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(#5447577) Re: Word Square
Posted by Jools on 17 Dec 2022 at 8:51AM
oh missed diagonal
(#5447576) Re: Word Square
Posted by Dragon Jr on 17 Dec 2022 at 8:38AM
Actually, you got 8 words, including COST reading diagonally. You have found the correct solution.
(#5447549) Re: Word Square
Posted by Jools on 17 Dec 2022 at 7:14AM
7 words, 3rd down ALSE not on list
(#5447522) Word Square
Posted by Dragon Jr on 17 Dec 2022 at 5:41AM
The challenge is to fit as many words as possible into a 4x4 square, reading across, down and diagonally. The valid words are: CHEF, COST, CRAM, EASE, FALL, FRET, HALT, HOLE, MEET, RHEA, ROAR, ROOK, SKIM.
(#5434277) Re: Birds
Posted by Jools on 8 Nov 2022 at 9:51AM
yep that's right
(#5434189) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by FragileKitty on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:06AM
Yes, but since "sheep" starts with S, it can sound like the last S in "sicks".
(#5434188) Re: Birds
Posted by FragileKitty on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:04AM
The rest flew away.
(#5434183) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by Whimjest on 8 Nov 2022 at 3:49AM
also depends on how six is pronounced, to my ears it sounds like sicks, not sick.
Posted by Jools on 8 Nov 2022 at 3:27AM
There are 24 birds roosting in a tree, if you shoot one with your double-barreled shotgun how many are left?
(#5434180) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by Jools on 8 Nov 2022 at 3:25AM
yes depends if you say twenty-six or twenty sick sheep
(#5434177) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by Whimjest on 8 Nov 2022 at 3:08AM
26 but one of them is dead. That one could be dinner or supper. If the 1 were spelled out, one's estate would have 26 sheep. Finally, if one left, there would be sheep without a shepherd, the answer would be all of them. Thanks for reading. I like to overthink things.
(#5433907) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by FragileKitty on 7 Nov 2022 at 9:52AM
Took me a minute to understand how you can get 19. Tricky!
(#5433897) Re: RIDDLE
Posted by Dragon Jr on 7 Nov 2022 at 8:59AM
This riddle works better if it is said, rather than written. The way you wrote it, the answer clearly is 25. If you say it, however, there is a second possible answer: 19.
Posted by squirly138 on 7 Nov 2022 at 7:30AM
If you had 26 sheep and 1 died, how many would you have left?
(#5433861) Re: Riddle
Posted by Sir Face of the GoldTable on 7 Nov 2022 at 5:46AM
so technically (excludes me and man) should be 2800
"kits cats sacks and wives, how many were going to St. Ives?"
(#5433860) Re: Riddle
Posted by Jools on 7 Nov 2022 at 5:35AM
yes but why assume they are going to market in St Ives?
And which St Ives were you going to and do any of them have a market?
St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives, Cambridgeshire, formerly in Huntingdonshire
St Ives, Dorset
Bingley St Ives in West Yorkshire
St Ives, New South Wales, a suburb in Sydney, Australia
St Ives, South Australia
Anyway, I disagree with your calculation I make it 2753= 2401 kits, 343 cats, 7 wife, 1 man & "me". You appear to have added the 49 sacks too
(#5433855) Re: Riddle
Posted by FragileKitty on 7 Nov 2022 at 4:50AM
because I LOVE cats and kits and followed them instead.
(#5433841) Re: Riddle
Posted by Sir Face of the GoldTable on 7 Nov 2022 at 4:18AM
2802 (including myself...)
With that entourage they are clearly going to market, but travelling much more slowly than a single traveller going in the same direction ;-)
(#5433580) Re: Riddle
Posted by squirly138 on 6 Nov 2022 at 10:15AM
That was too easy.
(#5433382) Re: Riddle
Posted by Big Giant Head on 6 Nov 2022 at 1:42AM
Posted by squirly138 on 5 Nov 2022 at 7:52PM
As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with 7 wives, each wife had 7 sacks, each sack had 7 cats, each cat had 7 kits, kits cats sacks and wives, how many were going to St. Ives?
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