# The Mystery Cargo

A wagoner was asked to identify what his load contained. However, he provided the following vague response:

Three-fourths of a cross, and a circle complete;
An upright, where two semi-circles do meet;
A right-angled triangle standing on feet;
Two semi-circles, and a circle complete.

Can you figure this out?

Solution

The verse describes capital letters. So, the answer is TOBACCO.

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## 6 thoughts on “The Mystery Cargo”

1. I would take issue with the right-angled triangle. A is an isosceles triangle, not a right-angled one. That threw me. Otherwise, a great brain teaser.

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2. So i guess that “a confused millipede” isn’t the right answer.

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3. I’m glad you gave the solution. Until I got to that last line, I was trying to figure just exactly what product would fit that description, and coming up with nothing.

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