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Mix and Match #2

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#16288
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (1.79)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:calmsavior

 

 

 



Here is a group of common three-letter words. Can you take these and turn them into half as many 6 letter words? Each three-letter word is used only once.

bar, bit, box, boy, car, day, den, dim, fly, hid, low, now, nut, pan, pea, sun, ten, try, win, wit




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Comments

Rowsdower*
Jan 27, 2004

Excellent teaser, Doc!
griphookph*
Jan 28, 2004

love this
bbngk
Feb 08, 2004

Hep Hep Hep Hooray
brenbeadsp**
Feb 23, 2004

excellent teaser, thanks
thebuddhawithin*
Feb 24, 2004

this is cool! but whats winnow?
fishmedAus*
Feb 24, 2004

winnow means to seperate chaff from grain, like wheat, or more plainly, to remove the undesirable portion of something. Glad you liked it.
quantumpbrane*us*
Apr 22, 2005

very clever. fun too.
peanutAza*
Apr 22, 2005

The perfect way to kick my brain into operation on a friday morning! But who or what is a lowboy???? Can't find it in the dictionary...
BabyK*
Apr 22, 2005

I like this 1
(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

Isn't a lowboy a peice of furniture? This was a fun way to start the day. Not to taxing on the whats's left of my brain at the end of the work week
markmonninAus*
Apr 22, 2005

you can mix up lowboy and barfly and get flyboy and barlow, which also six letter words. That's how I came up with the "incorrect" answer.
Chelsie*
Apr 22, 2005

That was fun!

Although I got the answer...I had no idea what "lowboy" was
Kinergy
Apr 22, 2005

This is one of the best puzzles I've ever seen on this site. It's very fun and difficult. I trapped myself by making CARBOY, which left box low behind. Had to check the answer out unfortunately.
Icykillamonkie*
Apr 22, 2005

Good GOOOD I want more!
(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

This was lots of fun and not difficult enough to make my head ache! Thanks.
bayoubelle*
Apr 22, 2005

I really enjoyed this teaser...i was left with the words win and now...didnt know winnow was a word
(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

a fun way to start the day.
erict1628**
Apr 22, 2005

That's a nice teaser.
Melly13
Apr 22, 2005

I thought that was a good brain teaser, however, is "lowboy" really a word?
FulanitoGM*sv*
Apr 22, 2005

Great teaser! I almost got them all right! Like Kinergy, I trapped myself by making an incorrect match, "lowpan." Someone help me out; is that a word?
donfrench*
Apr 22, 2005

markmonnin, Is barlow is a word?
donfrench*
Apr 22, 2005

lowboy: A low or short chest or table with drawers, often on short legs

I found this using Google, entering define:lowboy. This is the best dictionary ever.

So then I tried define:barlow, and sure enough: An optical element put before the eyepiece to increases the magnifying power of the eyepiece. Common barlows multiply the focal length of the primary, resulting in 2 or 3 times more power with the same eyepiece.
reznor2001**
Apr 22, 2005

was doing good and then got confused when one of my options would have been lowboy. Didn't think that was a word. Good puzzle though, i love word games.
Muffintins*
Apr 22, 2005

Okay, that was good.
darthforman*
Apr 22, 2005

(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

instead of lowboy and barfly,

would two other acceptable words be:

flyboy
barlow
tamjpAus*
Apr 22, 2005

Loved the teaser and really loved the comments. I was stuck with win now and lowboy too. Also confused myself when I tried to make boxboy, another name for a grocery store bagger. Thanks for this clever teaser. I love word puzzles
picaza*
Apr 22, 2005

pretty easy but fun
kcelf27**
Apr 22, 2005

The first one I saw right off the bat was boxboy. I'm surprised only one other person shared my find. Must be a regional thing. I'm on the west coast. Glad to learn new words too!!!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Apr 22, 2005

Some of the words didn't make sense....... Oh well.... I didn't get it............
vikingboyAus**
Apr 22, 2005

Nice job.
Having a telescope, I had heard of Barlow, so I went with that and Flyboy.
mzbhavin*
Apr 22, 2005

This is really cute, I am going to try it on 7th graders on Monday really cute!
gamegirl*
Apr 22, 2005

I got them all but barfly and lowboy, didn't know how to combine those 4 into words I knew.
This was the most fun I've had in a teaser, GREAT!!!!!
nvsourab
Apr 22, 2005

This brain teaser is hard!!!
brain_deadAjm*
Apr 22, 2005

NICE!!!
(user deleted)
Apr 22, 2005

this one was almost too easy,but since I miss so many ohers I'll take it
drea_r_70**
Apr 23, 2005

I got all the answers but 2, instead of barfly I had flyboy and insteadof lowboy i had lowbar but i got all the answers
froggyggAus*
Jul 29, 2005

Another great teaser! This time, I got all ten right!
Smudgeza*
Jun 20, 2006

a barlow is also a type of jackknife
Brainy_1Aus*
Oct 20, 2006

Oh yeah...I liked this!! It was fun!! Nice job!
lmurray*cn*
Oct 27, 2006

THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY RATING ON THIS TEASER IS "OVER" RATED.
OldChinaHand**
Oct 27, 2006

Had to get out the quail and parchment for a couple of these. A fine teaser, thanks for the effort.
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 27, 2006

Hehehehehehehehehehehe
Great teaser
It made me think
Well done
Thanks Again
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Oct 27, 2006

I didn't get them all, but had fun trying. Good on you.

You must really have gotten someone, he's still all mouth and still non productive at 318. Where are the teasers, Mr. genius?
cuteandditzyAus*
Oct 27, 2006

Nice job. Got them all except winnow. Figured it out when I read the comments.
bradon182001*us*
Oct 27, 2006

Easy but fun. Good teaser.
schmedley9*us*
Oct 27, 2006

WHATS A WINNNOW??? BUT GREAT JOB.
jaydecoAus*
Oct 27, 2006

That was fun and tricky!
coachpisco*
Oct 27, 2006

It was easy, but lots of fun. It doesn't have to be hard to be fun.
wordmama*
Oct 27, 2006

Easy but GREAT fun!! I enjoyed this the most of all the puzzles since I recently started adding to your comments.

I knew lowboy and winnow; now I've learned barlow!! Bet it'll come in handy some day in one of the many word puzzles I live on!!

Thank you, fishmed; more, more, more!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Oct 27, 2006

A quick and easy teaser, to get your mind into action. It is easy! But, to get your mind into action, what the he--!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 27, 2006

Got Barfly and Lowboy by elimination. Rest were quite easy but interesting. Thanks!
zaya*
Oct 27, 2006

Enjoyed it, though difficulty rating is higher than it really is. Was left w/Lowboy at the end, which while its a word seems awfully obscure.
highway101*us
Oct 27, 2006

Boxboy is an old term that was used @ grocery stores. I think the gender friendly term is now bagger or sacker.
highway101*us
Oct 27, 2006

Oh sorry fishmed I didn't thank you for this one. I enjoyed it, but I love word scrambles.
BeckyD*
Oct 27, 2006

Ok, I admit... I ALSO got "flyboy" and "Barlow." Although, according to the answers, these weren't correct, they could still be used... so even though I got most of them right, but missed these two, I still think I got them ALL right!! And the reason I got Barlow, is because I also have a Barlow knife handed down to me from my grandfather. And I DO know what a "Flyboy" is!!!

And, in my opinion... again!... Imurray needs to stop being so doggone NEGATIVE!! I mean, hey, if you don't like these teasers, then stay away!!
jcann*us*
Oct 27, 2006

My mom used to always call the tall dresser in their bedroom a highboy and the one with the mirror a lowboy, so I didn't have any trouble with that word. My dad was an accountant at a furniture manufactuing company, so I guess maybe that's why it was a common word in our house. I like these teasers. It took some real thinking to come up with so many words that equaled exactly three and then six letter. Good job, fishmed.
POPSca*
Oct 27, 2006

One of the best I have seen Very creative and fun Thank you I will save this one for sure
OhEmGeeA*
Oct 27, 2006

this took too long i dont have that much time people
jabdr1
Oct 27, 2006

Good one! Not a slam dunk but very doable with a little effort. Thanks Fishmed
ngalvin
Oct 27, 2006

New to the site. Great fun, but what's up with Imurray? Thanks fishmed!
salepriceAca*
Oct 27, 2006

Like this one, thx fishmed... Got boxcar or boxboy leaving nothing for lowboy and although I know what winnow is I did`nt get it lol
yousuck666*us*
Oct 27, 2006

ooh sexy
vlermaAus*
Oct 28, 2006

fishmed this was great. So much fun. More please.
jelnova
Oct 28, 2006

i knew highboy and lowboy, my dad's dresser and my mom's dresser just like someone else noted. I had one false start because I used wintry as a word and then had to think again, but i got it. I was going to send it to a homeschooling mother I know but I don't think she'll leave dimwit or barfly in, not for the age kids she has!
fun and nice (unlike some posters!)
speedqueenkmwAus*
Oct 29, 2006

didn't get pantry, duh really enjoyed this one, let's have more
tdbrsun*
Oct 29, 2006

I was thinking barboy??? but, I did get some of the words. I think this was a good one! Thanks
QrystalAca*
Dec 05, 2006

Cool teaser.

I got stuck in WINTRY gloom, and thus couldn't find the PANTRY... and there seems to be no such thing as "PANNOW" so I decided to give up.

I also went with barlow and flyboy. Yay for astronomy and barlow lenses!
piano_playerAjp*
May 31, 2007

whats a winnow?
fishmedAus*
Jun 14, 2007

Winnow means to separate, such as wheat from chaff, by use of blowing air, as wheat is heavy, while the rest is light and just blows away.
elentirAus*
Oct 27, 2009

I too came up with flyboy and barlow, since I own a telescope and frequently use barlow lenses.

Fun quiz!
doeheadAus*
Oct 27, 2009

Another one for the kiddies. Way too EZ.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 27, 2009

Fun and easy. The first one I got was barfly, and I thought I might be wrong, but it worked out right. Thanks for a good one.
doeheadAus*
Oct 27, 2009

I didn't mention about it being another old repeat, because I don't want to get shannmo's dandruff flared up.
shannmoAus*
Oct 27, 2009

ooohhhhhh!!!! I am so hurt by that!!!! Oh why do you have to slam me soooooo much!!! ooooHHHh waaaahhhh1 oh it hurts it hurts OOOHHHHHH!!!!!!
leroyleroy*
Oct 27, 2009

EASY AND FUN
doeheadAus*
Oct 27, 2009

SUCCESS
shannmoAus*
Oct 27, 2009

sarcasm
doeheadAus*
Oct 27, 2009

MORE SUCCESS
here2A*
Oct 27, 2009

I got Barlow and Flyboy, but for very different reasons. I had heard the band Barlow Girl. Now I have an idea of what a Barlow actually is. thanks for the quiz!
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 27, 2009

no offense, but THAT WAS SO CONFUSING! ! ! ! ! i forgot that each word could be the first OR last letter. ooooooops!
fishmedAus*
Oct 28, 2009

Here2, my family actually know the girls from Barlow Girl. Their family and ours homeschool and we were in the same Christian theater group. Their father taught classes, as did my wife. So both taught both our kids and the Barlow ladies at a tender age.
Babe*
Oct 27, 2012

I got them all but a couple because I had boxboy instesd of lowboy. You know, boxboy from the grocery store. It was a fun to do teaser. Thanks for that.
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 27, 2012

I loved that one! That type of puzzle is right up my alley. Thanks for a good one!
cutebugAus*
Oct 27, 2012

Very very easy,but interesting.
HABS2933Aca*
Oct 27, 2012

I agree with cutebug, very easy but lots of fun. I didn't even think of boxboy as some others did, I got lowboy straight away as I own two highboys so knew straightway what a lowboy was.
thecatladycac**
Oct 27, 2012

I printed out the 3-letter words and crossed them off as I used them. I wrote down the new words as I matched them. I had no trouble coming up with the correct new words, but because of the process I went through, I gave it a medium difficulty. All in all, a very enjoyable puzzle which included some fun words (barfly, dimwit) and maybe old fashioned words (lowboy). Thanks for submitting!
jeRussell
Oct 27, 2012

Carboy and wintry for misdirection.



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