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Descramble

#1 Postby Dave B » May 12th, 2017, 7:18 pm

The idea is to unscrample the letters to make a very common phrase.

Thus:
"dggimnnooor" descramples into "good morning"
"ddhoooouwy" descrambles into "how do you do"

(Note that the letters are in alphabetical order but that capitals and spaces are ignored.)

So what is: "acehilnopuy" ?

First person that gets it right supplies the next scramble.
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Re: Descramble

#2 Postby coffee » May 13th, 2017, 12:51 pm

It is too hard :smile:

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Re: Descramble

#3 Postby Tetenterre » May 13th, 2017, 2:16 pm

You pale chin (ok, it's not that common... probably not that correct either. We could probably do with a (cryptic) clue if this game is going to work.)
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Re: Descramble

#4 Postby Dave B » May 13th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Tetenterre wrote:You pale chin (ok, it's not that common... probably not that correct either. We could probably do with a (cryptic) clue if this game is going to work.)


Yeah, on second thoughts I thought it a bit difficult as well! Lijke the idea if a clue though.

So the clue is: "The server's query."
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Re: Descramble

#5 Postby Maria Mac » May 13th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Can I help you?

Edit: I'm confident enough in my answer to offer a new one.

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clue: "yum yum!"

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Re: Descramble

#6 Postby Dave B » May 13th, 2017, 7:14 pm

Athena wrote:Can I help you?

Edit: I'm confident enough in my answer to offer a new one.

scangabogend

clue: "yum yum!"


You is right!

Now I am realising just how hard it is!

Hmm, getting closer to crossword formats, hows about adding the letter groupings, so "Can I help you" would be 3,1,4,3 ?

Or was it just a silly idea to start with?
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Re: Descramble

#7 Postby Maria Mac » May 13th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Or we could just specify the number of words? My phrase has three words. Let's see if that helps. I think it's a good idea but we need to work out how much information it is reasonable to give. I don't think my first clue was particularly cryptic.

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Re: Descramble

#8 Postby Dave B » May 13th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Athena wrote:Or we could just specify the number of words? My phrase has three words. Let's see if that helps. I think it's a good idea but we need to work out how much information it is reasonable to give. I don't think my first clue was particularly cryptic.

Hope it's not some weird Scottish dish!
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Re: Descramble

#9 Postby Maria Mac » May 14th, 2017, 12:47 am

Could be. Or could be just be full English.

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Re: Descramble

#10 Postby Alan H » May 14th, 2017, 2:03 am

I know. I know! It may or may not be scrambled, though.
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Re: Descramble

#11 Postby animist » May 14th, 2017, 9:12 am

bacon and eggs

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Re: Descramble

#12 Postby Dave B » May 14th, 2017, 11:07 am

animist wrote:bacon and eggs


I had worked out there was an "and" in there! :D
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Re: Descramble

#13 Postby animist » May 14th, 2017, 11:51 am

Polish men quit sin. O yea!

4,4,3,3,1,5

like the clue, the answer is moralistic in tone. It is not in English, but there is a British royalty connection

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Re: Descramble

#14 Postby Dave B » May 14th, 2017, 12:26 pm

animist wrote:Polish men quit sin. O yea!

4,4,3,3,1,5

like the clue, the answer is moralistic in tone. It is not in English, but there is a British royalty connection


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Re: Descramble

#15 Postby Maria Mac » May 14th, 2017, 8:20 pm

Dave B wrote:
Risks my head

4,2,5

Famous sailor's plea

I'm struggling with this one. Any more clues? Or how about giving us the first letter or the middle word? :)

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Re: Descramble

#16 Postby Dave B » May 14th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Athena wrote:
Dave B wrote:
Risks my head

4,2,5

Famous sailor's plea

I'm struggling with this one. Any more clues? Or how about giving us the first letter or the middle word? :)


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Re: Descramble

#17 Postby animist » May 15th, 2017, 8:43 am

Dave B wrote:[Risks my head

4,2,5

Famous sailor's plea


kiss me Hardy

Another Frog one, and the clue's again marine in theme; the answer means roughly, start afresh. Lance the crab (5,7)

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Re: Descramble

#18 Postby Maria Mac » May 15th, 2017, 12:07 pm

animist wrote:Another Frog one, and the clue's again marine in theme; the answer means roughly, start afresh. Lance the crab (5,7)

Carte blanche


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Re: Descramble

#19 Postby Dave B » May 15th, 2017, 1:20 pm

Athena wrote:
animist wrote:Another Frog one, and the clue's again marine in theme; the answer means roughly, start afresh. Lance the crab (5,7)

Carte blanche


Bake lager (It'll be painful) 5,1,3


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An easy one:

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Re: Descramble

#20 Postby Maria Mac » May 15th, 2017, 6:23 pm

Dave B wrote:I have always taken "carte blanche" to mean "given a free hand".
Correct.

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