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

 

Puzzle ID:#20778
Fun:*** (2.94)
Difficulty:*** (2.79)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



In this teaser, I will give you a list of clues and the answer, with all the letters, but the word year, missing. Your job is to figure out what to add to the word year to get the answer to the clue.

Example: Reading Glasses = *Y**EAR
Answer: EYEWEAR

1. Word for word, without reading = *Y *EAR*
2. New York Birthplace of F.D.R. = *Y*E *AR*
3. Caveat Emptor = **YE* ***AR*
4. Person engaged in reverie = **Y**EA**R
5. Student at Harvard or Yale, e.g. = **Y *EA***R
6. Seafood restaurant = *Y**E* *AR
7. Old sage who doesn't shave = ***Y*EAR*
8. Extra-powerful, souped up = *Y*E***AR***
9. Absolutely transparent = **Y**** **EAR
10. Place to drop off clothes = **Y **EA**R
11. Jellystone resident = Y*** *EAR
12. Headache remedy since 1899 = **YE* A***R**


Hint

If it will help, the first missing letter of each is as follows.
1. B
2. H
3. B
4. D
5. I
6. O
7. G
8. H
9. C
10. D
11. O
12. B

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Comments

Gizzer*
Feb 01, 2005

What a great idea for a teaser!
Sane**
Feb 01, 2005

Nice.

You should do one of these for all occasions.
strangelove
Feb 01, 2005

I only got number 6...but nice one anyways...
I_am_the_Omega**
Feb 01, 2005

Heh.. really hard.. got 3 w/o hint, 7 with >.<

Nice tho
Weezy105
Feb 01, 2005

THAT stank bra but E-MAIL me sometime
knbrain**
Feb 01, 2005

gezz! How did you come up with all that? Great teaser.
marigold*us
Feb 01, 2005

Very strange. I didn't really understand it until about halfway through the clues. It was fun, though.
Mogmatt16Ava**
Feb 01, 2005

Not to detract or anything, but this did come out of the back of the January Reader's Digest...
AtropusAnz**
Feb 02, 2005

I had to use the clues for all but the first one... I figured there was no way I could have got some of the cross cultural references otherwise.. I still got #4 wrong >.<
Cool idea!
fishmedAus*
Feb 02, 2005

It was Mog? Cool! I'll have to borrow my mother's copy as I got it elsewhere and was not aware it was there too. Thanks for letting me know.
Jon0513Aus*
Feb 05, 2005

Some were funner than others were. Same goes for the difficulty, so i gave u in the middle for both.
wabs27*
Feb 08, 2005

cute
MrBasKetBall**
Feb 11, 2005

I only got number 10.
sftbaltwty*us*
Feb 12, 2005

haha mogmat..i was thinking the same thing..i coulda sworn i saw it in the Jan issue of Reader's Digest...i'm a little disappointed fishmed i'm hoping you didn't take ALL of them from there..i'm going to check....
fishmedAus*
Feb 12, 2005

I did not take any from there as I found it elsewhere. I did not make it up, but did not realize until Mog said something that it was there too.
LuCkY_DuCky
Feb 12, 2005

i only got number 10!!!!!!!!! lol
theketchupwins*
Feb 13, 2005

I loved it!
SunroseAus*
Feb 14, 2005

I loved it. Great teaser!!
purplecow1013
Feb 16, 2005

sorry to say but I still dont get it and it was really boring i dont want to be mean. Anyway that was really creative!
froggyggAus*
Apr 07, 2005

Very creative - no matter where it came from! I managed to get all but two of them.
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 15, 2005

This YEAR, I hope to get more teasers right. Good teaser
norcekrius*
Jun 17, 2005

It is a great puzzle. The original copy is on ezboard.com. I hope that this submitter is the original author. Maybe we'll see later ... if there are, indeed, more gems like this for other occasions.
fishmedAus*
Jun 17, 2005

If it came from ezboard, I was unaware of it as I have never been there. Glad you liked it anyway.
zigthepigAen*
Sep 06, 2005

i only got yogi bear!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 05, 2005

It doesn't matter where it came from, i call it resourceful thinking. Great concept for a teaser, keep them coming.
Smudgeza*
Jun 14, 2007

I thought the answer for 5 (Harvard/Yale student) could be "Day Learner"

Great teaser!
lmurray*cn*
Jun 14, 2007

I HATE THIS, I HATE THIS,

SOMETHING'S WRONG,

I'M SAYING SOMETHING NICE AGAIN.

THIS WAS REFRESHING, A LITTLE EASY, BUT ENJOYABLE.

XIEXIE NI (THANK YOU)

solotravlrA*
Jun 14, 2007

fish, i loved it. didnt get 3 or 8....hard.... but when i looked at nbr 11 i knew it was my old jellystone park friend YOGIBEAR but your hint said it started with the letter O . that would make him oogybear.???? lol
i liked this one.. keep em coming
puttumupus*
Jun 14, 2007

didnt like it..dumdedumdumdum..
2ndhandroseca*
Jun 14, 2007

I LIKED IT. Only got 7 but had a
lot of fun!!



doeheadAus*
Jun 14, 2007

Imurray must be having brain tremors,I'm with Puttumup
Tracey2209Aca*
Jun 14, 2007

This teaser was great! Finally, a language challenge worth taking. Kudos!!
soonitwillendAus*
Jun 14, 2007

2ndhandrose- It has an o as the beginning letter because it doesnt count the y. The y is already supplied as part of the "year".

And no matter where this is from, it hurt my head because its too early for me to be thinking like this.. good teaser.
Corina*us*
Jun 14, 2007

I didn't get 2 (unbelieveable ), 6 0r 8. The rest just tumbled out of my little sleepy brain. This was really fun!
locutus13dsus*
Jun 14, 2007

Got 4 of em, with the hint. This was not as easy as it looks!!
scallioAus*
Jun 14, 2007

Wow, that was harder than it should have been!
I didn't get Caveat Emptor (what is that anyway?!), person engaged in reverie or graybeard. Never heard of calling someone a graybeard other than perhaps a pirate!

Cool teaser!
scallioAus*
Jun 14, 2007

Oh yeah... and isn't it SUPERCHARGED rather than hydrocharged? Never heard of hydrocharged.

Still had a blast completing the half I was able to solve!
leftclickAau**
Jun 14, 2007

Got them all... not so hard imho, although a few took a bit of thinking.

scallio, I think the idea with "hypercharged" (not hydrocharged... that would be water-powered ) is that both "supercharged" and "turbocharged" mean specific things (types of forced induction for engines, look it up on wikipedia or howstuffworks) whereas "hypercharged" isn't a specific technology (yet?) so it could just generally mean "souped up" as the question says. Got to say I've never actually heard the term before but still got it right, so it obviously fits, at least for me
leftclickAau**
Jun 14, 2007

Oh and "caveat emptor" is Latin. It literally translates to "let the buyer beware". "Caveat" is just a fancy legal term for "warning"
katjojoAus*
Jun 14, 2007

A little bit hard, but nice workout for my brain.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 14, 2007

I enjoyed this teaser very much. It made me think, and I didn't get all of them, but enough of them to smile. A great teaser as usual, Fishy.
cheeny13Aus*
Jun 14, 2007

Another wonderful teaser from fishmed!! That was great, got a few without looking at the hint. Then I got the rest (except Caveat Emptor) afterwards. Again, Great Job!!!
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 14, 2007

Clever!
cloughmeAws*
Jun 14, 2007

Excellent!
wordmama*
Jun 14, 2007

Thank you, Fishmed; I loved this teaser big-time! With no hint necessary, I got 11/12 with no problem (not "hypercharged") Keep 'em comin'!!
j9mattfieldAus*
Jun 14, 2007

Fun! Only 8 right, but I enjoyed it. Thanks.
cooltigerr1Aus*
Jun 14, 2007

haha this was fun trying to figure out! i only got like 2 right though!
mondayschild59Aus*
Jun 14, 2007

That was so fun. I loved it. Thanks for the post. Keep 'em coming.

Monday~
hockeyfan94us*
Jun 14, 2007

Great one. If Imurray says it's good, it must be incredible!!!

He never, ever says that anything is good.

BTW, it doesn't matter if it originated in Reader's Digest. All teasers come from somewhere. Even the "originals" were inspired by another one.

EXCELLENT!!!
anniebee*us*
Jun 14, 2007

This was an excellent teaser. Thanks for the great hints. I still missed 3, but had a great time solving all of them.
bradon182001*us*
Jun 15, 2007

Good teaser. I didn't get it, but good teaser anyways.
QrystalAca*
Jul 31, 2007

Neat-o. I got most of them without much strain, but...
- had no idea on #2 (never cared for American history)
- wasn't sure what reverie meant and somehow thought of 'revelry' and came up with DAYBREAKER, figuring it might be close enough (and now I know what reverie means, thanks to dictionary.com, which I try not to use until after I've given up on a teaser!)
- and only got the HYPER--AR---- half of HYPERCHARGED. Oh well!

I almost stumbled on #9, until I realized my name was in it. Teehee!
doeheadAus*
Jul 31, 2010

AOR- another old repeat
jcann*us*
Jul 31, 2010

I'm confused. I thought that to submit a teaser you had to make it up yourself or give credit if you copied it from somewhere. I've seen some very clever teasers in other publications, but didn't know that I could submit them. I'm not meaning this as a criticism--I just really am looking for the information. Thanks.
auntiesisAus*
Jul 31, 2010

Enjoyed this one as much this time as last time. Fun.
wordmama*
Jul 31, 2010

I, too, auntie, felt the same way as 3 years ago: basically, 11/12 and loved it!!!
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 31, 2010

Fun! I didn't get two of them but still enjoyed it. Good job!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 31, 2013

I loved this quiz. But I think I am still asleep - couldn't figure out some of them! Thanks for posting!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jul 31, 2013

Good straining to get answers this morning-some weren't going to happen , regardless of how hard I tried!
eighsseAus*
Jul 31, 2013

Fun. I got all but 2 and 3. I at least figured it had to be "something Park" though. So I got half of #2, lol.



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