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Letter Multiplication

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

 

Puzzle ID:#24851
Fun:**** (3.11)
Difficulty:*** (2.42)
Category:Language
Submitted By:phrebh*us****

 

 

 



If E times ILE equals BANISH, and TE times T equals BOOK, what does TO times IN equal?

A. BREATH
B. TEASER
C. RUTABAGA
D. POISON
E. COPPER





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Comments

sftball_rocks13*
Jul 25, 2005

wow i never would have figured it out!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jul 25, 2005

very funny! made my faves also
Javian**
Jul 25, 2005

I think the e-ile gave it away, so it was easy, but I love the idea.
Swordoffury1392*us*
Jul 25, 2005

That's going in my favs.
GarnetLover*
Jul 25, 2005

awesome! love it!
onlyeeyore**
Jul 25, 2005

Very nice! Had my calculator out for a couple minutes before it dawned on me! Now to make a hasty E times IT!
froggyggAus*
Jul 25, 2005

Great teaser!
zonahoboAus*
Jul 25, 2005

Just the anitdote for boredom! Brilliant--huuuzahh
drussel3*us*
Jul 26, 2005

Really liked it...
toxic_happiness*
Jul 29, 2005

whoa, i'm scared. great teaser.
jajajaja*
Jul 31, 2005

That is a really fun teaser. It is totally fabulous wow it's really funky and clever and yay
fshncrzy**
Jul 31, 2005

It confuses me! I did have fun trying to figure it out.
luveddyc*
Aug 01, 2005

COOL! i really like this one, it actually made me think about but i got it!
gummbypal**
Aug 01, 2005

phooey, you should never tempt math nerds with such skulduggery. Great Job! Highest marks.
MAroxmysoxonice**
Aug 02, 2005

OMG i LOVE it!!! it is so clever. awesomely awesome dude!!!!!! GREAT job!!!!! into my favorites it goes!!!!!
babybabe1*
Aug 03, 2005

I thought it woz breath because all the words have b's in tat the begining.
adioskater*us*
Aug 13, 2005

i got as far as toxin and i didnt get it from there. lol great...also going to my favorites
butterflyboyAus*
Aug 14, 2005

I'm glad I cheated and looked at the hint before breaking out the pencil.
HatGuy07*
Aug 26, 2005

Wow a combo of spelling and math all the subjects rapped into one. Thats why i really didn't like it.
SolidTux
Aug 26, 2005

I like it a lot! If it weren't for the hint, I never would've figured it out.
ccgx
Aug 26, 2005

Good one!
mbunap*
Aug 26, 2005

If it weren't for the fact that I now have a few weeks of Braingle teasers under my belt, the answer probably would have eluded me -- or taken some time to solve. Very nice.
tnewton*
Aug 26, 2005

Wow! Now THAT is what a teaser should be! Good work!
timon_dmlybotsAph*
Aug 26, 2005


nice!
bookworm05*
Aug 26, 2005

Great job! I actually got the answer without reading the hint. Maybe thats why I loved it so much!
Bam_Bam*ca*
Aug 26, 2005

I didnt get it
semibogus*
Aug 26, 2005

after scratching my brain for an hour or so I finally gave up. Reading the answer was kind of like the feeling one gets when someone feeds you a real groaner.
Good one!!!
PENANDINK*
Aug 26, 2005

That was really good! It sure got me.
jflan
Aug 26, 2005

I actually got this one, much to my surprise. Very clever.
jimmyb**
Aug 26, 2005

Two people are in a book discussing a banishment.
Horns are locked.
Who will be banished?
Ans. C RUTABAGA I will never eat rutabaga ever again!!!
(that was the most foul poison that ever sat on my plate)
2sandwoman*
Aug 26, 2005

I don't understand.
rmd2006
Aug 26, 2005

I LOVED THIS TEASER!! It took me a couple of minutes to figure it out but I got it without even using the hint It was a perfect mix between challenging and fun.
GREAT TEASER
redneck_woman**
Aug 26, 2005

One of the BEST!!! Goes in my favourites,
iteachkidsAus*
Aug 26, 2005

Sandwoman - the times sign in multiplication is an X, so when you put an X in the place suggested, you get the word - a toXin is a poison. Now get it?
NorthWord*
Aug 26, 2005

This is my first one & I really don't understand how it works. Maybe I'll just have to wait until I get some more under my breath. However, I'm going to spend time on it trying to work out the key to it & how it actually works. Great way to keep my brain in shape!
NorthWord*
Aug 26, 2005

I must've just suddenly woken up! It suddenly came to me! Wow! Anyway, I'll pass it on & see if some of my family & friends'll get it.
turtlesrock44*
Aug 26, 2005

that was hard but it made it to my favs
karma48*
Aug 26, 2005

COOL Pretty easy but LOTS of fun. A little out of the box. WELL DONE!
gumdrop480**
Aug 26, 2005

I loved it! even if I didn't get it!
chaskey*us*
Aug 26, 2005

I didn't stay with it long enough, so I didn't get it, but when I saw the answer, I was very impressed with the brain-power used therein! Timescellent!
Ozymandias**
Aug 26, 2005

I absolutely loved this one!
limitless
Aug 26, 2005

after I took the phone out & made the corrilation between the #'s and letters(I was sure the answer was there) and actually WROTE everything out it was like....DING got it.... That was GREAT!
pat56*us*
Aug 26, 2005

That was a good teaser,even though I didn't get it right.If I can enough time to concentrate on it,I think I would have got it.Great job!
MonkeyJoeAus*
Aug 26, 2005

i didnt get it
ladyflow*
Aug 26, 2005

I think before you submit a teaser you need to know how to spell the words correctly. It's toxic, not toxin.
pemullijn
Aug 26, 2005

Like some have said, I was going to do some hard math until I wrote it down and the words appeared -- nice job!
kandd*us*
Aug 26, 2005

What a wonderful teaser! I got it right away because I wrote it out right away. Lots of fun!
Pelikan*fi*
Aug 26, 2005

Wahey!!! I loved it...!!! i didnt get it...but still loved it! thats the first language teaser in my faves!!!!...Very clever!!!
lorelle_b*us*
Aug 26, 2005

Wow! Nice teaser. This is one of the best ones I've seen
POPSca*
Aug 26, 2005

way above my head^^^^,just could not figure it out.
jacstop*
Aug 26, 2005

Quite possibly, one of the most enjoyable teasers that I have ever done while working on a Friday afternoon thinking about the next Happy Hour. and
mekaboo27**
Aug 26, 2005

nice one!
KatelinAus*
Aug 26, 2005

Yay, I actually got this one right within a few seconds, and I didn't even need the hint! Great one, phrebh, keep'm coming!
jabdrAus*
Aug 26, 2005

I liked it..easy one..but fun. Let's have more!!
Winner4600*
Aug 26, 2005

very cool
hit_the_sand
Aug 26, 2005

wow, i really liked this teaser...very awsome...i didn't get, but i don't feel so bad, because my bro, who is like, a nerd, didn't get it either...goin straight to my faves! keep em comin!
jimmymus*
Aug 26, 2005

good one...i tjhink
teaser55
Aug 26, 2005

wow! that was alot of fun. kinda like so simple it was almost difficult. cool.
schatzy228*us*
Aug 26, 2005

BRILLIANT!! YOU HAVE NAILED THE CONCEPT OF TEASER B R A V O !
gottalovetacsc*us*
Aug 26, 2005

wow...i didnt get it
Aarghonautsus*
Aug 27, 2005

I LOVE this one! It's the best. I've added it to my favorites By the way, I didn't get it
phrebh*us*
Aug 27, 2005

Thanks, all!

And, Ladyflow, something that is toxic is poisonous, while a toxin is a poison.
gotabody**
Aug 28, 2005

toxin is correct. I loved it Gud job.
nathaliaAjm*
Aug 30, 2005

This was an extremely good teaser. Keep it up
sudokulvr
Sep 03, 2005

CUTE IDEA!!! it got me, but great teaser!
sudokulvr
Sep 03, 2005

CUTE IDEA!!! it got me, but great teaser!
Celanba*
Sep 05, 2005

I don't get it!!!!!!!
deadeye823**
Sep 15, 2005

Very good one phreb! Iliked it a lot, I just might put it into my faves.
brainsterAin*
Oct 18, 2005

One of the best teasers I have read on Braingle so far... its great !
FulanitoGM*sv*
Oct 25, 2005

I GOT IT!!! I GOT IT!!! WITHOUT THE HINT, EVEN!!! I'm mostly excited because it's rated as relatively difficult. Most of the ones I figure out hover above the 1.5 level of difficulty and not much higher. Very good one. It's getting a one-way ticket to my faves list...
redraptor50*us*
Nov 12, 2005

Very well done, although I didn't get some of it oh well next time
peppamintp*us*
Nov 25, 2005

I don't get it at all Can someone please explain
mrticklesAus*
Dec 11, 2005

Excellent. One of the better one's I've seen on the site.
Ouchy1*us*
Feb 14, 2006

this can almost go into the trick section, lol
smiley_loverAus*
Mar 17, 2006

I got it by guessing...
teen_wizAca*
Mar 25, 2006

THAT WAS PURE AWESOMENESS! Definitely, DEFINITELY going into my faves!
keosborneAus*
May 16, 2006

Great teaser!! I enjoyed it!
teen_wizAca*
Jul 14, 2006

This may well be the best teaser on the site! Creative and fun unlike many other language teasers. This one is for SURE going into my faves!
tintiniscoolAus*
Aug 26, 2006

It was fun, but really easy.... oh well, good teaser anyway!
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 27, 2006

hey! i've seen a replica of this teaser in this one "Puzzles for the High IQ" book!

so, what do you have to say for yourself?
phrebh*us*
Aug 28, 2006

I don't need to say anything for myself since I didn't copy it from a book, or any other source.
vbguy101*us*
Aug 29, 2006

The symbol for that is X.

That was sooo easy.
lmurray*cn*
Aug 29, 2006

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE. I LIKED IT.
bobiscool134*us
Aug 29, 2006

wow that was awsome! I just made a random guess and I guessed right.
GebbieRoseAus*
Aug 29, 2006

One of the cleverest I've seen here in ages. Good job!
Badger*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Very fun. E times CELLENT teaser! Thanks for submitting.
utnative*
Aug 29, 2006

i didn't even understand the answer it was a great teaser anyway
shawneeo*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Wait a sec! How can you think it's a great teaser, which it IS, if you didn't even understand the answer??? The answer is kind of an important element in a teaser, no? lol!

And, calmsaveyourownas... saveyourownself, um, I think it is VERY VERY WRONG, to just publicly post an accusation of plageurism like you did above. You should PM the person, and provide TOTAL information. Even IF the same teaser was in a book, it still doesn't prove that a person copied it. There are basic ideas for teasers, and its not at all unusual for more than one peep working with the same concept to come up with the same teasers, or ones close to the same. SHAME on you! saveurown!

I thought it was a GREAT teaser, and... I GOT IT! I GOT IT! Yay!!!

Took me a minute, but I didn't look at the hint, I just figged that if it did invovlve math it wouldn't be in the language tsr. category. Oh, and, I have my own theiry, but Phrebh: Since in your handle, "ph" equals "F", why did you choose "bh" to equal "d" ?
Thanks for the wonderful teaser!
bradon182001*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Had to really give it some thought even after looking at the answer and then the light bulb went on. That's the object of a braingle teaser, Good job. Very clever.
builderus*
Aug 29, 2006

good teaser, wasn't sure what to do without hint, then very easy
marschie*il*
Aug 29, 2006

Beautiful teaser! It's worth an email to a few friends -- is that okay to do??
kimberlykayAus*
Aug 29, 2006

Very clever my friend...
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 29, 2006

A totally Superb teaser! Easy as can be, yet hilarious to work out. OMG! lmurray liked this one! Oh my! It's a big one Is he high on something? I enjoyed the teaser, immensely, but to hear something positive come from this character, makes this teaser *Overly Awesome* It goes on my favorites, as something that can totally surprize anyone. Excuse me, while I go shake my head, in total disbelief.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 29, 2006

Utterly Amazing, phrebh! WTG, for getting a positive from lm
OldChinaHand**
Aug 29, 2006

It is a very good teaser. The "x" factor was particularly cleaver.

Original, what really is original, in one form or other, 'there is nothing new under the sun.' But many of the old teasers and formats around here have been reworked and adapted for the next generation. Which is pretty cool and creative when you think about.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Aug 29, 2006

Very clever, makes one think out of the box. Well done!
Got it too, and I am happy.
tonjawithaj*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Very clever!
zaya*
Aug 29, 2006

I was clueless until the hint, nice one!!
QrystalAca**
Aug 29, 2006

Wow, awesome, that really ALMOST got me!! But didn't! So I win! And I'm happy!!

So yeah, I'm a math nerd like gummbypal, and so I first thought this was one of those math-crypto-things ... but then, I puzzled, why would this be in the Language category? Hmm... but I decided to ignore that hint for the time being. And I was reading this in email, so I didn't have the option to read the actual given hint, and I decided to plug away at the first "multiplication". One digit times three digits gives six digits? What kind of math is this? --- ohhhhh okay, maybe not math. So I started to worry that I might not get it... I started talking through it out loud .... Eee Ile. Eh-Ile. OHHHH!! EXILE! Yes! That = BANISH! And TEXT = BOOK! And lastly -- TOXIN!! I ROXIN!!!

I mean, U ROXIN because this was a great teaser.
scallioAus*
Aug 29, 2006

That is a truly fabulous teaser!
CatSmw*
Aug 29, 2006

Awesome teaser. I figured it out right away but I love the idea.
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 29, 2006

fine, shawnnearstup...shawneeo , i apologize if i thought he plaguerized a book.

but it does seem suspicious. the book's teaser also uses TO times IN, one of the choices being POISON, and it also uses the same format to arrange the words:

A. a word
B. another word
C. another word



ok?
salepriceAca*
Aug 29, 2006

Oh very clever, I never got it but,
I like it after seeing the answer LOL
salepriceAca*
Aug 29, 2006

WOW no comment from lmurray he cant have got it LOL
heyman*
Aug 29, 2006

E times CITED = GREAT
ItsJustWildman*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Very Good! Very hard (for me anyway)... Going into favorites.
cathykranich
Aug 29, 2006

Good teaser, but I would have not been able to figure it out without the hint.
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 29, 2006

actually i did not in fact accuse phrebh of plaguerizing. i simply noticed that phrebh's teaser is very similar to a teaser in a book i read.
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 29, 2006

i actually like the teaser in the book, therefore i like this one too.
shawneeo*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Well, you said it was a "replica" and then you said "what do you have to say for yourself?", and, although Im glad to know that you liked it and werent actually accussing phrebh of plaguerism, you didnt say anything about liking it or not.

Im sorry if I was kinda mean, I just think that when people think something is copied they shouldnt just accuse the person in a public forum, especially since its possible that wherever the basic idea came from, the specific teaser could very well be totally original, even if it uses the same idea, and the teaser you saw in the book may not have been totally unique either, there may be similar teasers in other books that were published before that one. Its just the public accusation that is a buggaboo of mine. Sometimes in the morning I can get a little extreme, heeehee
idiot_man92us
Aug 29, 2006

jcann*us*
Aug 29, 2006

Good teaser! I didn't get it even after I read the hint. I guess I waited till too late in the day and my brain didn't want to think so hard.

Why do so many of you pick on Imurray? I agree that some of his comments have been a bit untactful, but even when he says something good, or at least not offensive, there always have to be comments on his comments. Why not ignore him (or anybody) when you don't like a comment, and why make such a big deal when he says something nice? I would rather just read comments on the teasers.
ava199345Aus*
Aug 29, 2006

i totally guessed(somehow i got it right)
thimblenogginus*
Aug 29, 2006


As soon as I wrote down EXILE I had it. Great teaser.
Icecream-Queen*us*
Aug 29, 2006

HA HA this one has got to be one of my favorite teasers yet!!
(user deleted)
Aug 29, 2006

Ok, you got me. I had to sign up just to comment! That one was wonderful, once I read the answer! I even read the hint and STILL could not get it! LOL, talk about over thinking it! I think I would have gotten it, had there been an example, but then, that would have made it too easy! Great one, I will pass this one along if you don't mind.
MurfQ*ca*
Aug 30, 2006

Superb! I must admit that up until I read the hint, I was playing with numbers that the letters might represent. Once I looked at it with math off my brain though, it hit me like a ton of bricks! Well done!!

shawneeo*us*
Aug 30, 2006

lmurray has made very rude and negative comments every single day for months, maybe even almost a year by now. And, he has a "good twin" who always writes in capitals but isn't as consistently rude as he is. In the past, his comments have been more than just a little rude. So, eventually, he became known as a naysayer, a scrooge, who never had anything good to say, yet said it every single day!

So, if anyone picks on poor little lmurray, believe it, he asked for it, I think he actually wanted it and likes being a "negative celebrity", LOL!

Badger*us*
Aug 30, 2006

DITTO Shawneeo.
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 30, 2006

and i'm sorry for being so random
tdbrsun*
Aug 30, 2006

Good I got one ! It may have been an easy one . One needs these from time to time. I liked it!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Aug 31, 2006

humm....i must be really out of it 2day...i dont seem 2 get it....o well...it was a good one though
vlermaAus*
Aug 31, 2006

You are still the man! But boy this one went right over my head until I read almost all of the comments before it finally sunk in and then I felt like DUH! Good one as usualy. In fact I would say GREAT!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 02, 2006

very nice!
mercenary007*jm*
Sep 04, 2006

nice one... was obvious after the clue though... the clue is necessary unless u are very observant
love_____xoxoAus*
Sep 09, 2006

I loved it voted hard and fun!!!!
4kai2lyn6*us*
Oct 13, 2006

I got it in a matter of seconds! Granted, it was pretty easy, but it's still going in my favorites!!! Very cute! Great job!
yongrenjieAmy*
Nov 24, 2006

after i saw the hint i knew the answer. nice teaser and keep it up!
liser*us*
Mar 01, 2007

E times cellent. this one was really hard! Awesome job.
4demo*
Apr 25, 2007

Clever! I loved it! (I didn't get it though ).
labgeekus*
Feb 04, 2008

I like it
auntiesisAus*
Aug 30, 2009

I more than liked it, I loved it. I didn't get it, but it was so clever and so obvious when I saw the answer. I was trying to work some kind of mathamatical solution, and then when I saw the hint I just gave up. Very good teaser.
pengzoidAus*
Aug 30, 2009

very nice teaser.
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 30, 2009

Wow...good one! I didn't have a clue...even after reading the clue!
hubbamutt777tus*
Aug 30, 2009

AWESOME TEASER!!!!!!!! GREAT IDEA!!! VERY CUTE!!
BarticusAus*
Aug 30, 2009

Excellent teaser. You caught me completely off guard. I couldn't ever remember reading a teaser like that. But three years ago I read every rebus on this site, so I know I read it. The great thing about senility is you get to experience things for the first time all over again.
UptheHillA*
Aug 30, 2009

ShadowsAca*
Aug 30, 2009

I found it very easy and very creative. Great teaser!
katie384Aus*
Aug 30, 2009

I got it without looking at the hint! wow im so proud. It was lots of fun
dalfamnestAnz*
Aug 30, 2009

Excellent teaser - didn't get it the first time so I left it on the desktop. Then this morning it just hit me as obvious! The "AHA-OF-COURSE" feeling is a great early Monday morning tonic.
JQPublic*
Sep 11, 2010

Super cool!
JQPublic*
Sep 26, 2010

I mean, e times cellant!
Akao
Aug 04, 2011

Short, creative and simple.
Babe*
Aug 31, 2012

Thanks to "iteachkids" for the explanation, or I would not have figured it out. .After that it became clear and I liked it. Sometimes these are hard to know what the author is looking for.

jaycr*us*
Aug 31, 2012

Very clever
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 31, 2012

Good one - very clever! I loved it!
Have a great weekend, folks!
Ginnyroxtgb
Aug 31, 2012

Real clever!!😄 totally +ing this to my faves
TheWhizKid
Sep 02, 2012

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! In my favorites



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