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A Common Theme

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

 

Puzzle ID:#35487
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.96)
Category:Language
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



Your task here is to change one letter in each of the following words, in order to find three (3) words with a common theme.

STEER
CRASS
PESTER


Answer

STEER --> STEEL
CRASS --> BRASS
PESTER --> PEWTER

Each new word is an alloy.

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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Awesome!
Phoenixtears*
Mar 01, 2007

Nice.
scallioAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Fun and not as easy as it initially looked! I enjoyed!
vlermaAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Very cleaver. I enjoyed this a lot. More please.
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 01, 2007

This was really cool
I laughed at myself when I read the answer, I couldn't figure it out
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

Thanks for the really great comments. They are appreciated.
LeafFan4life*
Mar 01, 2007

oohhhh i thought the Pester was Lester because if yu think about it lester is quite the pester. Let me tell you a story which make you might want to agree with me:
Lester the pester went to a tester and took a calss for 3 semester!Lester had a dog he named it log dorve in fog and had a boyfriend named Rog! now if you dont agree with me contact my lawyerv so we can have a legal battle to see whether lester is the pester!!!
ATTENTION: if your name is lester no offense to you or your pester ways just the word lester goes better with pester) And i you win the court battle i will bring lester to your house and he will show you how much of a pester he is (i will not bring man named lester to your house because im too lazy.Please ignore this comment because i have no idea what i am talking about)
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

boodlerAgb*
Mar 02, 2007

gator8t8us*
Mar 02, 2007

oh yeah !~~~
LeafFan4life*
Mar 02, 2007

lol great teaser rmemeber to ignore my comments that dont make sense cuz im jk
blondie_sd_32us
Mar 03, 2007

kool
reptile5000Aus*
Mar 21, 2007

hi jazz, sorry, i read my messages after i recovered my account. my friend from school had found my password. i am very sorry at what has happened. now i have bad karma

i saw that you said you gave me bad karma, any way of it going back up please?
lmurray*cn*
Apr 03, 2007

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY "6" (FOR THE 6th GRADE) NO CHALLENGE AT ALL
cloughmeAws*
Apr 03, 2007

Good job!!
katjojoAus*
Apr 03, 2007

That was a hard choice of words. Made the teaser interesting. And NOT to easy. Good Job!
BrainsGalore
Apr 03, 2007

Enjoyed that one! Thanks for the morning "wake-up". Finally one I could solve in record time..... for me...
kitty728Aus*
Apr 03, 2007

2EZ 4 ME.... BUT LIKED IT ANYWAY.......DANKE SCHWARTZ .....LATER GATORS

bradon182001*us*
Apr 03, 2007

I needed the clue, and then it was eacy.
shawneeo*us*
Apr 03, 2007

I thought it was just hard enough. It was, like the person up at the top said, NOT as easy as it seemed at first. I thought I knew what the theme was right away, "things to do with cars", and then I spent a lot of time trying to make "pester" into something related to cars, like "stear", and "crash", but realized it must be something else. Thanks! (I also realize that you had to think of three words that would not all have more than one answer)
puttumupus*
Apr 03, 2007

nice one.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Apr 03, 2007

I solved it, after some checking, some research and some scratch pad comparing, but the answers did work out. Fantastic job, Jazz! Lmurray has no feelings or comparative abilities left in his mind. Apparently, the only things left are downgrading abilities that can be used by any 1st grader.
wordmama*
Apr 03, 2007

The 2 1/2 seconds it took me to solve were enjoyable. (As you can see by my moniker, language is my bag.) I would love more, more, more!
cassiemarkAus*
Apr 03, 2007

Got it right away - very fun
mejoza*us**
Apr 03, 2007

Took me more than 2.5 seconds, but I enjoyed it. I did get it right! I always like a few of those kind thrown in.
ViaTunisi*
Apr 03, 2007

easy, but fun
notsosmart111Aie*
Apr 03, 2007

Surprisingly I got that one!
(user deleted)
Apr 03, 2007

i like steed craps fester
jabdrAus*
Apr 03, 2007

I liked this one, made me work to get the answer. Good one!
AuthenticallyMe*
Apr 03, 2007

I thought it was Grass, Steed, and I looked at the answer to find out what the other on could be...
Well, it was a good riddle, and I had fun doing it.
OhEmGeeA*
Apr 03, 2007

short and simple

message me
breathesunshineAus*
Apr 03, 2007

I got STEED, GRASS, and WESTER stuck in my head and couldn't get anywhere after that! Fun puzzle, Jazz.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Apr 03, 2007

Thanks guys for the great comments. I do appreciate them.

IMURRAY: if you have nothing positive to say, please don't waste you energy denegrating people's teasers on here. It seems this is your role in life (as per your negative karma). If you think you can do a better job, PLEASE publish ONE! You've written none so far.
lorpen*au*
Apr 03, 2007

Excellent teaser jazz
Pablo*
Apr 03, 2007

Imurray's learning of the correct use of punctuation obviously ended in the 6th grade as well!
Good one, and Imurray - "it's nice to be nice".
Try it sometime.
jamy400Aus*
Apr 04, 2007

Didn't like it much.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 04, 2007

All I could think of was fester, and that threw me way off. From there it was all downhill. The old brain just didn't kick in. This was a really good one, after I peeked.
j9mattfieldAus*
Apr 19, 2007

When I read the directions I groaned, but worked on pester first, so got it quickly. Thanks!
QrystalAca*
May 10, 2007

Yayyyy~! I got it! I just kept thinking of words that could be made from the first one, and checking whether other similar words could be made from the next ... and when I thought of STEEL, BRASS came right away, and I was delighted to see that the last one made PEWTER! I enjoyed it, because getting it solved was fun!! (I don't care how young anyone else thinks this puzzle was geared towards!)
Airos**
May 10, 2007

Nice!!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 19, 2010

Good teaser - Thanks
Between LeafFan4Life and lmurray
there are a couple of crazies out there working on these puzzles. BUT, at least LeafFan4Life can laugh at himself.
lmurray, you're very sad!!

Hi, Auntie Sis!!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 19, 2010

I appreciated YOUR comment, too, Jazzmusician. Well said!
TabiA*
Jul 19, 2010

Nice one!
doeheadAus*
Jul 19, 2010

Not much of a challenge.
auntiesisAus*
Jul 19, 2010

Hi, Gayle.
I feel really slow today. I still got hung up on fester and couldn't come up with the right answer. So sad to see a fine mind turning to mush.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 19, 2010

Good one...even though I didn't get it!
WendiflyAus*
Jul 19, 2010

Very good teaser! I loved it. Just right for my puzzle solving ability. Took me a while but I did get it.
squeakQT*
Jul 19, 2010

omg this one was hard i thought the theme was easter but then i checked my spelling and knew that couldn't be it (sad panda) this is a puzzle my metal shop teacher would like, but for me this one was boring and hard (no offence thats just my oppinion, someone else might think differantly)
Babe*
Jul 19, 2013

I guess I am the dumb one in this teaser.I thought when you said change one letter that you meant inside that word. I changed steer to reset. However you wanted one letter gone and a new one put in.
SOOOO I did not get it because your explanation was confusing to me. Sorry!
cutebugAus*
Jul 19, 2013

I thought was easy. I guess it was because the first thing I thought of was steel.



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