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Alternate Definitions III

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#10045
Fun:**** (3.1)
Difficulty:*** (2.42)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****

 

 

 



The following are alternate definitions for words, based on how the words sound. For example, "To drive by the docks: P _ _ _ _ _ _ _." would result in "PASSPORT (Pass Port)". Can you guess the words described below?

1. What white bears see with: P _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
2. A car's memoirs: A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
3. How judges get to a small island: C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
4. To live long: D _ _ _ _ _.
5. How good a fibber one is: L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
6. In favor of young men and women: P _ _ _ _ _ _.


Answer

1. Polarize (polar eyes)
2. Autobiography (auto biography)
3. Courtship (court ship)
4. Dilate (die late)
5. Liability (lie ability)
6. Protein (pro-teen)

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Comments

clawsmommy
Dec 13, 2004

TiggrAus*
Dec 13, 2004

clever
shm87funny
Dec 13, 2004

nice one..........ha,ha,ha,ha
passion**
Dec 13, 2004

Great one!!!!
Jonesy
Dec 14, 2004

Good one! I only got half of them right Clever
Nicky101Aus*
Dec 15, 2004

I never get anything right on this website except logic problems ! I have fun trying though .
marigold*us
Feb 12, 2005

Wow, that was pretty good. I didn't get any of them, but it was cool anyway.
SunroseAus*
Oct 04, 2005

I got them all. A shock, but I had fun while working it. Very well written and a job well done. Nice Teaser
(user deleted)
Dec 14, 2007

Good one, although number four could also be Dialed (Die Old).
bradon182001*us*
Dec 14, 2007

Really good teaser. Very well thought out. Thanks for posting Bobbrt. I'd like to see more like this one.
doeheadAus*
Dec 14, 2007

Well done
tommysmo*
Dec 14, 2007

i didn't pay attention to the directions and was looking for compound words rather than just sounds.
auntiesisAus*
Dec 14, 2007

Not too hard, but not too easy. I enjoyed working on this one. Thanks.....
nikitafullmoonAca*
Dec 14, 2007

Excellent teaser! Fun and rewarding!
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
Dec 14, 2007

I didn't get them all, but it was great trying...very unusual teaser, and well thought out.
karma48*
Dec 14, 2007

Number of blanks did not fit number of letters in some of them.
Very confusing when I was trying to fit answers into proper length. Good idea though.
scallioAus*
Dec 14, 2007

My that was tough for me! I only solved Polarize and Liability.

I misread #2 as a Cat's memoirs!

Very unique and creative teaser.


mi2mo2tx*us*
Dec 14, 2007

Awesome teaser! Adding it to my favorites.
gracieboo*
Dec 14, 2007

I think #4 could also be Die Old or dialed.
mondayschild59Aus**
Dec 14, 2007

That was a very good teaser. I got a couple right but that's okay. When I saw the answers I went doh . Thanks for the teaser.

Monday~
mercedes13Aus*
Dec 14, 2007

that was awesome!! i only got liability right though...
anyways, keep up the good work!
AuthenticallyMe*
Dec 14, 2007

Ummm...got a little confused w/ the directions...maybe someone could fix them? Please? For the future users of Braingle?
I thought the answer had to be a compound word, using the EXACT SAME spellings as the two words it was made up of...instead, they just need to be the same phonetically...

But I really liked trying to solve it. I've never seen a teaser like this before. Keep creating great teasers like this one.
AuthenticallyMe*
Dec 14, 2007

Whoops, sorry...I was like tommysmo and didn't read the directions carefully... I feel dumb...

Maybe if I had read them correctly, I would have gotten the answers...
nerdyiscool*us*
Dec 14, 2007

Groan...



Cool teaser though. Liked it even though I couldn't get it. The last one should be "in favor of adolescents", because "young men and women" wasn't so obvious. Anyway, it was funny.
kini53*
Dec 14, 2007

enjoyed this teaser...think i'd like more.
SweetPotatoAus*
Dec 15, 2007

Good one, thanks. I surprised myself ... got all but liability.
dogg6pound9Aus*
Dec 15, 2007

surprisingly enough, i got them all with ease... love the teaser, and i'd like to see more of them
siskiu*
Dec 16, 2007

really fun!!!!!!!
suganue*us*
Dec 22, 2007

patiencewithaP*us*
Dec 14, 2010

Good one...couldn't get die late for the life of me Thanks!
sunnybonghits*
Dec 14, 2010

Loved this one! Brilliant
Babe*
Dec 14, 2013

Nice teaser and fun even though I only got a couple.
jaycr*us*
Dec 14, 2013

Got the first three, then hit the skids.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 14, 2013

Lots of fun! I did miss Dilate but got the rest with relative ease. Going to have to look up the others in the series.
zachparker
Dec 14, 2013

Number 6 could also be progeny (Pro Gen Y)....I guess, if you go by spelling instead of pronunciation. Good brain teaser!



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