What is a word made up of 4 letters,

yet is also made up of 3,

Sometimes is written with 9 letters, and then with 4,

Rarely consists of 6,

and never is written with 5 ?

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because in the intended 'solution', there is no question to answer, no puzzle to solve. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 7:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi there a solution, But I won't write it here. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 8:40
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    $\begingroup$ Agreed to close. Once the puzzle has been solved, there's no specific way to answer. $\endgroup$
    – Carl
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 3:18
  • $\begingroup$ I think the title should be interpreted in a way that will give a unique answer to this question $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 2:07

4 Answers 4


Can I say that:

The question is "What is the solution?"
And following the pattern in the clue (each number describes the number of letters in the first word in the phrase), then:

The solution is a phrase made up of 11 letters

(space is not a letter)


This is the solution :

Each number of letter concerns a word of the sentence :
What has 4 letters
yet has 3
Sometimes 9
then 4
Rarely 6
never 5

  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry i didn't manage to put it in a spoiler I don't know why it won't work on multiple lines... I hope people won't mind $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 7:34
  • $\begingroup$ nice observation. $\endgroup$
    – Member
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ I guess the answer then is 8? Or what does your solution solve? $\endgroup$
    – klm123
    Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ I admitted the OP is like me a non english speaker, and sometimes you have to take things not too litteraly so I answered the way he wanted to I guess. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 13:09

The solution is


As stated in the title

"What" is the solution


What is the solution?

The solution is a word made up of 8 letters.


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