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Puzzle ID:#14067
Fun:*** (2.83)
Difficulty:** (2.06)
Category:Other
Submitted By:MrIxoliteAen****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



I was visited each night by an alien from outer space. He couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak his language either. We managed to develop a form of language that we both understood.
The Alien, who I called Eric, was gathering examples of Earth's fauna and flora to take back to his own world for freaky experiments.

On Monday Eric held up 16 fingers and I knew that he wanted an Earth Vegetable to take back the following evening.

On Tuesday Eric held up 10 fingers and I knew that he wanted an Earth Bird to take back the following evening.

On Wednesday Eric held up 20 fingers and I knew that he wanted an Earth Plant to take back the following evening.

On Thursday Eric held up 2 fingers and I knew that he wanted an Earth Insect to take back the following evening.

I didn't turn up on Saturday evening because on Friday Eric held up 21 fingers.


Why didn't I turn up?




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Comments

cool_starAca
Aug 05, 2003

Great job! Love it! I thought the number of fingers was for the number of letters in a certain word.
krishnanAin*
Aug 05, 2003

Superb teaser. Way to go!
just_moi**
Aug 05, 2003

mrix i could almost swear u had a teaser out like this before... only it wuz about a monster in a basement... am i hallucinating?
Bobbrt**
Aug 05, 2003

Believe me, the editing staff beat their heads against the wall trying to find the previous submission of this teaser. We all know that we've seen it here before, but no one can seem to find it.
fishmedAus*
Aug 05, 2003

Very good. I initially was going with the number of letters until the 21 & "you" hit me and then I got the whole thing. Nice one.
MrIxoliteAen*
Aug 06, 2003

It's certainly a weird and wonderful world lol
Monique114**
Aug 08, 2003

Great Teaser!
dakini**
Aug 09, 2003

Awesome. The only word that I can think of to describe this teaser. I loved it.
jimbo*au*
Aug 10, 2003

Good one but there's something strange going on. I have definitely seen this puzzle before but I sure can't find a dupe now!
apey42
Aug 10, 2003

THE TEASER WAS WIERD AT FIRST UNTIL I READ ABOUT THE #'S
nshachafnmc
Oct 14, 2004

creepy!
markmonninAus*
Oct 06, 2005

Awesome .
hadel2uAus*
May 29, 2007

I wasnt thinking of letters, so I thought Eric wanted YOUR BRAIN!!!
kwelchansAus*
May 28, 2008

I guessed that somehow Eric wanted to take you back, but I couldn't get the pattern.



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