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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Got this as an e-mail forward. Try this Lateral Thinking puzzle. What is the symbol trying to say.

1)
man
------------
board
Ans. = man overboard

2)
stand
------------
i
Ans. = I understand
3) /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/
Ans. = reading between the lines

4)
r
road
a
d
Ans. = cross road

5)
cycle
cycle
cycle
Ans. = tricycle

6)
0
------------
M..D.
Ph.D.
Ans. = two degrees below zero


7)
knee
light
Ans. = neon light ( knee - on - light )

8)
ground
---------------
feet feet feet feet feet feet
Ans. = six feet underground


9) he's X himself
Ans. = he's by himself

10) ecnalg
Ans. = backward glance

11) death ..... life
Ans. = life after death

12) THINK
Ans. = think big ! !

13) abababababababababababababababababababab...
Ans. = long time no 'C'

[edited to fix tag]
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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For example, #1 is "man overboard." And as another form of puzzle, see if you can find the answers in the post. That's easier than answering them by lateral thinking.
 
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4. Intersection

5. Tricycle

8. 6 feet below the ground
 
Tiju Thomas
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from bottom up....

no c for long time
think bold
life after death
backward glance
he is by himself
6 ft under ground
ne'on' light
2 degree below zero
tricycle
crossroad
reading between the lines
i understand
 
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3. Reading between the lines.
 
Ankit Garg
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I could figure out only 11th one
 
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@Jeanne: I use the font color trick to send secret messages in my email multicasts(ofcourse in the unofficial ones)!!!
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Monu Tripathi wrote:@Jeanne: I use the font color trick to send secret messages in my email multicasts(ofcourse in the unofficial ones)!!!

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Are there more Lateral thinking Puzzles like these? I really enjoyed these.
 
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