17
$\begingroup$

With three I'm a worker
With four I'm against you
With seven I have an anagram that steals
With all eight I save you

Inspired on @tyobrien template

$\endgroup$
4
  • $\begingroup$ MOAR tylo riddles! :D $\endgroup$ Apr 17 '18 at 12:41
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Is the L in “Tylo” a play from “Riley”? Just curious. I must say I’m amused. :) Nice puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – tyobrien
    Apr 17 '18 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ Well, that was just a typo, but I guess that fits well :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17 '18 at 12:45
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Change the ‘L’ to a ‘P’ and you’ll get what it is... :-) $\endgroup$
    – tyobrien
    Apr 19 '18 at 14:28
19
$\begingroup$

I think the answer is:

ANTIBODY.

With three I'm a worker

ANT(Ants being social workers is a common crossword clue.)

With four I'm against you

ANTI(Anti-means opposing someone/something)

With seven I have an anagram that steals

As pointed out by others, this is BANDITO which is Spanish/Mexican for bandit.

With all eight I save you

ANTIBODY is what saves us from diseases and by extension from death.

$\endgroup$
5
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, the seven bit tripped me up too. Nicely done, +1. $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 17 '18 at 12:40
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ bandito is Spanish for bandit. $\endgroup$
    – NetJohn
    Apr 17 '18 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, that was quick, the anagram can be bandito, which means mexican bandit :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17 '18 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel - in such a case, it might be prudent to add the language tag to indicate it also steps outside the realm of English (see the description associated with the tag). $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 17 '18 at 12:51
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp I must be honest, being an anagram of bandito was kind of unintentional, at first I didn't see the missing o and thought it was an anagram of bandit. But thank you for adding the tag :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17 '18 at 12:54

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.