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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#33442
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.89)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****

 

 

 



I'm a ten-letter word, but when I am heard,
I have only four, not one letter more.

My first two sounds are neat; a kind of sheet,
That starts with spread, not the kind on a bed.

Of my sounds, the third is what will be heard,
alphabetically, in the middle of modus operandi.

If you want to hear more, then like the shore,
I end at the sea, that's a hint, you see.

What word am I?



Answer

Excellency (XLNC)

The four letters, XLNC, sound just like the ten-letter word excellency.

The first two sounds (XL) are the name of a spreadsheet program.

If you arrange the letters in modus operandi alphabetically (addeimNooprsu), the letter N is the middle letter. Also, modus operandi is usually written as an abbreviation, MO, which in the alphabet, would have an N in the middle.

The final letter (C) sounds like sea. Do you see?

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