Thu 19 Dec, 2002 08:54 am
OK wordsmyths, here's the fourth instalment:
I'm looking for a 9-letter English word (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) which matches the following
The letters 4, 3, & 2 (in that order) spell a UNIT of measure.
The letters 4, 7, 6 & 9 (in that order) spell the internal MEMORY of a computer.
The letters 8, 1, 4 & 5 (in that order) spell a QUANTITY.
Seven of the nine letters are different.
Four of the nine letters are vowels.
The correct word (and ALL sub-clue words) are found in Webster's Dictionary - 10th Edition.
Vowels here, are defined as: A, E, I, O and U.
3 letter unit of measure: cup, bit, ton, mol, amp, ell, cor
4 letter internal memory of a computer: byte, core
4 letter quantity: some, four, five, nine
I hope I haven't made this one tooooooooo easy!
If you team together I reckon you'll solve it today.
Thanks for the encouraging words, biblio, but I'm at a loss so far...
4 letter quantity: body, dish, deal, dose, feck, jagg
hmmm. Bib: It seems from your post that Mac has listed the correct clues.
Is that a sound deduction?
lol, Raggedy! byte/bit, core/cor, core/cup are possibilities, but I can't get a quantity to go with them to make a word!
Let's see, feck has a C in the right position, but with core/cup that spells: EPUCKROFE. With core/cor that spells: EROCKROFE.
A unit of measure can also be a rod or a bit.
Psst...while no one is looking, here's an extra clue:
Remember to use the NOTES - they will ALWAYS confirm that your deductions are correct.
Okay, I got it (I think).
UROCHROME - The yellow pigment responsible for the color of urine. (who knew?)
The unit of measure is a COR.
The internal memory of a computer is CORE.
The quantity is MUCH.
wooooowwwwww.... good job macsm!
, obviously I'm not getting much work done today!
BRAVO, Mac. You are Just Too Marvelous. Too Marvelous for Words. (I need some musical notes here.)
I'm going to send you a message about how to post images once you find them on google.com...
Or better yet, I'll find Craven's tutorial about it...
Macsm: Well Done!
The answer was indeed:
UNIT = COR
MEMORY = CORE
QUANTITY = MUCH
The seven different letters were C, E, H, M, O, R, and U
The four vowels were E, O, O and U
The correct word (and the THREE clue words) are found in Webster's Dictionary
I trust that you all learned something new today!
May we please have another one, Mr. Bib.