Help with... Help - Part 2
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From time to time we are receiving your messages with seemingly simple requests which turn out to be hard puzzle nuts even for us, though. In these cases our search was unsuccessful. Nobody can know everything!

At the moment we have a pretty big collection of such perplexing questions featured in the first part of Help with... Help series. This is the second part of such messages that we've collected for the several recent months.

It easily can be that somebody of you knows some answer to any of the questions below, so any your tips or help will be greatly appreciated - simply Contact Us.
Question: stuck on the following word puzzle

Y FIREWORKS

let me know thanks
Monica H.

Answer: The answer is fourth of July fireworks. The fourth letter of July is Y.
Anne E.
Question: i need the answer for this puzzle

"one sentence is from this word"

what is it??

Cynthia

Answer: "one sentence is from this word" -- The answer is "Attendance" -- (At ten, dance!)

E. Edwards
Canton, OH
Question: Wonder if you can help with my puzzle? My daughter has returned from school with two proverbs that she needs to find. We have been given the first letter of each word but are unable to work them out eg. W.N.W.N - waste not want not.
C.S.B.T.A.G
A.B.A.T.A.O.S
Thanks for your time. Any would be grateful for any help.

Sarah

Question: Hi,
I am in dire need of solving this puzzle, and I hope I have come to the right place.

Here it is,
The question is: A common saying? (Hint:What do you see?)
Below it shows an empty rectangular shaded frame. There is only white space inside it.

Any suggestions would be great,
Thanks,

Question: stuck on the following word puzzle

Y FIREWORKS

let me know thanks

Monica Hipps

Question: Missing Link: S.A., J.P.,J.C., x.x.

B. and J.

Question: Hello, I'm trying to solve a selection of language equations, but one seems to be eluding me:

70 P A

Glen N.

Question: i need to know the solution to the royal aquarium thirteen puzzle can u help if so can u tell me the solution??

ryan

In "Help with help Part 2" Ryan asks: i need to know the solution to the royal aquarium thirteen puzzle can u help if so can u tell me the solution??

Answer: There is a solution in Hoffman's "Puzzles Old and New" on page 146 (in the [L. E.] Hordern reprint) There is no systematic short way to solve these puzzle. I have a computer program written in Prolog to solve these puzzles by brute force.

Kind regards,

Thomas de Boer
The Netherlands
Question: what is
3 = M. in a T.
and
3 = L. on a T. L.(R.Y.G.)

B.

Answer: ...I know them, and I'm proud of myself because I suck at these! The first is 3 = Men in a Tub (Rub a dub dub!) and the second is 3 = Lights on a Traffic Light (Red Yellow Green). Hope this helps "B".
Sarah
Randall C.

[This problem is taken from a set of three problems sent to us by Randall C. - see Item 088 in this section.]

Answer: contains every letter of the alphabet (with only 5 repeats).
Rhys B.

Answer: Uses all letters of the alphabet.
"The Fishes"

Answer: The sentence seems to use every letter of the alphabet at least once.. That's a bit unusual..
-Scott

Answer: In case you don't have an answer to this one, I believe that "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz." is the shortest known/possible sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet.
-Cheers
SI.

The answer to the question what is unusual about "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz" is that it is a pangram. A pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet. Pangrams are used by calligraphers to practice and by printers to judge letters. Take a look at:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/callibeth/pangrams.htm

To find 110 more pangrams :-) The Jackdaws pangram is at #39...

Kind regards,

Thomas W. de Boer
The Netherlands

Answer: It is one of a few sentences that use all 26 letters of the alphabet.
Wes G.

Answer: On the sentence "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz", I think it's just that the sentence uses all 26 letters of the alphabet. Since the sentence only has 31 letters (repeating only the a (twice), the i , the o and the s), maybe it's the shortest possible coherent sentence that uses all letters of the alphabet.
Martin Doublesin
Question: I need help with this riddle... the riddle goes something like this: If teenagers are the future and adults are the past; who are the present?
I.

Answer: Our answer could be that babies are the present. The point could be in the play on words: the word "present" could be interpreted as "gift" or something that has to be presented. But maybe there is another answer that some of our visitors could come with?..

???

D B#1
N B#2
A B#3
T B#4
S B#5

Nancy

Answer: Stand Up and Be Counted.
"The Fishes"

poisonous build up 8 letters starts with T

Schedule________Drugs are of highest abuse 3 letters ends with E

Amount to dispense on prescription 13 letters

One drug increases action of another 12 letters

Effect limited to area of administration 5 Letters

A factor influencing drug action 3 letters 2nd letter G

Judith R.

In Help with Help part 2 Judith asks for words in a crossword. Maybe these two are the answers:

Q. Effect limited to area of administration 5 Letters
A. Such an effect is LOCAL

Q. A factor influencing drug action 3 letters 2nd letter G
A. This factor could be AGE

Kind regards

Thomas de Boer
The Netherlands
 Modified: November 30, 2007   |   Posted: June 23, 2003