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Puzzle ID:#7021
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:* (1.02)
Submitted By:silver_sword*****
Corrected By:username




Hidden in each sentence is a word. For example, in the sentence: When I grow up, I want to be a ranger. (Hidden animal) The hidden word is BEAR from "to BE A Ranger". Now, try to identify the hidden colors in the sentences below:

I agree not to eat all the food.
Bob decided to jump in, knowing that this is his only choice.
The sunset makes Cairo seem magnificent.
Some states ship lumber and coal on canal barges.


i aGREE Not to eat all the food.

bob decided to jumP IN, Knowing that this is his only choice.

the sunset makes caiRO SEem magnificent.

Some states shiP LUMber and coal on canal barges.


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Sep 04, 2002

Nice riddle.
Sep 05, 2002

Nice one but PLUM???
Sep 09, 2002

The last one could also be umber.
Oct 02, 2002

The colour is plum not PLUMB. And Umber = A natural brown earth containing ferric oxide and manganese oxides, used as pigment.
Any of the shades of brown produced by umber in its various states. Of or related to umber. Having a brownish color
Oct 02, 2002

plum is a fruit, and rose is a flower. although one can use it to describe colors, there are not colors.
Oct 02, 2002

yes but if you see in the answer that all of the other words are colors therfore making rose and plum colors
Oct 30, 2002

plum and rose are not colours. umber is.
Nov 02, 2002

plum and rose are colors. umber isn't.
Oct 02, 2003

In the last one Umber is a color so wouldn't it be right too?
Oct 02, 2004

I got that. too easy.
Oct 02, 2004

Liked this one, I was actually able to get them all!
Oct 02, 2004

I thought it was good.. It was kinda easy but still fun.. good job..
Oct 02, 2004

Yogi, It says plum, the b is NOT capitalized. Oh, Silver, great teaser!
Oct 02, 2004

2nd one could be hiS ONly

and Pin is not a colour, so theyre not all colours
Oct 02, 2004

Oct 04, 2004

just a little simple for my tastes
Oct 16, 2004

WAY TOO EASY!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 16, 2004

hi unmellowyellow!!!!!!!
Apr 08, 2005


yogi: its says PLUM not PLUMB...

Anupriya9: it says PINK not PIN!!.. geez.. gr8 teaser silver dont listen to them!
May 07, 2005

Easy. I got all four easily. Is that because it was easy, or is it coz I'm Scottish?
Nov 06, 2006

WOW that was sure hard lol

I was like omg i didnt get them lol!!!!!!!!
Next time wheni sees these kind again ill do the same thing as this!
And i finally learned something!

♥ blondie
Jan 15, 2008

I think this was great. Definitely harder than it looks. Took some thought and eliminating, but I finally came up with all the right answers. And yes, I got umber as well.
Jan 15, 2008

Well, I liked it! And yes, plum and rose are colors.....jeesh!
Jan 15, 2008

Like finding a PLUM among the GREEN leaves ia a PINK ROSE bush
Jan 15, 2008

Quite easy. There is also another color- lumber- lUMBER
Jan 15, 2008

Yeah, umber, not lumber, right? lumber's not a color is it?

I agree that umber is a color, rose is a color and plum is a color. They were taken from the objects, but they are used in every set of crayons and paints. Maybe the creator should have specified either primiary, secondary, or colors of crayons, colors used for pigments or paints, etc. But they would probably even be defined as colors in the dictionary. OK, I'll check. Hold on...OK, surprising actually, Here's what I found. This was the fifth definition of "plum" in Amer. Heritage Dict.: 5. A dark purple to deep reddish purple.. OK, out of about six different dictionaries, this was the ONLY one that included the color. I didn't check Websters but I just looked at all the first online dictionaries listed, and since it took way more time than I expected, I'm not able to look up "rose". So, I guess "plum" is a color, according to at least one out of five or six dictionaries.

Thanks for the fun teaser!
Jan 15, 2008

I liked this teaser, and yes, plum is a color and rose is a color and (burnt) umber is a color. Remember your crayolas????
Jan 15, 2008

I really liked this one! Great job!

And people, why are you being so dang technical! Lighten up and have fun. Who cares if the color names are not red or purple; having other color names makes it more interesting and more beautiful. And obviously a lot harder for you. Have more fun next time! And as far as rose and plum being considered colors, all you have to do is go down the makeup aisle or visit a home decorating center and you will see these earth based colors and more everywhere! Have a great day!!!
Jan 15, 2008

Too easy.
Jan 15, 2008

I really love this kind of teaser. You have to get right down into the sentence and find the words.
It may be simple to some of you, but I still like them. Keep them coming hon. Thanks for posting.

Jan 15, 2008

Another thing, If you buy that big ole box of crayola crayons, those colors are in there in crayon form.

Jan 15, 2008

Nice one, need more crayons!!
Jan 15, 2008

Sure, Umber is a color. However, it isn't exactly hidden as the others (and the example) are, being only part of a single word. I'd have to say that Plum is the more appropriate answer.
Jan 15, 2008

Easy but entertaining.
Jan 15, 2008

Yeah, I got umber too, maybe it should be changed to say that umber is another possible answer...
Jan 15, 2008

Way to go Doe!! Nice teaser, but way easy for a 'word' person. But I love and need to feel smartish occasionally...thanks!
Jan 15, 2008

oooh, im not so good at these...

i think plum is a color, and of course rose is a color, but ive never heard of umber.
Jan 16, 2008

great teaser... my kids have the box of 328 Crayola crayons... if anyone wants to dispute that they are not colors, Crayola will prove you wrong
Jan 17, 2008

Jan 25, 2008

4/4! That doesn't happen often. Good job, I loved it!
Jan 15, 2011

The fourth sentence contains the COLOR "umber". See definition #2 here:
Jan 15, 2014

Another very easy one, but I like easy! According to my grandchild's crayon box rose and plum are colors and as old as I am I have always considered rose and plum colors. What a silly thing to argue over, just look it up!
Jan 15, 2014

this was hysterical reading all the pseudo quarrels-it was fun all the way around-
Jan 15, 2014

I settled for plum, good one! I can't validate umber a color, but raw umber and burnt umber is a color, so sure why not?
Jan 15, 2014

Gee, Zykezex, I don't know why you can't validate "umber" as a colofr, though it wasn't the color the puzzle-maker had in mind. Three dictionaries I consulted define "umber" as "a medium to dark brown color." So in fact it could be considered that that last sentence contains two hidden colors, plum, and umber.
Jan 15, 2017

This time around, I too got umber. Fun teaser
Jan 15, 2017

Fun and easy teaser. I got them all, including umber. Saw plum
first, and then saw umber, so switched off of plum to that.
Jan 15, 2017

Here's a laugh on myself.
I am always in a big hurry to do the puzzle,
so I don't read the title or the category OR the directions. For ten minutes I was trying to find the animal in each sentence!
Fun puzzle - I love these and I did find the colors once I realized what I was doing wrong. It's good to be able to laugh at yourself. Life is too short not to!
Thanks for posting!
Jan 15, 2017

Fun and enjoyable teaser; I got them all except plum - I thought it was umber. I believe that umber is a valid color so it could also be considered correct.
Jan 15, 2017

YAY! I got them all , including rose and plumb (I remember the original 64 color Crayola crayon and they both where incl.)

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