What am I? (2)

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Postby emm » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:10 pm

r1c1 = spot or r7c1 = bullseye

(r6c2 is actually a hairpiece)
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Postby MCC » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:34 am

Toupee or not toupee that is not the question or answer.

Ruud is on the right track, but not with mark.

So forget about the first part for now and concentrate on:

But don't half tell on me.


Ruud wrote:...I could not find the meaning of half tell...However, 'tell on' = inform against ,...


So we have Tell on = Inform against = ?
One of these ? synonyms contains a word that is the answer to the first part.


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Postby udosuk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:31 pm

The candidates include:
tattle, squeal, gossip, reveal, betray, disclose, blab

I'm guessing tattle, but I don't know why!:(
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Postby Ruud » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:02 pm

I'm still trying...

tell on = betray = double-cross

here comes the advanced math:

half tell on = half betray = half-double-cross = cross

Which leads us ... nowhere, because 'cross' is not the answer to the first part.

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Postby MCC » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:48 pm

udosuk wrote:I'm guessing tattle, but I don't know why!:(

You're half way there:)

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Postby Heuresement » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:50 pm

I presume that the second phrase translated is simply "Don't bet on me". Therefore, perhaps I am a horse or pony, or dog I suppose.

Perhaps it is some sort of race, like a point to point?
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Postby udosuk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:29 pm

So is the answer tattle or another one from my candidate list?

Half of tattle is tat and is the answer related to anything like tit-for-tat?

I strongly recommend you to post this question in djape's brainteaser forum... Hope I didn't break any rules for suggesting that...
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Postby udosuk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:38 pm

Also, when I was looking around for synonyms, I encounter a word that would most probably be banned here. Let's say it's a 4-letter word starting with the letter preceding "t"... ;)

So I think the answer might be a 3-letter word (another word I'm not sure is suitable to display here). It rhymes with the 4-letter word above, and when written out you surely would dot the "i" but not crossing it. Finally, a baby might need it but when it grow big it would no longer need it... But I ain't confident at all so I won't risk typing the word out, especially since now Luna has taken the responsibility to moderate here...
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Postby coloin » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:45 pm

So its the old rhyme
Tell tale tit...your mommy canny knit / your tongue shall be slit etc

oops Ive said it !

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Postby tarek » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:25 pm

what....:!:

not the apostrophe, not the microscope, not the iPOD & not the rat/hair piece:D

Don't tell me that the answer as the other members pointed out is related to the mammary gland:(

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Postby emm » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:36 pm

It can't be... remember ...
MCC wrote:You could say, I is pointless.


Is it tittle-tattle?
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:32 pm

However.........
MCC wrote:It's one word; A noun.

so
emm wrote: Is it tittle-tattle?


Is tittle-tattle one word and a noun (person, place, animal or thing)?

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Postby Ruud » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:22 pm

Luna wrote:Is tittle-tattle one word and a noun (person, place, animal or thing)?

According to this entry in the free dictionary, it is a noun: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tittle-tattle

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Postby emm » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:30 pm

Definitely a noun - strictly speaking a hyphenated compound noun. You could say it was a double banger:D - but is it one word? That's debatable - the purists would say No.
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:37 am

I was thinking along the lines of tittle-tattle myself - which is why I asked.

I suppose it now depends on what one defines as one word:D

Here's to finding out the answer!

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