OK. Here’s your chance to drive yourself doolally

https://howtowritebetter.net/category/weekend-writing-humour/This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking. Or at least it was by whoever devised it. Personally, what I would call it is unsuitable for a family audience. Many thanks to my good friend Eleanor S. who thought I would drive myself doolally with it.

Scroll down slowly and be honest with yourself. Think like a wizard . . .

Q1.

man
———
board

Ans. = man overboard

Okay, let’s see if you’ve got the hang of it.

Q2.

stand
————
i

Ans. = I understand

OK . . .

Got the drift ?

Let’s try a few now and see how you fare?

Q3.

/r/e/a/d/i/n/g/

Ans. = reading between the lines

Q4.

r
road
a
d

Ans. = cross road

Not having a good day now, are you ?

Redeem yourself.

Q5.

cycle
cycle
cycle

Ans. = tricycle

Not easy to figure out, hey!

Q6.

0
———
M.D.
Ph.D.

Ans. = two degrees below zero

C’mon, give it a little thought! !

Q7.

knee
————
light

Ans. = neon light

You can prove you are smart by getting this one.

Q8.

ground
—————
feet feet feet feet feet feet

Ans. = six feet underground

Oh no, not again !!

Q9.

he’s X himself

Ans. = he’s by himself

Now you’re messing up big time.

Q10.

ecnalg

Ans. = backward glance

Not even close !!

Q11.

death ….. life

Ans. = life after death

Okay, last chance ………………

Q12.

THINK

Ans. = think big ! !

And the last one is real fundoo – – –

Q13.

ababaaabbbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb…

Ans. =  long time no ‘C’

Doolally yet?

It’s lucky I was to start with – otherwise this would have driven me, well, er, doolally…

What’s your favorite brain teaser?
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  1. Thanks for a bit of weekend fun! I only got 2, but in my defense I’m just taking a quick break while I get ready for some friends coming to visit. Back to the grind…

  2. I certainly won’t make MENSA now.

  3. I used to do these at the end of lessons when I worked as a supply teacher. here are a few more:
    DARLSMECB EGGS

    WHEEL DRIVE
    WHEEL
    WHEEL
    WHEEL

    AGE BEAUTY

  4. I got one of Suzan’s and one of Angelika. Even so, I loved the challenge and enjoy seeing what I missed. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  5. HA HA HA…yes doolally indeed…!

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