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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

You need to read carefully Thomas Blue's answer he almost gets the correct answer!

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

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  • $\begingroup$ Wait, does this count as a rebus too? I never knew :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 10 '18 at 3:38
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    $\begingroup$ 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 $\endgroup$ – malioboro Sep 10 '18 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ Oh nice puzzle mate :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 10 '18 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ is the title a hint? $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 10 '18 at 11:39
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    $\begingroup$ @malioboro it is time for hint 2. $\endgroup$ – z100 Sep 13 '18 at 10:17
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The answer is

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.

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  • $\begingroup$ 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? $\endgroup$ – malioboro Sep 20 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Luke C. J. Currie Sep 20 '18 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ I see! thanks for the feedback, I'll try to make a btter puzzle next time :) $\endgroup$ – malioboro Sep 20 '18 at 15:15
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Not sure I understand this one, but is it:

Forty-two?

Because:

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

The answer is:

$4/(2+2) = 1$ 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.

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    $\begingroup$ 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 $\endgroup$ – malioboro Sep 10 '18 at 17:02
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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

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting concept but you exceeded the letter limit by just 1. :P $\endgroup$ – R.D Sep 12 '18 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ 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 :) $\endgroup$ – malioboro Sep 12 '18 at 15:18

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