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Puzzle ID:#26116
Fun:*** (2.63)
Difficulty:*** (2.97)
Submitted By:peanutAza******




A child has 4 blocks with a different letter on each side (no letter is repeated on different blocks either). If the list of words below can all be formed using these blocks, figure out which letters belong on which blocks...


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Sep 29, 2005

I just took one look at this teaser and thought "oh no!"
Sep 29, 2005

I m with you shabz....oh vey
Sep 29, 2005

That was fun! It took a while to work through it, and needed some paper, but it was a nice challenge. Of course maybe there was a much easier way to solve it that I just missed.
Sep 29, 2005

Good Teaser, I had fun working it out.
Sep 29, 2005

how fun...
Sep 30, 2005

That'll get you going. nice fun
Oct 06, 2005

Oct 17, 2005

Thanks for the comments, glad it kept some of you busy for a while
Oct 18, 2005

Are you serious?? That can't be the answer. How do you spell WILD then if the L and the D are both on the 4th block???
Oct 18, 2005

Nevermind, I didn't think that they was lower case letters and you could flip the b on the 1st block to be a D as well. CRAP!! I worked for hours and couldn't figure this out. Great teaser!!
Oct 18, 2005

Sorry for the triple post, but I got to thinking, which reverts me back to my first post. Letters being lower case, how do you turn a lower case b into d?? You turn a b upsidedown it becomes a 9. So how do you spell 'wild' with both the L and D on the same block???

You can't, so the answer is wrong.

You can turn a b into a d by turning the block around backwards, if you could see through it.

Write a b on a piece of paper, now turn it into a d. you have to flip the paper over and look through it in the light to see that it's a d. These being solid blocks with a letter on the opposit side, you'd see the other letter.

If you can't explain, then your answer is wrong, or it's impossible and you were not thinking correctly how a b would be flipped over.
Oct 23, 2005

Great teaser, I thought there was only four sides so I got confused!
Oct 27, 2005

Wow XPHANTOMX, you really got into this one with the whole upside down and inside out concept!

The simple explanation is really that the word WILD cannot be formed and was never on the list.. Perhaps you misread WIDE?

Thanks for the effort though
Nov 28, 2005

Oct 16, 2006

i spent one good school afternoon solving this, and its one of the hardest teasers i ever got right!

i made one of those triangular grids and crossed out letter pairs in the same word, spell out words in the blocks, and deny letters to certain blocks of letters i have already determined.

Oct 16, 2006

very VERY good teaser
Feb 04, 2007

One of the finest teasers on braingle. Great job!
May 30, 2007

Loved it! Great teaser!

A triangular grid for solving?? I assign numbers for letters:

I start with one letter that is in many of the words- this time I assigned the number 3 to the E. For each word, I have 4 blank spots next to it for filling in corresponding numbers. For each E, I put a 3. I then choose a word that had an E like CAFE and assign numbers to C, A and F. I filled in every C in every word of the puzzle with a 1, every A with a 4 and every F with a 2, etc. Then I will note in a word that the letter O could be a 1 or 2 and yet in another could only be 2 or 3 and I know that O is a 2. Keep going...

Wonder if that's the way others of you solve these type puzzles?

Thanks for a great teaser, Peanut!
Feb 04, 2012

Here is my method. First make a list of all the unique letters used (AEIOUSKDHXJYGLMRNTFVWCPB), 24 in all. Then make a grid like the following:

Then you need to deduce four letters that are definitely on separate blocks. Since vowels show up quite frequently I started with those, and you can pretty quickly deduce that A, E, and O are on separate blocks since they all appear in words together. Finding the fourth letter was more difficult but I eventually found that N showed up in words with A, E, and O.

Next arbitrarily assign each letter to one of the four blocks in your grid. Then start systematically eliminating letters from the grid. For instance, on the A block, remove HOX because they all appear with A in "hoax" thus they cannot be on the same block. By going down the list and doing this for every word you can see the possible letters on each block (E appears alongside 15 different letters leaving only 8 letters to fill the 5 remaining spots). Following this method every time you deduce another letter for a block you can figure out all the letters.

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