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I can not figure out what this puzzle is. I have tried, I have researched and googled, and nothing is working. Anyone have an idea?

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    $\begingroup$ Think it starts 'Long before it...' $\endgroup$ Oct 29, 2017 at 19:25
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    $\begingroup$ Where does this puzzle come from? $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Oct 30, 2017 at 0:18
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    $\begingroup$ I saw it on Facebook puzzle group I'm in and none of us can figure it out $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2017 at 1:51
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    $\begingroup$ Might start with "Before it's over...". Could contain "run after" $\endgroup$ Oct 31, 2017 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ is there more to this image? I notice lines but I can't tell if they are part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$
    – zfrisch
    Oct 31, 2017 at 22:00

3 Answers 3


Okay I think I finally have it:

Its bee on words ("It's beyond words")

Or it could also be said:

Four its bee on words ("For it's beyond words")


The first part is as everyone assumed it was along the lines of:

"It" is there 4 times so its either "it's" or "For it's." I think the only difficulty was how it related to "BEE."

And the second part was tricky:

The word "Bee" is resting directly on a series of words that exemplify the different parts of speech, but don't make a sentence. We have "Cow" (a noun), "One" (which can be a number or a pronoun), "Run" (which can be a verb or a noun), and "As" (which can be an adverb, preposition, or a conjunction). These words were likely chosen because, while being only 4 words, they cover the essential parts of speech that compose a sentence. So this part of the puzzle is probably just "words." When "Bee on words" is spoken loosely, it sounds like "beyond words" --finishing the sentence.

Other possible variants could be:

"It's over beyond words" (the "It"s are over "Bee" but it's not a common quote), "It's far beyond words" (the "It"s are far from the "Bee"), "It's simply beyond words" (there's a popular quote worded like this), or even "It's way beyond words" (the "it"s being far from the other words.) And any of these could have "For" at the beginning, but the wording I would go with is just "It's beyond words" because it's the most common phrase of all the possible variants.

After days of chewing on it, that's the best I've come up with. I hope someone can verify whether or not it's the right answer on your Facebook.

  • $\begingroup$ It like your answer. The best I've been able to come up with is "It ain't over 'til it's over." (Explanation: It is definitely "it's over . . . something," but it ain't "it's over 'til it's over."). And yeah, this is pretty weak. I like yours much better. $\endgroup$
    – user41655
    Nov 2, 2017 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @Rob! I was thinking about the fact the word "Bee" was sitting directly on the other words, and playing with the possible wordings and then it just clicked. I probably sounded like a psycho talking to myself randomly the past few days. Now I can sleep. =) $\endgroup$
    – Hawkeye
    Nov 2, 2017 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ "Long bee on words" captures the senses of far or way $\endgroup$
    – user662852
    Nov 2, 2017 at 23:39

I think it may also include the phrase -

"reading between the lines" for its long beyond words

So maybe

" reading between the lines for its long beyond words"??


Make a bee line for it. I think it could be the answer.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! Please use the spoiler markup >!. Meanwhile, take the tour. $\endgroup$
    – u-ndefined
    Aug 15, 2018 at 2:36
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome! I think it would also help other users to understand your answer, if you explained why you think it might be correct ;-) $\endgroup$
    – sandbo00
    Aug 15, 2018 at 5:31

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