# What is a " B & A" puzzle?

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)

• Can't figure out the rest yet, but: rot13(N cbffvoyr nantenz bs #2 vf NHAG ZVQTR.) Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 12:50
• @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
– DrD
Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 13:19
• @Sciborg I guess it should be rot13(zntavghqr). Also I think #4 is the easiest: it's simply rot13(ebg13(pbybavrf)). Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 14:12
• @Whatsup Ahh, nice catch! :) Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 14:14
• 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. Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 14:18

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

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

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