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Two Part Challenge

Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.

 

Puzzle ID:#6660
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:*** (3.08)
Category:Series
Submitted By:Gizzer*
Corrected By:phrebh

 

 

 



I had a lot of fun putting together the following list of words. Can you figure out the rule I used to develop the list? Once you do, have fun creating your own list!

mount, right, left, roll, mote, lick,
lass, over, rate, aunt, rill, arch,
oral, ever, pine, rice, tip, each,
team, rash, sage, ouch, edge, ray,
earn, any





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Comments

dizzydesien
Aug 23, 2002

This is really good, had me stumped. One of the best.
dsquared*nz*
Aug 23, 2002

Great teaser, had to have a good hard look at it and got it eventually.
agent322
Aug 23, 2002

I had to use the hint, but I got it. Good job!
bmotts*
Aug 23, 2002

Yup, really good, that's bright
xiaobaby
Sep 21, 2002

excuse me... q-tip? shld that b excused becus there are very little words beginning with Q?
kkats4*
Sep 21, 2002

You shouldnt have used the -. If you really wanted a q word you should have made it Qtip.
klopper
Sep 21, 2002

Good one!
cristos
Sep 21, 2002

this is one of those teasers where the hint was really helpful...i didn't really like the teaser, but it was creative and easy...thumbs up
CCat20*us*
Oct 03, 2002

One of the few good ones I've seen. In other words, excellent
gingimo711
Oct 25, 2002

very cute!!
flipperAus
Oct 30, 2002

What is a Qtip?
stm8r1us*
Nov 05, 2002

Very tough. I needed the hint and even then took awhile to get it. Anyone come up with another choice for Q?
ElectronJohn*us*
Dec 11, 2002

Great teaser! By the way Flipper, a Q-tip is a brand name for cotton swabs, the things we use to clean our ears. I think Q-tip may be the only Q word that words since all the english words I can find that start with Q have vowels for the 2nd and 3rd letters and non of the words that start with U have a vowel as the 2nd letter. Maybe someone has a better dictionary than I do and can find one that I missed.
TODD1999
Jan 15, 2003

NOT BAD..IT WAS THE FIRST ONE I HAD A CHANCE TO READ..NICE JOB
doggyxpus*
Jan 26, 2003

Great teaser! I didn't get it, but once I read the answer I banged my head against the wall bcuz it should have been obvious! I have to go ice my brain. Thanks a lot. LOL.
melly*
Feb 03, 2003

I am so confused...good job!
Codammanus
Feb 11, 2003

Good one. But wouldn't any Q word have worked here? Am I missing something?
stm8r1us*
Mar 21, 2003

Codammanus, any Q word wouldn't work because the remaining letters once the Q is removed has to be a word also. That was the trick of this teaser.
jimbo*au*
Oct 17, 2003

Don't know about about cotton swabs but on the end of a billiard cue is a cue-tip. Good puzzle - what else can you do with a Q?(lol)
Drakar
Jun 17, 2004

I finally got a teaser in the top 100 hardest right! W00t!

Anyway, the teaser was great. I loved it.
accordionman*us*
Sep 28, 2004

A word that works for q is Qat. I have no clue what it means, but it is a real word
sageb**
Feb 26, 2005

this is boreing
TherulerofthemAca*
May 01, 2005

Genuis!
deadeye823**
May 05, 2005

very hard, but pure genius!
marching_xc**
Jul 06, 2005

I think qat is a type of bush or plant. Anyways, the teaser was very clever, except that there is another similar one (called moral friend), which made this one easier to guess. I'm impressed that you came up with words for every letter.
drussel3*us*
Aug 23, 2005

Very clever, loved it.
Question_MarkAsx*
Sep 04, 2005

26th COMMENT! Good teaser.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 26, 2005

Briliant concept. I love a good chalenge but, it sure took me a while. Somehow i thought of counting the words, before i read the hint where you underlined the fact that order matters. I was thriled when I managed to finaly solve it, as i really had fun trying my hand at this one. Keep them coming!
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 09, 2006

Very original and I got it right, but then doubted myself when I saw two letters added to rate. That threw me off and made me think I was wrong when I was right. Rather good though and I like the suggestion to create your own, a double gift in a way. Thanks!
Mad-AdeAhu*
Oct 19, 2006

and from which language does the word QTIP derive? certainly not english, that is for sure!
silver83p*us*
Jun 13, 2007

aid -> qaid
(user deleted)
Jun 13, 2007

Good one, enjoyed it very much. Had to try many different things before I figured it out.
Thanx
coolpainter*
Jun 13, 2007

Obviously easy...but good.
cloughmeAws*
Jun 13, 2007

I didn't think it was obviously easy at all! Excellent!!
coolguy5678Aza*
Jun 13, 2007

Also a Q word: Qi (It's in the two letter Scrabble dictionary that comes with the game.). Obviously, the original word is I.
anion*
Jun 13, 2007

Great teaser. Not super easy at all. I really struggled and in the end had to look to figure out the answer.
MurfQ*ca*
Jun 13, 2007

Excellent teaser. Totally stumped me, but when I saw the answer I was ready to kick myself for not getting it. That's an excellent brain teaser by my way of thinking.

By the way, though I don't have a problem with Q-tip, I would have used at=Qat for the Q word. It's a variation of Kat or Khat, which is a plant that is chewed like tobacco or steeped as a tea in the middle east for it's stimulating properties. I only know this because I found it as a great way to get rid of a lingering Q in scrabble
bradon182001*us*
Jun 13, 2007

I really liked this teaser. I didn't get it, but was intrigued enough to keep trying to figure it out. Had a good brain workout before I finally gave in and looked at the answer.
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 13, 2007

Excellent teaser! Well done clever I'll try one on my own later - when I have LOTS of time! Thanks for a good one!
doeheadAus*
Jun 13, 2007

Decent,But the hint made it easy
lmurray*cn*
Jun 13, 2007

BU TAI NAN!

NOT TOO DIFFICULT!

THE CATEGORY WAS A GIVE AWAY, BUT I THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS ON A RAINY DAY OR ON A LONG RIDE.

THANKS FOR THE IDEA.

puttumupus*
Jun 13, 2007

stupid quizz..hate those kindo teasers
PissferAca
Jun 13, 2007

Good Challenge. It's a very interesting teaser.
achin4clayAus*
Jun 13, 2007

very clever
cashewnut801us
Jun 13, 2007

One of the best I've seen. Come on people, let go of the Qtip thing. It's even in the dictionary. Try cleaning out your ears sometime if you don't know what a Qtip is. I think that is a better known word than Qad or Qaid.

By the way, Murray, "Entertain the kids on a rainy day?" come on. I want to meet your kids then.
sarah7Aen*
Jun 13, 2007

Really great teaser, from the hint i figured itd be something to do with the alphabet but i didnt get it.. Was very impressed when i looked at the answer. Excellent teaser
auntiesisAus*
Jun 13, 2007

You got me ! Should have followed the hint instead of giving up so quickly.
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 13, 2007

I would have maybe done better if I looked at the hint... Good one!
cheeny13Aus*
Jun 13, 2007

Very very good.. figured out it had something to do with the alphabet once I saw the hint but that was it for my brain.. Anyway, great teaser!! Thanks!
tommysmo*
Jun 13, 2007

great teaser! i didn't get it.
jacstop*
Jun 13, 2007

Q-Tip is a brand not a word sorry to throw a wrench in your plan. Perhaps if you would have used qi or qat it would have went over better
oddreyus*
Jun 13, 2007

neverwoud have gotten it with out the hint. great idea.

hey jacstop, do you even know what those words mean???
anniebee*us*
Jun 13, 2007

WOW! Very hard! The hint made sense after I peeked at the answer Spent some time on it , and had no clue GOOD ONE "GIZZER"
cooltigerr1Aus*
Jun 13, 2007

that was so fun!
u did an awesome job on this!
Seize**
Jun 13, 2007

Qi or Qat wouldn't have left a 3-5 letter word...what about Qbert? Anybody remember the video game?
kauphi1976Aus*
Jun 13, 2007

nice one. I knew it had somethin to do with alphabets. At first i thought the synonyms need to start with the letters.. after a hard look i pre-appended the letters and got em !

Genie-Ass
mondayschild59Aus**
Jun 13, 2007

I loved this one. Had the ole grey matter working. Thanks so much for the post.



Monday~
wandering_goat*
Jun 13, 2007

Very good! I only got it because I looked at the hint. Clever.
ejhops*ca*
Jun 13, 2007

Very clever, I enjoyed this teaser a lot.
nerdyiscool*us*
Jun 13, 2007

I didn't get it, but I haven't been on for a while and besides, I 'm not very smart...
breathesunshineAus**
Jun 13, 2007

That was a toughy!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jun 24, 2007

what?
QrystalAca*
Jul 16, 2007

Awwwww.... I had no clue, and gave up too quickly. The hint helped me think I had a chance, knowing there was something to do with the alphabet... but I didn't get it. Oh well, better luck next teaser!
mathisnice*us*
Mar 16, 2010

Excellent teaser! Congrats on having the highest rated teaser in 'Series".
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 14, 2010

Great teaser!
It was so good and so clever I didn't remember seeing it before - but I commented on it in 2007

Thanks for a good one!
doeheadAus*
Jun 14, 2010

An old goodie revived.
sunnybonghits*
Jun 14, 2010

Wow - that was hard. This has no business being the teaser on a Monday morning
yash23
Jun 14, 2010

I don't get it. someone help?
antlerladyAus*
Jun 14, 2010

Good one. I had to use the hint and then it was really easy.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jun 14, 2010

Had to look at the hint and still didn't get it. Great teaser!
sunnybonghits*
Jun 14, 2010

Vasha - There are 26 words in the list. Add "A" to the beginning of the first word in the list, "B" to the second word, "C" to the third word, "D" to the fourth word, etc., until you get to the end, where you add "Z" to beginning of the 26th word.
sunnybonghits*
Jun 14, 2010

sorry - maybe that's "yash"?
precious1026Aus*
Jun 14, 2010

did you mean Harsh?

Well, I guess this is basic to some part of speech, or English grammar, or Spelling, yes perhaps Spelling. I found this Teaser difficult. The Explanation is always difficult, it says one thing but seems to mean something entirely different. I loved this teaser. It keeps you learning, laughing and lingering in Language concepts.
bear01Aau*
Jun 15, 2010

QASIDA... cant rememebr what it means but it was on a website for unusual words that start with Q and Asida is a arabian food.. phew..
bear01Aau*
Jun 15, 2010

Qasida- form of Poetry from Pre islamic Arabia.. Common term i use every day...lol..
Babe*
Jun 14, 2013

Not one of my favorites.
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 14, 2013

It WAS one of my favorites. I like most word quizzes. Thanks for a good one!
HABS2933Aca*
Jun 14, 2013

I loved this puzzle, as I do most word puzzles and word games. While it is correct that not any Q word would hve worked, all avid Scrabble players are familiar with the 33 words that have a Q but no U. Ones that would work for this puzzle:

QAID (a Muslim tribal chief or senior official)
QUAIDS (plural of QAID)
QAT (leaf of the shrub Catha edulis)
QI (a circulating life energy in Chinese philosophy)
QIS (plural of QI)
cutebugAus*
Jun 14, 2013

Easy- Because I've seen this before. But still one of the best teasers.
thecatladycac**
Jun 14, 2013

I had to give up, but I still think it is a fun, very clever, teaser~~ Nice work!!
Gizzer*
Jul 14, 2013

I thank everyone who took the time to tell me that they enjoyed the teaser. Some have suggested Q words other than Q-tip. That's fine - qaid is another word that would fit the "rule", since aid has 3-5 letters. You can put that word in your list. Perhaps we can finally move on, and make suggestions for alternatives for the other 25 letters, instead of fixating on just the Q. Thanks again!



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