I am a 6 letter word

Letters 6-5-2 spell out a drink

Letters 4-5-2-3 spell out a fruit

Letters 1-2-6 spell out a pet

Letters 3-2-6 spell out a pest

The pest above often gets eaten by 1-2-6

1-2-6 is a 4-5-6 is a universal truth

What Am I?

(This puzzle is taken from my website. There's a link in my profile.)

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! If this puzzle came from another site (Riddle Me Daily?), could you please add a link for attribution? Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 6:57
  • $\begingroup$ do these type of puzzles have a name? (and a ready solver!) $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack source: riddlemedaily.com/i-am-6-letter-word-letters-6-5-2-spell-drink $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 8:15
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, in the specific case where someone posts a puzzle from their own external source, we actually prefer them not to link to it. See puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4340/… for a pretty good statement of site policy on this. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 10:47
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    $\begingroup$ Good to hear. Another one to take note of: we also say "Don't create an excessive number of self-promoting posts". I'm sorry to say that two in three hours is certainly excessive :-). I guess the main principle is this: If it looks like you're here to contribute to the community, and it happens that every now and then you promote your site in doing so, that's OK. If it looks like you're here to promote your site, and any benefit to the community is incidental, that's not OK. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 10:54

1 Answer 1


You are a

6-5-2: tea
4-5-2-3: pear
1-2-6: cat, which eats 3-2-6: rat
1-2-6 is a cat which is a pet (4-5-6).

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    $\begingroup$ I question the universality of that truth! :-) $\endgroup$
    – Auspex
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 15:12

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