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Can you name the letter pairs and the resulting 8 letter words in this puzzle?
Enter a letter pair or word in the box below
Correctly named letter pairs and words will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
To make it easier, each letter pair contains at least one vowel (a, e, i ,o ,u). That's only 260 combinations... get typing!
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Letter Pair Challenge Quiz
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Featured Sep 12, 2010
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Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:22 GMT
I'm not seeing any letter pairs. Is there a picture that's blocked at my work?
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:25 GMT
great quiz - I'm just too slow of a typer - got 88/130
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:33 GMT
This was fun! Curious, what does the asterisk mean on the x word?
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:36 GMT
@rockgolf: nope, there's no picture; you just have to
like the instructions say :-) Great quiz! surprisingly interesting, and surprisingly tough.
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:51 GMT
@LTH: I put definition of that word as a bonus (appears below the quiz when you enter the word) with an apology for it being such an obscure word! It's the only eight letter "X" word I found that fit the pattern of each pair having a vowel. Thanks all for playing!
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 14:52 GMT
nice quizz, I got 80, not enough time for me!
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 15:56 GMT
Very good quiz, but my only issue with it is that there's not much THINKING to be done- it's just how fast you can type two-letter pairs, and
reasoning out a word if you've already stumbled upon three of the four parts. I really like it, and it's a fine idea, and I'm honestly not sure how I'd improve it if I could, but... I don't know.
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 16:01 GMT
Oh, I thought there was thinking to be done--for instance, I finished with 11 seconds left, because with 20 seconds left I was staring at the seventh row where I had the first two pairs. Maybe I just wasn't methodical enough with my pair-typing. But I thought it was really neat.
Sep 8th, 2010 at 04:09 GMT
It can be done by brute force right now -- you have enough time to try every VC and CV pair. (ab eb ib ob ub ba be bi bo bu, etc.) Once you notice each word begins with a different letter, it's even easier. Maybe try another version without the "every pair has a vowel" rule and without the obvious alphabetical system?
Sep 8th, 2010 at 13:00 GMT
@casuistry: I tried to strike a balance between brute force and strategy. That's why I went with the alphabetical order, but dropped the time. That's part of the fun: chugging through it then suddenly realizing the order and perhaps changing your approach. Just a fun little quiz.
Thanks for the Editor's Pick!
Sep 10th, 2010 at 05:03 GMT
Not to be picky, but there's only 255 possible pairs, not 260. The 5 vowels can be either the first or last letter, so that's 10 positions times 26 possible letters for the other in the pair = 260. That double-counts the five double-vowel combinations (AA, EE, II, OO, UU), so we have to take 5 options away, leaving 255.
Sep 10th, 2010 at 20:48 GMT
very good quiz. needs a little more time
Game published: Sep 12th, 2010 at 04:26 GMT
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Sep 12th, 2010 at 04:41 GMT
How did this get published? What a completely pointless quiz; an utter waste of time. Let's stick to quizzes that are educational and fun. This one was neither.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 04:48 GMT
Yeah, this is the worst quiz to ever be published. The only way to get all the pairs is to guess every possible combination, which I did, and then just put together what you get, which I also did. And we have enough time to do all that, so there's no challenge.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 04:56 GMT
I thought it was kind of fun, probably could have used a few more minutes.
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Sep 12th, 2010 at 04:58 GMT
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Sep 12th, 2010 at 05:02 GMT
wasnt a big fan of this one
Sep 12th, 2010 at 05:16 GMT
if you look at the archived comments, two editors didn't really like this game, either--and their picks are usually pretty reliable.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 05:26 GMT
what does the asterisk indicate?
Sep 12th, 2010 at 05:44 GMT
I enjoyed it. "1-100" is the fifth most played quiz, so... You have to think what combinations are most likely, and then try and guess the words from only some of the letters. I got all the letters for xerosere but couldn't type it right as time ran out :(
Sep 12th, 2010 at 05:50 GMT
I am a big fan of MrChewypoo's, but I have to agree with the comments above. Not that it's a bad quiz, in a typing-speed-quiz sort of way, but I thought many of his others more interesting and would rather have seen them published.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 06:03 GMT
I would have liked another minute or two. When there's no time to really think, it's not fun.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 06:06 GMT
If you play it by guessing all the consonant-vowel combinations and then try to figure out the missing pairs, it's fun ... although there's plenty of time to also just guess all the combos starting with a vowel anyways.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 06:36 GMT
it pr ov ed to be mi ld ly en te rt ai ni ng to me.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 06:38 GMT
Could use a couple more minutes but that was as cool as it gets!
Sep 12th, 2010 at 08:13 GMT
I like the idea of the quiz but not necessarily the instructions; they could definitely be clearer. Once I understood what to do, I enjoyed it.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 09:11 GMT
Needed a bit more time, took a couple of minutes just to work out what to do.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 11:33 GMT
main gripe: I had IT EM __ ED and gave up when it wasn't ITEMISED only to find out it was the American spelling (also see WOMANIZE). Curse you.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 11:54 GMT
re: X: It's quite all right :) Took me a while to notice that there was a word for every letter of the alphabet, though... *headdesk*
Sep 12th, 2010 at 13:01 GMT
*Giggity giggity goo* (Didn't anyone else think of this when typing Quagmire?)
Sep 12th, 2010 at 13:15 GMT
Yeah, this is definitely more of a typing speed quiz than anything. It annoyed me a bit when I realized I still had to type out all of the words, even when all eight of its letters were in place. I don't have a problem with it being published though -- it takes all kinds.
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Sep 12th, 2010 at 13:23 GMT
Finished with 3 seconds on the clock. The sign of a well-timed quiz.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 13:54 GMT
Not that I had a problem with the quiz (I actually did enjoy it), but I think this one should've stayed in the user-created section. This is one of those where it's entertaining, but doesn't belong on the homepage. As a MrChewypoo fan, it's hard to say that, but I'm just speaking my mind.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 14:16 GMT
Very fun quiz! Keep em coming :)
Sep 12th, 2010 at 14:18 GMT
was it bit of a typing challenge rather than a word construction. Would be better if the completed word appeared once you've got the constituent parts.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 14:20 GMT
Front page! Wow! I honestly don't expect ANY of my quizzes to get published as they are usually not "to the norm". I try different things from strange angles... sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. My "Movie Ghosts" and "Dr. Seuss's ABC" quizzes were relatively conventional and huge flops. So maybe I'll stick with the different ones (like my "Rock & Roll Connection" quiz my personal favourite) and let haters hate. Thanks all for playing! WyattsTorch put it perfectly: "It take all kinds". I have a fan base?!?
Sep 12th, 2010 at 14:37 GMT
really liked this one. it was a lot easier once you figured that there was one word for each letter of the alphabet
Sep 12th, 2010 at 15:13 GMT
I didn't really understand this quiz at all til I read all the comments. Not only did I not notice that there was one word for each letter of the alphabet, I didn't realise that the words go straight across all the lines - I was looking up and down all my (incomplete) columns for letter pairs to put together. Obviously I'm a little bit stupid but I think the whole idea of the quiz could be made clearer.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 15:59 GMT
I really liked this one. I wish I would had a little more time tho. BTW, what did the asterisk indicate?
Sep 12th, 2010 at 16:13 GMT
au-di-ti-on works, as well as addition
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