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Word Puzzles/Riddles(?)

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1. Of those numbers whose English representation in capital letters consists only of straight lines, only one number has a value equal to the number of straight line segments required to write it out. What number is this?

2. What word is pronounced differently when the first letter is capitalized?

3. Punctuate the following so it makes sense: "That that is is that that is not is not is not that it it is."

4. What word begins with 'h', ends with 'n', contains six letters, and contains eight words besides itself without transposing a single letter?

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Is I (using Roman numerals)

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Is I (using Roman numerals)

^_^

that is not what i mean by English representations (i mean spelling the number out) clever alternative answer though

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Herb/herb might be one example - at least in America

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That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is.

Edit; Also 2, but probably not what you were looking for

Differently.

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TWENTY NINE

Differently

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is.

Question: are you allowed to skip letters as long as you don't rearrange them? Because if not, I can come up with a word that has 6 words in it, but not 8:

herein - he, her, here, ere, rein, in

Unless you want to count "en" as a word, then I found 7:

hasten - ha, has, hast, haste, ten, as, en

If you are allowed to skip letters, then there are a number of words that work...including hasten which actually has 9 that I found

hasten - ha, has, hast, haste, hen, ate, hate, ten, as

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questions 3 and 4 are still not solved

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4:

HEATHEN:


HE
HEAT
HEATH
EAT
AT
THE
THEN
HEN

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only question number 3 left

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Actually, I'm pretty sure we got 3.

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i'm looking for number 3 to be three sentences not four

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That that is, is; that that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is.

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i'm looking for number 3 to be three sentences not four

You asked for something that makes sense - surely the answers that Pickett and I gave are valid. Albeit the fact that Shad's is a tad more poetic.

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i'm looking for number 3 to be three sentences not four

You asked for something that makes sense - surely the answers that Pickett and I gave are valid. Albeit the fact that Shad's is a tad more poetic.

fair enough

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That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is.

Edit; Also 2, but probably not what you were looking for

Differently.

TWENTY NINE

Differently

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is not that it? It is.

Question: are you allowed to skip letters as long as you don't rearrange them? Because if not, I can come up with a word that has 6 words in it, but not 8:

herein - he, her, here, ere, rein, in

Unless you want to count "en" as a word, then I found 7:

hasten - ha, has, hast, haste, ten, as, en

If you are allowed to skip letters, then there are a number of words that work...including hasten which actually has 9 that I found

hasten - ha, has, hast, haste, hen, ate, hate, ten, as

4:

HEATHEN:

HE

HEAT

HEATH

EAT

AT

THE

THEN

HEN

the answers

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i'm looking for number 3 to be three sentences not four

You asked for something that makes sense - surely the answers that Pickett and I gave are valid. Albeit the fact that Shad's is a tad more poetic.

Especially since I wouldn't have even bothered trying to solve it without building off Pickett's and Aaryan's answers; I was sort of "whoa wait what? So lost in the words" looking at the original question.

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Ah...see, I read #4 to mean "is six letters long" not "contains six DISTINCT letters". Because, really, even if a letter repeats itself, it's still a letter...so only 6-letter words can "contain 6 letters".

HEATHEN technically contains 7 letters...it just it has 2 Es...

Either way...Good catch, ShadowAngel7...nice interpretation.

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