School-Safe Puzzle Games

Write this word without lifting your pencil…

For this puzzle, make the words "Rob Roy" with a line running directly through the center of each word as in the illustration below without moving the pencil from the paper or crossing a line, or going over any line twice.

 

[from an old Gallaher cigarette card]

will reveal answer picture in a day or 2, thanks.

15 Comments to “Write this word without lifting your pencil…”


  1. jason | Guest

    yes…..


  2. suineg | Guest

    this is maybe the cooler puzzle i have ever saw, it is hard, but i liked very much, i think this can be the solution( explain it is harder than do it):
    Assumptions:
    1) SE= exterior side of the letter, SI= interior side of the letter, L= the line that goes through the letters and its not part of the letters
    2) F= foward, U= up, D= down, B=backward
    Explanation:
    the first thing that goes is the direction and then the part of the letter that i am going with the pencil now begin in the line before entering the first R in “rob”
    example:USE= you are going up in the exterior side of the letter
    1) FL
    2)(In the first R)= (USE ,FSE, DSE)-> (up outer semi-circle),LB,(USI,BSI,DSI)–>( up inner semi-circle), BL,DSE,FSE,USI, FSI, DSI,FSE,USE,FL (you has drawn the first R and are in the line going to the O)
    3)(In the O)=(USE,FSE,DSE)->(up outer semicircle),BL,(USI,BSI,DSI)->(up inner semi-circle),FL,(DSI,BSI,USI)->(down inner semi-circle), BL, (DSE, FSE, US)->(down outer semicircle),FL (you has drawn th O, and are in the line going to B)
    4) (In the B)=USE, FSE, DSE, BL, USI, BSI, DSI, FL, DSI, BSI, USI, BL, DSE, FSE, USE,FL ( you has drawn the B and are in the line going to the next R)
    5) (In the second R)= the same that in 2
    6)(In the second O)= the same that in 3
    7)(In the Y)–> (this letter was by far the harder one for me) USE(diagonally),FSE,DSI(diagonally),BL,DSE,FSE,USI,USI(diagonally),FSE,DSE(diagonally),DSI,FSE,USE,FL ( you finished)


    While doing this explanation i learn something Napoleon said long ago “a picture worth more than a thousand words”, he was so right.


  3. doug | Guest

    not as difficult as i thought it would be. you really only have to figure out 3 letters, as the R and B are pretty much the same. kind of a long-winded solution, so im not gonna elaborate…


  4. Riyad | Guest

    Here is my answer..
    It is in a Quicktime Movie, drawn by me.
    Hope you all can see it!!
    http://www.ranabtawi.com/RobRoy.mov


  5. scott | Guest

    got it, easy peasy


  6. Slavco | Guest

    You can see 4 different ways of spelling this word here is the first,


    here is the second,


    here is the third,


    and here is the fourth.


  7. Dan Harris | Guest

    Don’t know how to show each line, but I can indeed do it.


  8. suineg | Guest

    Another way of doing the ” Y ” following the assumptions in my last comment is this:
    USE-> ( LEFT EXTERIOR “\”;), FSE->(LEFT UP “-”;), DSI-> (LEFT INTERIOR “\”;), BL->(“-” NOT PART OF THE LETTER), DSE->(LEFT EXTERIOR “|”;), FSE ->( LEFT DOWN”-”;), USI->( LEFT INTERIOR “|”;), FL -> (“-” NOT PART OF THE LETTER), DSI-> ( RIGHT INTERIOR “|”;), FSE-> ( RIGHT DOWN “-”;), USE ( RIGHT EXTERIOR “|”;) , BL -> (“-” NOT PART OF THE LETTER), USI-> (RIGHT INTERIOR “/”;), FSE->(RIGHT UP “-”;), DSE->(RIGHT EXTERIOR “/”;), FL-> (“-” NOT PART OF THE LETTER).
    YOU FINISHED
    i think this explanation with the simbols is more easy to understand, the other way i explaned before for the Y i think is possible to, i draw it both ways and both seems to work.
    I explained only the Y because it was the harder to understand the way i draw it the first time, but both ways i was able to draw it without breaking the rules of the problem, i liked this problem very very much


  9. suineg | Guest

    ups i miss a BL in my first explanation of the “Y” before the DSI, (sorry ).


  10. Ian | Guest

    when it says you can’t cross a line, what does that really mean?


  11. Ian | Guest

    and I wanted to point out that this is the 145th brain teaser on smart-kit.


  12. RK | Profile

    My Gosh, Suineg!! We’re going to have to buy you a graphics pen & tablet! : )


  13. RK | Profile

    Riyad-great job with the Quicktime movie; much easier to see than the way I was going to show the answer.


    Ian: Haven’t forgotten, I’m still saving it for 200 : )


  14. Riyad | Guest

    Thanks RK.. It would have been nicer had I had a tablet.
    For whoever is interested, I used the mouse and photoshop layers. Then I opened those layers in Photoshop Image Ready and did the animation there.
    Cheers
    Riyad


  15. suineg | Guest

    JAJAJA i know is even more complicated to understand it in words, but i could not put an image, because i was in the office and did not have any program to do that . :>(


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