This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #26: .

I've created a new kind of rebus for you!
Let's try one together. An easy one, too:


How simple, how simple! But come on, you're smarter
than that. How 'bout one a little bit harder:


Now that's more like it! A bit of a puzzle.
Now here's a third that is sure to confuzzle:


Well, now that you've solved that, you think you're the best?
Then come take a crack at the ultimate test:


The mods asked for rebuses, and I answered the call
With pictures, and puzzles, and poems et al.

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    $\begingroup$ Do colors matter or the content is enough? $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 3:07
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    $\begingroup$ @Techidiot the colors are intentional. $\endgroup$
    – Bailey M
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 7:52

1 Answer 1


The rebuses work by

making use of the hexcodes for each colour.

Rebus 1 is

GUN in #beebee, giving BB GUN.

Rebus 2 is

X in #ceeded, giving EXCEEDED.

Rebus 3 is

CK in #feedba arranged in a cycle, giving FEEDBACK LOOP.

Rebus 4 is

SUC in #ceeded then ISA in #be11a1 giving SUCCEEDED ISABELLA I. The successor of Isabella I of Castille appears to be JOANNA (of Castille).

As a side note, amusingly @Walt in chat thought that the first rebus looked like GUN in powder blue, which would have given GUNPOWDER had it been correct.

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    $\begingroup$ How the heck is #1 the easiest? What's a BB gun anyway? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ Still a bit unconvinced by my answer for #4, but we'll see when OP confirms/denies. $\endgroup$
    – Sp3000
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor a gun that shoots little pellets instead of bullets iirc $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ This is all correct - my intended answer for #4 was "Succeeded BY", but there's no real way to interpret one over the other and I knew it was a coin flip when posting it! $\endgroup$
    – Bailey M
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 19:30
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor my mistake - BB guns are something very common where I'm from. It didn't even cross my mind that it could be a localized product! $\endgroup$
    – Bailey M
    Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 19:31

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