I think this type of puzzle format is a bit different from some you already have seen.

I call them B & A puzzles. After you solve them you will likely know what that means.

There are six seperate rebus/wordplay types listed below. The answer to each one is two words minimum. (May include numbers)

No Partial Answers. Please answer all six.

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  • $\begingroup$ Can't figure out the rest yet, but: rot13(N cbffvoyr nantenz bs #2 vf NHAG ZVQTR.) $\endgroup$
    – Sciborg
    Sep 21, 2020 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Sciborg uvyr lbh znl or ba gur evtug genpx, gung vf abg gur nafjre. Zl fhttrfgvba vf gb fbyir gur fvzcyrfg bar svefg ( znl or ahzore fvk) juvpu jvyy tvir lbh na vqrn bs jung O naq N vf. Tbbq Yhpx $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Sep 21, 2020 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Sciborg I guess it should be rot13(zntavghqr). Also I think #4 is the easiest: it's simply rot13(ebg13(pbybavrf)). $\endgroup$
    – WhatsUp
    Sep 21, 2020 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Whatsup Ahh, nice catch! :) $\endgroup$
    – Sciborg
    Sep 21, 2020 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ I'm fairly sure I know what 1 and 6 are, and the common theme, but I'm struggling to relate it to the others, so with the ban on partials I'll ahve to leave it. B & A still makes no sense though. $\endgroup$
    – Mohirl
    Sep 21, 2020 at 14:18

1 Answer 1


ok, not a partial answer, but obviously I don't know if all are correct

they are all B&A before and afters

Number one

monkey business card - monkey (macaque) business and business card

Number two

Thanks to Stiv and the OP for spoon feeding this:
reverse alphabetic order of magnitude - reverse alphabetic order (the jumble) and order of magnitude (magnitude is anagrammed)

my wrong answer -- mixed up size - mixed up (anagram) and up size (magnitude is anagrammed)

Number three

cloud nine to five - cloud nine and nine to five (arrow)

Number four

rot 13 colonies - rot 13 (used to encrypt) 13 colonies, the original US

Number five

six feet under the sun - six feet (shown) under and under the sun

False trails...
six feet deep tan - six feet (shown) deep and deep tan (on legs)
black and white sandy beach --black and white (pic) and white sandy beach
out of line of the horizon -- out of line (the one person who is different) and line of the horizon (where sky meets water)

Number six

red square root - red (color) square and square root symbol

  • $\begingroup$ Way to go @SteveV. Did not get 2 and 5. Try again. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ For 2, how about rot13(bhg bs beqre bs zntavghqr)? $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv i think that's much better! $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv V jnf guvaxvat Erirefr Nycunorgvpny Beqre bs Zntavghqr $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ @DrD Ha, you know I hadn't even spotted that was the case! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:20

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