Puzzle freaks- A real stumper

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I have noticed a lack of responses these last few days, are these stumpers old news and I should consider retiring? Do you readers want me to continue?

Todays question: Eight women took a "girls day out" and went to an island to get some sun. Their boat broke loose and drifted away, they flagged down a fisherman and he said he would get help. Waiting for help they amused them selves with word games. One game was to make a list of their names which was Sarah, Helen, Diane, Joanne, and who's name came next? Was it Rebecca, Salley, Sandra, or Julie?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001


I think the stumpers are great! I'm usually not on-line during the weekend, if others are in the same situation that may be why the responses were lower the past couple of days.

I say that Julie comes next. If you take the first vowel in each woman's name it's a, e, i, and o. U should come next, and the only name that fits that criteria is Julie.

-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), November 12, 2001.

That one did not last very long, swatted early by Sherri. Question number 2. Take a scheet of paper and write the alphabet verticlly, assign number to the letters, A 1, B 2, ect to Z 26. Now find at least six words, with six letters that add up to 115 or more; an extra pat on a pointy head if you can give me an eleven letter word that equals 52 total.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001.

Mitch, the reason I don't post is I am an idiot!!Your stumpers leave me stumped, then when I see the answers I think...Duh! I should have thought of that!!Keep them coming, I love to read them!-God Bless.

-- Micheale from SE Kansas (mbfrye@totelcsi.net), November 12, 2001.

Hey, even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in a while! :)

-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), November 12, 2001.

Hi Mitch! Don't quit, the kids are going to love these!!! We have fun with the stumpers every night, that is usually the first thing they ask when they come in the door, "What is the question for today?" So if you quit I will have to find them myself, and I don't have TIME!!!!!!

-- Melissa (me@home.net), November 12, 2001.

If I work at this really hard, will you sand the kitchen drywall so I won't feel guilty.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (atilrthehony@countrylife.net), November 12, 2001.

I just got back from shopping and do not see any answers yet and am missing a couple of faces. Has any body found any words? Or have I found the magical formula of stumpers?~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001.

I found a word. And then I head a little voice inside of me say another word, that particular was sand.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (atilrthehony@countrylife.net), November 12, 2001.

I enjoy the stumpers! I just don't usually respond because I am, tahdah!, stumped!

-- Jo (mamamia2kids@msn.com), November 12, 2001.

Noooo don't stop. Just some days can't get on much like today....I love the word plays, this is a toughie. So far can only make it to 112; but not saying uncle yet:)

-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 12, 2001.

Most of the words use the last 8 letters repeatedly, three of the 8 words I have could pertain to boats.~~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001.

I have finally come up with 1 word---syzygy still thinking

-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 12, 2001.

Syrupy is another.....let's get more folks, the vowels will almost have all to be O,U,Y, or W to get enough points to add up (at least that is what I believe)

-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 12, 2001.

Lacey has found a back door! But there is a long way to go yet; 5 will get you an honorable mention, 6 will be a gold star, 7 or 8 will be outstanding ( which means you get to write the stumpers! ) I am going to go look to see if there are more than that (snicker, as if I didn't know allready!).

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001.

Okay, Mitch...I really wish this was a SULTRY summer day! I got out my TRUSTY dictionary and ran my brain through a mathematical TRYOUT. Someone else found SYZYGY before I could punch it in with my STYLUS. Can I add "s" to a word? You should see my favorite rooster as he STRUTS across the yard.

Now maybe I can go to bed. I've got a flu-y sort of feeling in my bones.

-- Cathy N. (keeper8@attcanada.ca), November 12, 2001.


-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 12, 2001.


-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 12, 2001.

AHA! I have found you out Mitch! You are the fella who writes those questions on the SATs...I recognize them from the many tests I took in high school...whenever I see one I have a tiny brain melt down...so, go ahead and continue posting..there must be more folks than myself who enjoy reading them and recalling days of our youth when those questions prompted rivulets of sweat to run down our faces and onto the "booklet" (which was never to be marked by your #2 pencil under penalty of death)....I particularly hated the ones which began: "In the following series of numbers, " ARGGGHHHHHHHH.

-- lesley (martchas@bellsouth.net), November 12, 2001.

One gold star for C. Newton (a.k.a. Snooton') for six entries, but we still have: luxury, trouty, trusts, twisty, and others to worry about in a future stumper. There is an eleven letter word that equals 52 only via letter count and it is _____________________? Since these are not search engine orentitated, they are now meant to return to the status of connected thinking, tomorrow its going to get back to hardness.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 12, 2001.

Mitch, on my free time during school hours, i usually have about three or four people on my shoulders trying to figure out these stumpers, and almost every day they come back for more. Usually nothing comes directly to mind, so i feel like i shoud wait until i get some more hints. Keep up these riddles, they do make my day. =)

-- jillian (sweetunes483@yahoo.com), November 12, 2001.

sometimes..not always, it helps to get some sleep whatcha think of abracadabra? I think you might use this word to weave your spells on us:)

-- Lacey (cddllt@webtv.net), November 13, 2001.

Another gold star for Lacey! She wants me to believe that she did not stay up all night to figure this out!!

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), November 13, 2001.

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