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  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Could be JUMBO, then ELL could be BELLY
  • 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 - 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?
  • ForumNerds
    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 ...

  • ForumNerds
    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 ...
  • direwolf987
    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.
  • direwolf987
    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. :)
  • ForumNerds
    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.)
  • tappedout1996
    3045 posts
    edited September 2015
    Correct answers so far:

    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
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • tappedout1996
    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.
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Was "BELLY" wrong? For a few minutes, I thought you had it as one of the correct ones ...

  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    ROE = ROWED (Please say yes. That "W" is making me crazy.)
  • tappedout1996
    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.
  • ForumNerds
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
  • tappedout1996
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
    Bunch and gravy are correct! :mrgreen:
  • ForumNerds
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
    Bunch and gravy are correct! :mrgreen:

    Wow! I'm on a roll here!

    How about

    ORA = FORAY
    ROE = BROKE
  • tappedout1996
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
    Bunch and gravy are correct! :mrgreen:

    Wow! I'm on a roll here!

    How about

    ORA = FORAY
    ROE = BROKE
    Nope
  • ForumNerds
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
    Bunch and gravy are correct! :mrgreen:

    Wow! I'm on a roll here!

    How about

    ORA = FORAY
    ROE = BROKE
    Nope

    ANC = FANCY?
    BAE = BRACE?
  • tappedout1996
    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.

    How about
    BAE = BAKED
    BUC = BUNCH
    RAY = GRAVY
    Bunch and gravy are correct! :mrgreen:

    Wow! I'm on a roll here!

    How about

    ORA = FORAY
    ROE = BROKE
    Nope

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

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

    How about "BRAKE" ?

    ... 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.)
  • direwolf987
    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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