Question: the
Fishermen love me but doctors hate me Kids want to eat me. I am 13letter
word
Who I am?

Pl reply
Warm rgds,
Rajiv Singbal

Answer: This is quite a
weird riddle. The answer to it widely accepted on the Web is also a little
bit weird. It is Chathuringmes - a technical word for sort of
worms. Take a look
here. Another opinion is that this is one of the unsolvable riddles.

Question: if a boat
was hit by a torpedo and left a 2' x 2' hole and the crew did not have
enough metal to fix this. so the crew cut a 14' x 12' piece of metal and
cut it to fix both holes. how was this done?
please send me and answer as soon as possible. this is a question posed to
me by a coworker.
Stephen

Question: Hi,
I don't know if you can help me, but I will try. I am looking
for a puzzle that is not flat, but round. You can put the
puzzle together and it makes a round ball. The puzzle is a
image or scenery. Can you help?
Thanks,
Anita

Question: I have a
puzzle I can not solve. It is a word/mind puzzle. Ex: If you write the
letters li over the letter s you get li on s which could mean lioness.

Well this one is a square drawn on a paper with the letters ep(f) written
in the middle. No one can figure it out. Any clue as to the meaning? And
what are these kinds of puzzles called?

Thanks so much, Laura

Answer: Such puzzles are
called rebuses. Unfortunately, we cannot answer the second rebus
from this message, but links to some places where such a rebus can
probably (?) be found are collected in Item
#112.

Question: Hello I'm
having a terrible time to answer the following puzzle. attached is the
template to the puzzle. The goal is to pass each wall only once with a
line. including the ones inside (marked by a line). I have tried all
approaches but have failed as i always have one side that cannot be cut.
Although there might be a trick. the person that gave it to me assured me
there are no going through the corners nor any outside interference.

Thank you
Krystian

Answer: This challenge
is one more variation on the "classic" Walls & Lines challenge
which is described in Item
#032.
Unfortunately, the puzzle cannot be solved in a straightforward way. After
Martin Gardner it can be proved in the following way: <<A continuous line
that enters and leaves one of the rectangular rooms must of necessity
cross two walls. Since the three rooms have each an odd number of walls to
be crossed, it follows that an end of a line must be inside each room if
all the 12 [in our case] walls are crossed. But a continuous line has only
two ends, so the puzzle is insoluble.>>

At the same time there are some interesting ideas about how such puzzle
can be solved in an out-of-the-box approach. Some of them are presented in
Item #161.

Question: BACK IN
OR AROUND 1969 PARKER BROTHERS HAD A PUZZLE CUBE CALLED SOMA. DO YOU KNOW
WHERE I CAN FIND A SOMA OR A REPLICA OF THIS PUZZLE? PREFERABLY PLASTIC.
THIS CUBE CONSISTED OF SEVEN PIECES WHICH COULD MADE INTO A CUBE (3X3) OR
DOZENS OF OTHER GEOMETRIC SHAPES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHERE I CAN FIND THIS. THANK YOU!

Answer: We've gathered
some interesting information about the puzzle in a special
Soma Cube page

Comment: The
well-known Walls & Lines puzzle is a rectangular figure consisting
of five rooms. The object is to draw a continuous line through the rooms
crossing over each wall only once (please, see Item
#032). A
straightforward proof clearly illustrates the puzzle is insoluble. But
like with any other similar "impossible" puzzles there are always attempts
to overcome the rules somehow and find a kind of out-of-the-box solution.
From time to time we receive innovative points of view about this puzzle
and how it can be solved in a non-standard way. Some of these ideas are
presented below.

Answer: here ya go.

ph 17

Answer: If accepted, the
approach shown above can be considered one of the most ingenious so far
regarding the possible solutions to the puzzle.

Idea: Just an observation you or your visitors may appreciate.

there is a logic problem that goes like this: draw a square, divide in
half horizontally, divide the top half in to two equal parts with a
vertical line, then divide the bottom portion into 3 equal portions with 2
vertical lines.

the task is to draw a continues line through all lines without ever
crossing your own line or crossing any line two times. The problem is
presented on this sight. Now according to conventional logic this problem
seems impossible because line always needs an entry and exit but there are
an odd number of spaces and an odd number of segments in three of them.

The real difficulty here is that an assumption is made, creating an
unwritten rule. This unwritten rule, this self imposed limitation forces
the problem solver to focus on the problem, NOT THE SOLUTION. By
recognizing the problem (NOT FOCUSING ON IT) - a long line cannot enter
and leave each space enough times without making an illegal crossing- we
can find the solution. The solution is this: use a very wide marker of
brush and cross the entire box in one diagonal line. All stated conditions
are met, the problem is circumvented and the solution is found. Clearly
this is not the intended answer, but it is indisputable.

For more information on the puzzle, please visit Item
#032.

Question: We need
to help a young man in the classroom solve this puzzle for math class.
A square is divided into 9 equal squares. He must remove 6 lines to get 3
squares. We are stumped.
Thank you
Deb B.

Answer: The puzzle
sounds like one of the "remove" matchstick puzzles. This message has
inspired us to include the problem into our
Puzzle Playground sector. You can find it
here. Thank you!

Question: Hi, i am
a new user of this site, i dont know if this is the place if questions
about puzzles are solve, but i'll give it a try, this is probably a old
puzzle, attachment is a picture showing 2 diagram, the puzzle is about
drawing fig .1 continuously without going through the same line or lifting
the pencil, it is easy enough to do, but fig 2 is a harder version which i
havent solved yet, is this puzzle possible to solve? i heard that someone
had done it. Thankyou.
Charles L.

Answer: Unfortunately
the second pattern is impossible to draw. More explanations can be found
in items
#51
and
#86. The theory explaining which patterns can be drawn in one
continuous line and which can't, is at the
solution page to
The Unicursal Marathon puzzle.

Question: Please
help with the following puzzles. Here are some examples with answers.

11 = P on a F T (answer) 11 players on a football team
29 = D in F in a L Y (answer) 29 days in February in a leap year
64 = S on a C B (answer) 64 squares on a checker board

Need help with the following.

200 = D for P G in M
8 = S on a S S
3 = B M ( S H T R)
1,000 = W that a P is W
15 = M on a D M C

Thank you
Irene G.

Answer: The solutions to
all the five language equations can be found
here.

Question: I have
lost the Bepuzzled Times newspaper that originally came with this puzzle.
Can you replace it for me? or send a copy via email?

Thanks

Harriet Scott
Question: I have a
2nd hand "raining cats and dogs" puzzle which I am finding difficult to
do. The front of the box was destroyed and I have no idea of what the
picture should be. Can you help with a picture of the finished puzzle.
Pat P.

Answer: Unfortunately,
we are not affiliated with BePuzzled in any way. BePuzzled was originally
founded by Lombard Marketing, Inc.