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• 7465 posts Member
edited September 2015
Could be JUMBO, then ELL could be BELLY
• 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 - BELLY
ROE
RAY - XRAYS
GES
UMB - JUMBO
LOL
ANC
SUA - SQUAT

I don't think GES is GUESS because I don't see any other way to use the "X" except for XRAYS

Maybe GES is CAGES?
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
Could be JUMBO, then ELL could be BELLY

I definitely like using the "B" for "BELLY" than for "BORAX"!

I'm having trouble with the "no plurals" rule ... that means we need to put something after the "S" in "GES" that doesn't end up being plural. AND it means we can't use "XRAYS" which would be the perfect (and only) way to use that "X"! (Though XRAY also puts the missing letters out of alphabetical order, but so does "APPLE" ...

So I'm stuck until he takes some more of the letters out of our reach. I have a bunch more words in mind, but ...

• 2465 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 - BELLY
ROE
RAY - XRAYS
GES
UMB - JUMBO
LOL
ANC
SUA - SQUAT

I don't think GES is GUESS because I don't see any other way to use the "X" except for XRAYS

Maybe GES is CAGES?

So if we're allowed to use plurals, then your "XRAYS" answer is definitely best. "GES" could also be "GAMES" ... I was having trouble using the "M" ... but had some places for the "C" in other combinations. :?

EDIT: Or "BOD" could be "BOXED" to use that X without making a plural ... but, again, the "X E" are in wrong alphabetical order ...
• 7465 posts Member
edited September 2015
I guess I didn't see that plurals are not allowed, which means it's not XRAYS. But for GES, it could be GUESS, that's not plural.

I just notice that tappedout1996 is from the UK. I hope there are no words in this puzzle that I'm not aware of or spelled differently, i.e. Color vs. Colour.
• 7465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
Could be JUMBO, then ELL could be BELLY

I definitely like using the "B" for "BELLY" than for "BORAX"!

I'm having trouble with the "no plurals" rule ... that means we need to put something after the "S" in "GES" that doesn't end up being plural. AND it means we can't use "XRAYS" which would be the perfect (and only) way to use that "X"! (Though XRAY also puts the missing letters out of alphabetical order, but so does "APPLE" ...

So I'm stuck until he takes some more of the letters out of our reach. I have a bunch more words in mind, but ...

I don't see anything in the rules about the inserted letters being in alphabetical order. APPLE was a confirmed correct answer
Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L.
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
Could be JUMBO, then ELL could be BELLY

I definitely like using the "B" for "BELLY" than for "BORAX"!

I'm having trouble with the "no plurals" rule ... that means we need to put something after the "S" in "GES" that doesn't end up being plural. AND it means we can't use "XRAYS" which would be the perfect (and only) way to use that "X"! (Though XRAY also puts the missing letters out of alphabetical order, but so does "APPLE" ...

So I'm stuck until he takes some more of the letters out of our reach. I have a bunch more words in mind, but ...

I don't see anything in the rules about the inserted letters being in alphabetical order. APPLE was a confirmed correct answer
Apple is correct! So you don't need to use P and L.

I saw that, too. I was referring to this part of the rules:
In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order

WAIT! I get it! He said "remaining" ... I read that wrong! He meant that the three letters aren't scrambled up. (Duh, Annette.)
• 3045 posts
edited September 2015

APE - APPLE (L_B_123XD)
BOD - BOXED (ForumNerds)
BAE -
BUC -
ORA -
ELL -
ROE -
RAY -
GES - GUESS (ForumNerds)
UMB - JUMBO (ForumNerds)
LOL -
ANC -
SUA - SQUAT (ForumNerds)

Letters Used

E, J, L, O, P, Q, S, T, U, X
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• 3045 posts
edited September 2015
I just notice that tappedout1996 is from the UK. I hope there are no words in this puzzle that I'm not aware of or spelled differently, i.e. Color vs. Colour.
All words are spelt the same in UK and US.
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
• 3045 posts
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
• 3045 posts
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
Bunch and gravy are correct!
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
Bunch and gravy are correct!

Wow! I'm on a roll here!

ORA = FORAY
ROE = BROKE
• 3045 posts
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
Bunch and gravy are correct!

Wow! I'm on a roll here!

ORA = FORAY
ROE = BROKE
Nope
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
Bunch and gravy are correct!

Wow! I'm on a roll here!

ORA = FORAY
ROE = BROKE
Nope

ANC = FANCY?
BAE = BRACE?
• 3045 posts
edited September 2015
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
ForumNerds wrote:
Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
Belly and rowed are incorrect.

Well, shucks.

BAE = BAKED
BUC = BUNCH
RAY = GRAVY
Bunch and gravy are correct!

Wow! I'm on a roll here!

ORA = FORAY
ROE = BROKE
Nope

ANC = FANCY?
BAE = BRACE?
Fancy is wrong, brace is one letter out. 8)
• 2465 posts Member
edited September 2015

Well, I tried "BROKE" and "BRACE" ...

... Well, now I'm going to get some work done that I promised my husband I would have done by now ... grading student papers ... ugghh.

This has been fun!

EDIT: Oh! One more try at a different one ...

ANC = MANIC (If so, the irony is thick. I'm on meds for being that.)

And another one!

ELL = DWELL (PLEASE say it is.)
• 7465 posts Member
edited September 2015

APE - APPLE (L_B_123XD)
BOD - BOXED (ForumNerds)
BAE - BAKER
BUC - BUNCH (ForumNerds)
ORA - WORDA (I know it's not a real word)
ELL - BELLY
ROE - FROZE
RAY - GRAVY (ForumNerds)
GES - GUESS (ForumNerds)
UMB - JUMBO (ForumNerds)
LOL - LOCAL
ANC - MANIC
SUA - SQUAT (ForumNerds)

Letter Available

A, B, C, D, F, I, K, M, R, W, Y, Z

Letters Used

E, G, H, J, L, N, O, P, Q, S, T, U, V, X

My guess are in blue above

Edit: I see Annette guessed MANIC as well. One of those has to be right, doesn't it?
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