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.

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…

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,

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 : )