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Out of Order

Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.


Puzzle ID:#48994
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:*** (2.75)
Submitted By:Gizzer*




Can you rank the following series of words in the proper order?

admission, cook, governor, league, message, mustard, pepper, punishment


message, punishment, pepper, governor, cook, league, mustard, admission

The reverse order is also acceptable.


Each of the words can be preceded by a military rank to form a phrase.

(private) message,
(corporal) punishment,
(sergeant) pepper,
(lieutenant) governor,
(captain) cook,
(major) league,
(colonel) mustard,
(general) admission


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Sep 02, 2011

Very fun, Gizzer, but I got it straight away from your 'The Right To Vote' TWG. Otherwise, it would've taken me longer! Great teaser.
Sep 02, 2011

I thought this was brilliant!
Great idea Gizzer!
Sep 03, 2011

I don't think I would have come up with the answer in a million years. Great fun trying though.
Apr 13, 2012

It was my least favorite of all times. Did not like it at all.
Apr 13, 2012

Needed a better hint.
Apr 13, 2012

From the hint, I knew what I needed to do right away. I didn't come up with lieutenant governor or captain cook though, as I never knew them to be actual phrases.
Apr 13, 2012

Not my cup of tea. Sorry.
Apr 13, 2012

Well, I thought this was great. I didn't apply myself to figuring it all out, but I got the gist. haha It was perfect and super fun.
Apr 13, 2012

I would have chosen Captian Kangaroo, not Captain Cook. Never heard of that.
Apr 13, 2012

or Captain Crunch!!
Apr 13, 2012

I dont understand this stuff plz can someone new to this site and all the riddles......everything!!!!!!!
Apr 13, 2012

Apr 13, 2015

Absolutely outstanding teaser.

Original and VERY challenging.

Should be rated 3.00 or higher in BOTH categories.

And should have - minimum - 30 or 40 comments.

We need to appreciate the talent here, folks, and we are NOT doing it.

US (as usual)

(but still laughing !!!!!!)
Apr 13, 2015

Of course many of you (who, apparently, don't "get it") are quibbling about the answer; "Captain Kangaroo", "Captain Crunch", "not my cup of tea", "worst of all", etc.

So ... let us join the "quibble".

The actual answer to the teaser (read the question, again) is a simple .....

"yes", or "no".

Tender apologies given to Gizzer (author of the teaser), who submitted some of the best, most interesting, and most challenging teasers on Braingle.

Also she provided a great deal of help to Dad (the original BadBunnee), as an editor. Thank you, Gizzer.

Apr 13, 2015

excellent teaser in all respects!
Got the brain matter working this morning!
Apr 13, 2015

I refuse to comment on the teaser, as do many others. This is do to LGM's stupid and lengthy comments. LGM- do us all a favor and disappear forever. Nobody appreciates reading your mumble jumble.
Apr 13, 2015

No clue how one can get Captain Cook or Seargent Pepper from anything at all.
Apr 13, 2015

I agree with Raisin - excellent teaser!
Apr 13, 2015

Hey, doodley ....

Thanks for the "refuse to comment" comment in the comment section where you said you were going to refuse to comment a comment.

Oh, I also found it offensive that you called my comments "stupid" so I clicked you. Live with it.

Apr 13, 2015

Good teaser. I would have needed a more direct hint to solve it.
Apr 13, 2015

2 thoughts. The hint was not very hintish. But, I'm probably too dense. - " Little green man" LOVES to show people what a wit he is, and his brilliant comments/insights. 2nd teaser I have seen with multiple posts in comments. both littered with his intellect. And, as for being a wit.... He is half right
Apr 13, 2015

Thanks tripleteam5 for the comment.

Every one counts.

Dad (the original BadBunnee) said I would not, alas, ever "make it" as a Braingler.

Well ... I just posted my fourth teaser in a row .....

And that makes six for me out of the last ten posted.

Not bad.

Too bad he never lived to see it.

So ... how are you doing on submitting teasers? Give us an update.

Yours (the half-wit)

(still laughing, anyway)

Apr 14, 2015

I am pleased to see that some people still enjoy a challenge.
Apr 14, 2015

Did not have a clue. I wouldn't have gotten that one in a million years.

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