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Blellow the Alien #1

Submitted By:thompson1
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Difficulty:*** (3.07)

Blellow the alien was driving happily along in his new spacecraft when he crashed into 4 other aliens! They were all thrown out of their spacecraft and had temporary amnesia. All 5 aliens spoke Sporzdak (the universal alien language), so they were able to communicate, but they also each spoke second languages. Each alien had been traveling a different amount of time (in bzorks) in different colored spacecrafts. Each spacecraft weighs a different amount (including the 4 qorz one that Qulp has). Help the aliens figure out who has what color spacecraft, how long each had been traveling (in bzorks), what their second language was, and how much the spacecraft weighed (in qorzes).

Aliens - Blellow (M), Smorp (M), Szurkax (M), Qulp (F), and Qorxl (F)
Spacecraft color - Blue, Orange, Green, Red, and Purple
Weight of spacecraft (qorzes) - 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8
2nd Language - Qanxan, Sbarkjozn, Zronxhor, Jwrpl, and Boeiaix
Amount of time spent traveling (bzorks) - 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, and 9

1. The 5 aliens are: Blellow, the one with the red spacecraft, the one that has been traveling for 4.5 bzorks, the one with a spacecraft that weighs 7 qorzes, and the one that speaks Boeiaix.

2. Blellow's name is actually a mixture of the English words for two primary pigments. His spacecraft is the color that would result from mixing the two pigments in his name.

3. The alien who has a spacecraft that weighs 3 qorzes more than Smorp's does has been traveling in her spacecraft for 1.5 bzorks less than Szurkax has.

4. Blellow's spacecraft weighs more than Qulp's does.

5. The alien who speaks Sbarkjozn, who has a blue vehicle, has not been traveling for 4.5 bzorks.

6. The green and red vehicles had not been running the longest.

7. The alien that speaks Zronxhor has not been traveling for 7.5 bzorks and his name is not Szurkax.

8. Either Qorxl's vehicle or the red vehicle weighs 5 qorzes.

9. The alien who speaks Jwrpl has a purple spacecraft.

10. Smorp has either been traveling for 6 or 7.5 bzorks.

11. Qorxl has not been traveling for 7.5 bzorks.

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by jenb214404/25/06
Yay, I'm the first to add a comment. :) This was a great teaser. It took a few minutes but it's wasn't TOO hard. Great job, I'll be looking for more of yours. :D Oh, and by the way, in clue #5, qorzes should be changed to bzorks. :wink:

Posted by roscoep04/25/06
Very good! The names added a degree of difficulty. :D

Posted by thompson104/25/06
Thank you guys! :D Clue#5 is being corrected right now, by the way.

Posted by locomom04/27/06
It sure helps to carefully read the intro. I missed the clue about the weight of Qulp's craft! Great teaser once I reread the clues. :D :lol:

Posted by ffoppia04/27/06
good one! a lesson for me to read the intro carefully.

Posted by bashbach04/30/06
Good one! Difficult, but still doable! A job well done! :lol:

Posted by trixiedidit05/11/06
I loved this :wink: . It took me four times before I finally got it right. (I had someone else check my answers so I could not cheat). My intelligence was almost (BlElLOW) the capability to get it. Thank you for putting it together for us. :roll:

Posted by broken_dreams05/14/06
took me awhile. i read the intro and thought it said blellows weighed 4 qorz, not qulp's. OOPSSS!! :oops: :lol: :lol:

Posted by AwwwSweet05/22/06
This was a TERRIFIC grid problem! I almost skipped past it except I started laughing so much at the alien and measurement names that I couldn't resist. :D I almost missed the intro as well, but fortunately caught it halfway through (when I thought I was stuck hehe). Look forward to seeing more from you!

Posted by elemandia05/23/06
Clue number 6 confused me :-? but I figured out what it meant eventually :)

Posted by Thel02/10/07
That was some teaser! I loved having a clue in the intro and the confusing names. I'll run to the second part now! :D

Posted by khedron08/05/07
Great, fun, challenging teaser! :D One constructive criticism though, I think that clue #6 would be better phrased slightly differently, such as: "Neither the green nor the red vehicle had been running the longest." The way it's currently phrased, it seems to mean that the green and red vehicles were not in the top two spots, which is obviously false since the red vehicle was running for 7.5 bzorks, the second greatest amount of time. Other than that, great job! :D

Posted by chickwithbrains08/16/07
yeah I agree with what khedron said, b/c that is exactly how I read question #6 -- the way it's worded it implies that neither green nor red are in either of the top two longest-running spots. I'm going to let my brain cells recharge and then come back and give it another try! :cry:

Posted by chickwithbrains08/18/07
okay I was able to get it once I re-worded that clue like the above poster suggested -- that makes a big difference in the answer that you will get. :-?

Posted by mizliz10/29/07
What a great teaser! I have come back to it about 3 times before I could finally solve it. Worth it! :D

Posted by dreamlvr143211/19/07
Great Teaser! This one took me awhile to get it, but I finally got them all right. :D Had to write a note to myself to keep the measurement for time and weight separated. :oops:

Posted by lesliep7287512/20/07
Ok, so it took awhile. Once I read question 8 correctly I was able to figure it out. I thought it said that Qoryl had either the red vehicle or the one that was 5 qorzo's. My bad! :oops: Great job! :D

Posted by J-Five02/26/14
I have one only word "AHHHHHH!!!"


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