I really enjoy these puzzles, Jannis told me to write my own. Here's my attempt.

Rules (from Jannis):
I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings.
Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...)
You try to figure out the word with my Hints.

First Hint:

My first teapot is good when thought out.
It, usually, brings other people more money.

Second Hint:

My second teapot is good when practiced.
It often is followed by lots of money.

Third Hint:

My third teapot is also good when practiced.
It brings happiness, sometimes money.

Fourth Hint:

My fourth teapot is good when kept up.
It brings excitement.

Final Hint:

When my first teapot is bad, it is just ignored.
When my second teapot is bad, it is heckled.
When my third teapot is bad, it is laughed at.
When my fourth teapot is bad, it causes doctor's visits.

Bonus Hint 1:

My first teapot is part of how movies are made.
My second teapot had a TV show named after it.
My third teapot has a trilogy about it.
My fourth teapot has been a part of many movies.

Bonus Hint 2:

If good, my first teapot could help break a ceiling
If fast, my second teapot could break wood
If high, my third teapot could break glass
If poor, my fourth teapot could break ankles

Will add hints if no one guess it first :-)

Good luck, have fun!

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  • $\begingroup$ It's not 'work' or? $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 25, 2018 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Jannis what do you mean? $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 12:19

5 Answers 5


I think the word is


Teapot 1:

Pitch an idea, for a movie or business venture for example

Teapot 2:

Pitch a baseball, earning money, cheers or jeers, maybe breaking a bat

Teapot 3:

Pitch of voice, like an opera singer breaking a wine glass

Teapot 4:

Pitch as in field, where soccer/football is played, kept up by mowing, causing injuries if in bad condition

  • $\begingroup$ Yup! That's it! When did you get it? $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2018 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ I saw the question last night and was trying to make the word "shot" work, but couldn't quite get it to fit all the clues. Then this morning I was listening to a podcast and <answer> was talked about in one of the contexts of this puzzle, and everything clicked. $\endgroup$
    – tmpearce
    Sep 26, 2018 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ Nice! Glad you got it! $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2018 at 13:42

Is it

a Program?


a thought through concept brings much money,
as well as a computer programm, which needs practice
a TV show brings lot's of fun
a pro g(r)amer make's exitement? but if he smashes the tastatur he goes to doctor since he needs a new hand... even i broke once my table

  • $\begingroup$ Good thought, but not what I'm thinking :-) $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Greg i've edited $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 25, 2018 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ It's definitely a good guess, however ROT13(cebtenz) isn't correct $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08

I'll take a stab:

1: (Not sure on this one)
2: Boxing Ring (good when practiced, lots of money, heckled when bad, Tv Series)
3: Ring for finger (good when practiced, sometimes money (wedding), laughed at when bad, Lord of the Rings)
4: Nuva Ring (good when kept up, excitement, dr visit when bad)

  • $\begingroup$ Good thinking! Not what I was going for, but +1 from me! $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 22:05

Could it be

1. A drive like for charity.
2. Car driving - TV show Drive (about car race) - winners get a lot of money.
3. Driven with ambition - definitely brings happiness and money if it's your career
4. Umm... S** drive

  • $\begingroup$ Nope! Thanks for guessing though :-) $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 22:48
  • $\begingroup$ Dang! I thought I had it for a moment! :/ $\endgroup$
    – nikki
    Sep 25, 2018 at 22:50

It seems to be not



1. a thought trough work/task is useful
2. practicing job is also useful
3. practicing an output is also useful...
4. when having a cool job it's happening that you do everyday sth exciting or
when sth works after working on it it's exciting

  • $\begingroup$ You are correct, it is not that... Maybe use the final hint? Or maybe my clues are too broad... $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 12:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Greg the clues are ok ... I'm kind of brute forcing, what's not quite bad since other then can see: a) this isn't it and b) that guy's dumb af :P $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 25, 2018 at 12:38

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