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I was playing a riddle app and it posed the question:

What has one eye but cannot see?

There are 12 available tiles of letters (each can only be used once):

A A D E E E L N N O O U

The app is expecting a specific six-letter answer, which is:

NEEDLE

However, I found an alternative six-letter answer using the available tiles.

What is the alternative answer?

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    $\begingroup$ Well, googling produced the Eye of the Noodle. (Probably doesn't count, though.) $\endgroup$ – Lawrence Aug 27 '17 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ I've no eye, dear. $\endgroup$ – SQB Aug 28 '17 at 5:56
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I think you are looking for:

London.

The London Eye or Millennium Wheel is a huge Ferris wheel on the banks of the River Thames.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure "cannot see" fits, considering its notoriously pervasive video surveillance. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Krumwiede Aug 27 '17 at 20:55
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How about:

annual

When you consider:

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December

you understand the "one eye" reference. In case that's too subtle:

April is the only month that contains the letter 'i'.

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alunna translates to "pupil" in Italian. "Pupil" has one "i", and is part of a singular "eye", but a pupil, which is the "the dark circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye," cannot actually itself see.


Spaghetti Os are a kind of

noodle

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However, I can't recall anyone ever saying something like

"Beauty lies in the eye of the noodle."

or

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a noodle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."


lunada translates to "moonshine" in Spanish. "Moonshine" has one "i" and can't see.


adulee translates to "ring" in French. "Ring" as one "i" and can't see.

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