Easy riddle. Even kids should be able to get this.

In the end, the answer to this puzzle is a three letter word and also a single letter.

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Ignore the Excel sheet lines


Each row is a clue which in total creates a full clue

Hint 2

First line "Numbers" from different languages (Hindi, Japanese, etc)

Second Line: Anagram of Played

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    $\begingroup$ You know you can remove Excel gridlines by going to the View tab and unticking the 'Gridlines' checkbox in the 'Show' section? Top tip :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Dec 11, 2019 at 12:55
  • $\begingroup$ rot13 (puebab, byq, lbhat, ->ntr)? $\endgroup$
    – user63710
    Dec 11, 2019 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ Not there @Archipelago $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 11, 2019 at 14:32
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    $\begingroup$ Should this puzzle have a rebus tag? $\endgroup$ Dec 11, 2019 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ @DEEM As though there's just one? $\endgroup$ Dec 11, 2019 at 21:50

2 Answers 2


The answer is

"Tea as in first box Every word is missing with T and Tea is three letter word and even single letter.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you explain how this applies to the rest of the clues? $\endgroup$ Dec 16, 2019 at 20:38

Four different rows


Second row


Third row

BY THIS (fits all three words By this logic, By this time, By this date)

Fourth row

OLD MAN ( Common to both Hemingway and Neil Young- and the pix are of old man :) )


Numbers played by this old man ( Nursery Rhyme)
TEN or X (Roman)


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