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Puzzle ID:#6998
Fun:*** (2.85)
Difficulty:** (1.74)
Submitted By:michelle***
Corrected By:_numpty_




There are 11 body parts that have only 3 letters (no slang allowed). What are they?

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Sep 03, 2002

Good one Michelle, I enjoyed sitting there working these out.
Sep 05, 2002

Little too easy but it was fun for getting my brain warmed up =D
Sep 09, 2002

um.. :sarcastically: "WOW"!
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Oct 02, 2002

Good one to share with the kids.
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Oct 02, 2002

Good one to share with the kids.
Oct 18, 2002

I stopped after the first 5 because there are two of each of them. Two arms, two legs, etc. But I can not argue with the other five you found. Good one for kids as others have said.
Dec 31, 2002

the rod/s in the retina of the eye is the 11th!!
Jan 17, 2003

How about (body) fat? :-)
Jan 17, 2003

How about eye "LID" as another?
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Jan 17, 2003

one of mine was "gut" it's not slang.
Jan 17, 2003

gut is slang

what about wax (earwax)

or nez (nose in french)
Jan 17, 2003

Great puzzle Michelle! What's with these people belittling puzzles like this? When they say it would be good for kids, are they saying that they enjoy them?
Jan 17, 2003

By the way, gut, is not slang. It is the collective name for the digestive tube (bowels), made up of the foregut, midgut and hindgut. It is slang when it is used in the context: "My gut feeling." Also you could use, tum, as it is a perfectly usable synomyn for stomach.
Jan 17, 2003

I've heard this one a few times, but never heard the answers. Thanks.
Apr 12, 2003

Well, actually, ANY of them, an infinfite possibilty, because there are many parts and any of them can include 3 letters..
Jan 19, 2004

I enjoyed it and will share it, thanks.
Jan 19, 2004

Hard only got toe
Jan 19, 2004

wow~! i liked this one... it was fun to try, but i only got 5. very clever though!
Jan 19, 2004

I enjoyed this. I thought of: abs, (knee) cap, and [this is pushing it] (finger) tip.
Jan 19, 2004

lol it was sooooo funny!!!! I'll be anticipating for more teasers like this one.
Jan 20, 2004

What about 'Wow'? I have often heard people referring to the complete female body like that.

And what about 'LOL'? (People looking at me often use LOL to describe me)
Jan 20, 2004

There are 11 the "lid" of the eye is missing from your list.
Mar 02, 2004

Not to be too picky, but nearly ALL of our body parts HAVE three letters, but only a small number are spelled using ONLY three letters. (Sternocleidomastoid has three letters in it - and has 16 more ) It was, however, a fun exercise - thanks!
May 24, 2004

I got 8 of 10 ... stumped by jaw and hip.
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Apr 02, 2005

May 18, 2005

That was good. I had fun figuring them out, I only got 7. You got me with gum, rib, and jaw.
Good job!
Jul 13, 2005

I love it, now one of my favorites.
Dec 04, 2005

Great. Michelle!

I missed Rib & Jaw
but I added "web" (fingers/toes), "Lid" (eye) and "sternocleidomastoid"

Lot's of fun!
Dec 09, 2007

Very good teaser! I only could think of 8 of them though!
Dec 23, 2007

Wax is not a body part, and lid, cap, and tip are not full names of body parts. "Abs" and "ass" are slang.

However, "bum" (meaning hindquarters) comes from Middle English and is not slang. The vagrant sense of "bum" comes from "bumler" meaning someone who sits on his bum.
Mar 02, 2011

maybe in England its not slang but in America its called your stomach. foregut hindgut? ive never heard anything like that. even my spellcheck says its wrong
Apr 16, 2017

What about 'Lap'?

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