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Easy DROpalMS - For The Youngsters

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

 

Puzzle ID:#27148
Fun:**** (3.21)
Difficulty:** (2.1)
Category:Language
Submitted By:smarty_blondy*ro****

 

 

 



A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same, if it's turned back-to-front. The names Bob, Eve, and Otto are all palindromes. So is the name of the pop group Abba. Try to identify palindromic words from the following clues. Good luck!

Example: Part of the body
Answer: Eye

1. Midday
2. A young dog
3. Flat
4. Word for addressing a lady
5. An Eskimo canoe
6. A system for detecting aircraft, ships, etc.
7. An action
8. Pieces of music for one person
9. Grass that grows on the seashore
10. In music, half a semibreve
11. Doctrine
12. Restorer




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Comments

metallicman*us*
Nov 25, 2005

Nice teaser, I thought it was a nice change from usual teasers. Good job, keep'em comin!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 25, 2005

Thank you tinman, i am very glad you enjoyed it.

As an aside, it is my duty to post that i am not the author of this brain teaser.
This teaser is on site due to a special request, made by a 9yo named Sue. She is a very sweet and bright child, and a victim of AIDS. I met her a few weeks ago and, to try and bring a smile on her face, introduced her to Braingle.

It was fun to work out some of the easy teasers around, which she enjoyed very much. She surprized us all, when she came up with her own palindromes, and her own examples as well. A very bright child indeed!

This is a homage to my young friend, and yet another way to remember this sweet child always. Sue died on the 18th of November, 2005. God bless her heart, we will never forget her.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 25, 2005

Now, also at http://www.askoxford.com/ wordgames/wordchallenge/?view=uk. (link splitted in two) They were happy to have it, hope you enjoy it.
gevorgkhc**
Nov 27, 2005

it wasn't too hard but it was a great teaser!! keep it up!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 27, 2005

Thank you for stopping by, glad you liked it.
beaver*us
Nov 27, 2005

#4 can be mam great teaser
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 27, 2005

Beaver, you are correct. Thank you for dropping by.
rkaalandAus*
Nov 27, 2005

Wow,and Thank you for taking a few moments of your life to brighten a childs day!! Good for you!! and I am very sorry for your loss- let her teaser bring joy to many!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 28, 2005

rkaaland, your comment is appreciated. I did nothing more than what i had to, so no credit goes to me. Thank you for your thoughts!
brainsterAin*
Dec 01, 2005

It was very thoughtful of you to do this smarty, and yes, she was indeed very smart! It's simple, yet real fun to solve.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Dec 02, 2005

Brainster thank you for your comment. But, i don't get any credit for this whatsoever. Glad you liked it.
bluehawk*us*
Jan 04, 2006

I enjoyed this one. it seems shes touched all of us. GOD BLESS YOU and the beauty that surrounds us all.
schatzy228*us*
Jan 04, 2006

#s 9 & 10 got me
Excellent teaser!!
salepriceAca*
Jan 04, 2006

Nice teaser, I too had #4 as Ma`am however, I only got 7 out of 12 but it is only5.30 a.m. LOL
timon_dmlybotsAph*
Jan 04, 2006

good teaser!!
mogur*
Jan 04, 2006

Great teaser, Smarty, and your story is very moving. Thanks for sharing with us the memory of your friend.
thimblenogginus*
Jan 04, 2006


Well, God bless Sue.
coachpisco*
Jan 04, 2006

I LOVE Palindromes! Lots of fun. Thanks.
anetan2005
Jan 04, 2006

not too difficult but interesting teaser!!!!
shawneeo*us**
Jan 04, 2006

I didn't think it was so easy at all! I'd never heard of that grass, and I was stumped by tenet and minim (which, although technically a musical term, something you almost never hear of, even if you're a musician). But that's good! I prefer it not to be too easy.

I noticed that one person above spelled ma'am right and one spelled it wrong. Ma'am is right, the ' stands for the dropped d. I too have always been fascinated by palindromes! Thanks, to the author and to smarty for the great teaser!
overnormal
Jan 04, 2006

lOOK HOW MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY YOUR FRIEND! TALK ABOUT HAVING A PURPOSE! AND YOU! THANKS!
lilwigles**
Jan 04, 2006

How about:
Indianpolis 500 vehicle?
iteachkidsAus*
Jan 04, 2006

FAB teaser, SmartBlondy. I love messing with words ... but thanks eversomuch for sharing the story behind your sharing! I think some of us needed a warning that we may need a tissue! Blessings to you!
iteachkidsAus*
Jan 04, 2006

Lilwigles - RACECAR! That's a good one!!!
ishouldntbehere*
Jan 04, 2006

you know wut, i actually enjoted this one. but has anyone ever heard of "marram" ?!?! i sure havent!
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 04, 2006

I really enjoyed this one! And your sweet friend was very smart indeed!! Sorry for your loss.
choptlivvaAus*
Jan 04, 2006

Thank you for sharing this story, Smarty Blondy. Its sad that this child's life was tragically cut short, but I'm glad that she was able to find things to enjoy even in her final days. And yes, you DID do something very special!
I thought this was an excellent teaser. Some answers were easy, and some were hard for me. A good mix.
Again, I thank you for allowing us to participate in this special tribute.
jessjspieks*us*
Jan 04, 2006

What a great teaser for such a special little angel. Great Job Sue.
kimberlykayAus**
Jan 04, 2006

I liked it a lot Smarty. I know I can always count on you for a good teaser! Thanks a million for submitting this one!!
mistressgia*
Jan 04, 2006

Fun! Fun! Fun!
vlermaAus*
Jan 04, 2006

What a wonerful tribute to your young friend. The Lord said, Let the little children come unto me. She, by His grace, bestowed a blessing on you. By sharing you have made us all better people. Great treaser. Thank you and your smart young friend.
chrissieteen
Jan 04, 2006

great teaser!! i do have 1 piece of advice though. its not really advice, but oh well. you could add racecar to the list. the only thing i dont know is a clue for it. bye!! btw, GREAT TEASER!!!!!!!!!!!!
xolilangel827oxAit*
Jan 04, 2006

great teaser! it was fun although i missed a couple of them! for number for i also thought of ma'am but otherwise nice job!

and god bless your friend sue!
xolilangel827oxAit*
Jan 04, 2006

oops i meant to say number four! sorry
ragethe3rd**
Jan 04, 2006

Hehe, very cool.
writersblockk09*
Jan 04, 2006

number could also be "ma'am". Right? Good (easy) teaser, though.
writersblockk09*
Jan 04, 2006

whoops, that would be NUMBER 4.
writersblockk09*
Jan 04, 2006

madam Im adam is also a whatchamacallit.... forwards and backwards, it reads the same.
jabdrAus*
Jan 04, 2006

This was different and fun...also very touching...Sue sounds very special, thanks for sharing her with all of us.
steveingreenwoo
Jan 04, 2006

Good teaser. However, flat does not always mean level.
lorelle_b*us*
Jan 04, 2006

Great job...i didn't think they were THAT easy, but oh well...i guess you could consider me a youngster? like others i got "ma'am" for #4 but anyways great teaser adding to faves ;)
superben**
Jan 04, 2006

I got 5 right. Nice!!
natassiacz*
Jan 04, 2006

yeah well the teaser was different from the others

yeah well i think that this is really cool so that yeah well nice
Lucasgal**
Jan 04, 2006

WOW! You just CAN't beat this one! This started very easy then when yougo down the list it gets very HARD! this one goes in my favorites. This one goes from your brain to your heart & soul!
mrticklesAus*
Jan 04, 2006

Palindromes rule
lilwigles**
Jan 04, 2006

I like palindromes too. I 'collect' them. Here are a few:

Most people know "Dennis sinned." is a palindrome.

Did you know that "Dennis and Edna sinned" is also one?

Niagara, O roar again!
Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!

Napoleon supposedly said,
"Able was I ere I saw Elba."
lilwigles**
Jan 04, 2006

NO X IN NIXON

This palindrome is fun because you can turn it upside down and it says the same thing.
c_rae*us*
Jan 04, 2006

Thank you Sue for the wonderful teaser and thank you Smarty Blondy for being her portal! I feel very blessed!
WJSMama**
Jan 04, 2006

That was a great teaser. How amazing that it was made by a nine year old. Thank you for sharing the teaser and her story. i am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a special girl.
lindquist_25Aus*
Jan 04, 2006

SO CUTE!!! I'm a palindrome, my name is Anna! I liked it a lot! It's going on my favorites list!
beaver*us
Jan 04, 2006

I did this one before but didn't remember it so I did it again and I still liked!!!!!!!!!!
strawberrygirl*
Jan 04, 2006

It was fun. I got 8 out of 10. Nos. 7,9,11 and 12 I couldn't figure out. When I was younger I usually write down all the words that are paldroims but I never knew that was the name for them. I didn't realize reviver was one.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jan 05, 2006

There have been so many wonderful and touching comments in one day that I am not sure where to begin -- I am extremely excited of the possitive response you have all shown, a mere "Thank You!" will never do.

Your blessings are most appreciated as they make all the difference in the world. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts!

(((also http://www.askoxford.com/ wordgames/wordchallenge/?view=uk. (link splitted in two) Thank you!)))
wizkid**
Jan 05, 2006

great teaser. not too hard. I really like it.
horse_luverAca*
Jan 05, 2006

Great teaser, but even better when you hear the story behind it. Thanks for sharing it with us, smarty!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jan 06, 2006

Thank you both for your comments and kind thoughts.
Sherlock129*
Jan 08, 2006

I got it. Great Teaser
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Jan 13, 2006

Best of Wishes to the girl's family. i hate to hear about deaths of young one that havent got the most out of life.... good teaser
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jan 14, 2006

A good friend of mine told me once that even the worst things happen for a reason. We tend to think of it that way, that God had something instaured and that, wherever she is, she is happy. Thank you both for your comments - they are appreciated.
anchorman21*
Jan 16, 2006

That was fun. I got eight of them! That was a great thing that you did. Your story was touching.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jan 22, 2006

Thank you.
Sir_CombusTable*us*
May 12, 2006

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

Rise to vote, sir.

Was it a cat I saw?

And here is a "word pallindrome":

DO YOU KNOW I WANT YOU, THINK YOU WANT? (I KNOW YOU DO)

It is love?

You only know I want to like--it is what you want.

Too long I waited,
You that never knew I wanted you...

What did I do to you--for nothing!
Is there reason in acting this way?

Think--weigh this acting in reason.

There is nothing for you to do--I did what you wanted.

I knew never that you waited.

I long to want you. What is it like to want? (I know only you.)
Love--is it?

DO YOU KNOW I WANT YOU, THINK YOU WANT? (I KNOW YOU DO)
marching_xc**
May 28, 2006

Disregarding punctuation,
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog!

And Smartieblondie, the title was a cute way to incorporate a clever rebus! Great presentation of a great teaser.
ejhops*ca*
Jan 04, 2007

Very Nice! Not too tricky, but gorgeous story, and fun teaser
lmurray*cn*
Jan 04, 2007

GOOD ONE
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 04, 2007

I agree with so many other comments, Smarty - the teaser was a good one, and the story was wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
coachpisco*
Jan 04, 2007

I love palindromes! Thanks.
katjojoAus*
Jan 04, 2007

Nice one!! Such a lovely way to honor a young life brought to such a tragic end. God bless you, Smarty for doing this.
bradon182001*us*
Jan 04, 2007

Very touching story. Good teaser, I got most of them, but must admid I didn't get them all.
utnative*
Jan 04, 2007

A GREAT TEASER, AND A GREAT TRIBUTE TO A VERY BRAVE CHILD OF GOD. TO THINK THAT THOUGH SHE WAS PASSING SHE BRIGHTENED THE DAY FOR ALL OF US. GOD BLESS
StarberryAca*
Jan 04, 2007

Great Teaser, Well Done
StarberryAca*
Jan 04, 2007

Great Teaser, Well Done
scallioAus*
Jan 04, 2007

Awesome story, Smarty. Enjoyed the teaser too.
breathesunshineAus*
Jan 04, 2007

I agree that it started out easy and got harder as it went. I'd never heard of the second musical term or the beach grass. It's always a good teaser when it can teach as well as provide fun!
cloughmeAws*
Jan 04, 2007

Great teaser and a great story!

Thanks to both of you!
auntiesisAus*
Jan 04, 2007

I love these, and it brought a smile to my face. The when I read the story behind this teaser, it brought a tear to my eye. Thank you Smarty, a lovely tribute to start our new year.






I'm so sorry for your loss. Keep up the good work , you will be rewarded.
Badger*us*
Jan 04, 2007

Some easy ones, some tricky ones! I missed marram grass. Gotta get to the beach more! Thanks for submitting this one.

PS: A good teaser lives forever.
notsosmart111Aie*
Jan 04, 2007

Thanks for the great teaser but don't forget the most important palindrome name Hannah, my name!
saradoveus*
Jan 04, 2007

I love palindromes. I think that they are a lot of fun. When I don't get them I like to see what the answer is but they are usually simple so I get annoyed with myself if they were easy.

Thank you for this teaser, I really liked it.
I_Write_Books*
Jan 04, 2007

Great teaser...especially for being one created by someone so young.

Thank you for sharing!
amb1912
Jan 04, 2007

i loved this teaser it was cool
BrenBeadSP**
Jan 04, 2007

When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
PS enjoyed the teaser, thanks
dmom21399
Jan 04, 2007

This was the first time I've done one of these palindromes. I loved it. I only missed 3
wordmama*
Jan 04, 2007

Sorry for your loss.

I didn't think it was for youngsters at all, simply a mix of easy, medium, and almost impossible (9 & 10!) I enjoyed learning a new word; I grew up on a beach, and it had sand, not grass, so thanks for the info!

Speaking of info, could you please explain the title for me; I didn't get it.
wordmama*
Jan 05, 2007

I just examined the title again and now I got it; I didn't see it right away b/c there's no 'e' between the 'm' and the 's'. So thanks; I don't need anyone to bother with a response.
Trishgal*us*
Jan 05, 2007

Thank you smarty blondyfor honoring Sue bytelling us her story and sharing her teaser with us. I really learned a few things . too. I love music and am in the choirr at church , but i have never heard of the minim or the grass.
QrystalAca*
Jan 06, 2007

Three cheers for Sue! Awesome teaser!! Great fun too. I love palindromes, and here's one that makes me giggle:

Rats live on no evil star.

Anyways, I got a bunch of the palindromes, and missed some of the same ones that others did. I'm kicking myself about missing 'level', and I also missed #7, #9, #10, #11, #12.
Cat-Lady*us*
Jan 07, 2007

I started out great, then it became more challenging, and finally impossible Great teaser and such a touching story. Beaten by an amazing 9 yr old mind
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jan 13, 2007

enjoyed these
smarty_blondy*ro*
Mar 13, 2007

Thank you all so much for your comments! They are deeply appreciated!
oddreyus*
Jun 02, 2007

7 9 10 11 and 12 got me. dernit.


I loved it still!!!
mercedes13Aus*
Dec 31, 2007

it's touching that you would submit a teaser on behalf of your friend.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jan 04, 2010

Didn't get a few...but I loved it anyway!
UptheHillA*
Jan 04, 2010

NICE1!!!
Marisa_me*
Jan 04, 2010

'Rats live on no evil stars' is also a palindrome
Marisa_me*
Jan 04, 2010

actually i meant its 'rats live on no evil star' haha my bad
Mathgeek007tca*
Apr 28, 2011

O hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog!

Palindrome!

Also, for those who don't get the title, PAL in DROMES- DROpalMES
Babe*
Jan 04, 2013

good one!
lukasiwicz*
Jan 04, 2013

Actually, Mathgeek007, that should be "Go hang a salami, I'm a salami hog." You left off the initial "G."
katamaster*
Jan 04, 2013

9 and 10 were pretty hard to guess.



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