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Three Letters

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#8970
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.3)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Jake101***
Corrected By:MJfan23

 

 

 



Can you take three letters away from a four-letter word and manage to have it mean the same thing?


Hint

It is a number.
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Comments

Gizzer*
Dec 16, 2002

This could also work for ZERO
Take away ZER and you are left with O
kiwioz9**
Jan 12, 2003

Yeah gizzer thats what I thought as well!
griphookph*
Mar 12, 2003

Cool. Thanks for this teaser.
usernameAhk*
Sep 05, 2004

very hard for me without the hint. once i saw the hint, it took me less than half a minute.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 25, 2006

heard it a trillion times
j9mattfieldAus*
Apr 29, 2007

Yeah, I went with the zero at first as well, but then really didn't think that the letter "O" and the number "0" would be the same thing. But when I started working the numbers, I got it. Thanks...it was fun for me!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Apr 29, 2007

Nice one!
kauphi1976Aus*
Apr 29, 2007

i came up with 'solitary' where you remove 7 letters and left with 'A' but then i guess it doesnt fit this puzzle

Zero came to mind after reading the hint
I liked the answer though :-) fun

Genie-ass
Trishgal*us*
Apr 29, 2007

Very nice
tamjpAus*
Apr 29, 2007

I came up with the same answer as Gizzer
318830*
Apr 29, 2007

I thought of zero as well... but there is also lone and only, playing on l's being the number one (and I suppose even more ironic is the letters you remove for lone is one too!)
saleprice1ca
Apr 29, 2007

Clever very clever......... no I didn`t get it LOL
anion*
Apr 29, 2007

It was tricky. After reading the hint I got the answer. Very enjoyable. Great job!!!
hohohoAin*
Apr 29, 2007

I thought it was zero too... well...
puttumupus*
Apr 29, 2007

here we go on the make things up again..
(user deleted)
Apr 29, 2007

I thought of the alphabet letter "h" spelled out as aych first. Anyone else think of that?
doeheadAus*
Apr 29, 2007

Not even worthy of a comment
tsruggus*
Apr 29, 2007

I thought zero also
bradon182001*us*
Apr 29, 2007

I didn't get it either.
stephanofd
Apr 29, 2007

Hate to tell you, but all of you are wrong. The answer to the question is "Yes".
moonkey1
Apr 29, 2007

Do I get any points for removing the letters: 'I' 'S' 'S' to come up with 'P' count
skatemom
Apr 29, 2007

I came up with fail, you're left with "F"
unConfuseMegb*
Apr 29, 2007

too easy
vikingboyAus*
Apr 29, 2007

moonkey, you get points from me!


At first I thought of boastful-ful=boast.

then I checked the hint, and switched to the zero answer others came up with
I_Write_Books*
Apr 29, 2007

I really liked this one...it made me smile

And so did moonkey's answer, although it is a little inappropriate.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 29, 2007

I also came up with 0. I took the word none, removed the nne and was left with o or zero. Sounded right til I saw the correct answer.
2ndhandroseca*
Apr 29, 2007

As soon as I looked at the hint I got five in about 1/2 a min also
is zero an actual number? it is nothing. moonkey's comment a little edgy but sorta funny nothing to do with numbers however
sometimes doing an easy one is good.
cloughmeAws*
Apr 29, 2007

clever!
luckyduck
Apr 29, 2007

I thought it was ZERO. Take away the first three letters and you're left with O! but your answer works too I guess! Good one, fun and not too hard or easy!
Aelcyx
Apr 29, 2007

I thought it might have been "elle" where you remove three letters and are left with "L." Same pronunciation, but different meaning, I suppose.
katjojoAus*
Apr 29, 2007

I was thinking zero also. But, five makes more sense, now that I see the answer.
dachshund2k3Aus*
Apr 29, 2007

Isn't this a duplicate?

anyway, funny!
AuthenticallyMe*
Apr 29, 2007

I thought it was "okay", with the O, A, and Y removed to say K, because that's how it usually sounds when we say it. (I didn't look at the hint...)
But it was a fun teaser, and it makes you think of all the different ways we put english together.
darkwondersus
Apr 29, 2007

Clever. As soon as I looked at the hint... i went through all the 4 letter numbers there are, and five came to my head pretty much instantly.
jabdrAus*
Apr 29, 2007

I was sure it was your, take away the yor and you have u....but realized it techhnically didn't mean the same. Didn't look at the clue Good one (also got a chuckle from moons answer.
chickenzRcool*br*
Apr 29, 2007

LOL Nice teaser!!! ;)) =]]
OhEmGeeA*
Apr 29, 2007

it works for zero too. you take the z, e, and r and left with o which is zero. thats what i 1st thought of.

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Odessius
Apr 29, 2007

__________
l l
l l yeah I was't gonna
l l guess V
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gallopingbooAus*
Apr 29, 2007

that was clever good job!
kasiecom2*
Apr 29, 2007

o is greek for zero and therefore fits as well.
KatelinAus*
Apr 29, 2007

Awesome teaser, keep up the great work!
nerdyiscool*us*
Apr 29, 2007

coulda been zero too...
great teaser!
Phoenixtears*
Apr 29, 2007

I liked this one. Thanks!
smartymommyApr*
Apr 29, 2007

I really enjoyed this one! Although, there are several possible answers, especially if you take away the rule about taking away 3 letters from a 4 letter word. I too came up with zero - z, e, r = o or 0 after reading the hint.

Jake101~ Great Job! Very clever and very fun!

Moonkey1~Your idea of p i s s - i, s, s = P was also very clever if only the hint didn't say its a number it would work.

skatemom~Same goes for you. Very smart in coming up with fail - a, i, l = F! I give you an A on that one though!

jamy400Aus*
Apr 30, 2007

LOVED IT!!!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Apr 30, 2007

didn't get this one
vlermaAus**
Apr 30, 2007

A lot of variables. Some slightly questionable. Interesting comments. I liked your answer best.
MadelulabelleAus*
May 02, 2007

Good one, I liked it, and it sure inspired some interesting comments. Keep up the good work!
QrystalAca*
May 31, 2007

Wow, lots of viable solutions! I didn't come up with any. Oh well! Interesting teaser still!
princessptAus*
Sep 28, 2007

very cool, never would've guessed it!
xdbtcpAus*
Jan 14, 2010

'one hundred', take away 'one', still have 'hundred'...
doeheadAus*
Jun 21, 2010

I can't believe this stupid teaser was repeated. There are too many answers.I guess it's because the editors are too lazy to review new submissions.
mwm4444
Jun 21, 2010

Better answers: four letters, ZERO -- delete ZER, you're left with O.

Five letters, AITCH -- delete AITC, you're left with H.
bluemage
Jun 21, 2010

Lame
bestgirl*
Jun 21, 2010

I agree with stephanofd
wordmama*
Jun 21, 2010

Bestgirl, where and when was stephanofd??

Pre-coffee I did not give it enough of a chance; when I looked at the hint, I never gave Roman numerals a thought!! Good solution!

Now, about the posts of the solvers who throw out the directions and hint completely. . . . !
patiencewithaP*us*
Jun 21, 2010

Same thing here...thought of zero but since o isn't a 0...........
Good teaser!
bear01Aau*
Jun 28, 2010

That is the first time i have seen that and it is awesome.. clever stuff.
guy_4uA*
Mar 22, 2011

Superb
Babe*
Jun 21, 2013

I like the one that said "fail" the best. We all know that F is failing on a test or any other thing at which you can fail in, whereas V is a Greek letter and not English. At least that is my opinion. Don't waste your time on yelling at me as I won't be back tomorrow to read it.
cutebugAus*
Jun 21, 2013

This is an over used teaser with too many variables. Therefore on a 1 to 10 rating I give it 1 1/2.
thecatladycac**
Jun 21, 2013

All of the variables is what makes it fun!! I enjoyed all of the comments (except the negative ones) - I have to admit that I didn't come up with an answer of my own - just checked out the given answer, then read the other suggestions. Great Teaser!
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 21, 2013

I agree with the CatLadyVac - thanks! Fun puzzle - thanks for posting!
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 21, 2013

sorry - meant CatLadyCac!
allidwy
Jun 21, 2013

Thou - tho = U



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