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O E R D V B R A O

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

 

Puzzle ID:#24293
Fun:*** (3.1)
Difficulty:*** (2.54)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Tammy93Aus****!
Corrected By:Tammy93

 

 

 



Using the grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central V and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word.

O E R
D V B
R A O

Genius: 28 words. Excellent: 20 words. Good: 16 words. Average: 12 words.



Answer

above, adverb, ave, aver, brave, braved, braver, bravo, bravoed, deva, dove, drove, drover, ova, over, OVERBOARD, OVERBROAD, overdo, rave, raved, raver, rev, rove, roved, rover, var, verb, voe.
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Comments

TsunamiSurfer**
Jul 05, 2005

Hi:
I got just 10 words. Below the average.
That was a nice teaser.
Javian**
Jul 05, 2005

Wow...that was hard. I came up w/ 13 and then gave up. Good one.
__NK__Fire
Jul 05, 2005

there were some i found that werent in the answer like board
Tammy93Aus*
Jul 05, 2005

NK Fire, the body said that all words must contain the central V. But, I'm glad you liked it.
MTK_90**
Jul 05, 2005

OMG I WOULD NOT TAKE MY TIME TO THINK OF ALL THE WORDS! IT WAS SO HARD!
sgfreak555*us*
Jul 05, 2005

very nice one!
madleon*
Jul 05, 2005

kinda lost count but got quite few
very kewl teaser
vikingboyAus*
Jul 06, 2005

Good one.

Stopped at 20, didn't know deva...time to check up on my Hindu gods...my dictionary (a large, full size one) does not list voe?
gilcoil*
Jul 07, 2005

Yay got 26!! good job!
_fire_flyAus*
Aug 20, 2005

OMG! That was so hard and fun but i gave up after nine words-short attention span- i liked it though!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 02, 2005

Very chalenging, only got about 19. Awesome job though, keep them coming.
redraptor50*us*
Mar 30, 2006

Great one, keep these coming
bluehawk*us*
Mar 30, 2006

I ONLY GOT OVERBOARD.
DOES THAT COUNT
I WAS TO LAZY TO GET THE REST...
GOOD ONE TAMMY.
OldChinaHand**
Mar 30, 2006

I've just stopped at six words to say it's a real hummer of a teaser, now back to work.
lmurray*cn*
Mar 30, 2006

coachpisco*
Mar 30, 2006

I missed some common words, but some of the "out there" words I missed too. Really good teaser. I enjoyed it.
salepriceAca*
Mar 30, 2006

you said you cant use a letter twice so that stopped me from putting overboard whats up??
bradon182001*us*
Mar 30, 2006

Excellent!!
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 30, 2006

Whew!!! GREAT one!
rachellanders**
Mar 30, 2006

That was a great one! I got 19! YAY! Keep up the good work!
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 30, 2006

i feel good now . i got 24 . i was certain everyone would do better than i did . then again this isn't a math question or a logic-grid which always makes me want to cry
mkidd053
Mar 30, 2006

Very good teaser. I can't find deva in the dictionary. Can anyone define that one? And I'm not sure bravoed is a word.
rookie_rose
Mar 30, 2006

I only got 15 words from the list of correct answers. But I listed 8 that were not included on the listed. Fun word puzzle.
blackmarket69**
Mar 30, 2006

wat about rode???
youdumbsavage*ru*
Mar 30, 2006

Tam ur my man! That was a great teaser, unlike some others that we have already had... Infact, it was so good you should celebrate! I recommend a pizza party. My only concern was that it was a little too easy. I got all the genious level words in like a minuet. Once again, congratulations and I hope you have a great time celebrating your wonderful teaser! NICE JOB!!
ericalynne35
Mar 30, 2006

i love word mines and scrabble. what about var?
mimigolfer
Mar 30, 2006

Did I miss something?? Thought no letter could be used twice in same word?? Hmmm
tonjawithaj*us*
Mar 30, 2006

it was a challenge...i got exactly the average lots of fun!
stm8r1us*
Mar 30, 2006

A lot of you are not reading the "rules" I guess. It clearly states that EVERY work must contain a "V" so words like "bore" don't count. Also, OVERBOARD is ok since there are two "O's" and two "R's" in the letters provided so therefore you aren't using "the same letter" twice when spelling OVERBOARD. I thought it was a great teaser by the way.
vlermaAus*
Mar 30, 2006

Great teaser. Fun to play around with the different possibiliies. I think I just about averaged out.
NanaDi
Mar 30, 2006

I got 31 words, but only 7 of them were on the list shown. What happened to dear, bear, etc? I love these puzzles.
azbee123*us*
Mar 30, 2006

LOVED IT! definetley going into my favs.

thanks for the fun!
cherokeerose*
Mar 30, 2006

great one!!!
auntiesisAus*
Mar 30, 2006

This was a great teaser. I got 24 , but some of your words were new to me...like voe and bravoed. Keep up the good work. I tell my grandkids that we are never too old to learn new things.
feste*
Mar 30, 2006

Loved it. Made me think for a change. Following words not on list: vent, vane, evade,ver
triskit*us*
Mar 30, 2006

bode
Sara2009*
Mar 30, 2006

uhhhh.... ya.....i liked it, but i didnt take the time to think of all the words.
JessicaLynn*us*
Mar 30, 2006

IT CLEARLY SHOWS IT HAS TO HAVE THE V IN IT!!!! NO WORDS LIKE BEAR!!!!

GREAT TEASER!!!!! KEEP EM COMIN!!!
lindquist_25Aus*
Mar 30, 2006

Love it!
AtropusAnz*
Mar 30, 2006

Nice one.. not sure I would call it a teaser though. It's a nice mind puzzle.

I got 19 before I went to the internet anagram generator for some hints.. most of which were words I never knew existed ^_^

And yeah... some people need to read the rules a little better. Keep up the good work!
jabdrAus*
Mar 30, 2006

Great teaser. I was getting so many words that I reread the rules (unlike others )) Then I realized the 'v' factor...Did better than some but nowhere near the genius level..Loved the concept
doghouse270**
Mar 30, 2006

i was sorta rushed so i didn't get a lot, actually i got only 1, the word dove.
thimblenogginus*
Mar 30, 2006


Nice, but I think one is only limited by time on their hands, and by actually reading the rules. Some words were obscure but reachable, again, given the time to find them.
paradisebabenz*
Apr 01, 2006

i only got one
ferretlover1991Aus*
Apr 04, 2006

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



michelle3617Aus*
Apr 14, 2006

well, i guess i'm below average then.
Blondie116*us*
Jan 14, 2007

i got 5 words, then got bored, great teaser though. loved it!
cloughmeAws*
Mar 30, 2007

Excellent!
Phoenixtears*
Mar 30, 2007

Man, I got overboard, but didn't realize that the letters didn't need to be connected to form a word.
But a fun teaser none-the-less! I've always been fond of word games!
craniacAus*
Mar 30, 2007

What do you mean when you say "the letters do not have to be connected"??? In every word I know about, the letters are connected, except maybe hyphenated words. The rule that each word must contain the letter V was clear enough, but the rest of the instructions could have been clearer, I thought.
leftclickAau*
Mar 30, 2007

We get these in a weekly newspaper down here in the antipodes. This one was actually pretty easy compared to some I've come across - I found "overboard" as soon as I looked at the letters. But then, I have had practice ;-)
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 30, 2007

This is one of my favorite teasers! I loved it! More like this one, please!
Thanks for a good one!
katjojoAus**
Mar 30, 2007

I only got 9 words. Some that I didn't get was so easy... I can't believe I missed them. Fun teaser!
doeheadAus*
Mar 30, 2007

Decent. I got 26 .Actually I got 4 that you didn't use.
Pizzazz2uAus**
Mar 30, 2007

A very fantastic and tough teaser! (No matter what everyone else is saying about this teaser, you did a great job of stating that the letter V will be used in ALL of the answers.! ) Keep up the fantastic work Many of us can enjoy the workout!
phyllisa*us*
Mar 30, 2007

I got my 12, including BRAVADO. A good teaser.
babyceeus*
Mar 30, 2007

man, i was doin fine. i found 23 words. then i tried doin with just the middle letter 'v'. only found five words before i gave up & got back to work. this is a good one. will put in my favs.
jilliebo
Mar 30, 2007

What about VERBRADO ?
feste*
Mar 30, 2007

I had a problem with the instructions. Although I got 20 words I didn't include some that I thought were variations of the same word but were included in the answers and if I had made plurals which were permissable I could have nearly doubled my score. Other than that I enjoyed the puzzle very much.
kauphi1976Aus*
Mar 30, 2007

nice one. I started realin out the words and then my 'a-d-d' kicked in and i went off to something else. I kinda like these puzzles where there are fewer words to be made but much harder to get so you need to think thru each word.

fun though
jeanie-ass
lavenderAus*
Mar 30, 2007

Only got four. . . Really fun, though!
notsosmart111Aie*
Mar 30, 2007

YAY!!! I got 24.
cooltigerr1Aus*
Mar 30, 2007

HAHA THAT WAS A FUN ONE!!
pookiekatAus**
Mar 30, 2007

Good teaser, lots of fun. I didn't think that acronyms & abbreviations like AVE & VAR were allowed. I'm not familiar with VOE either, tried looking it up and didn't find a def.
(user deleted)
Mar 30, 2007

Very good. Have to remember that all words must contain the "v". I found lots more including drover, ravel, eve, ever...all confirmed in dictionaries...
ShikamaruAus*
Mar 30, 2007

i got one but i am to tired to figure out more.
dbutcher
Mar 30, 2007

I do not understand how so many people can try this teaser when they clearly cannot even read! The directions are clear as day. There are only 28 correct answers and they are all listed, and yes, they are all real words. PLEASE, read directions before you post a comment!!

Great teaser Tammy
jamy400Aus*
Mar 30, 2007

it was ok
jabdrAus*
Mar 30, 2007

iminaaa**
Mar 30, 2007

Nice teaser... But you missed a word.

Verbrado: It's a musical term. When a person's singing or playing some sort of instrument, it's the term given to the kinda shaking sound that's there sometimes.
composer*
Mar 30, 2007

I didn't get ave(either abbreviation for avenue or the Latin word [as in "Ave Maria"]), aver (no idea), bravoed (is there a past tense of bravo?), deva (I thought it was "dIva"), drover (say what?), rev (this never seems to be a real word to me term. ), var (abbreviation for "variation?"), or voe (clueless).

BTW
The musical term is "Vibrato."
composer*
Mar 30, 2007

Ignore the word "term" near the end - don't know where that came from...
bladeqw3*lc*
Mar 30, 2007

the first word i saw was overboard!
Nicky101Aus*
Mar 30, 2007

Wow, that was pleasantly difficult . I only came up with 18 words. I can't believe I missed 'adverb!' I love grammar...great teaser!
KellingtonAca*
Mar 30, 2007

Wowzers...
BrainsGalore
Mar 30, 2007

Really enjoyed this one!! Would like to see more teasers like this!
Mon05Aca*
Mar 30, 2007

Really liked this one, was easy for me as I enjoy those wordplays all the time
speedqueenkmwAus*
Mar 31, 2007

I got 17~love these! More, please
wordmama*
Mar 31, 2007

great teaser, but please define for me: var, voe, deva, and the plurals people have cited. Thank you.
scallioAus*
Mar 31, 2007

I was curious about why the letters were put in a grid when they could be in any order provided a V was included. Made me feel I must have been doing something wrong.

This teaser was somewhat easy, but I didn't even know a few of those words existed! Like voe and var?? Odd.

Great teaser
kitty728Aus*
Apr 01, 2007

finally... something im good at ----thats what happens when you do the daily jumble in the paper every day for 20 yrs. love these ....
gimme more...
blonde_geniusAus*
Apr 02, 2007

I thought they all had to start with the central "v" so its no wonder I only got two. Maybe I should read the directions better.
j9mattfieldAus*
Apr 19, 2007

Fun for me! Got 16 and decided time to move on. Using the "V" in every word was tough, but grateful for the two "O's" and "R's." Found myself wishing for an "L" many times. Thanks!
QrystalAca*
May 02, 2007

This was fun! I got 20, 19 of which were on the list. The one that wasn't was "REBAR" (used to reinforce concrete). I also spotted the word "DROVED" at dictionary.com when I was checking whether "ROOVED" was a word, and clicked on it to see what it was .. and noticed there was a DROVER that worked with this puzzle (DROVED doesn't, because of the two D's). So I'm not counting that one, but if I did count it I'd have 21.

I have to "doh!" over ABOVE and OVERDO. WHooooOOps!

The others I didn't get were all confirmed by dictionary.com: ave, aver, deva, overbroad, var, and voe. To anyone who is unsure of meanings of any of the words: look 'em up!
Tammy93Aus*
Aug 26, 2007

Thank you Qrystal for your comment and glad to know you had fun!
sunnybonghits*
Mar 30, 2010

Cool
patiencewithaP*us*
Mar 30, 2010

I got overboard right away and was on a roll...till I read the directions that the words had to contain the "v." Then I ended up with only 17! Great job!
zuppyus*
Mar 30, 2010

Good teaser - though aren't there more than 28 words? here's a few i thought of (depends on the context of the dictionary though)

arvo -afternoon
avo -A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Macanese pataca
bevor - A bevor is a piece of plate armour designed to protect the neck, much like a gorget. A bevor can be made of a single solid piece or multiple .
drave - Simple past of drive
vade - To fade; hence, to vanish.
Babe*
Mar 30, 2013

Not using the same letter twice should have been explained better, like don't use the same letter twice in one word. Lots of us were confused on that one, but I just went ahead as it seemed impossible the other way.
Cute though
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 30, 2013

Not using the same letter twice is par for the course in this type of teaser. The middle letter usage was also explained in the rules and again is not an abnormal requirement in these puzzles. The freedom to use any letter was nice as I have usually seen it played much like Boggle - in that the letters had to be connected.
A good teaser - I didn't sit and find them all as being a holiday weekend and expecting 25+ people at my house tomorrow, I am a bit pressed for time.
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 30, 2013

Excellent teaser. I thought I was brilliant as I got 35 easily, but I neglected to notice the "each word must contain the letter "V" " comment. Thanks for a good one! Nicely done!
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 30, 2013

Happy Easter and Passover - especially to those who are cooking a big dinner!
iggy39Aus*
Mar 30, 2013

Got Them all. Great teaser wish there were more like this one. I had a list going and then reread it and say the v so had to start Over. Really really enjoyed this because I love word games. I also got bevor and drave. Best one ever. Thanks for posting. happy Easter and passover to everyone.
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 30, 2013

After sitting here for half an hour, I got all of them! (But only with the help of google, though.)



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