# Shouldn't it be "A bear pretending to be a human"?

Inspired by this amazing puzzle, this rebus puzzle, and this number puzzle,
I create my first simple rebus:

$(4, 2, 2)$

The answer is $4/(2+2)$ word
consists of $4+2+2$ letters

Hint 1

You need to read carefully from where I got this puzzle

Hint 2

Hint 3

The answer didn't need special even it's not a common conversation word. It's quite popular I think, maybe I need to add .

Hint 4

The answer is a living thing, but not really alive
The answer is a name, but not a real name

• Wait, does this count as a rebus too? I never knew :D Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 3:38
• as the description said the puzzle can be portrayed with a text, so I think it's fit :) and also to find the answer you need to use the "rebus-style" steps Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 3:47
• Oh nice puzzle mate :D Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 3:47
• is the title a hint? Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 11:39
• @malioboro it is time for hint 2.
– z100
Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 10:17

Catwoman

Explanation

4 means "cat" who walks on four legs. 2 literally means "two" the first time. The second 2 means "man" who walks on two legs. Combine these together in a Riley fashion and you get Catwoman. (The t is used in both the prefix and infix)

Hint 1

This puzzle was inspired by a puzzle which described creatures by how many legs they walk on.

Hint 2

Thomas blue figured out that the numbers point to creatures from the inspirational puzzle. Kathmandu is kinda similar to Catwoman.

Hint 3

Catwoman is common enough that you probably don't need the knowledge tag for this.

Hint 4

Catwoman is a living thing but is not really alive because she is fictional. Catwoman is her name but no one is really named Catwoman.

• yes, this is the correct answer! I've a question for you, does hint 4 make this puzzle easier? or you solve it without seeing hint 4? Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:51
• I saw hint 4 but I don't think it helped a whole lot. For me the biggest hint was hint 2; just trying to figure out how Thomas Blue was close to the actual answer. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 14:00
• I see! thanks for the feedback, I'll try to make a btter puzzle next time :) Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 15:15

Not sure I understand this one, but is it:

Forty-two?

Because:

When read out it sounds like 42 (Four-t'-two)

$4/(2+2) = 1$ word. (Numbers from 21-99 are hyphenated which somewhat makes them one word)

Consists of:

$4+2+2 = 8$ letters. Forty-two has eight letters.

• I'm sorry but it's not an intended answer :) nice guess actually, but 2 in the middle I think it's not really fit with "ty", and the answer consists only of letters Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 17:02

I know it's not the right answer, but I really wished it to be, so

What if it's Kathmandu?

Although it doesn't fit with letters, it exploits logic of two puzzles (one is mine, btw):

It can be split into Riley-form, as kath-man-du; The kath sounds like "cat" which was used as an example for 4-legged creature, the man is the example for 2-legged and du- means 2... probably latin or something. That gives us the (4,2,2). I don't know if I'm on any track at all, maybe somebody will find a good answer by using my stretchy logic ;D

• Interesting concept but you exceeded the letter limit by just 1. :P
– R.D
Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 12:10
• the number of letters is still not fit, so this answer is not the correct one. But, I'll say this is on the right track! +1 I hope you'll find the correct answer soon :) Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 15:18