Compress all of these words into one!

boxes house truck gone brisk rapid speedy fast push thread needle clear refreshing liquid delight

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    $\begingroup$ Can you clarify what you mean by "compress"? As in, are we looking for a word that connects them all, or a word that can be appended/prepended to all the words to make another? – or is that part of the puzzle? $\endgroup$
    – user46002
    Sep 11 '18 at 18:48
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    $\begingroup$ @BrendonShaw I suppose I can strip all the spaces but that's hardly what you wanted to ask. Can you please clarify? $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Sep 11 '18 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ Combine the meanings of all the words to make one word. This can take multiple steps. $\endgroup$ Sep 11 '18 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ to me it seems like someone is taken by ambulance to hospital, fixed up and the result is delight. Like a small story. $\endgroup$
    – BlueWizard
    Sep 11 '18 at 20:17

Building off Luke's answer, which you should upvote as well.

Taking the first group of words,

boxes + house + truck + gone implies move or moving.

The second group,

brisk, rapid, speedy, and fast are all synonyms for quick.

The third group,

push + thread + needle gives through, as in push thread through the eye of the needle, or push thread through material with a needle.

The final group,

clear refreshing liquid delight likely refers to water.

That gives us

move quick through water, which combine to become swim

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    $\begingroup$ Great job! I'll post more questions like this in the future, so be on the lookout for those. $\endgroup$ Sep 12 '18 at 18:43

Partial Answer

boxes house truck gone -> move


brisk rapid speedy fast -> run


push thread needle -> sew


clear refreshing liquid delight -> water

Extra Thoughts

It's possible that move feeds into the run group. Then maybe run feeds into the sew group. Not sure how sew and water relate though...

  • $\begingroup$ This is very good! Be careful about how you interpret the words, though. $\endgroup$ Sep 11 '18 at 20:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Luke How about rot13(frjre? frjntr?) $\endgroup$
    – R.D
    Sep 12 '18 at 12:20

first guess

I guess we could

put together brisk rapid speedy fast and replace by quick, maybe
also thread needle into sew , maybe push is part of this, but I don't know the specific verb for this
clear refreshing liquid delight into soda or Sprite
then maybe, with the words we "compressed" we could compress even more to end up to one word only

  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track! $\endgroup$ Sep 11 '18 at 20:11

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