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# The 9-Letter Word Puzzle - Challenge #11

Fri 27 Dec, 2002 05:40 am
OK wordsmyths, here's the eleventh 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 4, 8 & 3 (in that order) spell a type of NECKLACE.
The letters 7, 1, 2 & 9 (in that order) spell female MAMMALS.
The letters 7, 6, 5 & 4 (in that order) spell a type of PORPOISE.

Notes:
7 of the nine letters are different.
5 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
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jespah

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 08:03 am
Necklace types: lei?
Female mammals: ewes, dams, sows
Porpoises: orca?

Since five of the nine letters in the target word are vowels, my guess that #7 isn't a vowel.
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mac11

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 09:02 am
Porpoise: dall
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mac11

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 09:17 am
Hmm, if we go with LEI for the necklace and DOES for the female mammals and DALL for the porpoise, and

if Biblio happened to make an error (COULD THAT HAPPEN?) in the number order for lei (4, 8, 3 instead of 4, 3, 8)

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Bibliophile the BibleGuru

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 09:27 am
Mac: thank you for pointing out my incorrect arrangemant of the 4,3,8 vs 4,8,3 letters.

It didn't stop you from getting the answer right though...hmmm, I'm curious - I may have to alter my clue strategy now in order to make the game more difficult.
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mac11

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 09:34 am
If it helps you understand how I got there, Biblio, here's what happened: when I tried OEELLADIS in M-W, the first suggestion of alternate words was OEILLADES. So M-W actually found the 483 vs. 438!
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru

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Fri 27 Dec, 2002 02:16 pm
Now proceed to Challenge #12
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