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The 9-Letter Word Puzzle - Challenge #9

 
 
Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2002 01:43 pm
OK wordsmyths, here's the ninth instalment:

I'm looking for a 9-letter English word (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) which matches the following

Clues:
The letters 2, 8 & 3 (in that order) spell a type of SWITCH.
The letters 1, 6, 5 & 9 (in that order) spell a type of FISH.
The letters 4, 5, 6 & 7 (in that order) spell a type of FLAG.


Notes:
8 of the nine letters are different.
2 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.


Happy sleuthing Smile
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2002 01:57 pm
Switch = off
Fish = hake, shad, tuna
Flag = ???

Either #5 or #6 is a vowel. The other vowel must be #2, #3 or #8.
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Wed 25 Dec, 2002 07:07 pm
No additions to the Challenge today!

I guess you all must be off celebrating with family and friends.
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Wed 25 Dec, 2002 07:27 pm
Should you get tired or frustrated with Challenge #9, then please have a go at Challenge #10.
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 09:27 am
Yikes. I just looked at Challenge #10. Confused UGH!.

For this one:

Flag - Jack
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Peace and Love
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 10:21 am
Thanks for the puzzle, Bib.

My job gets really busy now, with all the year-end accounting. But, I'll be keeping my scratch paper with the nine little blank lines next to my keyboard! And, I'll be sub-consciously searching for 4-letter words for Fish!!

Very Happy
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 11:59 am
switch - ons (?), dim

fish - sole, bass, dace

flag - iris (flag is an alternate name for iris), tire (synonym of the verb "to flag")
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 12:07 pm
More fish (we had 4 letter fish in Challenge #3): crab, clam, coho, carp, chum, gold, goby, hawk, tang, cory, ling
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:05 pm
That's right, mac. I think we'll need to work on this one through the fish (sounds icky). Hmm.

A switch is also an alternative word for whip. Don't know if that helps at all.

Note that the fish and the flag have reversing letters, e. g.

fish: 1659
flag: 4567

So the 5 and the 6 are going to have to work equally well in both directions. I suspect one of these is a vowel. The target word has 2 vowels.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:10 pm
Rod would be an alternate word for switch/whip.
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:13 pm
A switch could also be "hair" - extra hair used for some hairstyles.
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:17 pm
If we can use key for type of switch, we get skyjacked.

Jack - flag

scad - fish

Key - switch
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:18 pm
WOW! Good job jespah!
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:20 pm
Psst mac, raggedyaggie got it. Ya aggie! :-D
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:22 pm
WHOOPS! Pardon me!

WAY TO GO RAGGEDY!
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 01:25 pm
Gosh darn. Embarrassed Thanks. Smile I saw the movie. Laughing
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 06:55 pm
Congratulations! SKYJACKED was the answer.

FISH = SCAD
SWITCH = KEY
FLAG = JACK


8 different letters were A, C, D, E, J, K, S and Y.
2 vowels were A and E.
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Peace and Love
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2002 09:22 pm
Congratulations, Raggedyaggie!! Way To Go!!

Very Happy
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