Word Game

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RE: Word Game

Post by Dehitay » Sat 07.21.2007 7:11 pm

Hint: keep in mind the boy's name is Taro

....actually, I have no clue if that's a valid hint or not. I'm just jealous that I can't figure it out and want to send everybody on a possibly useless train of thought.
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RE: Word Game

Post by keatonatron » Sat 07.21.2007 9:07 pm

Just change white to black.

"WHITE" to "BLACK"

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RE: Word Game

Post by richvh » Sat 07.21.2007 9:27 pm

Doh! I was thinking "Go", not "Othello", and couldn't make anything out of the pieces left when WHITE was removed.

Got it now.
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RE: Word Game

Post by Oyaji » Sun 07.22.2007 2:04 am

keatonatron wrote:
Just change white to black.

"WHITE" to "BLACK"

:D


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RE: Word Game

Post by tanuki » Sun 07.22.2007 10:07 am

A toothbrush and a backpack.

ハブラシ
リュック
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RE: Word Game

Post by Oyaji » Mon 07.23.2007 1:43 am

tanuki wrote:
A toothbrush and a backpack.

ハブラシ
リュック


Yes, that is the answer. Congratulations to all who figured it out.

ハホワシリュイト ●○●

The three circles represent stones in an othello game. When a white stone is between two black stones it is changed to a black stone. So the hint from the circles is "Change white to black."

The words are written in katakana, so there is no "white" or "black", nor is there 「しろ」「くろ」What other option is there? 「ホワイト」「ブラック」

ホワシリュイト

changes to

ブラシリュック

So Taro knows he should take a toothbrush (歯ブラシ) and a backpack (リュック).

:D

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RE: Word Game

Post by two_heads_talking » Mon 07.23.2007 10:02 am

doh, that was over my head. i figured you got rid of the white.. thus how i came up with my answer. i just deleted the middle of each combo of 3.. silly me. i thunk way too hard..

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RE: Word Game

Post by xeto » Mon 07.23.2007 9:33 pm

rofl I took out all the middle and came up with hat. All comments regarding my train of thought are invalid as of now. :)
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