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Addresses to a lady…


A gentleman who was courting a lady finally summoned up sufficient courage to ask if his efforts were agreeable to her, and whether he might flatter himself with a chance of ultimate success. The lady replied,

“Stripes!” telling the gentleman to transpose the letters so as to form out of them another word, which would be her answer. Those of you who can figure out the word won’t ever need to worry about being perplexed by your significant other; however, those who cannot figure this out must either persist until you overcome the difficulty or may give up all thoughts of wooing!

Answers to this word puzzle can be entered in the comment section below; will unmask tuesday or wedneday, thanks!

23 Comments to “Addresses to a lady…”

  1. poopsicle | Profile


  2. kasabubu | Profile

    “Persist!” she said.

  3. hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    it is even mentioned in the riddle :)

  4. aaronlau | Profile

    A give away. The answer is in the question.


  5. doar823 | Profile

    I suppose I must PERSIST until I overcome the difficulty.

  6. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile


  7. MFox | Profile


    Good thing she didn’t say “St. Ides!”

    (St. Ides is not a real saint, but it IS a real terrible malt liquor, and the best anagram I could come up with.)

  8. smarty | Profile

    If one really intends to find the solution, he has to persist. Persist! I just noticed that persist is the answer!! lol

  9. kitchen | Profile

    wow, that’s a broad hint.

  10. makada | Profile

    PERSIST !!!!

    Nice hidden answer in the question itself !
    Unless she was pissed off, then the answer would be “Pest Sir !”

  11. fuzzy | Profile

    I get either “priests” or “persist”

  12. amboutwe | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile


  13. Oneiric | Profile

    More than likely it would be “persist”. I came to a lot of word but this one is, without a doubt, the one any woman would say. Ah, ladies, always taking what’s best of us… ;)

  14. the_god_dellusion | Profile


  15. RK | Founder | Profile

    Very good, and yes the answer was in the question :)
    sorry it took so long to unmask these

  16. michaelc | Profile

    I thought about this off and on for 2-3 days, and came up with nothing. If only I had thought about what I was doing for those 2-3 days…

    Well I certainly feel like a goober head. :(

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