A man locked his personal computer with a password and wrote some phrases in the hint box kept in his room.

One day, his wife tries to login in his absence using the hints which contained the following in seperate pieces of paper:

1 apples
1 oranges
2 pineapples
4 grapes
7 bananas
7 mangoes
8 pomegranates

Can you help the wife find the password?

Hint 1: The password consists of a word

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    $\begingroup$ Amazing we just triple answered this.. would normally delete my answer but too cool (I see answered 7 sec ago and answered 2 sec ago) $\endgroup$ – Quark Jan 26 '15 at 8:35
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    $\begingroup$ This is a rather "too easy" puzzle (as seen by the fast replies.) You could have made it (a bit) more difficult by using images of the fruits rather than the names directly. (Note, I did not down-vote it. Difficulty is not a quality criterion for puzzles.) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jan 26 '15 at 9:08
  • $\begingroup$ The password is: "12345". $\endgroup$ – KSmarts Jan 26 '15 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Len I find that it's like that more often than not :P $\endgroup$ – Quark Jan 27 '15 at 0:37
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    $\begingroup$ @KSmarts , How'd you get that? $\endgroup$ – Spikatrix Jan 27 '15 at 3:13

Password is:

numbers represent letter to use from the associated word;
a o i p s s n
then unscramble

  • $\begingroup$ Almost there. See my comment to @Quark under the question. $\endgroup$ – Spikatrix Jan 27 '15 at 3:08
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    $\begingroup$ Justice is served :P the power of the P $\endgroup$ – Quark Jan 27 '15 at 5:10

The answer is:



Take the letter with position of the leading number. The letters are a, o, i, p, s, s, n. The only one word anagram this gives is passion, which is also a type of fruit.


is it



For each line take the that manieth letter of the word, and Passion is an anagram of those letters

  • $\begingroup$ Close. See my comment to @Quark under the question. $\endgroup$ – Spikatrix Jan 27 '15 at 3:08

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