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Grandpa likes to make weird statements and ask weird questions. Only the other day he asked:

"Make a Long Table Out of a Wall"

"What am I doing? Need a one word answer"

He does have a way with his English.

Hint:

Capitalization means something.

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  • $\begingroup$ Should I be guessing what the one word answer is? $\endgroup$
    – elarr
    Aug 8 '18 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. I am sorry if I confused you $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Aug 8 '18 at 19:17
  • $\begingroup$ No problem - it's an alluring puzzle and just wanted to make sure I was thinking the right way :) $\endgroup$
    – elarr
    Aug 8 '18 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hint : Capitalization means something! $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Aug 9 '18 at 12:19
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like "ML TO WIN" but there's an extra "w". $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Sep 4 '18 at 15:29
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The hint says that capitalisation is important. If we interpret each capitalised word to mean

the start of a new sub-clue,

Grandpa's first sentence looks like this:

Make a
Long
Table
Out of a
Wall

So maybe we need to find a word that fits in all of these somehow.

Make a run (for it)
(in the) long run
run (the) table
run out of (something)
wall run

So maybe Grandpa is

running?

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Maybe grandpa is

programming?

All the capitalized words

have something to do with programming. "Make" is a compiling tool, "long" is a datatype, "table" is a data structure, "out" is either a parameter type or short for output, and "Wall" is a compiler flag signifying "show all warnings".

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Is grandpa perhaps:

Malting? - Based on MALT. The hint says that capitalization means something, well I couldn't come up with much on an acrostic, nor could I piece the letters together very well. Malt is the combination of the first letter from the first four words; technically giving MaLT.

I know it's probably wrong, but a guess is worth a shot at this point. Great puzzle by the way!

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  • $\begingroup$ @Candleshank those capitalized words all tied to rot13 (Eha). Make a ___ , Long ___ $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jul 30 '20 at 11:27

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