# Ten Rebus puzzles

Solve the following ten one-line Rebus puzzles:

1. DICTNARY
2. PRAHOMTE
3. ..AVI..
4. MARY+MARY+MARY
5. /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/
6. MTWTFSSS
7. 144 144 word word word word
8. LIFE = TTTT--------->
9. WORLD WORLD WORLD WORLD
10. SUGAR x SUGAR x SUGAR
• Not sure how they qualify as Rebus puzzles... (unless I have another definition in mind of what they are) I can't figure them all out, and on some I'm not entirely sure if my guess is correct. Feb 26, 2015 at 16:27

The answers (joint work by aes, dmg, Engineer Toast, Gamow,Hellion):

1:

DICTNARY = shortened DICTIONARY = abridged dictionary

2:

PRAHOMTE = METAPHOR scrambled and mixed = Mixed metaphor

3:

..AVI.. = center piece of GRAVITY = The center of gravity

4:

MARY+MARY+MARY = SUM of MARY = Summary

5:

/r/e/a/d/i/n/g/ = reading between the lines

6:

MTWTFSSS = initial letters of weekdays + an extra saturday/sunday = Eight days a week
or: Long weekend
or: Every day of the week and twice on Sundays

7:

144 144 word word word word = 2 gross, 4 words = too gross for words

8:

LIFE = TTTT---------> = Life is something that begins at 4T = Life begins at forty

9:

WORLD WORLD WORLD WORLD = World Series

10:

SUGAR x SUGAR x SUGAR = sugar cube

• To help out, what I thought: 8 = life begins at forty Feb 26, 2015 at 16:32
• prahomte = metaphor? Feb 26, 2015 at 16:35
• I think #1 is "abridged dictionary", but won't add unless confirmed. Feb 26, 2015 at 19:02
• Could #1 be Closed Dictionary, since the middle isn't "opened" for us to see? Feb 26, 2015 at 21:43
• Since what's missing from "DICTIONARY" is "IO", maybe it's an "unspoken rule". "Unspoken" plays off I/O being input/output and "rule" playing off the dictionary as a rule for spelling words. Feb 26, 2015 at 22:01

2.

mixed metaphor

6.

long weekend (three S in the sequence MTWTFSSS)

9.

FOUR WORLD -> Forward or Foreword

One more guess for #6:

Eight days a week.

What can I say, I love the Beatles.

An alternative possible answer for 6:

And twice on Sundays. (Or perhaps the full phrase: Every day of the week and twice on Sundays.)

• Actually, it should be DICTIONARY - "IO" Feb 26, 2015 at 20:17