Reverse Ditloids

Monday, 17 August 2015   |   Creativity Games

DitloidThis week we're constructing creative clues.

Game: There are 3 random words below.  Your aim is to create a ditloid representing a phrase that is a clue to one of these words.  (See strategy below for what a ditloid is.) Others will then try and guess your ditloid and which word you were referring to.  Try and make your clues well known phrases where you can.

  • sunrise
  • pepper
  • tear

Challenge:  For extra challenge, you must include a number in your ditloid.

Strategy:  A ditloid is a set of letters and numbers representing the first letters of each of the words in the phrase (in order).  So for instance the following ditloid:

24 H in a D

would represent:

24 Hours in a Day

The creativity comes in in trying to think of a good clue that will create an interesting ditloid and in also trying to solve other peoples ditloids.  You'll probably find that a lof of them are quite cryptic but seem obvious once you've seen the answer.  A lot of creative ideas follow a similar pattern.

See here for more info on ditloids.


Get creative, join in below.