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Six Letters it Contains

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

 

Puzzle ID:#5565
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:** (1.43)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:arij****

 

 

 



A word I know,
six letters it contains
subtract just one,
and twelve is what remains.



Answer

Dozens
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Comments

sailingwrestler*ca
Oct 17, 2002

SMOOTH...!!
braynor
Feb 26, 2003

The official english dictionary says that dozens is another word for 12, which is not the word that we're supposed to be looking for.
mixaleena
Aug 01, 2003

That was good.

Mixee.
luvupurpleA*
Aug 01, 2003

That was easy! But i still had 2 think about it. Good 1!
cutie2010
Aug 02, 2003

This was really fun
cdweller
Aug 02, 2004

"Thirteen" also works. It only contains 6 letters; two of them are used twice. Subtract just one from thirteen and twelve remains.

I like your answer better!!
BrenBeadSP**
Aug 02, 2004

I love it, and it's fun enough to share. Thanks
mouse2
Aug 25, 2004

that was a good one
idiot_genius*us*
Apr 12, 2006

I thought it was twelven or something like that.LOL
Zarahemla05Aus*
Dec 08, 2008

Great job! I like that one.
emu77alu02us*
Dec 08, 2008

Clever! I think I heard this one before.
coolboi*
Dec 08, 2008

That was good
bradon182001*us*
Dec 08, 2008

Clever teaser. Thanks for posting.
GillesAca*
Dec 08, 2008

Very good teaser
doeheadAus*
Dec 08, 2008

Saw this one in a magazine many years ago,but still catchy if you've never seen it.
104archerca*
Dec 08, 2008

very easy for a change. good one though
avonmaAus*
Dec 08, 2008

Easy Fun!
nicksyl
Dec 08, 2008

I thought the answer was 'thirteen'. It contains more than 6 letters, but contains 6 none the less. I think it would fit.
nicksyl
Dec 08, 2008

oops someone already said my idea. sorry
auntiesisAus*
Dec 08, 2008

Easy, but clever. Enjoyed this one.
dogg6pound9Aus*
Dec 08, 2008

i thought we were allowed to rearrange the letters in the word... thus i came up with "zonked"... if you subtract the "k" and rearrange the letters you spell "dozen"... the true answer was absolutely clever nonetheless!!!
(user deleted)
Dec 08, 2008

The answer could also be thirteen. Thirteen only has six letters in it (although 't' and 'e' are repeated).
JimmymoAie*
Dec 08, 2008

Kept trying to add a letter to the middle of dozen. Then realized all it took was an 'S'. Doh!!!
kp52Aus*
Dec 08, 2008

Easy, but still a good teaser.
giglet1959*us*
Dec 08, 2008

cool
that was one of my faves!!!
here2A*
Dec 08, 2008

I'm impressed with the answer dogg6pound9 came up with. If it had been that hard I don't think I would have gotten it.

Thanks for the teaser.
GrammarNaziWTF*
Dec 08, 2008

Very slick trick you got there!!
Babe*
Dec 08, 2011

Way too easy! Hardly had to think.
gaylewolfAus*
Dec 08, 2011

I got his one, too! I liked this teaser! Happy December, every one! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
rekat_0530t
Dec 08, 2011

that was ezey and fun
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 08, 2011

Easy, but fun. I also liked the alternate answer of thirteen that was suggested above.
luluw5*us*
Dec 08, 2011

Lol i like that one
wordmama*
Dec 08, 2011

I liked the answers 'thirteen' and 'zonked' much better. I got to dozen right away but would never have gone to simply 's'. I saw zoned; wished I'd seen a 'k' in it! To me it belongs in trick instead of riddle.
jcann*us*
Dec 08, 2011

Thirteen can't be an alternative because it contains more than six letters. I think "zonked" is great!



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