# *Playtest feedback request* Puzzle 1

I'm working on my first series of puzzles and would love some feedback for any of you that give them a shot.

This first one would be found next to a box with a 4 digit padlock on it. (you can assume it's to help you open the padlock).

Feedback encouraged.

Transcript

I'm in a word but never seen
Japanese poets of me were keen
I'm used a lot to not seem dumb
But there's just three left where I'm from

• Welcome to Puzzling! I added a transcript of your riddle to the question for the people who are unable to view the image. – Hugh Sep 13 '19 at 5:04
• Thanks! Sorry for not adding that, I'm still learning the etiquette here. – MobileGlick Sep 13 '19 at 5:27

## 1 Answer

Litterally first time posting, sorry if I mess anything up

Are you a

Syllable?

I'm in a word but never seen:

Syllables are only heard, and not read.

Japanese poets of me were keen:

Haikus are a japanese form of poetry where the amount of syllables per line are fixed

I'm used a lot to not seem dumb:

Not certain at this point, but people that don't want to seem dumb talk a lot perhaps?

But there's just 3 left from where I'm from:

3 syllables in the word syllable

EDIT: Didnt read post enough, looking for a number

• I think you got it. Just count the syllables in each of the $4$ lines. – Jens Sep 13 '19 at 20:41
• For the dumb part: using big words with lots of (answer)? – JS1 Sep 14 '19 at 0:00
• Yep you basically got it. I"m going to consider your solution correct as taking your solution plus the comment @Jens added and you have the solution. – MobileGlick Sep 14 '19 at 1:17