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Rain Riddle

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

 

Puzzle ID:#11771
Fun:*** (2.53)
Difficulty:**** (3.14)
Category:Language
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



Gertie just came from the office of her dear departed aunt's lawyer. She was told that her aunt (who loved language teasers) left her a certain amount of money in US Dollars. The lawyer explained that according to the terms of her aunt's Last Will and Testament, Gertie will get fifty times the original amount bequeathed if she could correctly guess the amount left her by midnight tomorrow. "God, that would be thousands of dollars if you succeed," the lawyer said as he handed her a note from her aunt. It read:

RAIN RIDDLE: OLD ASTRONOMY HOST ALLOWS ABLE LASS ENTRY IN OWN LAND ESTATE. Love Aunt Alley.

Question: How many thousand dollars did her millionaire aunt leave Gertie?



Answer

16 Gs. Her aunt left her 16 thousand dollars. A G is a thousand dollars. Each word in the note may be preceded by a G.
Grain Griddle Gold Gastronomy Ghost Gallows Gable Glass Gentry Gin Gown Gland Gestate Glove Gaunt Galley.
HINT. Bikinis or G-strings. A string of Gs may be added to all the words in the note.

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Comments

Codammanus
Apr 22, 2003

Even your hints are beauties. Nice job.
griphookph*
Apr 23, 2003

Thanks Cod. Your comments are much appreciated.
MrIxoliteAen*
Apr 28, 2003

What an excellant teaser. I would never have got it. Well done.
griphookph*
Apr 28, 2003

Thanks MrIx.
rhiababe
Apr 30, 2003

That was Gr8! How do you lot think of all these teasers?! That was a really good one!
(user deleted)
May 01, 2003

Brilliant! Never in a million years would I have figured that one out! Thanks for the workout though.
bizzkid
May 02, 2003

good god great going
this was a wonderful way to get my mind going
adoontourious**
May 19, 2003

OMGFG lol that was so 1337..... I never would have guessed it
delphy
May 20, 2003

Excellent teaser, sir!
griphookph*
May 21, 2003

many thanks dear !
rose_rox*ca*
Jun 04, 2003

I don't know how I came up with 20. This one's great.
griphookph*
Jun 09, 2003

thank you guys.
wolvesheart
Jun 20, 2003

great puzzle! Millionaire Aunt is prety cheap though. Even after correctly solving the riddle she is only bequething 800K.
electronJohn*us*
Jun 20, 2003

Great teaser. The hint was harder to solve than the teaser though, not that I solved either mind you. But it is always nice to end with the mental image of G-strings and bikinis on a beach.
CocoaPuff
Jun 20, 2003

From the 5/19 comment--what does 1337 mean?
clarkone68
Jun 22, 2003

1337 is leet, which is a word used by retards.
(user deleted)
Jun 23, 2003

i didn't know about the G's great teaser =^ )
(user deleted)
Jun 23, 2003

how does 1337 mean leet?
CocoaPuff
Jul 08, 2003

Probably if you put it on a calculator or cell phone & turn it upside down.
taniapereira99Aca*
Jul 25, 2003

woah... man, there are so many ways to look at all yur teasers! I'm amazed at how different they all are! Good brain mushing
griphookph*
Jul 28, 2003

i am glad most of you like this one... many thanks to all.
griphookph*
Jul 28, 2003

i am glad most of you like this one... many thanks to all.
bluefaced
Oct 19, 2003

THE BEST TEASER FROM THE BEST TEASER-MAKER
griphookph*
Oct 25, 2003

thanks
hotpandesal7
Jan 05, 2004

This is certainly the best of the bests. Grip is the master
(user deleted)
Jan 07, 2004

Amen to that
bbngk
Jan 12, 2004

Excellent
(user deleted)
Jan 13, 2004

This is very very good
griphookph*
Jan 13, 2004

Many thanks both
thamaturge
Feb 23, 2004

Very nice
griphookph*
Feb 23, 2004

SunroseAus*
Oct 04, 2005

Great Teaser!! I enjoyed this one. Good Job
griphookph*
Oct 10, 2005

thanks SUNROSE
griphookph*
May 04, 2009

Good job Cam



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