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Hidden Time & Again III

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

 

Puzzle ID:#17985
Fun:*** (3.07)
Difficulty:** (1.96)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:schatzy228

 

 

 



Inside each set of the following words, there is 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. Firecracker/Misconstruing
2. Blockbuster/Doohickey
3. Shunting/Bespeckled
4. Proliferation/Climbable
5. Heartstrings/Consciences




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Comments

thegermangemini*
Jun 23, 2004

I just guessed on the hunt and peck, never heard that before, but I like these kind of teasers. FUN!
mosoh**
Jun 24, 2004

Terrific. I only got a few then had to cheat and look at the answers.
doggyxpus*
Jun 24, 2004

Nice job!
fishmedAus*
Jun 24, 2004

@ germangemini, it refers to a method of typing where you literally have to 'hunt' for where the letters are and then 'peck' with only one or two fingers. Glad you guys liked it though.
snippet
Jun 25, 2004

I got them all except for the first. After checking the answer, I was glad I didn't spend so much time, as I never heard of that one.

Good one.
trytoshutmeup
Jul 28, 2004

ya, i didnt really understand the concept of these...but thats just me
deadeye823**
Apr 30, 2005

i read and like all three teasers of these, i just have never heard of some expressions used on 2 and 3
fishmedAus*
Apr 30, 2005

That's okay. It happens. There are phrases on other teasers that I did not know either. It evens out.
MissLadyBug*
Jul 23, 2005

Thought it was great. Had a bit of a time with 5 but that is what makes they so fun to do. Have not heard "rack & ruin" in a while. The other two like this were also good. Keep em comming.
humancalclator9*
Jul 25, 2005

i got all except the first but all three are still fun......keep up the good work!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jul 26, 2005

Nice no III ! You made a fine trio fishmed ! now... um... should we expect more
(user deleted)
Jul 28, 2005

Did not get the first one but somehow managed to figure the rest out! Keep em' comin'!!
monkeydavis05
Jul 28, 2005

i thought the 1st one was "fire and ruin"! what is rack and ruin? great teaser
ceeyaaa**
Jul 28, 2005

got all but the first one...these are fun to do..not too hard to work out
Tracey2209Aca*
Jul 28, 2005

Nice teaser.....got them all!!
Keep 'em coming!!
Kukmiester**
Jul 28, 2005

Great teser... I got all except "rack & ruin" threw me....
tamjpAus*
Jul 28, 2005

Wow! I actually got all the answers right in one of fish's teasers!

Another good one fish!
laura0489*
Jul 28, 2005

Would someone plaes explain # 1 to me? I got the rest, I have never heard this one before...
tazng00se*
Jul 28, 2005

Got all but the first one. Maybe my grandpa would have used that phrase - before they invented the supermarket. Sounds like what you hunted went bad on the rack.
tazng00se*
Jul 28, 2005

laura0489...it just means if something or someone goes to rack and ruin, they are utterly destroyed or wrecked.
riddlelover**
Jul 28, 2005

Got it this time, but i didn't figure it out. Good job!
MTK_90**
Jul 28, 2005

IM LOVIN THESE!
smartypants501
Jul 28, 2005

awesome job!!!!!! it was a little confusing but very clever!!!
scorpio24
Jul 28, 2005

i thought it was stupid i like different type of teasers
AralditeAus*
Jul 28, 2005

I saw the words rack and ruin but I didn't put them together because I've never heard of rack & ruin. The rest were easy.
redneck_woman**
Jul 28, 2005

Good job, again fish. Missed the first one!
jabdrAus*
Jul 28, 2005

Very easy one but I've always loved word puzzles. Fish, is there a lV coming?
candyjazz02
Jul 28, 2005

it was okAY......just a little boring.....nothing that needed real brain work
brain_deadAjm*
Jul 28, 2005

good one
karma48*
Aug 04, 2005

Great.--Hard for me to admit; but I have never heard of rack and ruin.I am old and have heard almost all sayings but this one not. Anyway enjoyed it. Thanks!
rac76
Aug 15, 2005

This was fun. I got 4 out of 5. I just didn't get the first one. I had fun with it!
FulanitoGM*sv*
Aug 29, 2005

That first one gave me a little trouble, too. I wrote down 3 possibilites for it, and it ended being the first one I wrote down, even though, like everyone else, I didn't know what it meant. But, hey, I'm 3 for 3 on the "Hidden Time & Again" series! WHO DA MAN?!?! Way to go, Fishmed!
schatzy228*us*
Mar 04, 2006

Hidden in each there "is" a pair.
I was surprised to catch that in one of your teasers.
It was a good one though.
schatzy228*us*
Mar 04, 2006

At least I wasn't the only one to miss the first one.
Nicely done.
kashbyAus*
May 24, 2006

I only got hunt an peck
lmurray*cn*
Jul 29, 2006

I'M WITH SCORPIO, THESE ARE NOT MY CUP OF TEA (HA HA COMING FROM CHINA) AND TOO TOO EASY. GIVE ME SOMETHING I CAN SINK MY TEETH INTO BESIDES EVERBODY'S HIDE.
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Hey, lmurray, do all teasers have to be something you can "sink your teeth into"? I like a challenge, too, but give credit where it's due, please - this one was fun, if easy. Keep up the good work, Mr. Fish!
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Besides, I see you have yet to go out on a limb & submit a teaser. Ok, then?
OldChinaHand**
Jul 29, 2006

Good on you Gebbie Rose, but Imurray just does a Georgie Porgie and runs away.

Teasers like these are most useful for learning expressions and word play, great for teaching and skill building. Thank Fishmed.
bluehawk*us*
Jul 29, 2006

Okay,
1. I got RACK(didn't get RUIN).
2. Got LOCK, KEY.
3.Got HUNT, PECK.
4Got LIFE (not LIMB).
5. Got ART, SCIENCE.
Thanx fishmed, that was a nice wake me up.
utnative*
Jul 29, 2006

i think i'm getting the hang of these now. a very good teaser. i got them all right boy was i surprised. first time ever. keep up the good work.
starnz*us*
Jul 29, 2006

These are fun! Thanks!
Badger*us*
Jul 29, 2006

I'm with the "struggled with number one" club... So I cheated and came up with two possibles before looking at the answer! I got "rack & ruin" and "fire & ruin"... Eliminated "crack & con" as a possible because this is a family oriented site! I'm calling it a win (lol)... Helps keep my streak alive. Also learned a new phrase that's apparently been around for about a zillion years! Geat fun. Keep 'em coming!
feste*
Jul 29, 2006

The singular form for no. 5 has a better alliterative sound, and dispenses with the sibilation of the plural
jabdrAus*
Jul 29, 2006

This sort of teaser is easy for me (unlike rebus and science & others). And who doesn't feel brilliant doing something easily? Great fun, thanks Fish.
bradon182001*us*
Jul 29, 2006

I like this kind of teaser. Didn't get #1, but the rest were easy after some thought. Fun teaser.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jul 29, 2006

A little too easy, today. But they are still enjoyable. Keep it up, Fish. As long as others can enjoy these type of puzzles, keep them coming.
marschie*il*
Jul 29, 2006

I once visited Tara, but 'rack & ruin' never occurred to me. I got the rest, though.
Neek*us*
Jul 29, 2006

I didn't get "rack and ruin", but got the rest. I enjoyed these, Fishmed. Good job!
ScitchrAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Rack & Ruin is in the song Thoroughly Modern Millie from the musical of the same name. That's where I heard it first, a LOOOONG time ago.
Trishgal*us*
Jul 29, 2006

Enjoyed it 1st one had to look waiting for another.loved it.thanks
ScitchrAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Link to song lyrics. The show was in 1967.
QrystalAca**
Jul 29, 2006

I too have fallen victim to #1. And I'm glad I didn't keep looking, as I've also never heard of "rack & ruin".

I also didn't get #5, oops? I wrote down "Heart & Science?" on my note paper... I did do a google search on the term, and it did come up about 13,500 times, so I stopped trying to look harder. Like I said, "oops."
Stuff1us*
Jul 29, 2006

What's rack and ruin? Still like this teasers!
rhmaustin*us*
Jul 29, 2006

"Rack" is a variant spelling of "wrack" which first appeared in Old English in the 14th century and is derived ultimately from a word meaning "something washed up by the sea." It came to refer to any sort of "wreck," then more broadly to any kind of ruin or destruction. The alternate spelling "rack" is first attested in 1599. So "rack and ruin" means "destruction and ruin."
syracuse945*ph*
Jul 29, 2006

yay... anothr 1... good job!

heyman*
Jul 29, 2006

It was fun. I got all of them except the Rack and Ruin.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jul 29, 2006

Easy for those who had heard the expressions earlier, but as the comments of many show, some of our friends have now learnt a few new set of words. Good job done by the composer. Keep it up.
tdbrsun*
Jul 29, 2006

A good one thanks.
coachpisco*
Jul 29, 2006

Nice job and fun too.
somnambulist*us
Jul 29, 2006

I really like these! They're easy but you still have to think, and they're fun!
Nellem*ie*
Jul 29, 2006

Got them all except number three, I haven't ever heard the term hunt and peck so I guessed hunt and led. I like these teasers - probably because I can do them - unlike most of the other teasers
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jul 29, 2006

Nice!
weatherkari*us*
Jul 29, 2006

I don't get it!
labsmith*um*
Jul 29, 2006

I love this kind of teaser. However,wrack as used in "wrack & ruin" really does need that "w".
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Love, love, love these...probably cuz they're easy for me. It's a boost to the ego to find at least ONE type of teaser I can regularly solve. So, for my ego, keep 'em comin'.
patm*us
Jul 29, 2006

These teasers are so much fun! It's true about wrack & ruin, but the idea was a good one. If one is familiar with American figures of speech, they are easy. Let's have more!
vlermaAus*
Jul 29, 2006

Fishmed, neat job, didn't do too badly. Of course I didn't get them all, but practice helps. More please?
c_rae*us*
Jul 29, 2006

Another good one! Like many beofre me, I got all but #1 (I haven't heard the phrase before either!).

On a side note: Just because you can't solve the teaser or it's not your favorite style , doesn't give you the right to call it "stupid" or make other negative remarks about it. If you don't like it, write your own!
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jul 30, 2006

I didn't get the first one. I've never heard of that phrase before. I love these though, and I thought this one was GRRRREAT!!!
scallioAus*
Jul 30, 2006

I have never heard of rack and ruin.
I enjoy these teasers. Thanks.
shawneeo*us*
Jul 30, 2006

i got them all!

also, very exciting, i discovered that in the example,"thighbone and swallowtail", another pair: "one and all"!

very good teasers thanks!

shawneeo*us*
Jul 31, 2006

By the way, just to be Mr. Smarty-pants for the day, I'm surprised that so many of you haven't heard of rack and ruin. I mean, (here he goes!), doesn't anyone READ books anymore? And, how about fairy tales? Doesn't anyone read fairytales anymore? Even in old CARTOONS, you will find that phrase!

OK, enough already, Mr. Smanty-parts!

luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

not tooo bad...never heard of some of them
CountdownCrispyAen*
Nov 18, 2006

This series of teasers rank up there with Birbal as being some of the best on this site.
lkp68Aus
Jun 06, 2007

fun once I got the hang of it!
nerdyiscool*us*
Jun 26, 2007

I love these sooo much!

Never heard of Rack & Ruin b4, but got all except that and Hunt & Peck. Keep 'em coming! (Pretty please?)
claudia7950it*
Feb 08, 2008

I find hard to be a champion in solving teasers, so when I find one I succeed I jump with joy!! thnks
craniacAus*
Jul 29, 2009

5/5, yay! I'm surprised so many never heard of "rack & ruin" (same destination as "hell in a handbasket") and "hunt & peck". Maybe everyone knows how to type these days, so no one hunts and pecks anymore.
jimbooth019A*
Jul 29, 2009

couldn't get the first one, I do know about rack and ruin I was sure the second word was 'string' got all the others. Great teaser!
doeheadAus*
Jul 29, 2009

Maybe I've seen to many of these, they fell into place pretty easy.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 29, 2009

Good one! 5/5!
EliosAus*
Jul 29, 2009

That was fun! Not too familiar with "Rack & Ruin", so I had to give up on the first one... But I got the rest.
mattstocA
Jul 29, 2009

A good site with a good description of the phrase "rack and ruin"

www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/rack-and-ruin.html
JimmymoAie*
Jul 29, 2009

Never heard of rack and ruin so I missed that one. The rest were EZ PZ but fun!!
UptheHillA*
Jul 29, 2009

avonmaAus*
Aug 06, 2009

I should have been able to get them all, but, I gave up on #1. I got the rest of them, though.
Very good! Thanks!
MarcM1098Aca*
Jul 06, 2010

Great teaser fishmed!
Fitting that I take your teaser for my 100,000th point.
Babe*
Jul 29, 2012

I love being the first in 2012. Nice teaser! Igot 4 and one half of the first one. These are easy, but lots of fun!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 29, 2012

I love these! Thanks for posting!



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