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Missing Street

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#11692
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:*** (2.12)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:silver_sword*****
Corrected By:irar1792

 

 

 



In a country, there are over 100 streets. Street 1 is named First Street, street 2 is named Second Street, and so on and so forth.

A traveller decides to walk through all these streets in the country. He could find all the streets except Street 62. No matter how hard he tried, he could not find it.

He later found that the locals had given the street another name.

What is the name?





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Comments

Codammanus
Apr 21, 2003

Loved it. Nice one.
(user deleted)
Apr 30, 2003

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Good teaser though
pinkphantom
May 01, 2003

that was so funny! I told it to my friend and it drove her crazy for so long! good one!
rockyroad
May 11, 2003

i get it! GREATTTTTTTTTTT JOKE!
kimmy76
May 11, 2003

good one. I am still shaking my head at this one.
JessicaGAau*
May 12, 2003

Very good. very very good.
cuti_pie654
May 12, 2003

This Teaser fouled me! Well thought up writer!!!!!!!
(user deleted)
May 12, 2003

Good one! took me a bit but got it after i said sixty second out loud!
thanks
bumbles2003
May 12, 2003

ace i couldn't get it
(user deleted)
May 12, 2003

who ever thought that one......i bow to you..... it's a good one. a real tricker.
(user deleted)
May 15, 2003

god, that one was a hard one!
heather777
Jun 01, 2003

you said in the beginning that is was first street and second street and then you said it was street 62 so I figured it was sixty second street but I didn't go that far with it but it was pretty good though
luvupurpleA**
Nov 09, 2003

That was a great one! Love it!
PhilDunphyAen*
Nov 24, 2003

Damn it, got me again
Cool teaser though
BrenBeadSP**
May 12, 2004

Cute. I was saying sixty second over and over to myself, and still didn't get it!
lucylizzy*
May 12, 2004

Hee hee I got it immediately! But it is a really good teaser, I'm not not trying to put it down or anything - well done! (I can't seem to get any of my teasers accepted... )
willymapo*cr*
May 12, 2004

Hey, got me!
I was reading sixtieth instead of Sixty, so I was totally misplaced on this one.
(user deleted)
May 12, 2004

Nice one.
jl_girl000
May 12, 2004

(user deleted)
May 12, 2004

this was great i got 62nd Street but didn't go any further luved it
mzpuddn**
May 12, 2004

This Is One Of The Best Teaser I've Read, It's One Of Those Teasers That Makes You Wanna Slap Yo Self, Cause It's Easy. Good Job
Delonthegreat
May 13, 2004

very good but very easy
froggyggAus*
May 08, 2005

I also got as far as sixty-second street but didn't make the connection to a minute. Time flew by me on this one! Good teaser.
renaeAau*
May 12, 2005

That was really clever! Does that mean the street is a small one? (minute!)
Frogtvjr*
May 12, 2005

Someone has to say it....It took me a minute.....but I loved it.
Thanks
infernogirl*us*
May 12, 2005

I probably would have gotten this if it was not the middle of the night. This was a no brainer once I looked at the answer.
enna
May 12, 2005

nice one
Darveed*
May 12, 2005

One word.....genius
destroythepeace*
May 12, 2005

I dont get it

Lol

Luv Rachie
(user deleted)
May 12, 2005

hard one,but clever!i had a hell of a time
candyko_2
May 12, 2005

I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ozymandias**
May 12, 2005

Nice play on words!!
(user deleted)
May 12, 2005

Kill my brain why dont ya......

good one though. made my brain hurt.
tamjpAus*
May 12, 2005

I agree with chyna and frogtvjr!

Good Job!
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 12, 2005

NICE!
Kal22
May 12, 2005

Good one. I liked it. I finally got another one right.
quantumpbrane*us*
May 12, 2005

good one. tricky......
jacstop*
May 12, 2005

You are a trickster indeed! Good job.
darthforman*
May 12, 2005

This is pretty neat.

I like it.
Tease_me_twice*
May 12, 2005

Loved It!! Need I Say More??
skimela*
May 12, 2005

brilliant!!

i couldnt get it even after i read the hint yet its so simple!!
VAPOR_1
May 12, 2005

Great teaser! That 60 seconds equals a minute didn't click with me until I looked at the answer.
TherulerofthemAca*
May 12, 2005

No hint, still got it.... but it was a pretty hard one.... Great fun
kellgoAus*
May 12, 2005

Great Job! I really like this one!
(user deleted)
May 12, 2005

This one got me. Great job
AZRose
May 12, 2005

That was a fun one. My kids are going to love it when they get home.
FulanitoGM*sv*
May 12, 2005

I hate to be the one dissenter, but I didn't like this one. It's a stretch to make that connection. There are much better teasers here. Sorry, just one guy's opinion!
jannie_delta*wa*
May 12, 2005

No stretch there!

Sorta easy, though!
Javian**
May 12, 2005

Nice one! THe most original out of the few I've read so far
brain_deadAjm*
May 12, 2005

no offence or anything but i didn't get it and didn't like it. it could have been called a lot more things than Minute Street if u think about it. but that is just my opion.
martir01*
May 12, 2005

The brilliance in this teaser is the fact that the answer is so obvious when you see then answer, but so apparently difficult to achieve.

Fulantino and Infernogirl - you are lacking the ability to admit you failed to get the answer.

Brain Dead - you are just acting your name with your pathetic comment.
saucyangel*
May 12, 2005

i liked it! nice one!

(the hint gave it away...)

FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 12, 2005

HA HA!!!!!! This was a good one!
Panther91Aus*
May 12, 2005

Nice teaser! I never would've thought that far ahead.
rac76
May 12, 2005

this was a good one!! didn't get it until I read the answer!!
quantumpbrane*us*
May 13, 2005

it seems to have changed....the teaser was different this morning, and this one is from yesterday....

hmmmm.......
Question_MarkAsx*
May 16, 2005

Silver sword, YOU RULE. This is a great teaser. (Drove me nuts at first though( )).
cuddlydawg*
May 17, 2005

Nice one! Although I thought it might have been 26 street read backwards~ LOL
zigthepigAen*
Jul 06, 2005

sound
DancAllNiteLong**
Jul 17, 2005

Nice play on words!
jakeodee**
Jul 29, 2005

Luv it but very very very very very very easy
AZTTT**
Sep 14, 2005

I actually got it! good one
shortstopsmile
Jan 10, 2006

I thought it was called Sixty-two street, not sixty-second street!
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 06, 2006

My brain hurts!
Positively brilliant
teen_wizAca*
Feb 07, 2006

Yeh, my brain hurts too! Great one!
swithieAgb*
Feb 12, 2006

All I can say is... Cool
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 26, 2006

that's great i liked it !!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

clever, witty and a charming teaser, this goes strait to my favs
Quickq*en*
May 03, 2006

At first i didn't understand it. But I get it now.A very good riddle indeed.
vlermaAus*
May 12, 2006

Oh, another groaner! These are so sneaky and that's what makes a teaser like this so much fun. Great job. More please.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 12, 2006

A fantastic teaser! Couldnt get it, though.
coachpisco*
May 12, 2006

I beat my head against a wall when I looked at the answer. So easy, yet so hard. Good one.
OldChinaHand**
May 12, 2006

Good one... It took a moment or two, I had to stop thinking and start listening.
Atypic4l
May 12, 2006

Love it. You know, FDR was president for more than half a minute. No one ever laughs when I tell that joke.
shawneeo*us*
May 12, 2006

Im glad so many people liked it! I WOULD HAVE liked it a lot. But, it wasn't worded correctly for one minute street or whatever to be the answer.

1: you give examples that, street 1 is first street, street 2 is second street.

Then you say: But, he couldn't find Street 62 (notice how this is the same as the above examples: street 1, street 2, Street 62)

3)the locals call it something else, what do they call it? Considering that it's a TRICK teaser, and the info given, the only answer would be: They call it Sixty-second Street.

This may seem too obvious but in "Trick" teasers, the answer often is obvious and simple.

To make it correct, all that's required is to say "He couldn't find Sixty-second Street." Then ask: what was the other name the locals had for it? I wonder if you avoided that because it makes it too easy? I don't know, maybe it would be too easy that way, but I don't agree with making it harder by making it esseentially incorrect. Sorry, the idea is really good, and most people seem to have really loved it and weren't bothered by any inconsistencies, and if it was just worded slightly differently, I think it would be a FANTASTIC teaser! Still, thanks for the hard work and brain power put into writing this. Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
May 12, 2006

I had to use the hint, but then I got it right away. Good teaser.
rachellanders**
May 12, 2006

That was AWSOME!! I didn't get it, though. Great job!! Keep up the great work. We need more teasers like this. (One where everyone can't prove that it's wrong somehow with technicalities!)
Pablo*
May 12, 2006

You're being a bit pedantic Shawneeo but you write beautiful prose.
Good teaser too!
kman613**
May 12, 2006

Not bad - certainly stumped me!
BeckyD*
May 12, 2006

This is a great teaser!! It sure had me stumped, and when I saw the answer, I thought, "Well, DUH!" And I'm surprised Imurray hasn't popped in with his usual snide remarks yet.
iteachkidsAus*
May 12, 2006

I wouldn't call those thoughts of shawneeo's "pedantic." I LOVE the teaser , but I don't think I could have ever figured it out ... not even with the hint. WORDING is tricky when creating these things. You want it difficult enough to tease, but you do want it DO-able. That's a tough balance.
wildsiren82*us
May 12, 2006

Wow, that one realy stumped me! Nice teaser!
lyndalee830**
May 12, 2006

great one you got me good...felt pretty dumb when i looked at the answer
Trishgal*us*
May 12, 2006

Thoughi did not get it. I should have.The answer was a hoot.
lmurray*cn*
May 12, 2006

EVEN I ENJOYED THIS ONE.

GOOD JOB!!
shrina77
May 12, 2006

This was REALLY EASY, but in a good way because it is really fun & funny! Well dun! It is one of the coolest puzzles I hav seen so far!
FatHeadAus*
May 12, 2006

Cute! Odd, though.
sfdukester
May 12, 2006

may thumbs up on this one. Love word-play
elshawnoAus*
May 12, 2006

I thought... well after reading the hint... I thought how they it said that he couldn't find Street 62, that it would have been named sixty second street... and not Street 62... u know what I mean?
elshawnoAus*
May 12, 2006

I just wanted to add a comment, because I wanted to be the 90th person... so there! i did it...

I'm such a nerd aren't i?

(I take proud in that fact... sometimes...)
GebbieRoseAus*
May 12, 2006

For some reason, I found this teaser easy today... must have been on the right wave-length for a change. Nice one to take to work.
Amalius*
May 12, 2006

Nice one I got the sixty second part meaning minute after I thought about it for a while great joke
scallioAus*
May 12, 2006

Pretty darn easy but a fun story. Thanks!

TopOMornin***
May 12, 2006

Haha didnt get the answer... GOOD ONE!!!
POPSca*
May 12, 2006

Excellent I would never have got it in a million years A FAVORITE
hockeygirl*mx*
May 12, 2006

didnt get it obviously a great one if i the ruler of the world smartest of them all couldnt get it lol jk
spoiled_rotten*us*
May 12, 2006

wait i'm confused wouldn't 60 St be called minute street?
PineappleMamaAus*
May 12, 2006

Nice! I needed a giggle!
komoncents
May 12, 2006

fun 1. didn't take it to a minute though - stopped at 60 Second St.
soccer_chick70Aus*
May 12, 2006

cute and clever! i love it! great teaser, i hope to see more of these!
sccrclssc5*us*
May 12, 2006

Very witty and well written teaser
i was stumped!
KatV*us*
May 12, 2006

Oh I loved it! I didn't get it and when I saw the answer I wanted to smack my fore head! Great one!!!
Ouchy1*us*
May 12, 2006

really? i thought it was 62nd street.
the teaser says 'street 62'...
azbee123*us*
May 12, 2006

soooo cute!!!!!!
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 12, 2006

i totally agree w/ shawneeo
i thought it was 62nd street
oh well it was still a fantastic and orginal teaser
i loved it despite the wording
great job!
AckJack*us*
May 12, 2006

Great job! I liked it really well, even though i didn't get it! I thought it was 62nd street!
sizzle_78
May 13, 2006

that was the most rubbish teaser ever!! and i odnt get it! AHH!!! there isnt 62 seconds in a minute!
thimblenogginus*
May 13, 2006


I'm surprised at anyone who had a problem with this teaser.
nikapoohAus*
May 13, 2006

Any one who had a problem with the wording should have read it out loud. And as far as there not being 62 seconds in a minute think before you speak. The 2 represents the word second. GREAT TEASER.
stang99Ain*
May 13, 2006

Amazing thinking! Awesome riddle, pal.
barbieannus
May 13, 2006

Good one!! My 1st time here..I loved it. Got the sixty-second ok, but went "duh"when I saw the answer. GREAT JOB!!
choptlivvaAus*
May 15, 2006

Love this one!! Got it in 1/30th of a minute!
learningchineseus*
Jun 20, 2006

Cute, but too easy.
sammybaby55*us
Nov 06, 2006

omg! i love this one lol

I wanna read all ya brain teasers lol ur the best one i ever saw!


great job kiddo
sammybaby55*us
Nov 06, 2006

♥ u!
love it!
Hummingbird1*us*
May 12, 2007

I ALMOST got it! I said out loud, Sixty second, then jumped the gun and said Hour street. LOL- what a dummy.
Good one anyway.
Airos**
May 12, 2007

Great!
KnitchAus*
May 12, 2007

Lol! As soon as I read this teaser aloud, I got it. Simple and deceiving! ExceLlent teaser!
AbsurdHero*us*
May 12, 2007

Those locals are JERKS.
balisetAus*
May 12, 2007

Sorry. I got stuck on the plural versus singular; Sixty Second Street is not Sixty Seconds Street. Was another street called Thirty Seconds? Could call that one Half Minute Street, I guess, if that were the case but it is not so here. 62nd is not sixty seconds.
cloughmeAws*
May 12, 2007

Cute!
notsosmart111Aie*
May 12, 2007

That is so cute!! And brilliant!!!
puttumupus*
May 12, 2007

the last couple of teasers have ben great..i dont think they can get any better....
anion*
May 12, 2007

It was great!!! I loved it.

And, the wording is fine...Keep up the great job.
kitty728Aus*
May 12, 2007

I guess you have to be "street smart" to get this one.......tee hee lol
l8tr g8trs, kitty

I_Write_Books*
May 12, 2007

I remember reading this one a long time ago...needless to say, it still gives a smile the second time around.
Greenbadge*
May 12, 2007

i didn't get it untill i read some of the reviews . good teaser
Harmony_GirlAus*
May 12, 2007

This is my all time favorite teaser!! Nice JOB!!!
luvmyselfAca*
May 12, 2007

Haha.. Niice one. Very clever! I couldn't get it for the longest time until I got my gifted friend to take a look. XD Keep it up!
jabdrAus*
May 12, 2007

I am among the many who could only come up with 62nd st....but because the category was trick, I knew i wasn't 'getting' it. Good job
Hungrygiten*
May 12, 2007

"and so on and so forth" tells you that if street 1 is 1st street and street 2 is 2nd street, street 62 should be 62nd street. I don't normally get many of these quizes, but i got this one pretty fast. If you didn't get it, fair enough, but blaming the quiz when so many other people got it is a bit unfair! Top one Silver_Sword!
2ndhandroseca*
May 12, 2007

Kudos Silver Sword. I got it but with the clue. think it was worded perfectly

I like it . Shawnee whatever

To the girl who thought "hour" don't worry blame it on info. overload. WRITE SOME MORE Silversword
EA_KLEINAil*
May 12, 2007

It took me a whole MINUTE
wyoguy*us*
May 12, 2007

My my how we get so passionate with our comments. I really liked this one. Bet there's one heck of a party on ninety fifth st.
KatieStar
May 12, 2007

oh my gosh i was like it is only 60 seconds in a minute not 62 and i read some comments and you meant 62nd street! like sixty seconds
phyllisa*us*
May 12, 2007

A good teaser which makes you think a little. loved it!
auntiesisAus*
May 12, 2007

I can't believe some people are picking on the wording, I thought it was fine as written. I must admit that I like the comments as well as the teaser. It's great that people feel strongly enough to have an ongoing dialogue, sort of like a debate. Excellent, keep up the good work, please.
ShikamaruAus*
May 12, 2007

good one
rhianon*us*
May 12, 2007

omg! I was going to comment saying that there were 60 sec. in a minute and not 62, and then i was like "i feel so retarded. It's sixty second, and not sixty second," so then my dad said (jokingly) "u sound retarded 2." i am so slow. it was good, god. i still cant believe it took me so long to get. thanks for an awsome teaser. i like feeling dumb every once in a while.
BrockAus*
May 12, 2007

Thats great I love it keep them coming
breathesunshineAus*
May 12, 2007

LOL my first thought was Main Street, every town has one of course! Then I read the hint and had a "doh" moment! Fun teaser!
piano_playerAjp*
May 12, 2007

i dont like it
piano_playerAjp*
May 12, 2007

shawneeo yor getting to technical this is supposed ot be fun
speedqueenkmwAus*
May 12, 2007

so easy and yet.....
j9mattfieldAus*
May 12, 2007

Sometimes I just have to read them outloud!
Trishgal*us*
May 13, 2007

very cute but went right over my head
tonjawithaj*us*
May 14, 2007

I didn't even get this on my second attempt! Blah!
tonjawithaj*us*
May 14, 2007

Sorry- double post...but I thought it was very fun even tho I didn't get it!
DreamchaserAus*
May 14, 2007

Too cute! You got me
oddreyus*
May 14, 2007

Very clever. I could only get it wiht the hint though. still, it made me laugh!
dasione1Aus
May 16, 2007

great teaser i was stumped also
QrystalAca*
May 30, 2007

Woohoo!! I wasn't tricked!! I was kinda stumped at first, but then I basically did what the Hint said to do .. and said "sixty second street" out loud and realized what the trick to the teaser was!! Verry cute teaser!!!
lkp68Aus
Jun 06, 2007

Once I looked at the hint, it was a piece of cake. Without the hint, my mind wouldn't have made the right leap.

Great teaser!!
hadel2uAus*
Jul 30, 2007

cool
lil2007*us*
Nov 25, 2007

awsome.........I don't think I would get it even if I was smart!
nerdyiscool*us*
Dec 26, 2007

Didn't get it. Still kinda don't. I'm sure some brilliant part of my subconscious loves it though.
markmonninAus**
Sep 08, 2008

Ha! I got it after the hint. I love when that happens. Brilliant!
Calehay*
Feb 14, 2009

Great teaser!
rp2x1
Nov 24, 2009

it's extremely funny to hear shawneeo sound so completely confident when s/he is absolutely wrong with his/her statements and reasoning. The teaser was worded correctly, DID in fact present a twist, and the answer was clever. It is simply sour grapes to try and pick it apart, and embarrassing to do it in such an incorrect analysis.

and to baliset, the answer is indeed accurate as "Sixty Second" without needing to be pluralized. If you go to a theme park, you might take a "sixty second" ride on a coaster, but not a "sixty seconds" ride. A 60 second ride could then be called a "minute ride," so your argument is empty and like shawneeo, quite incorrect for being so pompous.

I was a math and engligh major in school and can assure you that the logic AND wording in this puzzle is intelligent, correct, and very clever. And judging by the ratings and comments, I'm glad to see most people agree despite the few uncompensated folk.

Well done, Silver Sword! It was a delight!
hyeongjeong*
May 02, 2010

N!c3 on3! GO0D T3as3r
brainflash87*
May 12, 2010

I GOT IT!!!!!! awesome teaser btw...keep em comin
dalfamnestAnz*
May 12, 2010

Great Teaser - a true classic 'Trick' in my opinion. So many of this section are just corny or stupid, and very predictable replays on the same tired themes.

Thanks for writing it - and before someone complains about re-runs, THANKS for running it again ... coz I hadn't seen it and even-if-I-had-I'd-be-happy-to-see-it-again!
gracieboo*
May 12, 2010

I was thinking "The Musical" street. Then I realized that was 42nd Street, not 62nd Street.
sunnybonghits*
May 12, 2010

Nice one. I didn't get it, but I can't complain because it makes perfect sense! Cheers
rlc327us*
May 12, 2010

I heard this one somewhere, but I forgot it. Definitely going to remember this one!

...and i wrote it out too.
avonmaAus*
May 12, 2010

Good one! I didn't get it, but I forgot to check the hint.
MagicPurple*
Feb 24, 2011

Good one.
AgKKR20
Jun 02, 2011

said it loud and got the answer:-)
Babe*
May 12, 2013

Lots of readers liked it, and some did not like it, and some thoughjt the wording was wrong. I enjoyed all those comments more than the teaser. They made me laugh and I get that!
HABS2933Aca*
May 12, 2013

Seen this before and enjoyed it, even tried it on some friends who were stumped by it. To get around having to say 62nd second street or street 62, I worded it :The street between 61st and 63rd was not named like the others, but the name is logical and makes complete sense in the circumstance. What as this street named?"
cutebugAus**
May 12, 2013

Today, my comment is- A very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you mothers.
gaylewolfAus*
May 12, 2013

I liked the quiz, but I needed the hint. and I also liked Cutebug's comment. Thanks, CB.
foxbear60
Mar 24, 2014

FOX DIGS THIS RIDDLE!!

That was fantastic! I love that it was just the perfect level of difficulty that's needed in a good brain teaser: not too much stretching to get to the answer, and not so simple that it's a bore. Great job!!
BadBunnee02*us*
Apr 02, 2014

Just wanted to add my opinion, here (as BadBunnee02)



I had commented above - years ago - with my Dad under a different screen-name.

This is STILL one of my favs. SOOOOO illustrative of the "intuitive-leap" concept of creative ideation.

If you can't make the "intuitive leap" (and have no OTHER clue about the answer), then you'll never solve it.



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