM

Got it!!!!!

Scent, sent, cent.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 15, 2004 06:58PM


By George, you've got it!


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: April 15, 2004 07:28PM

You probably missed the pitch variation between 'GUCK' (duck) and 'GUCK' (truck). It's a subtle difference.

pam


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 16, 2004 04:14AM

Well done, Hugh and Linda. I'll send prizes when I win the lottery. (One day I must find out how you buy a ticket. - it's all far too complicated for me!)


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-05rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 16, 2004 11:58AM

I am wondering how to write a riddle with that word. Beheading (in riddles) means to take off the first letter, curtailing is to take off the last one, but I am not sure what removing the second is called. The rhyme word should be along the lines of 'sounds the same', which is pretty easy, but the first clue should be of a smell or a spore. Smell of a dame, mebbe.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 16, 2004 02:21PM

Buting a ticket is easy. You just wait for your son to say "Its a rollover, do you want to share a couple of lines?" Then you give him a pound, he adds a pound and goes and buys a ticket for you.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 17, 2004 01:39PM

My sons never have a pound!


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.ne)
Date: April 18, 2004 07:39PM

Lemme know if you like either of these:

Limmeriddle - Homophony

With five, at your nose I will aim;
Beheaded, my sound is the same;
If my first then is switched
With the letter just ditched,
I repeat the identical name.


With five, I'll be known to a hound;
Beheaded, the very same sound;
If my first is then switched
With the letter just ditched,
The identical sound still is found.


I am leaning toward the second one because of the ambiguity of the word 'name'.


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 19, 2004 01:37PM

They're great, Hugh, well done - I like the second one better, too, probably for the same reason


Re: Word Puzzle
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 19, 2004 06:34PM

The assonance in the last line gives the second one the edge also.




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