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
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.
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.
Switch = off
Fish = hake, shad, tuna
Flag = ???
Either #5 or #6 is a vowel. The other vowel must be #2, #3 or #8.
No additions to the Challenge today!
I guess you all must be off celebrating with family and friends.
Yikes. I just looked at Challenge #10.
For this one:
Flag - Jack
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!!
switch - ons (?), dim
fish - sole, bass, dace
flag - iris (flag is an alternate name for iris), tire (synonym of the verb "to flag")
More fish (we had 4 letter fish in Challenge #3): crab, clam, coho, carp, chum, gold, goby, hawk, tang, cory, ling
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.
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.
Rod would be an alternate word for switch/whip.
A switch could also be "hair" - extra hair used for some hairstyles.
If we can use key for type of switch, we get skyjacked.
Jack - flag
scad - fish
Key - switch
Psst mac, raggedyaggie got it. Ya aggie! :-D
WHOOPS! Pardon me!
WAY TO GO RAGGEDY!
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.
Congratulations, Raggedyaggie!! Way To Go!!