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A conundrum

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pete, 14 Nov 2007.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Came across this while going through and deleting some old files on the hard drive at work: one of those infuriating little puzzles which you either get instantly or it takes you hours to figure it out:

    Question: What is the significance of the following haphazard collection?

    One building, two Shakespearian characters, four boys, two cars, one piece of medical equipment, two dances, one interjection, one sound, one measurement, one month, one relative, one drink, two Greek letters, two nationalities, three place names, one item of clothing.
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Romeo and Juliet? ;-)
     
  3. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    don't look if you don't want the answers





































    Hotel
    Romeo and Juliet
    Mike Oscar Victor Charlie
    Sierra Golf
    Tango Foxtrot
    Echo
    kilo
    November
    Papa
    Whiskey
    etc;)
     
  4. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    Alpha delta
    Yankee Zulu
    Lima India Quebec
    Uniform
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Sierra Oscar Delta
    Oscar Foxtrot Foxtrot! :blush:
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    This thread has seen some phonetic activity already.
     
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Pugh
    Pugh
    Barney
    McGrew
    Cuthbert
    Dibble
    Grub
    ?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Pete

    Pete Guest

    Bravo Uniform Golf Golf Echo Romeo.... :blush:

    And I didn't even get the chance to post the clue ("add them up")! Well spotted, I knew someone would get it at once! :tongue:
     
  9. Charlie Tango Teakettle Barbecue.:blush:
     
  10. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    I apologise to Pete, I should have followed Melvil's excellent example and just put in one or two answers, leaving other people to guess for longer. I very rarely "Twig" these things so quickly. In my defence, my competitive nature just got the better of me. Sorry if I spoilt it for you.

    To make a small amend, I thought I would put this one in.

    I have an elderly relative, let's call her Aunt Betty. She lives alone, but likes to go out each day, to get some gentle exercise. Near her house is a very large, very nice second-hand shop and a Charity Shop, also very nice. She is always tempted to buy things. It does not matter if the item is very large, because both shops will deliver free of charge. She likes animals, and has a very large garden.

    She once bought an abacus (she does not like computers)
    The day after she bought a zimmer Frame (she is quite elderly)
    The next day she bought a bicycle for her great nephew.

    I think I might have given enough clues now, so that some very clever person could tell me what she bought next. It is better if you can give a reason why she bought it;).

    I will add some more clues if it is too difficult.:blush:
     
  11. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Did she buy a yacht?
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Pete

    Pete Guest

    Speicher - I was hoping people would pay more regard to the :biggrin: in my post, than the ;)! Quite honestly, no apology needed, it was all the the spirit of good light-hearted fun! So here's a few more :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:'s to clarify my point of view!

    As for your puzzle, well haven't twigged yet. Unless it's some sort of alphabetical sequence, in which case the next item ought to be a Yacht - or a Yo-Yo? But I doubt it :biggrin:. Still guessing.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Pete

    Pete Guest

    Speicher - I was hoping people would pay more regard to the :biggrin: in my post, than the :blush:! Quite honestly, no apology needed, it was all the the spirit of good light-hearted fun! So here's a few more :sad::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:'s to clarify my point of view!

    As for your puzzle, well haven't twigged yet. Unless it's some sort of alphabetical sequence, in which case the next item ought to be a Yacht - or a Yo-Yo? But I doubt it :tongue:. Still guessing.
     
  14. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    A Yak so she could ride it to the shops.

    A - Z
    B - ? ? = Y
     
  15. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    A Yak so she could ride it to the shops.

    A - Z
    B - ? ? = Y