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Very Crafty Words

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

 

Puzzle ID:#20591
Fun:*** (2.87)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Take the list of words below and arrange them into 3 sentences that all have something in common. Each word is only used once for each time it appears in the list. Punctuation is not an issue in this teaser in the initial placement of words. Only names are capitalized to start with.

DAD, LET, LETS, LEW, MARGE, MISSES, NO, NORAH, ORDERED, ROSES, SEE, SHARON'S, SIMON, TELEGRAM, TELL, WE'LL,

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



Answer

1: MARGE LETS NORAH SEE SHARON'S TELEGRAM.
2: WE'LL LET DAD TELL LEW.
3: NO MISSES ORDERED ROSES, SIMON.

All three sentences, when correctly placed, are palindromes. They read the same backward and forward.

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Comments

nicisan*
Jan 26, 2005

This is very good!! and also very hard, even when i looked at the hint i couldn't get it
Gizzer*
Jan 26, 2005

Loved it!
fishmedAus*
Jan 27, 2005

Glad you liked it.
texashorty4ever***
Feb 26, 2005

this one was good hard but fun good job!
Tree**
Feb 26, 2005

Good Gravy! I would have never thought of putting palindrones together with that many words, but it was fun to look at the answer. Good work. full fun and hard.
welcome2myworld
Feb 26, 2005

Well, to tell u the truth I'm not the brightest crayon in the crayon box so I didn't really get it. I never get these!
(user deleted)
Feb 26, 2005

great teaser! it was really hard for me even with the hint. oh well. i still loved it!
chidam11Ain*
Feb 26, 2005

Simply Superb Couldnt guess it
Kinergy
Feb 26, 2005

Great puzzle! My first attempt was: "Let's tell norah simon ordered roses" "We'll let lew see no telegram" "Marge misses sharon's dad". I only caught on what it was about when I looked at the hint, but it was pretty easy to solve after that. Lots of fun rearranging words.
BlueHairedOrbbo*
Feb 26, 2005

how do they read the same backwards and forwards?
jmkeefe001
Feb 26, 2005

Look at the letters from the end to the beginning, they are the same both directions.
This one was really hard but fun, I didn't get it but it was fun to try.
froggyggAus*
Feb 26, 2005

Hard one. I still didn't get it even after the hint and the answer. Finally it sunk in after your explanation. Really good job even if it made me feel really blank...
annie9698**
Feb 26, 2005

super-de-duper HARD! but still fun
mfgisme
Feb 26, 2005

This was excellent! You certainly live up to your name Thanks!!!!!
sosweet487*
Feb 26, 2005

I don't think I wver would have figured out how to get it! but it's still a good teaser
aznboi1324Avn*
Feb 26, 2005

WOW THATS COOL BUT kind of easy

GOOD ONE
sweetpeao4o3**
Feb 26, 2005

I thought this was just totally awesome, even though i didn't get it right... It Rocks!
teemeekabee
Feb 27, 2005

not too pleased with the outcome of that tease will not b sharing it with others. yeah and maybe i am a hater bcuz i couldn't figure it out just keeping it real
hotcalibabe3
Feb 27, 2005

definatly WAAAY 2 hard agin... can u try 2 mak sum e-zier "brain taesers" PLEEEEZ! gosh not evry1 is as smart as u!!!
dogboy*us*
Mar 02, 2005

sheesh that was hard very clever and well done.
Javian**
May 29, 2005

that's brilliant. coming up with palindromes is waayy too hard for me.

bluehawk*us*
Feb 26, 2006


Interesting fishmed.
I didn"t get it.

Very good job, boo hoo

I agree "very crafty"
OldChinaHand**
Feb 26, 2006

Easy if you only read the answer...to me it was a 'brainacher'. A good one.
azbee123*us*
Feb 26, 2006

cute!
kacsing
Feb 26, 2006

That was really a teaser! Most of the time the teasers are easy, but that one took me for a loop. Good job!
bobbet**
Feb 26, 2006

really worked your brain to put that one together, bet uyou stayed up all night .I was looking for familiar phreses
churchlady*
Feb 26, 2006


Amazing, and of course I didn't get it. Keep them coming.
coachpisco*
Feb 26, 2006

Too difficult for me.
bradon182001*us*
Feb 26, 2006

Interesting.
shawneeo*us**
Feb 26, 2006

Well, that was certainly a feat to put together. As usual, I have to offer my two cents (I didn't get it, btw, didn't try real hard becuz: It could have simply said, "Each word is used only once", although that wasn't the most confusing part to me. It said the names would be capitalized, but ALL the letters were capitals; the clue that they all have something in common was too general, because it could have meant all the sentences had a similar theme, which is possible, and one would def. think of that before looking for something like a palindrome.

I'm not sure how it could be phrased better. But don't get me wrong, I always offer "constructive blah blah", and in my opinion, if the clues had been tweaked a little it would be absolutely awesome, because palindrome sentences are something rare! I can understand trying to come up with the right clue for the palindrome thing is very tricky, as I sit here trying to think of one myself. Thanks a lot , very thought provoking!
lazy-boyAus**
Feb 26, 2006

I thought this was very creative and hard too
cartwheel_queen*
Feb 26, 2006

very tricky i didn't get it oh well great teaser
yesenia8rivera**
Feb 26, 2006

Well I didn't get it but it was a great teaser anyhow.
smee*
Feb 26, 2006

I never would have got this one in a zillion years!!! Excellent teaser, though!! Once I read the answer, and found out that they're palindromes (the thing they have in common) then it might have taken me only about 50 years to figure out!
dogluvr
Feb 26, 2006

very very cool i never thought to guess palindromes
...of course i didnt get it
GREAT TEASER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVED IT!!!!!!!
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 26, 2006

Wow! Amazing teaser. I don't know how you do it. Totally awesome brain you've got there.
c_rae*us*
Feb 26, 2006

My brain hurts!!!
I think I should have a venti latte before trying that one!
Unfortunately, I still probably wouldn't have gotten it!
Great teaser!
vlermaAus*
Feb 26, 2006

Not a brainteaser, a brainacher. I never even thought, even with the clue to make everyone read forward and backward.. Must be God's punishment for not going to church this am, instead I was trying to brainiac this one. Great, wonderful and I am going to put it in my favorites, just to remind me, Fushmed, to really read the clues, not just assume. You are totally awesome
kashbyAus*
Feb 26, 2006

that was hard. it was also pretty stupid. i didn't like it. sorry.
madminnowus
Feb 26, 2006

It was too hard for me!! Guess I have no brain cell in my head
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 26, 2006

OhMyStars! You must have spent many many MANY hours making these up!!! I love palindromes, but this one was wayyyyyyy beyond me!
lindquist_25Aus*
Feb 26, 2006

THAT IS AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!! IT'S GOING ON MY FAVORITES LIST!!!
Keller17
Feb 26, 2006

Excellent teaser, I enjoyed it very much...classic
speediebean**
Feb 26, 2006

Had to borrow someone else's brain to work on this one, and STILL wasn't able to figure it out!! One tremendously incredibly wonderful teaser!!!!!!!
Twelve hundred thumbs-up!!!
(user deleted)
Feb 26, 2006

this was very hard! great job!
feste*
Feb 26, 2006

Highly original, innovative. Loved it.
mrticklesAus*
Feb 26, 2006

wow

(also a palindrome)
Armaidenpriya*us*
Feb 26, 2006

Wow... that one definitely made me use my little gray cells! WAY TO GO!!!
thimblenogginus*
Feb 26, 2006


Most impressive. I would have prefered it if you had mixed up the letters of each sentence individually, and asked us to make palindrome sentences from the mess. Nice job.
thimblenogginus*
Feb 26, 2006


One sentence at time, you understand.
americangirl06*
Feb 26, 2006

I'm good with words, but didn't even begin to guess the solution. Very good job!
cloughmeAws*
Mar 20, 2007

Excellent!!! Very well devised!!

j9mattfieldAus*
Mar 20, 2007

Very well done! The palindrone aspect threw me way off, but fun none the less. Thanks
azbee123*us*
Mar 20, 2007

good one! really got me thinking
azbee123*us*
Mar 20, 2007

asdfermmmn
azbee123*us*
Mar 20, 2007

sorrry guys.. that was my 3 year old brother
lmurray*cn*
Mar 20, 2007

I IMMEDIATELY DECIDED THAT THIS WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME, SINCE I AM HAVING TO DO THE WORD UNSCRAMBLING EVERY DAY IN MY CHINESE CLASS AND IT SUCKS.

BUT TO MY SURPRISE AND DELIGHT, WITH THE HELP OF THE HINT, THIS WAS QUITE GOOD!

WO JUEDE ZHE GE TINGHAO DE!
snowmonsterAus*
Mar 20, 2007

I've never seen a riddle like this - first time for everything! This was REALLY fun and interesting - we want more!
Badger*us*
Mar 20, 2007

Fantastic teaser, Fish! For some reason the palindrome thing immediately jumped out for me, but that didn't make putting the sentences together much easier! Got #2, and gave up on the others. Like many others, I appreciate the time and effort that you put into submitting this one. Thanks for another great teaser!
puttumupus*
Mar 20, 2007

yawn to easy...
LeafFan4life*
Mar 20, 2007

good work
craniacAus*
Mar 20, 2007

No offense to anyone, but this teaser was just stupid.
bradon182001*us*
Mar 20, 2007

Still interesting. I had no clue.
doeheadAus*
Mar 20, 2007

Boring
jabdrAus*
Mar 20, 2007

Wow Fish! Very clever and very hard. Way beyond my morning brain, but I loved the concept,
Pizzazz2uAus*
Mar 20, 2007

It fell into place once I realized the secret of the teaser. Very good, Fish! You are getting the crowd to use those brains on those shoulders... Keep up the Awesome work!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Mar 20, 2007

I love Palidrones, good one fishmed!!!
kauphi1976Aus*
Mar 20, 2007

Nice and crafty ! Love these hard ones even if I cannot solve it. Got lost at the hint :-( I started looking at the list of words backwards and tried forming sentences. I want my coffee !

Jeanie-Ass
briciasmom
Mar 20, 2007

Wow, that one was really hard. I didn't get it even after I read the clue. Once I read the answer though it sunk in. Good one, I really like being challenged.
Rander
Mar 20, 2007

I enjoyed this teaser alot. To those who actually completed it; congrats. And to those who claim that it was an easy puzzle, are you all being facetious? If not how long did it take you to solve this riddle and I am interested in hearing the method you used. please respond.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 20, 2007

I made some lovely sentenses, but they were not right. I tried reading the list backwards, and then each word backwards, all to no avail. This one was one of the best I've seen in a long time. Kudos , Fish, keep up the good work.
if_i_may94*au
Mar 20, 2007

WOAH that was HARD!!!!!!!!
leroy_h*
Mar 20, 2007

EXCELLENT--I COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT..NEED MORE LIKE THIS.
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 20, 2007

Oh WOW
My brain hurts
Excellent teaser
fishmedAus*
Mar 20, 2007

Glad you like it!
breathesunshineAus*
Mar 20, 2007

Wow, that was a doozy! Congratulations on creating such a mind boggling masterpiece!!!
ShikamaruAus*
Mar 20, 2007

I didnt really understand what the hint meant.
feste*
Mar 20, 2007

I got telegram/Marge/let, and nothing after that. I remember able was i ere i saw elba. At least I can work that one.
kitty728Aus*
Mar 20, 2007

yo fish.... very hard--- but fun...tks , :
zaya*
Mar 21, 2007

You're kidding me right? The last sentence makes no sense whatsoever. A really hard teaser w/no logic to it is just a waste of time. Disappointing.
QrystalAca*
Mar 21, 2007

I'm in awe. I obviously wasn't prepared for a teaser of such calibre. I couldn't even put together even one sentence that used approximately a third of the words, and that made me feel too stuck to continue. The hint wouldn't have helped, but I still wish they sent the hints with TOTD emails (or a link to the hint at least).
speedqueenkmwAus*
Mar 23, 2007

glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't even come close to getting this one. how long did it take you to construct this teaser?
jamy400Aus**
Mar 25, 2007

It was okay.
i_luv_2_readAus*
Mar 25, 2007

wow...... ....i can NEVER EVER figure out these language things....makes me feel pretty idiotic, although this one was harder than most so I don't feel as bad.....amazing teaser, keep it up!!
lkp68Aus
Jun 07, 2007

Ya got me! I sure couldn't figure it out. Great teaser. Thank you!
4demo*
Aug 22, 2007

The hint didn't help too much, to be honest. I had to read the answer and explanation a couple of times to get it. Still, fun and well-written teaser!
JarheadAus*
May 06, 2009

i kinda got it really easy with the hint, because im used to palindromes. good teaser though.
jaycr*us*
Dec 10, 2013

I'm a fool; aloof am I.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 10, 2013

I had no idea when I first tried it. There were so many ways to make sentences but none that were anything like the others.
I finally got it after reading the hint and trying for another while.
Good thing I had lot of extra time this morning.
tripleteam5*
Dec 10, 2013

I seemed to be a minority. I think it is TERRIBLE. There was nothing to start a logical string from. and the clue was even misleading. look and letters backward AFTER (sic). One prop I will give Is constructing thhee palindromic sentances. But, The setup and hint were badly executed
eighsseAus*
Dec 10, 2013

I could easily tell it was going to be palindromes; that much was obvious from the words given. I couldn't put them together though, but I didn't spend a whole lot of time trying

Good teaser idea!
kitty-cattus*
Dec 10, 2013

I knew that they would be palindromes just from the words, although I don't know how. I put together one sentence (the third one, I don't remember exactly what it was) and then shrugged and looked at the answer. It was a lot of fun and very creative - I've worked backwards for puzzles before, but never from the middle!



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