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Can you name the backwards and forwards 4-letter words in this word ladder?
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lios ro htraE
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ecar 'enihcaM emiT ehT'
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Word Ladder: Back and Forth Quiz
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May 11th, 2011 at 03:06 GMT
I appreciate any suggestions re tweaking the clues or the format. It was harder to make than I thought it would be and I almost went cross-eyed trying my own quiz.
May 11th, 2011 at 04:00 GMT
@caramba This was harder than i thought to take, but a cute variation. There are a few issues though which made it harder to take. In steps 9/10/11 and 13/14/15 you changed the same position twice in a row so that make that backwards one in the middle that much harder to solve.
May 11th, 2011 at 04:17 GMT
: I told you it was hard to make...but since the words in the middle are in the opposite direction, it
a different letter position that's been changed, right? ...right...? Oh, drat.
May 11th, 2011 at 05:27 GMT
My mind hurt too much while taking it to even notice that it was the same letter had changed. Man, this was weird. Entertaining, but weird. (Quick bug note: #16 appeared when I typed in the answer to #15.)
May 11th, 2011 at 05:36 GMT
: That was me foolishly trying to edit the quiz while it was live. I think I have an alternate version worked out, which I'll sub in later tonight.
May 11th, 2011 at 12:42 GMT
Give us just one extra minute to enable backwards reading, and so we can try all of the clues.
May 11th, 2011 at 13:39 GMT
Fun quiz, hurt my brain a bit to do, but I like the variation. Rung #17 is unnecessary, however. I agree with slamb that one more minute would be helpful.
May 11th, 2011 at 15:34 GMT
:Thanks for the tip on 17 - fixed by adding a couple more clues, so I added more time, as well. That also allowed me to dump the most obscure clue.
May 11th, 2011 at 20:37 GMT
Wow! All that and a Monty Python reference hidden in the first & last clues, too. Talk about something completely different!
May 12th, 2011 at 01:38 GMT
Apparently, I have severe left brain/right brain issues that have been undiagnosed all of the years. I never realized that I can not spell 4 letter words backwards. Personally frustrating but "stol" of fun!
May 12th, 2011 at 01:46 GMT
: Don't worry, it's not uncommon. I was the first todo my own puzzle and I kept typing words forward even though I
they were backward!
May 12th, 2011 at 02:15 GMT
Nice work, caramba. I'm a fan.
May 12th, 2011 at 06:27 GMT
Cool quiz, but it kind of made my head hurt, so I just found it easier to do every other clue and then try the two possible variations in between. Sometimes I needed to go backwards, though.
May 12th, 2011 at 14:19 GMT
May 15th, 2011 at 23:40 GMT
maybe another minute? reading the backwards clues takes time.
May 20th, 2011 at 14:24 GMT
This was fun - I used to mirror-read as a child but I haven't done it in ages!
Game published: Mar 21st, 2012 at 04:01 GMT
Mar 21st, 2012 at 04:11 GMT
Awesome quiz caramba, wherever you may be, we miss ya!! :)
Mar 21st, 2012 at 05:23 GMT
Wow, one of the most original quizzes in awhile. I was so sad every time it came back to a backward clue, but happy in the end!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 09:13 GMT
Wow! This one really made me think! Tricky! I loved the challenge, though. I enjoy quizes that engage my mind more than simple trivia (although I like those, too). Great quiz!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:07 GMT
Dang... that was a lot harder than I thought it would be! I love a challenge!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 11:16 GMT
Tough but totally brilliant!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 11:37 GMT
this quiz made my brain go HWAAAAANNNNNGGGGGGG. Awesome!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 11:52 GMT
That was a good one. I like that you gave enough time that I didn't have to hurry too much, which allowed me to take the time to think things through. Honestly, I'm exhausted after that one.
Mar 21st, 2012 at 13:13 GMT
Mar 21st, 2012 at 13:23 GMT
Very nice quiz, fun flipping into reverse and back. I'm dizzy now.
Mar 21st, 2012 at 13:33 GMT
I now have a colossal headache. Great job!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 13:57 GMT
AND it has a theme? That was brilliant! Word ladders are fun again!
Mar 21st, 2012 at 14:02 GMT
Not a quiz I recommend before daily caffeine intake.
Mar 21st, 2012 at 20:39 GMT
.nuf etiuq saw tahT
Mar 22nd, 2012 at 01:51 GMT
Reading words right-to-left makes me feel like I'm just learning. It's tough!
Mar 22nd, 2012 at 03:37 GMT
For a minute I was wondering what kind of race you could have in a time machine, because it would be over before it began!
Mar 22nd, 2012 at 03:57 GMT
Man, that was tougher than I thought it would be! Loved the fact that it was themed as well as back-and-forth. Very clever ... well done!
Mar 22nd, 2012 at 19:46 GMT
Too bad I can only give this 5 globes. The best word ladder i've seen in ages. Excellent!!
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