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Mad Ade riddle

  1. Nov 1, 2003 #1
    Mad Ade was looking after his two year old Nephew (He charges two Kebabs an hour if you are in need of a babysitter).
    His Nephew had 4 play blocks each with 6 sides. Each side has a letter from the alphabet. No letters are ever repeated. By arranging the blocks in different ways Mad Ade's nephew managed (By complete and utter fluke) to spell all the words listed below:

    BODY
    MAZE
    CURT
    MOVE
    DRAW
    NOTE
    FEAR
    PICK
    HUNT
    QUIT
    JOKE
    SNOB
    KNEW
    TYPE
    LIFE

    Now Mad Ade is relatively simple and missed the potential teaser in the situation, his mind firmly fixed on the Kebabs he was earning.
    Can you figure out how the letters are arranged on the 4 blocks?
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2003 #2
    first block: BTKLAV
    second block: OUPFWZ
    third block: DEHSCQ
    fourth block: JNYRMI
     
  4. Nov 1, 2003 #3

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    first block - ABKLTV
    second block - IJMNRY
    third block - FOPUWZ
    forth block - CDEHQS
     
  5. Nov 1, 2003 #4
    LOL, dduardo,what's the difference in the order of the letters?
     
  6. Nov 1, 2003 #5

    dduardo

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    lol, your right. I didn't notice that. I just like my letters in alphabetical order
     
  7. Nov 3, 2003 #6
    Apparently they are correct because I came up with the same answer and then tested it.
     
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  8. Nov 3, 2003 #7
    point for meteor!
     
  9. Nov 5, 2003 #8
    So, why don't you lock it, Greg?
     
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