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What starts with the letter "t", is filled with "t" and ends in "t"?

Solve this riddle.

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    $\begingroup$ Well obviously it's a tnettenbutt. $\endgroup$ – user253751 Feb 5 '18 at 10:24
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    $\begingroup$ (yes I know that's not how you spell tnetennba but I had to add more t's and take away some n's to make it work) $\endgroup$ – user253751 Feb 5 '18 at 10:24
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    $\begingroup$ This doesn't work when written instead of spoken. $\endgroup$ – thumbtackthief Feb 5 '18 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ Yet another example of how simplistic and/or chestnut riddles often make rather poor puzzles; while they have an intended "right" answer, they are way too underspecified to exclude a lot of other possibilities, and end up getting (rightly) closed as Too Broad. You may benefit from looking around the site, and in particular checking out the high voted puzzles in the tags that appeal to you, to get a better sense of what kinds of puzzles work best here. Here's hoping your next puzzle sees great success! $\endgroup$ – Rubio Feb 5 '18 at 18:42
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    $\begingroup$ I haven't enough points to answer so: Teetotalist. Starts and ends with 'T', and since there's no alcohol involved (s)he might as well be filled with tea. Also, imho '... is filled with' made it a dead giveaway. I'd think about changing that to: '... and only contains t' $\endgroup$ – mcalex Feb 6 '18 at 2:18

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It's a

teapot
The word starts and ends with the letter T and is filled with the drink tea

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  • $\begingroup$ In spanish the letter T is the same as the infusion drink. $\endgroup$ – Juan Carlos Oropeza Feb 5 '18 at 18:35
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    $\begingroup$ I like this answer. It's short and stout. $\endgroup$ – user1717828 Feb 6 '18 at 1:01
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Here's a few options:

 a tea plant    (not only contains, but is made of it)
 a tea closet   (the place you keep your tea leaves)
 a tea set      (a number of objects holding said drink)
 a tea shot     (if you like your tea hard and fast)
 a tea joint    (someone will want to smoke it...)
                (or, a place where you drink it)
 a tea addict   (has veins full of it) 
 

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling. This is a really fascinating and funny answer, especially with the tea-addict part. $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Feb 5 '18 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ I think your last thought was wrong. $\endgroup$ – Crowley Feb 5 '18 at 17:16
  • $\begingroup$ How is the last one filled with t? $\endgroup$ – jpmc26 Feb 5 '18 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ @jpmc26, ok, that was a bit too far-fetched, sorry. $\endgroup$ – ilkkachu Feb 5 '18 at 21:14
  • $\begingroup$ No need to be sorry. I was just kind of confused. =) $\endgroup$ – jpmc26 Feb 5 '18 at 21:48
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It's a turbot fillet.

It starts with a T.

Fillet is 'filled',with a T.

It ends with a T.

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    $\begingroup$ That reminds me of a good old one, told to me years ago by a Scottish friend: Can you name 3 fish beginning and ending with K? Warning 1: take some time to think about it. Warning 2: it’s a bit of a trick question. OK, are you ready? Well, they are: Killer shark. King-sized breaded haddock. And Kilmarnock, which is a plaice in Scotland. $\endgroup$ – Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Feb 5 '18 at 14:03
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T.

It starts with the letter T.

There was no specification to it being a word or just the letter.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! I think James Webster's answer is the intended solution, but this is a good lateral thinking answer (and an example of why the riddle is possibly too broad). $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Feb 5 '18 at 11:30
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Tommy Bolt

 

His name starts and ends with a T, and he was a professional golfer so his all life was filled up with the tees. Who knows, he might even have been fed up with the tees...

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It's

TeaPot

Explanation follows

Teapot starts with t and ends with t. It contains tea (t)

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    $\begingroup$ 4 seconds too late :P $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Feb 5 '18 at 8:51
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    $\begingroup$ I like how 4 seconds too late loses 43 upvotes haha $\endgroup$ – Aequitas Feb 6 '18 at 1:38
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    $\begingroup$ The question was posted at 08:49:16, and it took you one and a half minutes to answer it!? Where have you been? Sleeping? C'mon, at least try to pretend some committment to this site! (Kidding. One up for you, but not for James :-P) $\endgroup$ – Marco13 Feb 6 '18 at 2:28
  • $\begingroup$ I answered it the very moment I finished reading the question. Still, I lose the race. :( $\endgroup$ – AeJey Feb 6 '18 at 4:18
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    $\begingroup$ @AeJey you got fancy with your double spoiler block and lost your window. Next time, answer first, edit in the explanation later :P $\endgroup$ – xDaizu Feb 6 '18 at 8:34
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It is

The Boston Tea Act

The introduction:

An act to allow a drawback of the duties of customs on the exportation of tea to any of his Majesty’s colonies or plantations in America; to increase the deposit on bohea tea to be sold at the India Company’s sales; and to empower the commissioners of the treasury to grant licenses to the East India Company to export tea duty-free.

The beginning of the contents:

WHEREAS by an act, made in the twelfth year of his present Majesty’s reign, (entitled, An act for granting a drawback of part of the customs upon the exportation of tea to Ireland, and the British dominions in America...

It starts with a T, ends with a t, and has 41 instances of the word root tea in it's contents.

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It's a

typist. I don't know about y'all but a typist starts and ends with T. And he can sure be filled with "T" (typing his way through life)

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It's clearly:

An array of characters of length at least 1, with each member being the character 't'.

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Toilet.
Filled with tee tee. Not vulgar, just factual.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! Even if you're not trying to be vulgar, could you please edit your answer to include spoiler tags? It avoids spoiling the solution for anyone who wants to have a go at solving the puzzle themselves. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Feb 5 '18 at 14:28
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It is

[t]ransmission line

because

it is filled with support pillars that look like "T" some image found on the web

and

it is [t]erminated, usually by a [t]ransformer (or if we would like to be strict, we should say that it ends in a socke[t] or bol[t])

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OK let's start it here

Transformationalist

Transcendentalist

Transcriptionist

Traditionalist

Territorialist

Thaumaturgist

Thanatologist

Thankfullest

Teratologist

Teetotalist

Tetravalent

Tripart

Tartlet

Tartest

Titlist

Titrant

Titbit

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    $\begingroup$ The question specifically asks for "filled with t", not "contain a t". Also, in the future, please use spoiler tags so that others may enjoy the puzzle as well. $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Feb 5 '18 at 15:23

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