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It Sounds Easy

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


Puzzle ID:#7786
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:*** (2.13)
Submitted By:flynn***




Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words:

gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den


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Oct 06, 2002

He he, that was good, I had to use the hint before I got it though.
Oct 06, 2002

Wow I'm a blonde.. I didn't even get it with the hint.. or the answer.. well at least not at first. Haha, my highlights are sinking in lol
Oct 19, 2002

the hint gave it away...but good riddle
Nov 02, 2002

that hint made no sense. o well! good riddle
Nov 05, 2004

Glda to see I'm not the only one who couldn't get it, and that the hint didn't make it any easier.
Good one though!
Nov 05, 2004

Good one. I didn't get the hint either.
Nov 05, 2004

Um I got it, readf comments, went back to read the hint,


nevermind that, good riddle!
Nov 05, 2004

I had to look at the hint and that didn't help me so had to resort to looking at the answer
Nov 06, 2004

In retrospect it was a good hint, but it didn't help me when i needed it
good riddle
Nov 07, 2004

Good one! Hard but fun.Keep up the good work.

Nov 15, 2004

this was a good one .. it is in my favorites list.. good job
Mar 23, 2009

good brain teaser
Mar 23, 2009

Fun teaser. Only got it after reading the hint.
Mar 23, 2009

Gun rhymes with one about as much as dog rhymes with cat.
Mar 23, 2009

Yuck Yuck good one.
And gun does ryhme one.
Mar 23, 2009

Yes, gun does rhyme with one. I had to say the words out loud to figure it out. Good one.
Mar 23, 2009

lol that was fun.. the title gave it away though :-)
Mar 23, 2009

I didn't get it at all even though I read the words out loud. I love the teaser, though--very clever and lots of fun!
Mar 23, 2009

Very well done. Definitely makes you smack your forehead at how obvious it was AFTER you've read the answer. Favorited.
Mar 23, 2009

Gun of the den best!
Mar 23, 2009

Did not get this one, even with the hint(don't see how that helped anyone).
Mar 23, 2009

The hint helps because the title is "It SOUNDS Easy". If you sound out the words, you might get it.

I got it as soon as I read it. The "heaven" and "gate" part gave it away. My sister used to have this tape of nursery rhymes, and one of them was "This Old Man". I must've listened to that tape at least two hundred times.

Nice teaser! A bit easy, but good!
Mar 23, 2009

Thank you Shadows! When I saw the number of people who didn't understand the clue, I realized it wasn't as helpful as it might have been. Your explanation is appreciated.
Mar 23, 2009

Great puzzle, and cute clue!
Mar 23, 2009

I was trying to make each pair into recognizable phrases:
gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den
GUMSHOE, SCREEN DOOR, HIGH KICKS, HEAVEN'S GATE, LION'S DEN. But, I couldn't find a pattern; when I start out with a wrong idea, I can't break away from it.
And it was so SIMPLE! I didn't sound out the words - so I didn't get it until I read the answer.
Good one - I just had a malfunction in my brain!
Mar 23, 2009

Excellent Teaser. This was my "HOMER SIMPSON moment". "DOH!!!" (Had to look at the answer) Keep up the excellent work. ENCORE!!!
Mar 24, 2009

Wow, I never even considered that, despite the hint. Good one
Apr 02, 2009

I was way out in left field on this one. Never would have figured it out. Great Teaser. Thanks for posting.
Mar 23, 2012

I just do not get why you people say it was a good one when none of you got it.
It was not a good one in my opinion. Note that I say "MY Opinion" and I am entitled to that.
Mar 23, 2012

Doehead, if you'll consult any rhyming dictionary, you will see that "gun" is a perfect masculine rhyme for "one." And Babe, was it not a good riddle only because YOU couldn't solve it? And if so, isn't that a rather narrow criterion for determining the worth of a puzzle?
Mar 23, 2012

I thought it was a great puzzle. And I was surprised I didn't get it even after I DID say the words out loud.
Never noticed that they sounded like numbers 1 thru 10. Good one - thanks!
Mar 23, 2012

I never get these series puzzles, so I put :
be-gun, be-hive, which got me nowhere.

Then a long lost memory of how my now 30 year old son used to count as a toddler:

Mun, doo, fee, faw, fise, six, vicent, eight, nint, tent. (eleven was elvicent) lol....
Mar 23, 2012

I had to see the hint also. Good one.
Mar 23, 2012

I went down the same path as avonma so the hint didn't really help as I was already playing around with sound-alike words but in pairs - because of gun(m) shoe(shot) heaven's gate and lion's den - all wrong of course.

Classic case of over thinking on my part.
Mar 23, 2015

Ya got me with this one.
Mar 23, 2015

Absolutely outstanding teaser ....

Concept, execution, ... all of it.

All three of US (me, LittleBrownElf, BadBunnee02) voted (or "would-if-could") for it MAX !!

And, if Dad (orig BadBunnee) were alive I'm sure he would do the same.

So .... why no comments for 2015?

Also ... check the most recently published teasers.

LOTS of ZIPS (0s) on comments.

Sad, sad, sad ....

That's why we are still laughing ....

Mar 23, 2015

Thanks, jaycr, for the comment.

It came up as I was typing the above and I missed it.

Mar 23, 2015

I should of got it but I didn't- good one!
Mar 23, 2015

Excellent teaser!!
Mar 23, 2015

That was the most UNclue I've encountered in teasers
Mar 23, 2015

For those of you still "clueless", go back and read Shadows' comment-explanation.

And need we be so crass as to make the point that that is one thing so nice about C-O-M-M-E-N-T-S !!!!

US (again)

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