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Guess the Word

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

 

Puzzle ID:#24132
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:** (1.42)
Category:Language
Submitted By:jinzcarmela*****!

 

 

 



This word has 10 letters namely

1234567890

1234 - carries heredity
456 - is a period of time
567 - is a pest
and 890 - is a charged particle
What is the word?


Answer

GENERATION

1234 carries heredity - gene
456 - is a period of time - era
567- is a pest - rat
890 is a charged particle - ion

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Comments

tamjpAus*
Jun 29, 2005

Clever! You stumped me on rat Good Job!
drussel3*us*
Jun 29, 2005

I Love It!!!
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jun 29, 2005

That was good! I didn't get it.
xFLoRiDa_HuNNyX**
Jun 29, 2005

a little difficult but good!
metrius121
Jun 29, 2005

I did not get it but it was a good one
angeleyes_7*
Jun 30, 2005

Very good!! Stumped me too!!
sambean**
Jul 01, 2005

i didnt get it but it was very clever
DancAllNiteLong**
Jul 01, 2005

That was awesome! I got it right!
jinzcarmela**
Jul 02, 2005

tnx guys this was my first teaser that was accepted. tnx for the very nice comments
Javian**
Jul 05, 2005

easy and fun
mxclint68***
Jul 06, 2005

I got it...no idea why....the only change I would make would be the title...something like "Talkin' about my...", but that would probably make it too easy....LOL at least for those have a clue why I suggested that title....
tjm531**
Jul 06, 2005

Great teaser! It was a little easy if you do crosswords a lot, but very cleverly done.
sueintexas*
Jul 08, 2005

I got it easy, but the puzzle is so cleverly done. Good job
SaturnCat08*
Jul 31, 2005

Great Job! Loved this one.
SaturnCat08*
Jul 31, 2005

Great Job! Loved this one.
brain_deadAjm*
Jul 31, 2005

good one
wolfy68**
Jul 31, 2005

Very nice!
TsunamiSurfer**
Jul 31, 2005

Hello:
Altough this teaser was beyond my IQ, I rate it handsome. Enjoy your sunday, quack - quack
RiddlermanAen*
Jul 31, 2005

Great teaser but it is inaccurate. According to your answer, the word is 'generarations' Great teaser anyway though. Keep them up!
raginfury
Jul 31, 2005

Very good i got this one first try.
judysmith**
Jul 31, 2005

Very easy but very good
positiveneutron*
Jul 31, 2005

i thought the pest was a fly
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2005

Riddlerman look at the numbers again. It isn't generaration because if you look it says "456" is a period of time and "567" is a pest watch the numbers
Kukmiester**
Jul 31, 2005

WHOA!!! That was a toughy...
Swordoffury1392*us*
Jul 31, 2005

That was really easy, but I still loved it.
StOoPs**
Jul 31, 2005

Gosh . . . this one was tough. The only hard part for me was finding words that matched with the repeat #s and all that stuff . . .
TiggrAus*
Jul 31, 2005

I should've goten this... I'm in a Humanbiology course in college this semester, but I'm getting a D- so that could be why.
loveshellylove**
Jul 31, 2005

great one
Ozymandias**
Jul 31, 2005

CLEVER!
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2005

I love it!!! It was a lot of fun to do.
Tracey2209Aca*
Jul 31, 2005

very easy but fun to figure out...nice!!
chaskey*us*
Jul 31, 2005

Very clever! I lucked out and guessed right the first time! Enjoyed it immensely!
cyclergal
Jul 31, 2005

very good, but I thought I was going to have to make a word from the letters, not from the words.
gotabody**
Jul 31, 2005

cute
prettygurl*
Jul 31, 2005

OKAY..... whatever i get it but you are wayyyyyyyyyyy... toooo.... smart!!! we study that in class but way to complicated!!!!!
katzmeow*
Jul 31, 2005

That was fun! I didn't get it til I read it a second time, but then I got it right away! Great job!
thimblenogginus*
Jul 31, 2005

CLEVER BUT EASY
elu93Aus*
Jul 31, 2005

Nice one!
lisha_kc*de*
Jul 31, 2005

Clever and smart...
Icess
Jul 31, 2005

1234-GENE , 567-RAT , 890-ION. The first four and last three were simple. Had i known that a rat can also be considered period of time. It would have been no problem..................
sambean**
Jul 31, 2005

I alrewady read it and i still couldn't remember it!
jabdrAus*
Jul 31, 2005

My brain couldn't get it. But I love it, good job.
Gadget*us*
Jul 31, 2005

good one...
riddlelover**
Jul 31, 2005

Difficult, and i (stupid me) didn't get it. How does that work? Im sure it was a very good riddle tho.
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2005

Really good, but easy until the last three letters, probably because it isn't linked to another word.
toxic_happiness*
Jul 31, 2005

whoa whew
gorillazgirl*de*
Jul 31, 2005

sssswwwweeeeettttt!! That was awesome!! I soooo luved that one!!
infernogirl*us*
Jul 31, 2005

This one is great! I would like to see more like this. It really made me think.
MTK_90**
Aug 01, 2005

EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK THIS WAS EASY! I THOUGH IT WAS PRETTY DIFFICULT!
ceeyaaa**
Aug 01, 2005

i thought it was easy and fun
beccafranklin*us*
Aug 01, 2005

This teaser was quite fun.
metallicman*us*
Aug 03, 2005

good job. That was very hard, but very crafty. I must say, touche (little mark above the e)
karma48*
Aug 04, 2005

EXTREMELY EASY; but also extremely fun. Enjoyed it. THANKS
2sandwoman*
Aug 04, 2005

Everyone else thinks that this was easy but I didn't get it. It was hard!
Winner4600*
Aug 06, 2005

very easy, very cool.
BHSChorusGirl**
Aug 12, 2005

That was a good one I would have never guessed.
FulanitoGM*sv*
Aug 29, 2005

Well done! I got it quickly, but it made me think a little. I liked the format. We need to see more of these...
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 02, 2005

Very cute. A bit on the easy side but, fun to think about and solve. Good one.
Trishgal*us*
Jul 31, 2006

Very easy ,but I often enjoy just easy puzzles that are fus . yeah and I do the crosswords daily
kasiecom*
Jul 31, 2006

smart and enjoyable
TalonTED16*au*
Jul 31, 2006

Gr8 teaser! very easy, but fun all the same.
OldChinaHand**
Jul 31, 2006

This was a good way to end a good month of good teasers. Thanks.
HScott13Aen*
Jul 31, 2006

Easy, but fun.
bluehawk*us*
Jul 31, 2006

Woooow! That was good. Very enjoyable
coachpisco*
Jul 31, 2006

A pest could be a BUG. The clue for RAT should have been something like VERMIN. Otherwise, pretty good teaser.
bradon182001*us*
Jul 31, 2006

I found this very difficult. Was I the only one? Good teaser.
ScitchrAus*
Jul 31, 2006

Nice one. Too much for before coffee, tho Didn't get it.
kcheer2493us*
Jul 31, 2006

that was different. I liked it for a change. I got it too!
Badger*us*
Jul 31, 2006

I'm always intrigued by the comments... and how we're all "wired" differently. What's easy and obvious for one, may be difficult or impossible for another... Most importantly, change the day, change the teaser, and the opposite is true! This one was easy and fun for me. Tomorrow I'll probably be on the other side! Thanks!
shawneeo*us*
Jul 31, 2006

Good one, I got it! Yay!

Coach, what's wrong? you're usually so positive; if pest could've been bug, then what word would have been made with bug in that position? Its actually better for a teaser to have a clue that has more than one possible answer but only one answer that really WORKS!

Good teaser, thanks again!
salepriceAca*
Jul 31, 2006

easy peasy, loved it never get too many of the puzzles so this one was awesome for me!! put ant for # 3 BUT DIDNT NOTICE & STILL CAME UP WITH CORREC T ANSWER! GO FIGURE LOL
brdaaw
Jul 31, 2006

um...way too easy. im not usually great at them either.
locutus13dsus*
Jul 31, 2006

I didn't realise that the words could overlap. The numbering scheme was funky!
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jul 31, 2006

I enjoy looking at words this way, fun and challenging.
izer
Jul 31, 2006

i dont mean brag but I got it for 5 seconds!
monkeygrl99Aus*
Jul 31, 2006

I heart this one!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jul 31, 2006

This one was easy for some of us older adults, but it does get everyone to think and spell, correctly! A Very unique and thought out teaser. Keep them coming!
iteachkidsAus*
Jul 31, 2006

Badger's right on - different strokes for different folks! Language is one of my favorite categories, so they usually come easily to me. Now LGIC is a different story!!!
Neek*us*
Jul 31, 2006

I'm with you, iteachkids, this one was very easy for me, but I rarely get the logic teasers. That really is interesting how certain types of puzzles come easy and others are very difficult.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jul 31, 2006

The "e" in gene and the "e" in era being one in the same threw me off. Just like the "r" in era and rat. Counting every letter makes 13, not 10. Did this not bother anyone else? I've never done this type teaser-are they usually like this?
iteachkidsAus*
Jul 31, 2006

At first, I thought that too, but check out the numbers. If number 4 is repeated in the next word, the letter is an overlap and not used again.
Stuff1us*
Jul 31, 2006

It' clever and easy but, you still have to work through it! Fun! Linda
unConfuseMegb*
Jul 31, 2006

I thought the pest was a " Fly" too..
WELL THEY ARE!!!!!!!
kman613**
Jul 31, 2006

Easy and fun
sftball_rocks13*
Jul 31, 2006

Wow....stupmed me!
Really cute, tricked me on the rat part!
scallioAus*
Jul 31, 2006

Oooh... too tough for me. Nice teaser!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jul 31, 2006

Quite a simple one for a crossword fan like me, but interesting all the same. Thanks for the nice clues!
zaya*
Jul 31, 2006

Fun, pretty easy. More, more
heyman*
Jul 31, 2006

Enjoyed it.
c_rae*us*
Jul 31, 2006

Fun and easy once I replaced "fly" for the pest with "rat"!
The overlap adn numbering scheme added a little challenge. Good job overall!
jabdrAus*
Jul 31, 2006


Got it this time. Still loved it.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jul 31, 2006

Nice!
stormtrooper*
Jul 31, 2006

That's all I say.
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2006

BORING
Zealot
Jul 31, 2006

I dont think it was very great, in fact i was dissapointed. i got the first three parts just as my first thought but then i disregarded them because i assumed that 1234567890 ment that each letter was different, so if 1234=gene then 2=4 so, yea.
labsmith*um*
Jul 31, 2006

I have to agree with Zealot. I'm not familiar with this type of puzzle so assumed my answer was wrong when two numbers ended up representing the same letter. But I was tired and guessed it anyway. Everyone says it's the right answer so there is something about the rules of this game I don't understand. I like the creativity that went into creating this teaser.
utnative*
Aug 01, 2006

i found this teaser very fun but i thought it was hard. i got half of the clues but had to look at the answer. wonderful teaser. gets the little gray cells moving.
blaghau
Aug 01, 2006

to both labs & utna... this is language not cryptography, and I thought the way it was written showed fairly clearly the numbering was relating to the position not the value of the letters. I actually found this really easy. I think "Talkin' about my..." would have been too easy as a clue.

What I'd like to see is a similar thing but with the letters scrambled. For instance 7645 being a rip (tear). Otherwise I had "Gene" straight away, "era" could have been "age", but I couldn't think of a pest which was "ge_". "Ion" was a bit of a stretch, but when you have "generat_ _ _" that limits the possibilities.
QrystalAca*
Aug 02, 2006


I found that fun, and easy. I mean, I struggled with it, but then experienced the joy of realizing what it was, and then it was easy.

But yeah, I was a little slow while reading the clues, and the first one I got was ION (I'm a physicist, sue me). Then I went back and said, oh, hey, GENE! And then a time period starting with E... EON?

But then GENEON_ION didn't look like it was getting anywhere... so I thought more and came up with ERA ... but then I was screwed up by the numbers, and I was thinking I was looking for a three letter pest starting with A .... but GENERANTION made me reread the clue and I found the dirty RAT that was pestering me!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Aug 02, 2006

Fun! Fun! Fun!
vlermaAus*
Aug 15, 2006

Loved it. Had the wrog letters for 5 and 6 so had to re-work this one. But I had the answer so the re-work did't take long. Thanks. More please?
mosca*us*
Jul 29, 2007

Really fun playing with letters! You could also have used ratio or ration. Great teaser!
NooDLesRyUMMY*
Jul 06, 2008

Great teaser! Fun but good!!!
auntiesisAus*
Oct 14, 2008

This one was really quite easy. For a moment I thought gene was wrong because of the 2 e's, but the rest of the answers proved that gene was correct. Nice one.
jimbooth019A*
Jul 31, 2009

Good teaser. I didn't get it, could have used a clue because I didn't have one.
doeheadAus*
Jul 31, 2009

Very good,took me awhile to get this one.
craniacAus*
Jul 31, 2009

Wow, got it instantly -- much faster and nore easily than usual. Must be the extra coffee I had this a.m. or else my brain's just working for a change. The last 3 letters had to be "ion", and then working backwards, the solution was a cinch.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 31, 2009

I thought it was easy even though I didn't get "rat." Very fun!
here2A*
Jul 31, 2009

I enjoyed it. Thanks.
jcann*us*
Jul 31, 2009

I really liked this one! It took some thinking for me--I got ion first also, not because I'm a physicist, but an elementary school teacher. Then I got "gene" and I figured the letter before ion would be a t or an s and after that it was easy. Also, this teaser is so different from the other teasers of the day we've been having lately. Quite refreshing to have a change!
trumpetmansamAus*
Jul 31, 2009

I got gene and ion because i tend to think scientifically. once you get that, you just try to think of a word beginning in gene and ending in ion....that's what made it easy for me. Good job though.
wordmama*
Jul 31, 2009

easy-peasy, but GREAT FUN!! Loved it! Thanks!!!
Babe*
Jul 31, 2012

I totally agree with speedqueenkmw! I got all the clues correct except rat, but with using ant or any other 3 word pest it was still a 13 letter word. Nothing was said about running letters together or eliminating a letter so I do not think it was a good teaser to be so lacking in explanation.
thecatladycac**
Jul 31, 2012

I automatically assumed that the number was the position of the letter. It took me a minute to figure out that the pest was a rat - Even if it was fairly easy, it was Very enjoyable! Thanks for a good teaser!
jaycr*us*
Jul 31, 2012

I agree with Badger's comment from 2006, because today this one was simple for me.
HABS2933Aca*
Jul 31, 2012

Not sure where the difficulty in understanding he teaser is' I too just assumed that the numbers cooresponded to their placement in the word, The fact the writer made a point to not only state that there were 10 letters in the word, but to lay out the numbers to illustrate it. I enjoyed the teaser myself.
iggy39Aus*
Jul 31, 2012

way too easy but it was a fun one.
RandomManpl*
Jul 31, 2012

Awesome!
JQPublic*
Jul 31, 2012

Yay! Got this one!



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