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More ways to get Braingle...

...The Forest For The Trees



 

Puzzle ID:#24895
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:** (1.92)
Category:Other
Submitted By:tamjpAus*****
Corrected By:tintiniscool

 

 

 



In each sentence the name of a tree is hidden. The willow is hiding in the first sentence. Can you find the others?


1. I will owe you a favor if you drive me to the airport.
2. I am afraid of going up in elevators.
3. Drinking cocoa keeps me warm on long winter nights.
4. I hope the map leads us to buried treasure.
5. "Eat another bonbon," said our charming hostess.
6. Nepal may be the most interesting place I have ever visited.
7. Remember to fold the map, please.
8. I feel many lumps in this mattress.
9. Word processing is not as useful as pens and paper for creative brainstorming.




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Comments

froggyggAus*
Jul 27, 2005

Very creative and enjoyable!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jul 27, 2005

I guessed the bonsai! YAY!!! great teaser
fezface**
Jul 27, 2005

i love this teaser!! it is like, so awesome!!!! i didn't guess the bonsai though still an awesome teaser!!!
tamjpAus*
Jul 28, 2005

I am glad you liked it. It was inspired by mettalicaman's Hidden Animals. I "wood" love it if someone could help me come up with sentences for spruce and birch. They "stumped" me!
metallicman*us*
Jul 28, 2005

great teaser! It took me almost 10 minutes to find them all. Of course, you got the idea from the best! (ME)
beethovenswigA*
Jul 28, 2005

I got all of them except one. Great teaser tamjp
ErIn_RuLeS*us*
Jul 28, 2005

very cool!! i loved it! it was kinda hard but i got it!!
toxic_happiness*
Jul 28, 2005

i had phun w/ this one! muy bien!
Ozymandias**
Jul 30, 2005

NICE!!
tamjpAus*
Aug 01, 2005

Thanks
dddliteAus*
Aug 12, 2005

Very good. I missed #5 & #6 . I liked it a lot - very fun
jimmyb**
Aug 28, 2005


1 True
2 Rise
8 Egads!
3 Egg nog
7 Hand it to me
9 Origami
6 Utah
4 Site map?
5 Eclair
tnewton*
Aug 28, 2005

This one was one of my favorites because it only took common sense and a few (maybe 3!) minutes to get all the answers. Way to go. However I didn't get bonsai, I guessed herb. Like duh, who ever heard of an herb tree?!
zonahoboAus*
Aug 28, 2005

Fun and not too much of a miss-tree for us!! (mystery forest!-ha ha) Thanks Tamip!
Frogtvjr*
Aug 28, 2005

Very Very Nice!! Got all but 2 Still Loved it
bosox4ever
Aug 28, 2005

Missed apple, believe it or not. I saw MAPLE in that one too. I didn't think that you had used it twice but once I saw that, I was stuck on finding another...
I LOVE these teasers.
Chakoteya*en*
Aug 28, 2005

Bonsai is not a tree - it is a style of growing dwarf trees and shrubs.
mbunap*
Aug 28, 2005

I usually try to limit the time I spend on word teasers to a minute or less, as if I were taking a timed test. But this one was worth the extra couple to solve. I've found you can save time by assuming that the answer starts at the end of one word and ends at the beginning of another. Fun!
rac76
Aug 28, 2005

This was cute but easy!
pawz73*
Aug 28, 2005

Good one. Love these kinds of teasers. Got them all, but worked on #5 the longest. Got "ming", "ghost" (is there a ghost tree?) & then finally came up with "bonzai". Don't care if bonzai is not considered a tree--just thought that a bonzai tree was one that had been bonzai'd, so in that respect, "bonzai" could be a tree.
gotabody**
Aug 28, 2005

I kno tree-ees Very nice. Twas fun searchin. I got dem EZ.
jesus_1
Aug 28, 2005

this one was cool i got all of them
riddlelover**
Aug 28, 2005

Cute! I was too impatient to figure it out...Good job!
awesomestone*
Aug 28, 2005

i got all but one
(user deleted)
Aug 28, 2005

That was very nice, I didn't get any!
jcann*us*
Aug 28, 2005

This is one of my favorite kinds of brain-teasers. I got them all and I loved it! I've been working on "spruce" and "birch", but I agree, those are difficult.
crazyhobo**
Aug 28, 2005

Even though i'm not very good at them, i love teasers like this! people need to make more of these!
Arlene*
Aug 28, 2005

Pretty good only got one though
arielaungst
Aug 28, 2005

this is actully one that I understood only got 3 though
renny*
Aug 28, 2005

that was fun, took a while but I didn't give up till I found them all!!!
tdc_tmc
Aug 28, 2005

I liked it! It was pretty good!
tamjpAus*
Aug 29, 2005

Thanks for the effort jcann!

I am glad you all enjoyed it!
hippieheart*
Sep 01, 2005

I like these kind of puzzles and enjoyed solving it, but - as several others have noted - bonsai is not the name of a tree but a style of growing trees. Still I really liked solving it
hit_the_sand
Sep 02, 2005

Very well thought up...I really enjoyed it!I ov the teasers like this!...Keep em comin FAST!
lauren044--**
Sep 02, 2005

loved it! hard for me though... only guessed the oak, maple, palm and apple...
tamjpAus*
Sep 08, 2005


(click for a larger image)
bonsai
juniper tree bon·sai (bn-s, bns, -z) KEY

NOUN:
pl. bonsai

1. The art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays.
2. A tree or shrub grown by this method.

ETYMOLOGY:
Japanese, potted plant : bon, basin (from Middle Chinese bn) + sai, to plant (from Middle Chinese tsj, tsaj)
Hope this helps
metallicman*us*
Dec 09, 2005

I was just going through old friends' teasers, and I came across this one. Great job, I remember when you told my mine inspired it. Come back, you've been gone for to long!
tamjpAus*
Jan 06, 2006

I am touched that you missed me! Real life got in the way of my Braingle addiction. Sorry for the disappearing act.

Glad this one is still giving you all some fun!
Rach_*
Aug 28, 2006

Lots of fun, I love these
saucie*us*
Aug 28, 2006

that was great even though i missed number 5, oh well cant get them all all the time LOL
temishoau*
Aug 28, 2006

AWESOME!!
learningchineseus*
Aug 28, 2006

As others have said, Bonsai is not a tree.

Do better better next time, this was easy, try selecting a non familiar topic, or atleast some obscure "trees" to challenge us.
starnz*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Great fun! Love these kind of teasers!
marschie*il*
Aug 28, 2006

Fun teaser ...I got MAPLE twice, even though it is not there even once. I saw MAPPLE as MAPLE.
Badger*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Very fun. Great job! Thanks!
Badger*us*
Aug 28, 2006

PS: Curious as to why "cocoa" wasn't the answer for number 3. As far as I know it's also a tree. Thanks again for a fun one!
bradon182001*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Like someone else in a prvious comment, I was too impatient to try and figure them out. It was more fun to read the answer then go back and find it in the sentence.
IMCUL4E*us*
Aug 28, 2006

i never would've thought of bonsai. i was looking for things along the line of cherry,...ash,...etc. but i did get maple, palm, pine, and, of course, willow.
jabdrAus*
Aug 28, 2006

This was a great one. I didn't get bonzai, but had fun trying, then ran out of a.m. time.
OldChinaHand**
Aug 28, 2006

Imurrary-learningchinese, I think you need to 'do better'. As others have said, Bonsai is not a tree. Well here's what the big guns say about Bonsai trees.
"...the term bonsai also refers to the plants dwarfed by this method." Encyclopedia information about bonsai. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Copyright © 2003, Columbia University Press.

Bonsai (Japanese: "tray planting") Living dwarf tree or trees; also, the art of training and growing them in containers. Britannica information about bonsai
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Copyright © 1994-2006

Your tree name choices obviously made it a challenging and interesting teaser for real players. Well done.
Amber08071*ca*
Aug 28, 2006

Metallicman.......get over yourself I have seen your many comments and I think you're a very ignorant person....people work hard on these teasers, so stop cutting others down.....JERK!!!!
MurfQ*ca*
Aug 28, 2006

Betel nut and gambir chewing, while popular with some locals, is best avoided by tourists in Malaysia.

You're on your own for spruce!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 28, 2006

Totally Awesome teaser. It takes some common sense and patience to look for/and find ALL of them. Easy enough for a tease, yet difficult to decide upon an answer Keep up the great work.
Amber08071*ca*
Aug 28, 2006

Great teaser...I had trouble with #5 but I got it before I checked the answer....keep them coming......
lmurray*cn*
Aug 28, 2006

I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE (I THINK) I DON'T LIKE THESE, THEY ARE TOO EASY, NO CHALLENGE AT ALL.

BONSAI IS NOT A TREE, IT IS A METHOD OF GROWING/DWARFING THEM.

nu_rob_roy*sx*
Aug 28, 2006

lmurray, you're all mouth, erroneous and rude as usual. Here a challenge, get a life somewhere...else. BONSAI IS both A TREE and a METHOD. Score: Teaser 1 Teasee 0. Fun and educational teaser, cleverly done.
Badger*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Hopefully this won't take anything away from tamip's great teaser.

I'll preface this with the comment that "I've been a gentleman up to this point". I figured lmurray would be in "stealth mode" today as "Learning Chinese"... That's just creepy! What I can't figure out (Murray) is why do you persist? Clearly there's a better site out there that best matches your keen intellect (LOL) and sarcastic wit. You clearly "get off" on the attention you receive here (again, that's just creepy). My vote, felllow Brainglers, is that we not give this idiot the time of day. And my hope is that he'll either go away, or that the powers that be will censure him (again), as well as any pseudonyms he likes to hide behind... Sorry for the diatribe, this guy's just weird.
Badger*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Holy Betel nuts MurfQ! If no one else will give you credit for that one, I will! Still nothin' for Spruce?
Trishgal*us*
Aug 28, 2006

I reall liked it you had to think, I finally got all besides bonsai That one really was one of the easier ones , i guess our minds just weren't on that wavelength. thx for the greateffort that must have took
ItsJustWildman*us*
Aug 28, 2006

Very good teaser! And who cares if bonsai is technically a tree or a method of growing a tree, it's still assoicated with TREE! Good Job!
mllee1974
Aug 28, 2006

Badger...I AGREE COMPLETELY!! Obviously this moron (immury) is feeding of the fact that he upsets so many of the people here...everyone boycott him...that should solve the problem! BTW...he is probably some 12 year old kid sitting at home with an encyclopedia and a dictionary in his lap trying to make people feel stupid...go out and play little one...wait, you probably dont have any friends!
unConfuseMegb*
Aug 28, 2006

IMURRAY:

GET A LIFE DUDE!!! THIS IS JUST

SUPPOSED TO BE FOR FUN, WHY

DON"T YOU GO TO MENSA, YOU

ARE OBVIOUSLY MORE SUPERIOR

THAN MERE BRAINGLE!!
unConfuseMegb*
Aug 28, 2006

IMURRAY:

GET A LIFE DUDE!!! THIS IS JUST

SUPPOSED TO BE FOR FUN, WHY

DON"T YOU GO TO MENSA, YOU

ARE OBVIOUSLY MORE SUPERIOR

THAN MERE BRAINGLE!!
Wingsfan**
Aug 28, 2006

I loved this teaser. Very fun. I agree with Badger. I don't get why some of you get so upset about rude comments that are always posted by the same people. It's obvious what's going on there! Also, WTG Murfq! That was awesome!
agentsmith64691
Aug 28, 2006

I got um' all ecept the last one! Diddn't know aspen was a kind of tree but good one
heyman*
Aug 28, 2006

There's not enough time in life to be negative!

This was fun!
salepriceAca*
Aug 28, 2006

Yay! This old fart got `em all...
makes me feel almost intelligent LOL. Thx for the fun
tdbrsun*
Aug 28, 2006

This was fun. not too easy not too hard Just right.
Musikman212*ca*
Aug 28, 2006

Although I hate to agree with lmurray, the fact is that a bonsai tree would never be found in a forest. Any breed of tree can be grown as a Bonsai tree according to my Japanese friend. I still liked the teaser though. The title was just a wee bit misleading, but who cares. If lmurray didn't like it that's good enough for me to make it one of my favorites.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Aug 28, 2006

Despite all the negative comments, i find this teaser is quite interesting, though fairly easy. Nice work. Keep it up and give us more if you can!
utnative*
Aug 28, 2006

i got it, i got it i got it!!!!
and with out peeking. wasn't sure of bonsai, but it was right. this is a gerat teaser, and i enjoyed doing it wonderful great interesting teaser
QrystalAca**
Aug 30, 2006

That was a good feel-good teaser, kinda on the easy side in my opinion but I guess after reading the comments it's not the case for everyone. Like mbunap, I realized that all the trees start at the end of one word and end at the beginning of the next, and that really did help. If you did want to do something similar but tougher, you could have the trees hiding backwards....!!!

But for spruce, why not just go ubereasy and say something like:
"I bought myself a bouquet of flowers to spruce up my life."

Kudos to MurfQ for coming up with a sentence for birch!!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Aug 31, 2006

not bad... i liked it .....5/9 isnt too bad righ???? lol
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 02, 2006

very nice!
tamjpAus*
Sep 05, 2006

Wow! Teaser of the day after all this time. I am touched I am glad you all enjoyed it. (Well most of you) I enjoyed making it many moons ago Oh by the way if you read last years comments you would have already seen this but it deserves a good copy and paste!

bonsai
juniper tree bon·sai (bn-s, bns, -z) KEY

NOUN:
pl. bonsai

1. The art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays.
2. A tree or shrub grown by this method.

ETYMOLOGY:
Japanese, potted plant : bon, basin (from Middle Chinese bn) + sai, to plant (from Middle Chinese tsj, tsaj)
Hope this helps
tamjpAus*
Sep 05, 2006

Awesome sentence MufQ and great idea qrystl
doeheadAus*
Aug 29, 2009

AS I strooled thru the forest,I found all the trees.Shady and cool.
auntiesisAus*
Aug 29, 2009

Cool, and not as easy as I expected. I must admit that I didn't get all of them.
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 29, 2009

Fun! Didn't get the bonsai one, though. Thanks!
craniacAus*
Aug 29, 2009

Didn't get bonsai, but got ming, though I knew that wasn't the right answer. My mother had a ming tree when I was just a wee child -- it's sort of an artificial bonsai tree. The most extraordinary bonsai I ever saw was a young bonsai redwood once at the San Francisco Flower Show.
ShadowsAca*
Aug 29, 2009

Got all of them. Cool teaser! I love it!
shannmoAus*
Aug 29, 2009

By moving the chairs, Pru centered herself in the room!
avonmaAus*
Aug 30, 2009

That was fun.
I got 'em all!
Give us more, please
Babe*
Aug 30, 2012

I loved this teaser! Of course I love all the ones that I can solve!
cutebugAus*
Aug 30, 2012

A lot of fun walking thru the trees. I also found some animals. And a big to GW
Maggiethe8th*us*
Aug 30, 2012

...and way to go Shannmo! I missed two of them (got bonzai!)-my eyes were growing weary! Fun-thank you!



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