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Marky's New Buddy

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.


Puzzle ID:#46557
Fun:*** (2.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.95)
Submitted By:canse912A******!




You may have heard about my Sphynx cat Marky. Marky is incredibly sweet, but he does nothing but sleep! I decided to get him a more energetic companion.

My friend Polly asked me what I was going to name the cat. Now, I am a great puzzle enthusiast, and so I sent her a cryptic clue in an email.

"I feature in what sounds like Australia,
But that is a typical error,
I could be an insult, or an endearment
Or a cat to stay with you forever.
I'm a little squat, it may seem,
But I'll stay loyal forever
And here's one thing you may find strange;
My name and breed are the same, to a letter!"

What is my new cat's name, and a bonus question: What is his breed?

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Mar 17, 2010

More of a riddle, but good teaser.
Mar 18, 2010

i thought it was from austria, 'cause
it sounds like australia
Mar 20, 2010

Im not sure if this belongs in the Trick section
Apart from that it was good
Mar 22, 2010

yeah, when I saw it was in trick I said your cat's name was marky and he's a sphynx...
Mar 27, 2010

what does australia have to do with the wizard of oz?
Apr 11, 2010

scullyx10, check the hint. It explains the connection between Australia and Oz. I didnt get this one. I liked it, but I think it should be in Riddle rather than Trick.
Apr 16, 2010

I agree - this is in the wrong category. Trivia, perhaps, or I could agree with the folks who said "Riddle" - but not "Trick."
Cute - and even informative-though.
Apr 16, 2010

I did put in a correction to make it a 'Riddle' but it hasn't done it yet...
Aug 27, 2010

It's a Riddia teaser--a cross between Riddle and Trivia.
Jul 10, 2011

Munchkin the Munchkin Cat! Sweet! ;P
Nov 04, 2011

i thought it was ozzie the sphinx cat

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