# I need help with my shopping

This is my shopping list:

A chocolate bar,
some meat that's raw,
something cheap,
and an apple core.

Will you help me?

Hint

To help answer the question, you could seek the assistance of a doctor that prescribes questionable treatments.

Update: The puzzle has almost been completed by Rand al'Thor. Here is a hint for the final step:

Stop being so nice.

Update #2: I've accepted the answer, although the last step was not completed. The answer to the final question, "will you help me?", was:

Nay (neigh)

• "cheap" is an anagram of "peach", but there are no particularly compelling anagrams of the others, unless you're buying brothel cacao and a cereal pop to go with that peach in your shopping basket. Mar 23, 2018 at 13:29
• It appears anagrams can't help. Is there something else about the word "cheap"? Perhaps the aforementioned doctor provides a clue. Mar 23, 2018 at 13:34
• I assume the hint refers to a rot13(dhnpx), but can't see how that's useful ... Mar 23, 2018 at 13:42
• It's difficult to say more without giving the game away. What kind of a word is rot13(dhnpx)? Are there similar words here? Mar 23, 2018 at 14:17

## 2 Answers

Potential answer:

the last word of each line of the puzzle is a homophonic reference to the noise made by an animal.

More specifically:

A chocolate bar --> baa (sheep)
some meat that's raw --> roar (lion)
something cheap --> cheep (chick)
and an apple core --> caw (crow).

Of course, this fits perfectly with the hint:

"a doctor that prescribes questionable treatments" is a quack (duck).

The OP says I still need to figure out the last line: "Will you help me?"

I'm a bit stumped here. Is it as simple as "go to a zoo" to find these animals? Maybe "Will you help me(w)" --> cat?

• Oh, of course! And the doctor must be Dr. Dolittle, who -- judging by his name -- wouldn't be very helpful.
– Deusovi
Mar 23, 2018 at 14:26
• ...Oh, or that works too.
– Deusovi
Mar 23, 2018 at 14:26
• You are almost there! You just need to answer the question posed: Will you help me??? Mar 23, 2018 at 14:33
• @Statman Oh, I didn't even realise that bit was meaningful ... edited with a couple of guesses, but I'm probably still missing something. Mar 23, 2018 at 14:48
• Perhaps Rot13(lvc yvxr n sbk)? Even living in the countryside, I can't think of any closer than that... Mar 23, 2018 at 14:51

Yes

Ewe will help you, it will be able to give you a chocolate baa

• Ah, I get it now. Good attempt, but the answer fits better with the rest of the puzzle. Mar 24, 2018 at 10:47