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Can you name the pairs of four-letter words that overlap in 3 letters to make five-letter words?
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4-LETTER WORDS ARE ALPHABETIZED. Find a pair of 4-letter words that overlap in 3 letters to form a 5-letter word. E.g.: Happiness (GLEE) + Welsh vegetable (LEEK) = Monkey of the Wonder Twins (GLEEK)
WARNING: The 4-letter words are just in alphabetical order.
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Jun 21st, 2010 at 04:06 GMT
Outstanding. I don't know how you keep coming up with these quizzes.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 04:12 GMT
The columns should have been broken down such that the words from A and B would overlap to make C. That's what the instructions make it sound like.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 04:19 GMT
The instructions clearly said that you had to find the two four-letter words to make the five-letter words. Also, after solving a few four-letters it's obvious that they are ordered alphabetically for consistency. Top notch in my book.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 06:36 GMT
Rarely do I get through so few, so a little more time would be nice. Also, weed isn't always an unwanted plant.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 08:05 GMT
Your clues are too vague to support the quiz as it is currently constructed. A rare miss from you.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 11:05 GMT
Jun 21st, 2010 at 11:13 GMT
Contrary to feste, I think the clues are about right. There should be a level of challenge to the quiz. It's no fun if most people get under 10% but it's also no fun if most people get 100%.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 11:40 GMT
Good quiz. Only thing is Dover is a town not a city.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 13:11 GMT
Cleft = Stuck? Tripe = Dogfood? Rats = Shoot? Twee?
Jun 21st, 2010 at 15:54 GMT
A nice idea, but not constructed well. I was trying to read across to make a five letter word and it didn't make any sense.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 17:27 GMT
scarp? SCARP? i did enjoy the quiz, but seriously - SCARP???
Jun 21st, 2010 at 17:28 GMT
PS: i thought at first that i was supposed to read across, but after 10 seconds i figured out that wasn't the case. I think you can spare 10 seconds.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 17:30 GMT
I didn't like how two 4 letter words can be in the same column. I think at the very least, they should be seperated into two columns, even if unaligned.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 18:19 GMT
Hello everyone. A couple of things about why this quiz looks this way.
a) The point of the quiz was to solve as many of the 4-letter word clues as you can and then search for the one that it overlaps with. If they were separated by columns, then there really wouldn't be much to solve at all. Plus, the alphabetical order of all of them together helps with the solving.
b) The original version didn't even have clues for the 5-letter words, but the clues for the 5-letter words need to be hard because if you solve the 5-letter word, you automatically know both 4-letter words with no work.
c) This was meant to be a thinking and challenging quiz, because there are plenty of Sporcle quizzes already that just have regular word puzzles, and I wanted to try something new to make people think in a new way.
d) You get to try to find new ways of solving puzzles. Finding a 4-letter word and maybe guessing the 5-letter word it was a part of, trying to solve it with only the 4-letter clues, trying the super-duper challenge of only using the 5-letter clues, etc.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 19:04 GMT
I really, really liked this. Can't believe there's so many grumbles about it. The only one I'd agree with is perhaps themarkpham's.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 19:08 GMT
@peanut4 and @themarkpham:
The problem is this; if you separate the 4-letter words into two columns, then you know which four letters word ARE the first four letters of the 5-letter words and you can just guess the fifth letter without any other information. Then the second column of 4-letter words and the 5-letter clues would become irrelevant. It then just becomes: Do I know any words that go GLEE_?
Jun 21st, 2010 at 19:55 GMT
Outstanding. Some of the clues ("twee") I had never heard of, or I didn't "get" the relationship even after solving, but I know the words now. Wouldn't have been as challenging, or fun, if it was totally straightforward.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 21:39 GMT
Nicely done. Rewarding for the challenge.
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Jun 21st, 2010 at 23:40 GMT
nice idea. very very poor organization (I'm ok with the two 4-letter words that go together not lining up, but not even knowing which row to look in for the first or second part of the 5 letter word makes it needlessly confusing) and the execution is poor as well. Some of these words are really just pulled out of thin air. expanding our vocabulary is one thing, bull****ting us is quite another.
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 01:40 GMT
Well done sproutcm - a well constructed quiz.
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Jun 22nd, 2010 at 11:53 GMT
I was thinking that the rows made the word. I didn't understand how clef + Plus = tweed, so = I gave up.
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 17:45 GMT
I personally like the set-up of not having the four letter words match up with each other and their five letter word. It makes it all the more fun and challenging.
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 20:15 GMT
I'm with you, BB! There's no point in making the pairings obvious: the searching for pairings is the fun of it. Getting a finish with 11 seconds to spare was tense and felt awesome!
Jun 24th, 2010 at 06:50 GMT
I don't really know what everybody's talking about, I really enjoyed this quiz, and would like a sequel! =)
Jun 24th, 2010 at 22:53 GMT
I think it would be a lot better if the rules were harder to understand...
Jun 25th, 2010 at 21:19 GMT
This is just my opinion, but I think if it were a little shorter you could solve most of the complaints. It would make it a little easier to match up the words. Granted, I have the attention span of a goldfish, but I got frustrated and gave up early on.
Jun 29th, 2010 at 02:55 GMT
you should make them line up
Jul 1st, 2010 at 00:18 GMT
Hee. I found myself wishing for a way to cross off the words I'd matched up! It was difficult near the end to figure out which words I'd already used. Excellent excellent quiz!
Jul 2nd, 2010 at 11:40 GMT
Great quiz, and I see why you chose to put the 4-letter words in alphabetical order. But (a) the explanation of this is a bit unclear the way it's worded at the moment, which I think is part of the reason for the complaints; and (b) why not put the 5-letter words in alphabetical order too? True, it'd make it slightly easier, but it just seems odd at the moment having them jumbled when the 4-letter ones are sorted.
Jul 8th, 2010 at 17:49 GMT
Great quiz! And I'll have to agree with deej and Diane; i was slightly confused about the not lining up to start with, but it didn't take me long to work it out. And being able to cross them off would've been handy. I look forward to another similar quiz :)
Aug 4th, 2010 at 04:38 GMT
Great concept, even good execution, crappy instructions. You should put in all caps or something that they are not across. I reread the instructions 5 times during the quiz when I just gave up out of frustration.
Aug 31st, 2010 at 16:51 GMT
i just tried to solve the 5 letter clues, then work out the 4-letter ones that way. seemed to work for me. one of the 'better' sproutcm quizzes.
Oct 4th, 2010 at 18:22 GMT
I understood it fine... great quiz as always :)
Nov 24th, 2010 at 14:20 GMT
That was a very good quiz, unfortunately I was too stupid to realize that + was actually a clue and not a.... actually, I have no rational thought about what I thought it was there for.
Dec 12th, 2010 at 19:54 GMT
Good idea but the instructions are unclear. I like to know what's going on right at the beginning of a quiz because taking it again and getting them all right is a hollow victory for me. 1) The instructions made it seem like you add to add a word from the first column to a word in the second column to make a word in the third column. 2)I didn't know that it was the middle three letters that had to overlap - that can be easily clarified.
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 16:40 GMT
Feb 28th, 2011 at 03:52 GMT
I thought the instructions were totally clear. And I don't know what everyone's got against the word "twee."
Mar 29th, 2011 at 01:45 GMT
I love how the clues in the last column are so cryptic! English is such a crazy language!
Jun 8th, 2011 at 15:09 GMT
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