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.


Capitalization means something.

  • $\begingroup$ Should I be guessing what the one word answer is? $\endgroup$
    – elarr
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. I am sorry if I confused you $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 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
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hint : Capitalization means something! $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 12:19
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like "ML TO WIN" but there's an extra "w". $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 15:29

3 Answers 3


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
Out of a

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



Maybe grandpa is


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".


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!

  • $\begingroup$ @Candleshank those capitalized words all tied to rot13 (Eha). Make a ___ , Long ___ $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 11:27

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