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Hidden Time & Again II

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


Puzzle ID:#17984
Fun:**** (3.26)
Difficulty:** (1.69)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod




Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting & between them, lo & behold, you'll make a familiar phrase. For example, "Thighbone/Swallowtail" conceals "High & Low."

1. Gulliver/Clearness
2. Tragicomedy/Pentagon
3. Chinchilla/Magdalene
4. Terrestrial/Ecoterrorist
5. Thundershower/Intellectual


1. Live & Learn
2. Come & Go
3. Hill & Dale
4. Trial & Error
5. Show & Tell


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Jun 25, 2004

Jun 25, 2004

hehe, Thanks.
Sep 05, 2004

I got them all except for #3...never heard of the answer, but I figured out Dale would be the word in the 2nd half.
Sep 05, 2004

Err, and I meant to add that I really liked it!
Jan 13, 2005

Into the favorites, this one.
Jan 14, 2005

Thanks. There are two others of this type too.
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Jan 22, 2005

I like these....Ive read all of em
Mar 02, 2005

i missed hill and dale, dont know what that is at ALL! lol!
Apr 30, 2005

i loved #1, but i didnt like this one as much because i never have heard of some of the answers. good one anyway!
May 24, 2005

Jun 27, 2005

I realy enjoyed this one and actually managed to get them all despite that fact that it is 2:30 a.m.! I do enjoyed teasers that play with words!
Jul 23, 2005

good job
great teasers
Jul 23, 2005

here were my very wrong answers:

#1: Liver & Ear (thought it had a body part thing going on)
#2: Rag & Tag (well they rhymed!)
#3: Chip & Dale (the only thing I could think of was that there was some spelling error... gosh I feel stupid)
#4: Rest & Terror (hey they're opposites, right?)
and I got #5 right...

VERY surprised I did so bad, especially considering how well I did on the first one of these! GREAT teaser but maybe I need to get some glasses... either that or a new brain!
Jul 25, 2005

I do not like these. For some reason, I can never figure them out!!
Jul 25, 2005

this was a first one of these ive done and it was fun i enjoyed it
Jul 25, 2005

Excellent!! I didn't get hills and dales, but i just got up froma nap and my little brain is in the off position again (i hate that) I do like these types of teasers tho!! Good Job!!
Jul 25, 2005

gr8 teaser I really enjoyed it
Jul 25, 2005

Clever and Fun
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Jul 25, 2005

Very enjoyable. Almost got it but used RAG and TAG for number 2.
Jul 25, 2005

either that all you ppl are really smart or im really dumb because i didnt even get the instructions oh well!
Jul 25, 2005

Yah! I got 4 outta 5. And i only been awake 20 mins.
Jul 25, 2005

This time I got it!! I enjoyed it! Good Work!
Jul 25, 2005

wow! this got featured 2 days after I visited it lol great teaster, once again, and I even found my wrong answers hilarious today as I scrolled down the comments... Great job!
Jul 25, 2005

i got 3 of 'em!!!
Jul 25, 2005

For some reason these are easy for me bur I enjoy them. Thanks!
Jul 25, 2005

Great teaser! Really enjoyed solving it.
Jul 25, 2005

I thought this one was okay. I've never heard of Hill and Dale before.
Jul 25, 2005

I didn't get all of them, but it was still fun! Very clever! Good job!
Jul 25, 2005

thawt 1 was live&clear like loud&clear ... 2 has 2answrs cus rag&tag cud wrk2 3 got 'dale' but only 'chip' i kno dat goes wit it so it had me stumpd stil dont get it... 4 was as plain as day I loved it.
Jul 25, 2005

well actually 5 was as plain as day &4 was... wel.. quite fine 2. Real fun 4me
Jul 25, 2005

yey me!!! I didnt give up and I got em!!!! okay not all of them... ...I didnt get hill and dale (thou I noticed hill and I noticed dale ) I thought maybe chip and dale...but there was no "P"... ...but who cares? cuz I'm finally getting good at teasers!!!!!
Jul 25, 2005

man, i missed hill & dale!
wow i didn't know that phrase...
good teaser. two thumbs up!
Jul 25, 2005

very easy... also got rag & tag in addition to come & go for #2. I guessed Hill & Dale, but have no idea who they are.
Jul 25, 2005

This was fun (maybe because I got them all quickly) but quick is a nice change for me! Bring on more.
Jul 25, 2005

Jul 25, 2005

very easy!
Jul 25, 2005

I thought I was doing so good... then I read the answers.. lol.. oh well.. this was a good one and I really enjoyed it!
Jul 25, 2005

wow that was really hard i didn't get any right, of course, i may just be too young
Jul 26, 2005

I also got rag & tag like soccer and yahoo

Super clever as always Papa Fish! I can't believe I haven't seen the others like this yet I will go to find them now
Thanks again
Jul 27, 2005

Im sure this is a very clever riddle, but i (stupid me) cant figure it out! sorry...
Aug 31, 2005

Oct 30, 2005

Here were my answers:
1.Live & Learn
2.Rag & Tag(smack)
3.Hill and Dale
4.Trial & Error
5.Show & Tell

It took a while to get #3, and then when I saw the word "hill", I thought of a song I learned in fifth grade(and I just graduated last year). The song goes... Over hill, Over dale, as we march the dusty trail, as the cannons go marching along."(that's how it begins, anyway, and I could go go through the whole song now that I remember it). ....and in all fairness to soccer chick ,I did the same thing on a very different language teaser, but the words were still hidden(but in sentences). I was like ..#1 could also be Rice ,cream, kale...#2 could also be .....Well, you get the idea. For anyone who doesn't know, k-a-l-e is a cabbagelike vegetable which is often used as a garnish(although it is edibible, I don't recommend trying it.....I am speaking from experience here).
P.S.- I still haven't looked up c-a-l-e yet. Anyway, I did the first teaser, and I got all of them right. I really like these teasers. Also, in all fairness to soccer chick, at least those words were also found within the phrases, much like my mistakes in the other teaser. If it's there, it might just be valid(just a philosophy). . Loved it!!!!
Oct 30, 2005

...except for #3, but it's pretty hard if you've never heard of the words......I don't know why I thought #2 was Rag & Tag, because none of the other answers rhyme.....Think I've been looking at too many rebuses and riddles lately...Just kidding...I LOVE riddles.
May 24, 2006

good, almost all of your teasers are great!!
Jul 25, 2006

Now that was easy but fun!
Jul 25, 2006

Jul 25, 2006

Got em all... liked that , and it was entertaining listening to everyones comments luv u all.
Jul 25, 2006

Darn I missed # 4. Fun and enjoyable.
Jul 25, 2006

great teaser i like these teasers i
can at least get some of them i got all but #4 i had rest and cot. i must be alot older that some of you because i know what they all are. i fell really stupid for missing #4. great, wonderful,and fun teaser.
Jul 25, 2006

I thought I got them all AND found a mistake: for 2 I had "come and gone" and THERE IS NO 'E' AT THE END OF PENTAGONE! Silly me, the phrase is come and go!
Jul 25, 2006

Really enjoy these! Thanks! Keep 'em coming!
Jul 25, 2006

Easy & Fun. Interesting, though, I can whip through the answers quickly but when I'm done I wouldn't be able to tell you a single one of the original words! I never "saw" them. Like one of those pictures where you relax your eyes and the hidden picture just appears. Kinda cool. Also looks like a little bit of generation gap on some of the phrases. My kids couldn't get "rough & tumble" on your last teaser. Never heard of it! "Hill & dale" this time. So, kids, don't feel bad bad if you missed those. Just means you're not an old dude like me! Sorry I went long... Great teaser... Keep 'em comin'!
Jul 25, 2006

Took me about two minutes to work this one out. I guess being a geezer helps.
Jul 25, 2006

Jul 25, 2006

I got em all, I got em all!!! yayyyy!!!

Dont kids learn those corny American folksongs anymore, in elementary school?
The person above was right about the "hill and dale" song, but they got the lyrics different, or wrong, than I learned them.

Over hill, over dale
We will hit
The dusty trail!
As those cations(sp?)
Keep rolling along.
For its "Hi Hi Hee"
On the field artillery,
Call out
Your numbers loud and strong!
And wherever we go
You will always know
That those cashuns,
Are rolling along!
Yes, those cayshuns
Keep rolling along!

I forget what "cayshuns" are, but Im pretty sure thats the right word, altho Im sure the sp. is wrong. But, the "Hill and Dale" is what's important here, I'm just overdoing it because I actually remember something!

Good teaser, thanks!
Jul 25, 2006

I think we shouldn't be beating ourselves up for choosing "Rag & Tag" for #2, because it IS a legit pair of words that can be joined with an '&'. When I saw them, I stopped looking, as I'm sure many of the rest of you did. "Come & Go" is good though too...

Can the puzzle be modified to include the user-found alternate answers? ;)
Jul 25, 2006

OK, I shoulda looked it up first, coz I got as much wrong as the other person! Sorry if u dont care, but heres the whole song, "the Cassion Song"

Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And those caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And those caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where e'er you go,
You will always know
That those caissons go rolling along.

In the storm, in the night,
Action left or action right
See those caissons go rolling along
Limber front, limber rear,
Prepare to mount your cannoneer
And those caissons go rolling along.

Was it high, was it low,
Where the hell did that one go?
As those caissons go rolling along
Was it left, was it right,
Now we won't get home tonight
And those caissons go rolling along.

caissons are either things that caskets are carried on, like a wagon type deal, or a wagon kinda thing that pulls a cannon or other big guns. Hill is a hill, and "Dale" is a valley.
Jul 25, 2006

This was fun. I'd like to see more of these.
Jul 25, 2006

A caisson, is pulled behind the wagon that pulls the cannon. It has the powder, tools and cannon balls inside it. Very good teaser. I enjoyed it.
Jul 25, 2006

Pretty clever, nice and quite easy!
Jul 25, 2006

Good one, I only got numbe 3 wrong, I thought it was chill and ale! shows you where my mind is at..
Jul 25, 2006

This a great teaser fish!! The sad part is that I am ancient enough to know all of them and only got 2 right. I also stopped at rag & tag
Jul 25, 2006

Jul 25, 2006

absolutely love these! Probably cuz I can get them
Jul 25, 2006

1. live and learn
2. rag and tag
3. chill and dale???
4. trial and error
5. show and tell

was having a little trouble until i realized they were not anagrams and that the words were not scrambled.
Jul 25, 2006

The comments are very amusing today. Glad we got the Caisson Song business straightened out.
Jul 25, 2006

I got them all but #4 too. Thanks to those who gave the explanation. I learned something!
Jul 25, 2006

That was great fun!
Jul 25, 2006

nice and easy
Jul 25, 2006

This was great! Very clever!
I will go look for your other ones; this is definitely one of my faves!
Do you ever have anything nice to say Imurray? You know there is an old saying about that...If you don't have anything good to say, well, I'm sure you know the rest!
Jul 25, 2006

My Comment:


(very fun)
Jul 25, 2006

not bad...cant believe i didnt get come and go
Jul 25, 2006

Both these and the last ones were too easy. Took about 90 secs and 1 min respectively.
Jul 25, 2006

These teasers are a bit too easy. I got the same answers as FishMed.

Gotta say I enjoyed the song lyrics though. Have heard the song, but didn't really know the lyrics so I sang a hearty round!
Jul 25, 2006

Great teaser,only missed on NO3, Thought it might be Chip and Dale That was fun ,Goes in my fabs, thank you
Jul 25, 2006

haha, nys... very clever... i, 2, thot 1 of m was "chip & dale"... i 4got about shakespeare... o well... def 1 of my faves...
Jul 25, 2006

I got them all again--not quite as quickly as I did with the last one. But I really, really like these. It makes me feel good to exercise my brain without having to give up in the end.
Jul 25, 2006

The instructions said ,"Two word that form a commonn phrase, with & between them." Rag & tag is not a common phrase. Rag tag is, but it doesn't have the & between. In short, all you people who think that was a good alternate answer are wrong. Sorry. GREAT TEASER. Why people can't just accept that they didn't get an answer, is beyond me.
Jul 25, 2006

thanks these were easy To those who do not know what a "dale" is, try adding crossword puzzles to your brain teasers--it is frequently an answer to "clearing in a valley", along with vale, dell, and glen.
Jul 25, 2006

I loved this teaser, I got all of them but #3. I got dale, and I know what it is...for sure, I think this particular teaser reveals a generational gap....I've never heard this "over hill, over dale" song...but I confess a little disappointment at discovering Dale's companion in this teaser was not Chip....
Jul 26, 2006

Great as usual! Fun, fun fun. Now Americans, I may be wrong but I believe the "Cassions Go Rolling Along" song is the fight song of one of our armed forces. You guys, Sgt Ammo, Fishmed, someone tell me I'm right?
Jul 26, 2006

vlerma: official song of the US Army
Jul 26, 2006

"Show and tell!
It's just a game I play,
When I wanna say...
Oh, I love you!!!"

That's the jam right there! Al Wilson, you're a genius...
May 11, 2007

Harder than the first, but still amazing! Keep 'em coming, fishmed! Please?
Jul 02, 2007

I would really like more brain teasers like these. They are so much fun!
Dec 11, 2008

Great as usual fishmed. You should do more like these.
Jul 25, 2009

Way too easy, but great for the kids.
Jul 25, 2009

I really enjoyed this teaser.
Thanks! It was easy for me.
My grandfather used to sing it when we was working.
Jul 25, 2009

...when HE was working.
Jul 28, 2009

I love these, thank you!
Jul 25, 2012

Another good one! I thought they were easy, but I am older than all of you and that is the reason I know them all. They are oldies, but goodies, and for all, of you singing the hill and dale song here is a bit of information. During World War Two the song was sung by soldiers serving in the military. I think it was the Army's song. You are welcome!!!
Jul 25, 2012

Looking through the comments, I felt a lot better about getting rag & tag for #2. Got all the others right, though! However, not without some difficulty. I found "inch" in #3, "rest" in #4, & "under" in #5 and looked for something that went with it. When I couldn't find anything but suddenly found a word in the second word, I had to go back to the first word to find the pair.

I'm also surprised at how many people don't know hill & dale (and think that they're people). They're types of landscape. I guess we all have our weaknesses.
Jul 25, 2012

Good teaser. I got them all and loved the comments! Thanks!
Jul 25, 2012

That BLUSH should be a wink!
Jul 25, 2012

fun but really easy, enjoyed it.
Jul 25, 2012

Fun One! If you didn't have to add '&' then #2 could also be "Rag-Tag"
Jul 25, 2012

Only 1/5.
Jul 25, 2015

These are my favorites and contrary to Doehead's remark, I do believe it is a little bit advanced for little kids, but that is a constant reply for any that he or she gets easily. Not all of us are that bright. At least not us kids in our second childhood.
Jul 25, 2015

easy and usual
Jul 25, 2015

I'm familiar with all those phrases so for me it was sinchy
Jul 26, 2015

Gotta do some easier ones sometimes. Glad you guys liked it.

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