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What Fruits?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#36059
Fun:**** (3.18)
Difficulty:** (1.87)
Category:Language
Submitted By:aresII*us******

 

 

 



A different fruit (a total of twelve) is buried in every one of the following lines.

Example: A word is considered 'buried' when it can be read like P A R I S in the sentence "Grand-pa(pa ris)es at seven every morning."
Can you detect them?

Ah! If I get my good ship home
I'll find a tempting spot,
Where mayhap pleasant flowers will bloom,
And there I'll shape a charming cot.

Where bees sip nectar in each flower,
And Philomel on hawthorn rests,
I'll shape a rustic, sun-kissed bower -
A bower meet for angel guests.

Then she who lives and loves with me,
Sing our days of calm repose,
Sole monarch of the flowers will be -
For Myra is indeed a rose.


Answer

Ah! I(f I g)et my good ship home
I'll fin(d a te)mpting spot,
Where mayh(ap ple)asant flowers will bloom,
And there I'll sha(pe a ch)arming cot.

Where bees sip (nectar in e)ach flower,
And Philo(mel on) hawthorn rests,
I'll sha(pe a r)ustic, sun-kissed bower -
A bower meet f(or ange)l guests.

Then she wh(o live)s and loves with me,
Sin(g our d)ays of calm repose,
So(le mon)arch of the flowers will be -
For My(ra is in)deed a rose.

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Comments

Rob7*
Apr 05, 2007

This has to be one of the best few around. Brain teasers should be based upon general knowledge like this, that anybody can solve if they think about it the right way.
rizinski23*us*
Apr 05, 2007

I think this was really fun.. because, I was able to do it with my 8 yr old son.. he got them all but gourd. Need more like this for all age groups
liser*us*
Apr 05, 2007

This is one of my favorite teasers! Not only was it fun to read, but it was fun to look for the fruits. I love this idea! Do more like these!
SunroseAus*
Apr 06, 2007

Loved it!
surfergirl1130Aus*
Apr 06, 2007

haha this is a fun one!!
ejhops*ca*
May 06, 2007

This is a great teaser! Anyone can get it if they work at it; it is great for all ages Although it isn't horribly original, it is a great teaser; you should be proud of it.
cloughmeAws*
May 06, 2007

Excellent!
Rach_*
May 06, 2007

Loved it!

Just missed the one I didn't know (gourd?)
thimblenogginus*
May 06, 2007

Gourd?
muffinbrittneyAgb*
May 06, 2007

oh this one was really fun!
puttumupus*
May 06, 2007

bravo...verynice and well written..keep up yhe good worh
anion*
May 06, 2007

Great teaser. I got them all but gourd and nectarine. Not bad, I don't think! Keep these teasers coming.
karenokupniakus*
May 06, 2007

Very well written and lots of fun.
sftball_rocks13*
May 06, 2007


wow
Mon05Aca*
May 06, 2007

loved it, easy but very well done
kitty728Aus*
May 06, 2007

GOOD ON FOR ALL AGES TO DO... GRAB A RELATIVE AND TRY TO SOLVE IT TOGETHER....GRAB AN UNLCE, GRAB A GRANDDAD, GRAB A NANA..... GET IT???
GRA(B A NANA) HA HA TEE-HEEE LOL
emu77alu02us*
May 06, 2007

Really good. I liked how the fruits were so cleverly hidden in a well written poem.
moonbabyus*
May 06, 2007

Great teaser. A few of them made you think (olive and gourd) because they are not commonly thought of as fruits. Keep them coming. Well done.
tamjpAus*
May 06, 2007

Wow! terribly clever
pengzoidAus*
May 06, 2007

very fun. i missed nectarine(duh)
more please.
2ndhandroseca*
May 06, 2007

to aresll .... Very Well Done! Took me 10mins to wrap my head around it but then they all just came to me. Gourd was tricky.

Lots of fun, i liked it.!!

More like this please
chidam11Ain*
May 06, 2007

Great Teaser Arsell. I just missed one fruit. Keep 'em coming.
chidam11Ain*
May 06, 2007

Great Teaser Arsell. I just missed one fruit. Keep 'em coming.
AuthenticallyMe*
May 06, 2007

This was REALLY fun! It was challenging in its own way to make us actually LOOK for the fruits hidden in the poem. It was a well written poem. And this teaser made you think of words in a whole new way! It took me a while to find them all. Once again, this was REALLY FUN!
bradon182001*us*
May 06, 2007

I'll be the negative one. I truly didn't get it. Sorry
ShikamaruAus*
May 06, 2007

cool.
lil_valentine13Aus*
May 06, 2007

This was SOO MUCH FUN!!! And easy, I think that might be why I liked it... But it was very very well written... bravo, poet!!!
nerdyiscool*us*
May 06, 2007

I got fig and date, then gave up...
Wish I hadn't, these were clever!
lvigus
May 06, 2007

Really liked the puzzle. got stuck on olive, but the rest came pretty quickly. the poem is really very nice by itself too!
jcann*us*
May 06, 2007

I loved it! I got them all, but it took me awhile and made me think. I've seen lots of teaseres like this with words hidden in sentences. But to put them in such a clever poem--good work! I agree with all the positive comments so far.
Andy_Ltsx*
May 06, 2007

I did not get 1
coolpainter*
May 06, 2007

Orange you glad this was an easy one...lol!
TheClausus*
May 06, 2007

great teaser. i really had to look for a few of them.
4demo*
May 06, 2007

I got most of them, but are olives really fruits? I never knew that.
jodysueus*
May 06, 2007

fun, but kinda easy liked it!!! the second one was date, but I thought I saw POT too, but that's a weed, not a fruit.
kronichoney_420Aus*
May 06, 2007

is an olive a fruit cos i thougt it was a vegetable???
oddreyus*
May 06, 2007

Creatove and wonderful.
oddreyus*
May 06, 2007

I meant creative. sorry for the error.
leroy_h*
May 06, 2007

I DIDNT GET IT!
lmurray*cn*
May 06, 2007

VERY WELL WRITTEN.

I DON'T BELIEVE AN OLIVE IS A FRUIT, UNLESS YOU INCLUDE THE BROAD DEFINITION OF "FRUIT," a product of outgrowth.

GOOD JOB NON-THE-LESS
HarryPutter*ca*
May 06, 2007

i agree with oddry
phyllisa*us*
May 06, 2007

Great teaser, I put "hip" for the first one (like rose hip) but got the rest. Olive & gourd are a surprise, but you learn something new everyday
MadelulabelleAus*
May 06, 2007

Really great teaser! It's going on my favorites. At first I didn't get any, but as soon as I looked at the answer for the first one I got the hang of it.
jcann*us*
May 06, 2007

The part of the plant that holds the seed is the fruit of the plant (when you are naming parts such as stem, root, etc.) Vegetables can be any part of the plant that we eat--such as leaves (lettuce and spinach), stems (celery), flowers (broccoli), roots(carrots) and fruits. Some fruits are usually called vegetables (tomatoes. squash), but they are still the fruit of the plant. At least that's what the school science books say. So I guess it's a matter of which definition you are using.
dasione1Aus
May 06, 2007

got them all except gourd
luckyduck
May 06, 2007

MAN! I suck at these! I only got orange. pooey on toast! haha.
teddybairAus**
May 06, 2007

That was a lot of fun! I actually got all of them, which doesn't happen very often!
smartymommyApr*
May 06, 2007

I have never done one of these! I didn't understand what I had to do until I saw the answere. Now I know for next time. Hopefully I will do better!
_miss_glamorousAca*
May 06, 2007

nice!!! at least i get thi sone!!
DreamchaserAus*
May 07, 2007

This was great fun. Got me to think, which isn't easy to do on a Monday morning.... Looking forward to more of these fun ones, keep 'em coming
hradilv**
May 07, 2007

Excellent, excellent teaser!!!
chuckles42
May 07, 2007

I agree with thimblenoggin: A gourd is NOT a fruit. That one had me stumped for a few seconds. Other than that, it was fun. I actually might think about sharing this one with my friend. I will let you know.
j9mattfieldAus*
May 07, 2007

I am extremely impressed. I enjoy teasers, difficult or easy, but this was so much more. The poem itself was a work of art. As an avid reader and writer of poetry, I am blown away. And the teaser inserted inside was genius. This is my first "favorite." Thank you. (and for some reason I couldn't fina raisin!)
vanoosha*ca
May 07, 2007

I enjoyed this one. Got them all fairly quickly but the gourd did stump me!!
im_the_coolest
May 07, 2007

Gourd is a pumpkin type thing where lots of times birds will make houses
jcann*us*
May 07, 2007

A gourd contains the seeds. Therefore, it is the fruit of the plant.
Trishgal*us*
May 07, 2007

Finally got them all, though gourd gave me a hard time.
wandering_goat*
May 10, 2007

Excellent. I got them all, though I wasn't sure that gourd was a fruit.
Rach_*
May 11, 2007

Thank you coolest
QrystalAca*
Jun 11, 2007

Very nicely done!! I had fun with it. First read-through, I was only looking for fruits, and found them all really easily .. although, I was surprised by gourd, but figured it very well could be a fruit, so I just went with it. And it was it!

Then I read the poem for poetry's sake. Very neat, cute, silly, amusing.
fishingeagleAus*
Nov 25, 2007

Gourd is most definately a fruit.. I should know I work in citrus.. + like a tom. which is considered a fruit.. so is a Olive.. Nice
one Ares. you keep me thinking all of the time..
dodger*gb*
Nov 29, 2007

Missed Gourd, good qiuz
onua9159Aus*
Feb 17, 2008

That was a great teaser!
King_of_Smart*
Mar 05, 2008

This was a fantastic teaser. I only got 2. Very good though.
emily103**
Sep 13, 2008

I agree with nearly everyone. This was a lot of fun to solve and, if there were no fruits to search for, it would be a nice poem. !!!
jingles01Aus*
Apr 07, 2009

easy but fun
sunnybonghits*
May 07, 2010

Very well done. I think I'd like to see more like these. Cheers
patiencewithaP*us*
May 07, 2010

Fun fun fun! Thanks for posting!
nikitafullmoonAca*
May 07, 2010

Beautiful poem!
cutebugAus*
May 07, 2013

Interesting,easy,and fruity.
Maggiethe8th*us*
May 07, 2013

could not get nectarine for some reason-had fun with it, though-and I think the author would enjoy being a fly on the wall listening to people try to sound these out!
jaycr*us*
May 07, 2013

Fun to work on. First saw this one in "Brainteasers and Mindbenders" in 1993.
gaylewolfAus*
May 08, 2013

I love these - I did this puzzle yesterday. I'd like to see more of these! Thanks!



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