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Shuffle #9

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

 

Puzzle ID:#37920
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Category:Language
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



In this teaser, you are to start with the word 'HALF', and then each time, change a letter to make a new word. You need to continue this process until you reach the word 'BACK'.

You must do this in four (4) turns.

Good luck.

HALF
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _

BACK




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Comments

CatatKHOP*
Aug 25, 2007

I got it in 3 turns:

HALF
RALF
RACK
BACK

I just realized Ralf is spelled Ralph though Fun Teaser
CatatKHOP*
Aug 25, 2007

ok nvm i have no idea how i did that
jazzmusician46Aau*
Aug 26, 2007

Excellent
alslammerzus*
Aug 28, 2007

HALF
HALL
BALL
BALK
BACK
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 27, 2007

Someone's on the ball!^ Congrats on TOTD, Jazz!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 27, 2007

Good one, Jazz. I enjoyed playing with this one. More would be nice.
moriarty94Aae*
Sep 27, 2007

CALF
CALK
BALK
BACK

smenarru
Sep 27, 2007

howz bout

HALF
FLAT
TALK
LACK
BACK

my first comment! im so special
coolpainter*
Sep 27, 2007

I got the same answer as moriarty94....was pretty simple.
TheMadKroAus*
Sep 27, 2007

HALF
HALE
BALE
BALK
BACK
crazylady2Aus*
Sep 27, 2007

Cute quiz and lots of fun, kinda easy but that's cool for me, cuz then I can figure them out.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 27, 2007

Thanks for all your great comments!

Well done too on submitting some different alternatives.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 27, 2007

Nice teaser Jazz. I alsways enjoy trying to figure out your teasers. This time I was not successful. There is always next time.
katjojoAus*
Sep 27, 2007

HALF
CALF
CALK
BALK
BACK

I GOT IT...JUST NOT THE SAME WORDS THAT YOU USED.
FUN TEASER!!
doeheadAus*
Sep 27, 2007

Extremely easy.Many words to solve this one.
4princessesus*
Sep 27, 2007

That was fun. I've always liked these kinds of teasers.
craniacAus*
Sep 27, 2007

To everyone who came up with an alternate answer involving a word spelled "calk" -- there is no such word. There is a word spelled "caulk," but not "calk." So those alternative answers fail.
tommysmo*
Sep 27, 2007

Craniac.. look it up. There is a word calk. It has to do with extensions on horseshoes to prevent slipping. YOU, are wrong.
mondayschild59Aus*
Sep 27, 2007

Mercy me, look at all the different answers. You are all so smart. I got nothing. No excuses, just didn't get it. Loved the teaser, and thanks for posting.

Monday~
2ndhandroseca*
Sep 27, 2007

Hi!
Got it the same way you did Jazz
I had a good time seeing what others came up with. Good job all

Thanks Jazz: reading how people
arrived at their answers as much fun as the Teaser
tonjawithaj*us*
Sep 27, 2007

I got the same as alslammerz (great name BTW!).

Gret puzz, jazz!
jaydecoAus*
Sep 27, 2007

liked it!!
zaya*
Sep 27, 2007

Did it right away in 3 turns:
HALF
HALK
HACK
BACK

HALK means a nook or corner.
UptheHillA*
Sep 27, 2007

Need more coffee to solve this.
ScitchrAus*
Sep 27, 2007

Another one ...
HALF
HALL
BALL
BALK
BACK

One problem many solutions.
shaidar9haran*us*
Sep 27, 2007

I did it one less!!!!

Half
Halk
Balk
Back

only use three
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 27, 2007

I'm chuffed you all had a go at actually trying to solve this puzzle, rather than simply moving on to another.
bridgetxalena
Sep 27, 2007

HALF
HALL
BALL
BALK
BALL
princessptAus*
Sep 27, 2007

made me think! i couldnt get it, but fun quiz!
jabdrAus*
Sep 27, 2007

shawnbseAus*
Sep 27, 2007

Half Hall Ball Balk Back
4demo*
Sep 27, 2007

As many have already said, this puzzle has other (and shorter) solutions as well. Not a bad teaser, just didn't take into account other possibilities.
puzzle_kmj
Sep 27, 2007

I used:
HALF
HALT
SALT
SACK
BACK
Trishgal*us*
Sep 27, 2007

Half
Hall
Ball
Balk
Back
scallioAus*
Sep 28, 2007

Fun! Not to hard, and not too easy. Just right...
Jamerican_Gurljm*
Sep 28, 2007

good job!
yea seems like a lot of people got the same alternative i did:

HALF
HALL
BALL
BALK
BACK
hartburnAus*
Sep 29, 2007

HALF
CALF
CALK
CACK
BACK


And yes... Calk and Cack are REAL words

Good teaser! thanks!
vlermaAus*
Sep 29, 2007

Hey Jazz, I'm back and still love your puzzels. More please.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 02, 2007

Welcome back vlerma
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 27, 2010

I did half, hall, ball, balk, back too. Great teaser! Thanks!
xdbtcpAus*
Sep 27, 2010

HALF
HALL
BALL
BALK
BACK
precious1026Aus**
Sep 27, 2010

HALF - In each word, it seems as though one needs to change more than one letter in the original word to create another letter.
phyllisa*us*
Sep 28, 2010

LOL, I had (half) hale, bale, bake, (back).
jaycr*us*
Sep 28, 2013

Babe*
Sep 28, 2013

I got it also, but with different words. half. calf,lace, lack, back Fun!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 28, 2013

WAY TOO MANY POSSIBLE ANSWERS! I solved it multiple times each time with different words.
I am not sure how some of the commenters above got some of the words they did though. You were supposed to keep the letters in the same order and change only one at a time!
dsjtus*
Sep 30, 2013

I too went down the HALL to get this one.



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