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Puzzle 1

Below are thirteen 5 lettered, everyday words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.

In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order.

There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location and there are no plurals.

Can you determine the original words?

APE
BOD
BAE
BUC
ORA
ELL
ROE
RAY
GES
UMB
LOL
ANC
SUA

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  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I love brain teasers, but that one looks like a lot of work. I'm gonna just wait for a less time consuming puzzle.
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I love brain teasers, but that one looks like a lot of work. I'm gonna just wait for a less time consuming puzzle.
    agreed
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    I love brain teasers, but that one looks like a lot of work. I'm gonna just wait for a less time consuming puzzle.
    Some the words are quite easy which makes the rest of the puzzle easier. :D
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Puzzle 1

    Below are thirteen 5 lettered, everyday words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.

    In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order.

    There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location and there are no plurals.

    Can you determine the original words?

    APE
    BOD
    BAE
    BUC
    ORA
    ELL
    ROE
    RAY
    GES
    UMB
    LOL
    ANC
    SUA

    (I had asked for clarification, but no longer need it.)

    This is NUTS, btw. My "solution" was not even halfway there, and it's falling apart fast.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • L_B_123XD
    1709 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)
  • ZAINH17__ZSH
    2739 posts
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)

    I got Apple as well. And for the UMB one I got THUMB.
  • empathy77
    4136 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    giphy.gif
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)

    I got Apple as well. And for the UMB one I got THUMB.
    Nope
  • ZAINH17__ZSH
    2739 posts
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)

    I got Apple as well. And for the UMB one I got THUMB.
    Nope

    How about Crumb.
  • maryclaire1
    6024 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    empathy77 wrote:
    giphy.gif

    :D
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)

    I got Apple as well. And for the UMB one I got THUMB.
    Nope

    How about Crumb.
    Incorrect, think 'big'. 8)
  • mathumster385
    2436 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Is the last word "suave"?
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    Is the last word "suave"?
    Nope, think 'fitness exercise'. :mrgreen:
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Apple
    That's all I got, and its probably wrong
    Im confused though, is this supposed to make a sentence? Or are they all separate, that may help
    Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L. :)

    I got Apple as well. And for the UMB one I got THUMB.
    Nope

    How about Crumb.
    Incorrect, think 'big'. 8)

    I think I have some! (Stupid "W" had me crazy, so I had "Squaw" ... so thanks for the hint.)

    UMB = JUMBO
    SUA = SQUAT
    LOL = LOWLY
    RAY = CRAZY


    (and a real long-shot ...)
    ORA = BORAX

    :shock: :shock:


    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I got the easy ones, assuming I'm right. Also, I didn't get apples

    A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

    APE - APPLE
    BOD
    BAE
    BUC
    ORA
    ELL
    ROE
    RAY - XRAYS
    UMB
    LOL
    ANC
    SUA - SQUAT

    Edit: Now I see I was ninja'd by annettemarc
  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    This is not here
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Question: I hadn't used "apple" because the letters weren't in alphabetical order ... but I'm happy to get rid of the "P"! And the puzzle is awesome. :) :) :)
  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    ForumNerds wrote:
    (and a real long-shot ...)
    ORA = BORAX

    :shock: :shock:

    I was thinking LORAX, but I don't think it would be a proper noun

    Edit: and I'm thinking ELL = JELLY
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    ForumNerds wrote:
    (and a real long-shot ...)
    ORA = BORAX

    :shock: :shock:

    I was thinking LORAX, but I don't think it would be a proper noun

    Edit: and I'm thinking ELL = JELLY

    (Assuming that "UMB" isn't JUMBO, Jelly is a great choice. He gave the hint to "think big" for the UMB one ... )

    Also, if the letters don't need to be in alphabetical order, then I think the "GES" one could be "GUESS"
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