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What's unusual about this paragraph?

How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all-- and, in fact, nothing is. But it is a bit odd. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without any coaching. No doubt, if you work at it, it will dawn on you. Who knows?

Posted at 6th Dec 2007 - 10:18AM   Posted by Jackofall   What's unusual about this paragraph? Comments: 10

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Blossomcottage's Avatar No" E" in the papragraph

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 6th Dec 2007 at 10:24AM

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Milla's Avatar gosh that was quick, Blossom! Hand on a star to that girl, quick (and, ho ho, look I can do it, too! though had to dig into vocab to do so to avoid that partic, um, "e")

Posted by: Milla on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:01AM

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Tattie Weasle's Avatar Very clever!!!!

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:09AM

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Faith's Avatar Doubt if I would have worked it out for ages.

Posted by: Faith on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:19AM

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar If anyone would like me to thump him by proxy for them please let me know...

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:42AM

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Fennie's Avatar Yes, please! I was working on 'it' referring to three different things - but that didn't seem terribly significant.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Dec 2007 at 12:00PM

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Blossomcottage's Avatar Not clever really I have had to work a similar one out before so I had some idea what to look for, so I am really just the advanced party.
Blossom

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 6th Dec 2007 at 12:06PM

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Frances's Avatar I'm like Blossom, I guessed what the secret might be before actually reading the paragraph, then read it to confirm.

Great puzzle. There is a Puzzle Master segment each Sunday morning on our National Public Radio, and it can be quite easy or impossible for me to solve. Some of the featured puzzles are number-based, some anagrams, some logic, all sorts of quizzing. Fun.

Thanks for this one, Jackofall!

Posted by: Frances on 6th Dec 2007 at 02:01PM

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Cait's Avatar Nice one, I didn't get near it.

Posted by: Cait on 6th Dec 2007 at 10:17PM

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Camilla's Avatar Brilliant. I did not spot it straight away..

Camilla.

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:57PM

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