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Seal Eggs

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


Puzzle ID:#24778
Fun:**** (3.14)
Difficulty:*** (2.59)
Submitted By:ThreeTwoOne***




Translate each word group into a phonetic sound, and then string them all together to form the name of a body of water.

For example:
polar or grizzly, finger jewelry, not curved
Translation... Bear, Ring, Straight
Answer... Bering Strait

1. Vehicle, curved bone, to exist, not yang, to look at
2. Circle segment, bloodsucking arachnid, to be in debt, tibia
3. Cat sound, dreidel letter, 18-hole sport
4. Unaffiliated film, Japanese currency, interjection, to eschew
5. Helper, flightless South American bird, clock sound, programming language


1. Car - Rib - Be - Yin - See == Caribbean Sea
2. Arc - Tick - Owe - Shin == Arctic Ocean
3. Purr - Shin - Golf == Persian Gulf
4. Indie - Yen - Oh! - Shun == Indian Ocean
5. Aid - Rhea - Tick - C == Adriatic Sea


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Jul 22, 2005

That was creative and somewhat challenging. I liked it.
Jul 22, 2005

This was a really neat teaser I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 22, 2005

silly, I liked it!
Jul 23, 2005

Very Neat!Good Job.
Jul 23, 2005

Good teaser. Reminds me of Crazy Billy Bob's Travels! Good job and very clever.
Jul 25, 2005

Little Brain tried hard to find the answer, but no way. The Brain diminished to a tiny bit of brain cells that were not functioning. But when I read the answer, I found out how smartly they were used. good luck, quack - quack
Aug 23, 2005

I agree with head hurts!!! My friend and I
had alot of fun with this. We only got two right...but it was great. Good work!
Aug 23, 2005

Got 2 went for answer, dang good job!!!
Aug 23, 2005

i couldn't figure them out. after i saw the answers it seemed obvious though! great job!
Aug 23, 2005

Stunning, brilliant, wonderful! A very clever and fun teaser - keep up the great work! One question though... what do you mean with the teaser's title? Sea legs? This has gone straight to my favourites
Aug 23, 2005

Very good
Aug 23, 2005

heaps braingle!
Aug 23, 2005

Very creative, ThreeTwoOne. I only got three but had a lot of fun trying!
Aug 23, 2005

really fun teaser i only got the example without looking but it was fun
Aug 23, 2005

I couldn't figure them all out
they were very good
Aug 23, 2005

These were really challenging and very good. I was able to figure out just one, but I enjoyed trying.I'd like to see some more of this kind.
Aug 23, 2005

who knew what eschew meant???
pretty good though.
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Aug 23, 2005

I had a tough time with this one, wow! I agree with Tsunami, my head hurts now. Great morning excersize for the brain. Thanks!
Aug 23, 2005

wow, my brain is still in summer mode, i probably could have got some of them if i thought hard enough,
Aug 23, 2005

very creative, but I don't think it was TOO hard (I got 4 of them)
Aug 23, 2005

tough one! good job!
Aug 23, 2005

Huh, I didn't get any of them... I really Liked the teaser though...keep it up!
Aug 23, 2005

Wooo...! i really liked it....very clever....even though i didnt get any of them....hehe....
Aug 23, 2005

it was sort of difficult but i liked it
Aug 23, 2005

Aug 23, 2005

I looooooooved it
Aug 23, 2005

good job well thought out!!!
Aug 23, 2005

i actually liked this one. this one and the one from yesterday are actually starting to become more fun to solve GREAT JOB
Aug 23, 2005

I only got three w/out lookikng
Aug 23, 2005

Like others have said, this teaser is very creative and fun, and I loved it! Keep up the good work!
Aug 23, 2005

It was hard enough that it challenged me, but not hard enough that i couldn't get the answers or it frustrated me... i very much liked it!
Aug 23, 2005

Tres clever! I didn't get #4 but that's cool! I like being stumped. Great puzzle!!
Aug 23, 2005

I only got the first 2... didn't know dreidel letters, eschew, database languae, the bird.... in other words... I had no chance But I LOVED this teaser... the answer wasn't completely obvious, I had to really think.... Great Job!!!
Aug 23, 2005

these were awesum!
Aug 23, 2005

Very good! I got all but #3. I didn't know dreidels HAD letters.
Not a bad clue in the bunch.
Aug 23, 2005

those were very fun to try to sound out. I have to admit, I only got one completely and a few fragments of the others
Aug 24, 2005

Sep 22, 2005

Good teaser and i'd love to see more of these!
Aug 23, 2006

very enjoyable teaser and i found it hard. but i did figure out #3 with only the 1st and last clue. the rest i only got bits and pieces not enouth solve them. great geat grand wonderful teaser.
Aug 23, 2006

Aug 23, 2006

Interesting, challenging and fun, seems like a Braingle teaser to me.
Aug 23, 2006

that was very good!!
Aug 23, 2006

Brilliant teaser! Missed just a couple of clues, but was able to interpolate (wow, there's a fifty cent word) to get all of the answers! If this is an original, be proud of your work. Very fun. (2)
Aug 23, 2006

This was fun. Didn't get them all, but enough to keep me trying. Good teaser.
Aug 23, 2006

It was easy after I looked at the answers.
Aug 23, 2006

Yay! Yay! Yay, Yay, Yaaaaaaay!!!!!

I got them all-ll, I got them all-ll, al-lul, al-lul, I got them al-lulll!!! Weeeeeeee!

OK, but seriously, folks, I really did, but, I had one little bitty thingy: A tic is actually not an arachnid, it's an Acari, a relative of Arachnid. That almost threw me off, coz I knew it wasn't a spider, but fortunately I finally got it.

GREAT teaser, hard, fun, veery diff. and creative, just WONDERFUL, and THANKS!
Aug 23, 2006

This was Areally clever teaser. I did not get many, but perhaps that willhelp me learn a few new things because I sure enjoyed trying
Aug 23, 2006

very nice!
Aug 23, 2006

me brian got teased
Aug 23, 2006

Good one!
Aug 23, 2006


...but why "Seal Eggs?"
Aug 23, 2006

Sure was a different sort of puzzle.
I got at least 2 of them.

Would like to see another of this kind.
Aug 23, 2006

Challenging test of word power, creativity, and ingenuity! Great puzzle.
Aug 23, 2006

that was very fun and creative! i loved it!
Aug 23, 2006

A uniquely challenging teaser, definitely a "Braingle qualification" for a teaser. Even this old man had to work on a couple.
Aug 23, 2006

Great teaser! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got all but the last one before giving up and looking at the answers.

I have to add, I love the clever title.
Seal eggs = Sea legs
Had me stumped for a bit but after doing the teaser and getting in the groove of it, it hit me and I loved it!
Aug 23, 2006

This is truly a great Braingle Brain Teaser. Was very hard for me as they didn't teach phonics when I started school. I got a couple right, but after seeing the answers it was a very doable one. Super job.
Aug 23, 2006

I have to add that I also liked the title! It threw me off for a bit, as seals don't lay eggs! But MurfQ did an apt explanation. Thanks Shawneeo for making me look up acari vs. arachnids... Didn't know the difference, but got lucky on the answer, I guess. Had already looked for the book on South American Ornithology... Just kidding... I'm not that nerdy, but learned a few things on this Braingler! Thanks again 3-2-1!
Aug 23, 2006

Some were easy, some were hard, and all were fun
Aug 23, 2006

I got all but the Persian Gulf. I was stuck on Mew or Meow unstead of Purr!
Aug 23, 2006

That was SO MUCH FUN! I totally loved your teaser! way to go!
Aug 23, 2006

I liked it. Fun and Entertaining.
Aug 23, 2006

very clevr... def 1 of my faves... good job!

Aug 23, 2006

Oh My Gosh..I loved this! It was clever to the ultimate. I only got #3, but so wish I'd spent more tiome on it. Rhea??? Couldn't get past the crossword oldy, Emu. Great one.
Aug 23, 2006

I'd like to see more of these!! I could use the practice!!
Aug 23, 2006

Bravo! Very clever and original. I enjoyed solving it.
Aug 23, 2006

I enjoyed this teaser more than most. Was it hard to create? I hope to see more even though it took me about an hour tocomplete. I got confused on dreidel. I thought you meant one of the letters in that word not knowing that dreidels have words or symbols on them. I kept thinking "If you just picked a word with an 'n' in it, it could easily be Persian Gulf". Oh, well. Some of the others were easy and some were hard but all in all it was a hard teaser and very fun.Thank you. Can I have some more, please?
Aug 23, 2006

Got a part of #1 and the whole of #2 - blanks for the rest! Whew, these are tough teasers, but very enjoyable!
Aug 24, 2006

Easy and clever! Definitely a fave!!
Aug 24, 2006

Loved it!!! Very original and entertaining....I would love to see more of the same.
Aug 26, 2006

Sep 14, 2006

I loved this!!! Never before has a teaser challenged me in a way that made me want to actually struggle with it to see how far I could get!! I got three, two of them were from partially getting the clues and guessing the rest...

I found #4 first, and quickly, and only because of that I was encouraged to proceed.

I then got #5, just from having aid + ??? + tick + C.

Next was #3, purr + ??? + gulf was enough for me to get it.

I should've gotten #1 next, because I was close, I just didn't "see" and that threw me off! doh!! car + ??? + be + yin + peer?gaze?

I suppose I should've also gotten #2, but all I had was: arc + ??? + owe + leg?

Of course, seeing the answers made it obvious. Really, really good job on this one. I'd love to see more like this!!
Sep 14, 2006

oh oh oh -- and I really loved the title of this. I was giggling about the title before I realized how tough the actual teaser was!!
Jun 04, 2007

I got the first one and that was it. For number 3, I thought it was going to be the Gulf of Meow-ixco! (I have no idea what the names of the letters are on the dreidel...).
Jun 06, 2007

This was great fun! I'd get a few on each one and then try to see if anything I remembered from geography class (over 20 years ago) sounded similar...

I got 4 out of 5, so the brain's not dead yet.

Thanks for the fun!
Aug 23, 2009

Fun and challenging - very satisfying to have found them all while eschewing thew answers!
Aug 24, 2009

I ALMOST got 'em all!
And I did get "Seal Eggs."
FUN! Thanks!
Aug 24, 2009

Aug 24, 2009

That was great! Challenging yet doable - my brain got a nice work out.
Aug 24, 2009

Missed 3 and 5...didn't have a clue about either the dreidel letter and could only think of meow...too early for my brain! Great teaser!
Aug 24, 2009

I got a few, missed a few. All in all a great teaser, not too hard and not too easy. I really enjoyed it.
Aug 24, 2009

Really original, and fun! Got stuck on #3; I thought the first sound was "meow" . Five Stars!
Sep 24, 2009

Fun but a bit of a groaner.
Aug 25, 2012

It was sort of a good one, but some of the clues I never heard of so could not solve. Never heard of "Indie" or "rhea" Fun trying though
Aug 25, 2012

Got 4 of 5,but my brain shouldn't have to work this early in the morning.
Aug 25, 2012

I LOVED those!!!! I only got 2 but I gave up early! And, I got a few chuckles - thanks for posting!

Aug 25, 2012

I realize that this was an old comment discussion, but everything I can find suggests acari are a subclass of arachnids. Therefore it is correct to call ticks arachnids.
Aug 25, 2012

LOVED it! Hard enough to be challenging but not so hard to be impossible. Got them all with a bit of work.
Aug 25, 2015

One of the best puzzles yet...great variety of the old brain working!
Aug 25, 2015

Took 3 cups of coffee....but, I GOT IT!!

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