Category Archives: Riddles

Scrabble riddle responses

Last week, I posted a Scrabble riddle posed by my buddy Tony. Here’s the riddle again:

Specify a word that cannot be played under any circumstances in a Scrabble game.

If you still want to take a stab at the riddle, follow the link above to see the complete rules. Now, SPOILER ALERT – answers are below!

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Scrabble riddle

This comes from my buddy Tony:

Specify a word that cannot be played under any circumstances in a Scrabble game.

Feel free to look up Scrabble rules if you need a refresher (or ask me). Googling “unplayable Scrabble words” is not allowed, of course. Send your answers to me privately and I’ll post them in a few days — there’s more than one right answer. Also, no words allowed that are clearly excluded by Scrabble rules (proper nouns, foreign words, etc.).

If you’d like to see some of the possible answers, check out the next post.

Football riddle response to tide you over until 1pm

On Monday, I posted the following riddle:

Suppose you are Tim Tebow, up 2 points with 25 seconds remaining in the game. You have the ball on your 5 yard line, 1st and 10, and the Raiders are in town (meaning that Sebastian Janikowski can hit a field goal from Mars). The Raiders have all three timeouts. You may assume that any punt will not be blocked. Without gaining a first down, how do you assure victory?

Turns out that Tebow had some more important riddles against the Patriots, like how to run against a disciplined defense that has seen your option before, or how to throw the ball in the cold (he was 9-26!), but let’s go through the best answers I got for the situation above. Continue reading

A football riddle

Suppose you are Tim Tebow, up 2 points with 25 seconds remaining in the game. You have the ball on your 5 yard line, 1st and 10, and the Raiders are in town (meaning that Sebastian Janikowski can hit a field goal from Mars). The Raiders have all three timeouts. You may assume that any punt will not be blocked. Without gaining a first down, how do you assure victory? Email me you answers, and explain your reasoning.

There may be more than one right answer. I will post all submissions along with the right answer(s) in the comments at some point this week.

Edit: the answer is up! Some interesting responses, so I wrote it as it’s own post.