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Word Jumble 6 - The Gemstone Series

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

 

Puzzle ID:#30139
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:** (1.49)
Category:Language
Submitted By:brainsterAin******
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



Unscramble the words below, then take the letters from each word as instructed to form another word that is the answer to this teaser:

MTHEE Take letters 3 & 4
TTLERA Take letters 1 & 2
XETNDE Take letters 1 & 6
AYL Take letter 1

Unscramble the letters you collected... what do you get?




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Comments

Winner4600*
May 20, 2006

FUN! I love these!
brainsterAin*
May 21, 2006

Thanks Winner!
menzAus*
Jan 16, 2007

I like these too, but be careful with letters that could be unscrambled multiple ways. For instance, I unscrambled the second word to be latter, not rattle. Just a thought...
peanutAza*
Jan 16, 2007

Would have been a great teaser but I also unscrambled the 2nd word as 'latter' - this messed up the whole thing 4 me!

Why don't you change that word to another one which cannot be confused?
lmurray*cn*
Jan 16, 2007

AHH, THE GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB,

THE CORRECTOR TELLS THE SUBMITTER HOW GOOD THE TEASER IS, BUT IN FACT, AS DULY POINTED OUT BY THE FIRST THREE COMMENTER'S OF THE DAY, IT IS FLAWED.

Submitted By: brainster*in*****
Corrected By: Winner4600

A LITTLE LESS BACK PATTING AND A LITTLE MORE DILIGENCE PLEASE

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nu_rob_roy*sx**
Jan 16, 2007

Talk about FLAWED. Where are your teasers Imurrary? You have the points to submit, but obviously not the talent nor the ability, just a mouth. A little green with envy no doubt.

A fine teaser. In my Scottish highlands, people wear green as a mark of honor.
coachpisco*
Jan 16, 2007

I don't like cryptograms. Sorry.
katjojoAus*
Jan 16, 2007

Yeah, I got Rattle right away, and I never get these right. I am excited tht I got it on my first try.
shawneeo*us*
Jan 16, 2007

I liked it as a little brain exercise in the AM. I agree though, I also got "latter" first, and really banged my head against the wall before I went back to see if any words could be unscrambled in two ways. Soon as I got "rattle" I knew what the answer was. I always think that maybe the words to be unscrambled should also have the gemstone theme, or some other theme, instead of trying to only use words that have one unscrambled solution.

In any case, I enjoyed it. Thanks Brainster!
bradon182001*us*
Jan 16, 2007

Good teaser. I considered the name of the teaser and counted the number of letters involved and came up with the correct answer just by the process of elimination. Fun even tho "flawed."
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 16, 2007

Good teaser, and I'm angry with myself that once I got "latter" I didn't consider anything else. And, here I am with emerald as my birthstone. I DO like unscrambled puzzles - keep 'em coming! Thanks!
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 16, 2007

PS While I think making a correction is ok, criticizing the puzzle is rude! If you don't care for the puzzle, make one up yourself!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jan 16, 2007

A Fantastic teaser! Hey everyone, if you are a puzzle solver, you will know that working a crossword has many answers that will fit. It is up to the solver to pick the correct route to make it fit.. Otherwise, you aren't puzzle solvers, just people who believe the answers should fall in to place, ALL of the time. Dreamers! (Just shaking my head) BTW! Keep up the terrific work! I enjoy figuring out which answer should fit.
Synlapse*
Jan 16, 2007

It's a sad commentary on our perception of problem-solving when we are unwilling to unravel a simple puzzle and demand an easy answer to stroke our lazy ego.
craniacAus*
Jan 16, 2007

I'm a strict constructionist. The 2nd jumble should yield either rattle or latter but not both. If every jumbled word could be decoded in more than one way, the number of permutations for the final answer would be horrendous. I'm surprised, but I'm with Imurray and others on this.
Blondie116*us**
Jan 16, 2007

loved it! great teaser!
PeculiarDragonAus
Jan 16, 2007

I second that, Pizazz!
zaya*
Jan 16, 2007

Fun, but I guess I find these a bit too easy.
OldChinaHand**
Jan 16, 2007

It seem that the "if it isn't instantly mental gratifying then IT'S flawed...not mes," that haunt this site and the "if you don't agree with me, I'll log in as someone else and agree with myself" types, are out in force today.

What a waste over such fun little teaser. Just takes a little extra thinking at times. Look a little deeper and you see more in each gem. Keep up the good work. And by the way, ancient Egyptians colored the floors of their temples green. Why? I have no idea, just a bit of green trivia to share.
ViaTunisi*
Jan 16, 2007

I'm not usually good at these, but I got this teaser right away. Lots of fun.
hoyty**
Jan 16, 2007

easy peasy lemon squeezy.
jacstop*
Jan 16, 2007

Great Puzzle! Some will get it right away and some won't. Just make sure you complete your real work for the day people!
cloughmeAws*
Jan 16, 2007

I too got "latter," but by figuring out the others the obvious answer is "emerald"

Good job!
katamaster*
Jan 16, 2007

As the second word could be "latter" I was spinning my wheels on bad clues. Next time be sure that your words can only be unscrambled to one word.
brainsterAin*
Jan 16, 2007

Thanks all for the feedback. Lmurray, I don't consider myself to be perfect (I think only God is!). I have no problems if someone finds a grammatical or any other type of error in my teaser and corrects it. I can only appreciate that they took the time and effort to do so. As always, I look forward to seeing your first teaser on the site.
breathesunshineAus**
Jan 16, 2007

I have to laugh at how serious some people get about these things. I thought it was fun. I couldn't get the second word so skipped it, got E,M,E,D,L from the ones I had solved, then just back tracked and figured out the second word. Isn't that what this is all about... using your brain?! Lighten up and enjoy your day!!!
OhEmGeeA*
Jan 16, 2007

this was toatally lame

and boring

i was not satisfied
amb1912
Jan 16, 2007

i guess it was cool i am not going to say it is lame though.
jabdrAus*
Jan 16, 2007

Hey Brainster...I love your 'gem series'. I solved it with 2 words to go...puzzlers are going to be going through gems with every word solved - and sometimes it 'can only be___'.
AbsurdHero*us*
Jan 16, 2007

It was frickin' hard when I got the e-mail, but when I looked on the page and saw it was the Gemstone Series, I was able to get it. Fun.
Lady_LaniApr*
Jan 16, 2007

ah, the emerald! My birthstone...and proud. Great teaser brainy!
wordmama*
Jan 16, 2007

Easy, but fun!

I agree with Pizzazz: What's wrong with stretching your brain just a LITTLE bit to come up with the answer??

btw, thanks for connecting the title and the answer!
vlermaAus*
Jan 17, 2007

I also agree with the people who aren't afraid to scratch their brains a little to arrive at a correct answer. Why does the answer have to be so absolute - what makes a teaser out of that? Great job Brainster, and I have loved the info you have given on your gem series. I am enjoying them. More please.
QrystalAca*
Jan 19, 2007

flawed? FLAWED?! Wow, I've seen people (hi, lmurray!) complain that a teaser was too easy, and I was sure I've seen a suggestion to improve the challenge by having more than one way to solve certain parts (but only one correct way, of course).

I don't see how having multiple possibilities makes the "the number of permutations for the final answer ... horrendous". Especially when it's just one word that's got multiple jumbles. I know every time I've been stuck on a puzzle like this one, if I'm stuck on the final assemblage of letters, I always go back and check whether any of the jumbles that make it up could be interpreted in another way.

Of course, I'm no anagram pro, and sometimes they really get to me. I've been bitten by a WOLF once, not seeing the FOWL it was hiding because it was obscured by the FLOW, and then there was a time that I got attacked by WOLVES when all I thought I saw were VOWELS.

For this puzzle though, it's quite possible that I am only laughing because the LATTER choice for #2 didn't RATTLE me.
QrystalAca*
Jan 19, 2007

Also: after I got the 4 jumbles, and saw the letters, I was very pleased when the EMERALD jumped out at me. I've had fun with the others in the gemstone series, and was happy to see another!! Good puzzle!
bradon182001*us*
May 25, 2009

Excellent, fun teaser. Enjoyed working on it. Thanks for posting.
bear01Aau*
Jul 29, 2010

hmmm.. am i the only silly banana that took the letters away and worked feaverishly with the remaining letters ( As in THE not ME from the first word)... i got the words just ended up in my own world of nothing to do with Emerald.. dopey me..
bear01Aau*
Jul 29, 2010

keep them coming though!! love it.. and now i know what i am doing.. ;0
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 29, 2010

Good puzzle and I got it because I recognized we needed the letter R - so I switched latter to rattle. I didn't get it in 2007 Gee, I was dumb back then!
sunnybonghits*
Jul 29, 2010

I don't understand why they would repost this puzzle with the same error it had in 2007?
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 29, 2010

I thought it was great...rattle or latter. Good job!
auntiesisAus*
Jul 29, 2010

I got this one easily because the Emerald is my birthstone, and after a few words I knew the answer. Latter, rattle didn't throw me, but I can see how it may have slowed some people down. I really enjoyed this one and look forward to many more.
georget99*
Jul 29, 2010

Really, I don't see what all the fuss is about!

I thought it was supposed to be a puzzle, not solve-by-numbers fun in a Humpty-Dumpty magazine.
craniacAus*
Jul 29, 2010

I groused about latter vs. rattle back in 2007. But this time around, I didn't have any trouble and enjoyed the teaser a lot.
Babe*
Jul 29, 2013

Well, that was easy!! After the first word I knew it was going to be emerald so getting rattle mixed up with latter was not a problem for me. I just looked at what the next letters to save were going to be and used that clue to unscrambled them easily.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jul 29, 2013

just the right amount of thinking for a Monday morning
cutebugAus*
Jul 29, 2013

Not a gem, as it was much to easy.
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 29, 2013

I have been hanging around this site for years! And that just proves that
I love it here! Met some very nice people and occasionally get the right
answer! Thanks, folks!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 29, 2013

PS Hi AuntieSis, if you show up after I leave! Hope all is well in your world!
auntiesisAus*
Jul 29, 2013

Life is great. Emerald is my birth stone, so it clicked quickly.



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