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Puzzle ID:#49637
Fun:** (2.1)
Difficulty:* (0.48)
Submitted By:Panther91Aus*****!




Angela made a bet with her friend Alex. The bet was that Angela would win $50 if she could say the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds. If not, Alex would win $50. Angela walked away fifty bucks richer. How did she do it?


Angela said "alphabet the." The bet was that she says the alphabet in reverse. It was never stated that Angela had to say every letter!

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Oct 18, 2012

Quite a clever one!
Oct 18, 2012

Or why not Angela says, "the alphabet in reverse"?
Oct 19, 2012

Very easy but fun It's like when Dave says to Dan "Say goodnight, Dan" so Dan says "Goodnight Dan"
Oct 19, 2012

thats cool... i thought that angela would say the alphabet backwards!!
Oct 19, 2012

I agree with thinksforfun... say "the alphabet in reverse within 5 seconds"
Oct 20, 2012

Or, she could just do what was implied. I just checked, I can say, "zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba" (saying the name of each letter) in a smidge under 4 seconds. It actually flows better backwards than forwards: tee-essarcupeeohenem is easier than emenohpeecue-are-esstee, for instance.
Oct 23, 2012

I agree; "the alphabet in reverse" or "alphabet the". Prefer the first.
Nov 08, 2012

Too easy.
Dec 09, 2012

I too thought that she just actually recited the alphabet backwards. I (along with many other ppl I know who also have East Coast roots) learned the alphabet backwards as children. In fact most of us knew it backwards months before we knew it forward. I can still recite it faster in reverse than I can in the "proper order"
Jan 09, 2013

Nice one, not too easy like one guy said, it's just for the simpler side of braingle.
Feb 09, 2013

Great teaser!! I thought the answer was thaat she said "The alphabet in reverse", but it's still gre
Mar 28, 2013

I agree with ThinksForFun
Jun 20, 2013

The answer could also be "the alphabet in reverse".
Jul 28, 2013

Or, she could even just say "teb-uh-fla uth."
"Fla" being pronounced like "flag" without the -g, and "uth" being pronounced as "other" without the -er.
That would more accurately be "reverse."
Jul 30, 2013

I lol about this one
Apr 15, 2014

She could've said "The alphabet in reverse."
May 12, 2014

Am i he only one who noticed that in the teaser it says: " if not,she will get 50$"????
May 12, 2014


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