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You Can Lead a Horse to Water

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


Puzzle ID:#17515
Fun:*** (2.38)
Difficulty:*** (2.51)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****




It is said that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. However, can you make a horse drink water by changing one letter at a time? Each step must create a valid word in the English language. Cowboy Roy made the change in 13 steps. Can you do as well ... or better?


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May 01, 2004

i did it on 8....
1. Horse
2. Hoise (obsolete form of hoist)
3. Poise (balance)
4. Prise (british variant spelling of prize)
5. Trise (obsolete word meaning to haul, also spelled trice)
6. Trine (triple)
7. Trink (type of fishing net)
8. Drink
May 06, 2008

ive never heard of any of those words jolli. i dont think unabridged dictionary counts. lol very creative
Sep 28, 2011

Took me a while. Nice teaser.

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