Expected solvable difficulty
nohint+: experienced challengers
keywords+: most solvers
Tonguess (Android, iOS) is an English word version of the Bulls and Cows game created by QuizKnock which I have talked about in depth on this blog. The question is built by showing a list of guesses and their outcomes, then ask for the actual word. All 4 questions are built with a modified version of the Tonguess Toolbox generating guesses based on the given word until a single answer is confirmed, with the first 2 questions guessing from random letter permutations, and the rest guessing from the Tonguess vocabulary.
The following words are chosen as the answers:
One of the most commonly guessed word in the game. Popular because of its creator QuizKnock, and the fact that it has a less common letter Q. A rather short sequence is chosen from all of the randomly generated ones as the question.
To show that the answer must be a word.
You need to find the word.
The only word in the vocabulary of Tonguess that doesn’t have an A, E, I, O, U or Y. Seems to mean the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, not sure why this is included in their vocab.
Expected thought process
Looking at the question and figure out the
#A#B column of the question is for a Bulls and Cows game (
nohint+), or found it out in the keywords (
keywords+). Then try to look for a 4-letter English word that matches the pattern.