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Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#20836
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:** (1.74)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:CPlusPlusMan*us****
Corrected By:lessthanjake789

 

 

 



P-------P
--L---L
----A
--N---N
E-------E





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Comments

HughJazz510*
Feb 04, 2005

I thought it might mean crossing planes, but your version is good to.
angelgirl1994*
Feb 04, 2005

I thought it was biplane.
LysKitsune
Feb 05, 2005

Pretty cute, took me a couple moments to get it.
nunya*
Feb 05, 2005

badbunnee**
Feb 08, 2005

Good rebus !!
And mostly *visual*, which is what I think good rebiiii should be.
MrBasKetBall**
Feb 14, 2005

That was good.
hirshy1230
Feb 22, 2005

Great puzzle. I love visual word puzzles like this one.
froggyggAus*
Apr 16, 2005

Easy but enjoyable.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 07, 2005

Heehee, nice one. Me likey.
azbee123*us*
Jan 20, 2006

hehe! easy... but really fun! nice!
bluehawk*us*
Jan 20, 2006

I feel silly. It was fun and easy.
puttaholic*au*
Jan 20, 2006

I feel stupid caue i didnt get it
really good teaser but
loribug
Jan 20, 2006

I didn't get it
but good teaser
jabdrAus*
Jan 20, 2006

I just didn't 'see it' the right way. My brain is one- dimensional this morning. Great teaser.
pkpatmc
Jan 20, 2006

It was good. I didn't see it right away. Have to get your mind to back up a little bit and see the bigger picture.
OldChinaHand**
Jan 20, 2006

I didn't see it till I took off my glasses, then I saw the X. Cool one.
choptlivvaAus**
Jan 20, 2006

Haha.... I finally got one!!! And it was so easy!! (I don't know why, but rebuses always seem to stump me!)
shawneeo*us*
Jan 20, 2006

Awww, I didn't get this one, and I just loooove rebi! But! When I'm sad I can always find something to complain about! I thought it wasn't explain because you had an X made of PLANE, so I thought it would have PLANE in the answer.

But, if I had guessed it I wouldn't have said anything, LOL! Good one, thanks!!!
shawneeo*us*
Jan 20, 2006

I mean it said PLANE instead of PLAIN. sorry!
smee*
Jan 20, 2006

I agree with Shawneeo... it should have been PLAIN formed into an X. This teaser wasn't quite fair because of that deception. That's why I didn't get it.
mogur*
Jan 20, 2006

You know what you get when you debark a plane? A really lousy canoe.
MurfQ*ca*
Jan 20, 2006

Very Cute
sequoia-mom**
Jan 20, 2006

very nice!!
kimberlykayAus*
Jan 20, 2006

I also agree with Shawneeo and Smee. It was a little deceptive and I could only think of cross plane. It definitely should have been PLAIN and not Plane in order for the answer to correctly represent the rebus. Otherwise, good job!
coachpisco*
Jan 20, 2006

I like those kind.
nikitafullmoonAca*
Jan 20, 2006

It was a very good teaser.

I don't think that PLANE should have to be PLAIN. In a picture rebus an image of a bee is often used for either "B" or "be." We (very much me included because I actually thought "X-PLANE...?" several times in my head) just ought to start talking out loud to our computers! If I'd said it out loud, I would have heard the answer and got the teaser right!

Great teaser!
ishouldntbehere*
Jan 20, 2006

actually smee, i have to disagree with you, that would have just made the darn thing that much more easier. i think it was a farely good one. and plane or plain, i really dont think it matters all that much.
jacstop*
Jan 20, 2006

In a word, Brilliant!! Me gustaria mucho
raff
Jan 20, 2006

good one
trisha63
Jan 20, 2006

i did not understand it at first, but got there after 5 minutes
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 20, 2006

I also thought it was crossing planes? Good teaser!
ejj1955
Jan 20, 2006

I thought this might be "plane crash" or "intersecting planes" (geometry). I have to agree with those who found the spelling a bit of a red herring.
vlermaAus*
Jan 20, 2006

I wasn't playing with a full deck as I guess I didn't see rebus. So here I go trying to find P plus 7 letters & then another P. I didn't even understand the clue, the hyphens didn't mean anything. Gosh, do I ever feel dumb. But I did come up with commA for #3 and ElsewherE for #5. Great C++Man. Next time I 'll read closer.
crzyness4lyfe**
Jan 20, 2006

great teaser! that was cute. And btw, i like ur name..c plus plus man haha!
nathaliaAjm*
Jan 20, 2006

ok then
gillt13Aen*
Jan 20, 2006

sebastian*us*
Jan 20, 2006

@ first i thought it was "plane" then i saw the 'x'
POPSca*
Jan 20, 2006

WEll done !!!!Enjoyed it
anchorman21*
Jan 20, 2006

ok
ragethe3rd**
Jan 20, 2006

Kinda confused me at first but I got it after a sec. Very nice.
MAroxmysoxonice**
Jan 20, 2006

very cute! loved it. going into my favorites!!! great job!!
book_worm_77*us
Jan 20, 2006

I agree that is should have been "plain." It was very misleading. I thought it was cross plane. Other than that, good one!
Lucasgal**
Jan 20, 2006

How CUTE!!!!!!!!!
redraptor50*us*
Jan 20, 2006

Good one, keep them coming
IMCUL4E*us*
Jan 20, 2006

Jacstop; i am only a spanish student so i am just asking- i thought it was "gusta" unless you're trying to say "i would like it a lot"
let me know,k??
FulanitoGM*sv*
Jan 20, 2006

You guys are going to laugh; I came up with "plain sight." I didn't get hung up on the spelling of "plane" vs. "plain," but I saw the "X" formed by the 2 "planes," and I thought of a sight on a gun (they're usually crosshairs like a "+" but I didn't remember that until afterwards). Not a bad guess, right? Good teaser...
AngelliAph*
Jan 20, 2006

very easy but a good teaser at the same time
shopaholic918*
Jan 21, 2006

i didnt get it.....i thought you ahd to spell explain somehow when i looked at the answer........
thimblenogginus*
Jan 21, 2006


I agree there should have been an "I" in plane.
cornfused*
Jan 22, 2006

Great. Thank you. I did not see the X until I got up, when I sat back down, there it was. Wonderful.
mathgrantAus*
Jan 20, 2009

I thought it was Cross Plains, a location in Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and in my home state of Texas.
smirkin
Jan 20, 2009

Good one
karenokupniakus*
Jan 20, 2009

I thought it was "crossing the plains" as in settlers heading west kind of thing.
kwelchansAus*
Jan 20, 2009

This is a direct quote from the teaser submission guidelines:

"Please do not submit teasers that rely on spaces to format letters in a graphical way. Because of the way HTML works, every viewer can have a different font, and the spacing will be different for each one. Teasers that rely on text spacing will not reproduce well for other users. Any teaser that uses ... or --- or spaces to make the puzzle will be rejected. These teasers will not be approved even if they are good teasers."

How did this one get through?
craniacAus**
Jan 20, 2009

I thought the answer was "the intersection of two planes", as in geometry.
bradon182001*us*
Jan 20, 2009

I didn't get it, and when I read the answer I still had to think about it for a minute before it sunk in. Good rebus. Thanks for posting.
davidrools*
Jan 20, 2009

at first I was thinking Star Wars and the X-Wing fighter planes...that or "crossing planes" in math/calculus. Explane to explain is a bit of a stretch in a rebus.
sharoc
Jan 20, 2009

Easy, but lots of fun!
kwelchansAus*
Jan 20, 2009

Those of you complaining about the whole plain/plane thing need to get over it. Similar or same sounds is a commonly used device in rebuses (rebi?). I liked this one.
avonmaAus*
Jan 20, 2009

I didn't get it, either. I kept trying to make it "crossed" something, like "crossed swords." But that wouldn't work. And "crossed planes" didn't work either.
fame*us*
Jan 21, 2009

wow omg
precious1026Aus*
Jan 21, 2009

I saw it, then I did not see it. The X totally blinding.........
precious1026Aus*
Jan 21, 2009

Teaser was Corrected, perhaps the X is not considered valid. Hi. fame
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 20, 2012

I rarely read the hint, so I didn't know the hypphens meant nothing. I was trying to find letters that would fit in the spaces and make words. And my FIRST thought was planes taking off and landing Xplain seemed pretty simple when I read the answer! That was a teaser, alright!! Thanks
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 20, 2012

The double P in hyphens means nothing, too!
cutebugAus*
Jan 20, 2012

As soon as I saw the word plane shaped like as a x and the title describe,the answer was very obvious.
eamonca*
Jan 20, 2012

What you've drawn is really X- Planes - like the term for experimental aircraft (X-1, X-15 etc). EXPLAINS could be done like that too but you shouldn't mislead by using a different spelling. Also Crossing the plains...

Too clumsy. No vote.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 20, 2012

Did not get it and would never have gotten it in a million years.
phyllisa*us*
Jan 20, 2012

I got this one right away!
lukasiwicz*
Jan 21, 2012

Got it instantly, but doubted the correctness of my answer because the spelling was "PLANE" instead of "PLAIN," and I could think of no good reason why the former spelling had been chosen.
dalfamnestAnz*
Feb 26, 2012

I wonder if the spelling is that way because to line up PLAIN with hyphens would have been even more difficult with the 'I' there ...
Babe*
Jan 20, 2015

That was a really clever one. I thought it was "Two planes going down" Like in a crash, but your answer was priceless. I loved it.
Welcome back Gaylewolf. I missed you!
lukasiwicz*
Jan 20, 2015

Since there are two "planes" forming the "X" I think a more accurate solution would be "explains." And I agree with the commentator who didn't understand why the rebus-crafter didn't simply use the spelling "plain."
jaycr*us*
Jan 20, 2015

This plane was way over my head.
Zykezex*us*
Jan 20, 2015

As I too was looking for "plane" I also had X-plane, and I finally settled on intersecting planes. Oh well.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 20, 2015

I like that one!! Always nice to have affirmation by seeing the title works-
FatHeadAus*
Jan 20, 2015

If the hyphens serve no purpose, then why are they there?
LittleGreenManAth*
Jan 20, 2015

Marpleen*
Jan 21, 2015

Very good!

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