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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

262 language/english/pronunciation/telegrams.p


Since telegrams cost by the word, phonetically similar messages can be cheaper.
See if you can decipher these extreme cases:

UTICA CHANSON MIGRATE INVENTION ANNUAL KNOBBY SORRY IN FACTUAL BEEN CLOVER.

WEED LICHEN ICE CHEST FOREARM OTHER DISGUISE DELIMIT.

CANCEL MYOCARDIA ITS INFORMAL FUNCTION.

YEARN AFFIX, LOST UKASE, UGANDA JAIL, CONSERVE TENURES YACHT APPEAL.

EYELET SHEILA INDIA HOUSE SHEILAS TURKEY.

BOB STILT SEA, CANTANKEROUS BOAT, HUMUS GOAD IMMORTAL DECOS GUARD.

MARY SINBAD SHEER TOURNEY AUGUSTA WIND NOCTURNE TOOTHBRUSH.

WHINE YOSEMITE NAMES SOY CAN PHILATELIST.

ALBEIT DETRACT UNIVERSE EDIFY MUSTAFA TICKET TICKET IN.

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These are from an old "Games" magazine:

UTICA CHANSON MIGRATE INVENTION ANNUAL KNOBBY SORRY IN FACTUAL BEEN CLOVER.
You take a chance on my great invention and you'll not be sorry.
In fact, you'll be in clover.

WEED LICHEN ICE CHEST FOREARM OTHER DISGUISE DELIMIT.
We'd like a nice chest for our mother; the sky's the limit.

CANCEL MYOCARDIA ITS INFORMAL FUNCTION.
Can't sell my ol' car dear; it's in for malfunction.

YEARN AFFIX, LOST UKASE, UGANDA JAIL, CONSERVE TENURES YACHT APPEAL.
You're in a fix. Lost your case. You goin' to jail.
Can serve ten years. You ought to appeal.

EYELET SHEILA INDIA HOUSE SHEILAS TURKEY.
I let Sheila in their house; she lost her key.

BOB STILT SEA, CANTANKEROUS BOAT, HUMUS GOAD IMMORTAL DECOS GUARD.
Bob's still at sea; can't anchor his boat. You must go to him
or tell the coast guard.

MARY SINBAD SHEER TOURNEY AUGUSTA WIND NOCTURNE TOOTHBRUSH.
Mary's in bed; she hurt her knee. A gust of wind
knocked her into the brush.

WHINE YOSEMITE NAMES SOY CAN PHILATELIST.
Why don't you (why'n'ya) send me the names, so I can
fill out a list.

ALBEIT DETRACT UNIVERSE EDIFY MUSTAFA TICKET TICKET IN.
I'll be at the track and I have a receipt if I must have a ticket to
get in.

Here are some others not from "Games":

BRUISES HURT ERASED AFFORD ERECTED TOO
Bruce is hurt. He raced a Ford. He wrecked it, too.

 

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