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Crafty Words

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

 

Puzzle ID:#17658
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:*** (3.07)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:horse_luver

 

 

 



Take the list of words below and arrange them into 3 sentences that all have something in common. Each word is only used once each time they appear in the list. ('A' can be used 4 times as it's in the list 4 times.) Punctuation is not an issue in this teaser.

A, A, A, A, ANIMALS, BAR, BAT, DAN, DROOP, I, I, IN, IN, IS, IT, NET, OR, POOR, SAW, SLAM, TEN, WAS

What are the sentences and what do they have in common?



Answer

The three sentences are as follows.

WAS IT A BAR OR A BAT I SAW?
TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET.
POOR DAN IS IN A DROOP.

The common factor? All are palindromes.

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Comments

froghop833*
May 16, 2004

Hooray I finally figured one of the "difficult" teasers out! Nice idea!
jimbo*au*
May 17, 2004

Nice combination of ideas. Haven't seen those palindromes beofre.
jmcleod*
Jul 15, 2004

That was a great teaser. I would like to see more like that.
vbfreak55
Jul 17, 2004

way too hard for me!
dalt88**
Feb 27, 2005

to hard
DummyisDumbAus*
Mar 01, 2005

DAM'N!!!! H-A-R-D D-R A-H
exterminatorAus*
Mar 20, 2005

n teaser!!!!!! i bet einstien couldnt figure it out.
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Mar 25, 2005

WOOOOOOOOOOOO PHUHCN WOOOOOOOOOOOO I GOT A HARD ONE WOOOOOOOOOOOO PHUHCN WOOOOOOOOOOOOO YAY
darthforman*
May 18, 2005

junk_kid
Jun 03, 2005

hard but very fun
SummerStorm**
Jun 23, 2005

Very difficult. Nice work!
katjojoAus*
Mar 14, 2008

Too haard for me.
MegananAus*
Mar 14, 2008

Should have a very hard rating I coildn't figure it out but that didn't make it less fun.
bradon182001*us*
Mar 14, 2008

Very hard. Too much for me to handle at 70 am. Will be interested to see how many have the same reaction. Thanks for posting this mind scrambling teaser.
builderus*
Mar 14, 2008

Wow! It took me a minute to even figure out what kind of hint racecar was.
bookwrmKPAus*
Mar 14, 2008

2HARD4ME!!!!!!!!!! nice teaser, i guess though
jabdrAus*
Mar 14, 2008

Way over my head...and the hint only confused me more I spent a long time trying to make sensible sentences as opposed to palindromic (?) phrases BUT - the brilliance to come up with something like this is incredible.
Marianogf777Auy*
Mar 14, 2008

Great Teaser!!!!! A bit hard, but so much the better cuz last teasers were increasingly simple.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 14, 2008

Too hard for me. Tried to use racecar as the thing they had in common, and got nowhere.
Trishgal*us*
Mar 14, 2008

My goodness I have a headache...and still never figured it out though it was good it was a bit hard
mondayschild59Aus*
Mar 14, 2008

I started out slow but finished it in the end. All three right this time.
Thanks for the teaser.

Monday~
zaya*
Mar 17, 2008

No idea where to start on this one
Babe*
Sep 19, 2014

I agree with the majority. It was a difficult teaser and the sentences made very little sense also. I could not see myself coming up with sentences like that. Sorry. not to my liking.
Hello Habs.
jaycr*us*
Sep 19, 2014

Tough one but workable, (with the hint).
Happy Friday!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 19, 2014

Though it is still before 6AM here, I am not sure I can use that as an excuse for not getting the answer.
I have seen all these sentences before when learning about palindromes in school many eons ago, but as they are mostly nonsensical, would never have come up with them.
There are sentences that make a lot more sense that are also palidromes:

Madam, I'm Adam. Eva, can I see bees in a cave?

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Ma is as selfless as I am.

As I pee, sir, I see Pisa.

Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?

And of course:
Doc, note I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 19, 2014

Hi Babe, hope all is well with you.
Hello to everyone else as well on this crisp cool morn
catmom*us*
Sep 19, 2014

Not a clue, even when I read the hint. Now my head hurts. Going back to bed.
cutebugAus**
Sep 19, 2014

Didn't have a clue.
MarcM1098Aca*
Sep 19, 2014

When I noticed SAW/WAS and TEN/NET, I figured it had to be palindromes and worked it out from there. Great teaser! I gave it top marks.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 19, 2014

Congratulations, MarcM for solving this one., It was a good one, but I had no clue. Happy weekend, all!
fishmedAus*
Sep 19, 2014

For those who liked it, I am glad you did. For those whose heads now hurt, I am sorry. Check out some of my other ones. Thanks.



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