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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:#23093
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Category:Language
Submitted By:gabe1991*gu****

 

 

 



Each pair of hints below relates to two words. One of the words is the other one spelled backward. What are the ten word pairs?
Example: married, moisture
Answer: wed, dew

1. light source, rodents
2. dwell, wicked
3. retain, sneaking look
4. weapons, tight fit
5. portion, catching device
6. prize, furniture compartment
7. drinking aid, skin blemishes
8. stopper, big swallow
9. implement, stolen goods
10. precinct, illustrate


Answer

1. star, rats
2. live, evil
3. keep, peek
4. guns, snug
5. part, trap
6. reward, drawer
7. straw, warts
8. plug, gulp
9. tool, loot
10. ward, draw

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Comments

markmonninAus*
May 23, 2005

Great! I got most of them, except number nine I said "Run, Nurrrrrrrr"
healthybrain26*us*
May 23, 2005

Cool puzzle...I got them all with some thought on 2 (which 2 I'm not telling ).....
darthforman*
May 23, 2005

Cool
drussel3*us*
May 23, 2005

Great and fun. I like ones like these, ones I can work through, that I don't have to be a genius.
sueintexas*
May 23, 2005

Fun
vikingboyAus*
May 23, 2005

good one
vikingboyAus*
May 23, 2005

good one
Mr_retard
May 23, 2005

i was confused like i always am...
(user deleted)
May 24, 2005

part and trap was difficult, mainly because i thought ten could be considered a portion
jan221
May 24, 2005

it was hard.
lordske**
May 24, 2005

Thought out very well
jennysugarsAus*
May 24, 2005

This is soooo cool! I'm going to email it to all my teacher friends!
(user deleted)
May 24, 2005

I thought this was a good one but, I had to really think on a couple of them. It was sort-of hard.
tamjpAus*
May 25, 2005

I really liked this one. Fun to work them out. I was stumped on #9 and did the saame thing as Derek on the other one and said TEN - NET
jennyheo*
Jun 02, 2005

Well, I couldn't work out the seventh one.. Fun anyway.
jennyheo*
Jun 02, 2005

Well, I couldn't work out the seventh one.. Fun anyway.
froggyggAus*
Jun 05, 2005

Very good job! Made you really study the words and think!
Spice_2Aus*
Jun 06, 2005

I got half of them right! That was so fun that Im thirsty now!
buzan**
Jun 24, 2005

This was fun. I could tink it out & get the answers! BPB
(user deleted)
Jun 24, 2005

Cool. I enjoyed figuring them out but I got kind of stuck on #9. Cool anyway
geofreak2010*
Jun 24, 2005

cool, but i rush through things and I am impatient, so i didn't get them
skimela*
Jun 24, 2005

fun!! and i got most of them!!
Terilynne88Aus*
Jun 24, 2005

Very good! I also got stumped on #9, but got the rest right away. Good teaser!
mcpres*
Jun 24, 2005

First one could also be rat, tar

Tar used to be a light source.
Kukmiester**
Jun 24, 2005

I got all but number five... I had ten and net.... great teaser... please submit more like that!
sosweetorami
Jun 24, 2005

FUN
daffy*
Jun 24, 2005

Good one. I loved it. I got 'em all, but was a thinker!
Peaches_dn*
Jun 24, 2005

Too easy, but at least I got this one
karma48*
Jun 24, 2005

EXTREMELY EASY! But very enjoyable. Thanks for a nice Friday delectation.
azushud
Jun 24, 2005

clever
pianofoxAus*
Jun 24, 2005

Awesome puzzle. It's my favorite for the week. I got all of em, except #9. Great job!
angeleyes_7*
Jun 24, 2005

good Job!! Got em all except #9.
redneck_woman**
Jun 24, 2005

Whew! You really made me work on this one! Excellent, gabe. Very teaser!
lisha_kc*de*
Jun 24, 2005

I've done some of these b4...but they were good! (I didn't really try so I kinda gave up half way thru and looked at the answer--I'm an impaitient person )....so good job!
wolverine
Jun 24, 2005

i got 8 out of ten in like 3 min. missed the other 2. thought number 5 was ten/net
nlytnmeAus*
Jun 24, 2005

I have to admit some of these teasers are too tough for me but i keep coming back. this one was cake walk. mmm....caaaake!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jun 24, 2005

Very nice...... Loved it!
xFLoRiDa_HuNNyX**
Jun 24, 2005

that was good.
i only got about 4 or 5
ginny322Aau*
Jun 24, 2005

good job. it was fun!
BigRock313
Jun 24, 2005

Sorry, not the best. Although, with more time your future teasers could be funnier.
FulanitoGM*sv*
Jun 24, 2005

Heck, I thought this one was good. Everyone had trouble on #9, but the only one I couldn't get was #6. Guess I'm just on a different brain wavelength from you guys! Oh well, 9 out of 10 ain't bad!
crzyness4lyfe**
Jun 24, 2005

nice....those were fun
nightowl19*us*
Jun 24, 2005

I didn't get all of them, but that was still a really cool teaer. Keep up the good work!
(user deleted)
Jun 24, 2005

LOVED IT! So much fun. Got all 10 but definitely had to think a bit for #5. Don't know why it caught me up.. but I did finally get it. Great job!
awesomestone*
Jun 24, 2005

good teaser... I got most of them right away... a couple of them I had to think about though...
Vballbabe3a*
Jun 24, 2005

Very tricky! Great teaser! So fun! I didn't get any of them but its still coool!!!!
onlyeeyore**
Jun 24, 2005

Fun stuff! Very cool teaser!
infernogirl*us*
Jun 25, 2005

This was a really fun and challenging teaser. I got all of them right except number five and I could not figure out number nine. I agree with Derek J on number five, I thought it was ten, net. It makes sense. I added this one to my favorites. Very cool.
brainyng*us*
Jun 26, 2005

i only got two of them. it was fun keep up the good work!
mzbhavin*
Jun 28, 2005

This one was very clever, I had to stop and think on a couple of them.Nicely done
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 04, 2005

I love this one, way to go!
SilverMoonBee**
Oct 24, 2005

took me quite a while to get to all the answers but it was fun keep them coming.
lmurray*cn*
Jun 24, 2006

bu2cuo4 zheng1 rong2yi4

(not bad; quite easy)
mmmcla01A*
Jun 24, 2006

That was fun! I got all but numbers 6, 7, and 9. The rest I thought were pretty easy...but still a lot of fun!!
Pablo*
Jun 24, 2006

Very good!
coachpisco*
Jun 24, 2006

Excellent! I enjoy thinking about the work that goes into developing these teasers.
vlermaAus*
Jun 24, 2006

Loved it. Got them all. No talky tonight, bad storm rolling thru. Bye Wish me luck in this darned trailer.
Badger*us*
Jun 24, 2006

Easy, but fun. Unfortunately I'm also in the ten/net club... Your answer for #5 was much better. Great teaser.
savoAng
Jun 24, 2006

Real good one. Ez, but great fun. Keep em coming 'loke.
bluehawk*us*
Jun 24, 2006

THE THINKING HAT WENT ON THEN OFF.
EASY, BUT...GOOD..

HScott13Aen*
Jun 24, 2006

Easy but fun. Only number 10 made me stop and think, but not for long.
luigibabe
Jun 24, 2006

I got them all easily. I needed that this morning
jessmr*us*
Jun 24, 2006

GREAT TEASER!! one of my favorites i have seen! i also got ten-net, and stumped on 9. i would love to see more like this that i can have some chance of figuring it out. keep 'em coming!!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jun 24, 2006

Got 8 easily. Great fun. Keep them coming!
bradon182001*us*
Jun 24, 2006

I liked this one a lot. Made me do some thinking.Kiinda easy, but really fun.

Still wondering if I'm the only one who sees the "This is offensive" statement after each comment.What gives?
lorelle_b*us*
Jun 24, 2006

Yesss! I got them all. go me.
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 24, 2006

No, bradon182001, you're not the only one who sees the "This is offensive" statement after each comment, but a little imp keeps check everyone's to hide his own offensive behavior.

Grand teaser, not an easy one but a doable one, and a clearly it took lot of work to make. Thanks Gabe1991.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jun 24, 2006

Spectacularly Awesome Teaser! I figured ALL of them out! Woo Hoo! Keep them rolling. My best wishes to the creator of this Totally Amazing teaser. These type of teasers put creativity back into the working life. It is hard to put a difficulty rating on any of these puzzles, not knowing the education level of the maker. But, these are Absolutely Great. Keep Rolling.
sequoia-mom**
Jun 24, 2006

It took me a minute to get the hang of it, and I got all but #s 6 & 9. Well thought out and lots of fun!
Trishgal*us*
Jun 24, 2006

Enjoyed this one . Easy , but that is sometimesnice ,and i still could not figure out 7 . Thanks Gabe
SandraBca*
Jun 24, 2006

Had me thinking on a couple, #5 & 6, but worked them out. Great job creating this one.
twixy*
Jun 24, 2006

very easy, but good.
Neek*us*
Jun 24, 2006

I love these. I got all but #9 and I still don't understand it. Good job!
scr26*
Jun 24, 2006

2 hard 4 me!
Smart_AlexAph*
Jun 24, 2006

This was a very fun and, for some like me, time consuming. It took a while, but in the end I answered 7/10 correct answers. A second teaser like this would be a great idea.
starnz*us*
Jun 24, 2006

Loved 'em!!! Two stumped me, and when I saw the answers, I thought "DUH!!!" I'd like to do more of these!
rootsradical23
Jun 24, 2006

great teaser! i missed 9 and 10, but got the rest fairly easily...
here's a good one for you:

baby underwear/get money back


(diaper-repaid)
jlvsbeksAus*
Jun 24, 2006

I really like these ones!
I missed #9
syncmaster_212
Jun 24, 2006

very nice good job
azbee123*us*
Jun 24, 2006

looooved it!! sooo much fun. keep these coming!!!!!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 24, 2006

Not bad, takes some time. But for number 6, Portion/catching device, I had "ten (portion)/ net (catching device)" but your answers are probably better! Good work
smartster13*us*
Jun 24, 2006

These are really cool, you should make more and let me know where they are.
cox_94*us*
Jun 24, 2006

Ummm... this teaser was O.K .. but I kinda got confused. But if I understood I'm sure it would've been fantastic.
scallioAus*
Jun 25, 2006

Loved this teaser!
Didn't get these two:
4. weapons, tight fit
5. portion, catching device

Thanks.
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 26, 2006

good one!
cassiemarkAus*
Jun 27, 2006

I liked that one a lot! I missed #9 then felt silly when I saw the answer. Great job!
Nellem*ie*
Jul 01, 2006

Got all the answers right FOR A CHANGE, good teaser, hard enough to make you think but achievable.
snappytom*au*
Jan 11, 2008

Loved IT!
doeheadAus*
Jun 24, 2009

How about something that is a challenge. This was way to easy.
Mill89Aus*
Jun 24, 2009

I got them all except for the tool/loot one.

Nice.
tova_ltus*
Jun 24, 2009

great quiz! I got every single one! I wouldn't have gotten #9 but I just took a quiz with straws so I got it!!!!
shannmoAus*
Jun 24, 2009

hey doehead where are all the challenging teasers that you have submitted?

oh that's right you haven't.
jcann*us*
Jun 24, 2009

I love palindromes! I got them all, but had to think awhile on number 5, as some of you have also said. Have any of you read the story "Hannah is a Palindrome?" It's a really cute story that got me so interested in palindromes.

I enjoyed this teaser--they don't have to be hard to please me.
nailteachd
Jun 24, 2009

Good one. I got all ten. Just tough enough to make you think but not so hard to make you get discouraged.
wordmama*
Jun 24, 2009

I got all 10 with barely a pause between them (note my handle), but I greatly enjoyed doing so! Thanks for posting.
millie
Jun 24, 2009


GOT THEM UP TO NO. 10, IN CANADA WE DON'T CALL OUR JAILS PRECINCTS, SO WARD DIDN'T COME TO MIND - I REALLY ENJOYED THE TEST - LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jun 24, 2009

Great teaser! Took me a bit to get #5...very fun!
iapyxus*
Jun 24, 2009

wow, really fun teaser, i loved it
NightRain
Jun 24, 2009

very funy
auntiesisAus*
Jun 24, 2009

Fun, fun, fun. Easy, but much fun.
blackwolfe
Jun 24, 2009

Got them all quickly except #9, which I thought was start/tarts. I looked at the answer before realizing start is *not* the opposite of tarts...

kinda embarrasing, making that simple of a mistake...

oh well, I enjoyed it anyway!
Babe*
Jun 24, 2012

Oh, that was a fun one! I thought it was fairly easy and got them all but # 10 I could not think of a word for that one. All I thought about for precinct was a police station. Gayewolf did you think that also?
koolkiddo*us
Jun 24, 2012

Fun. i liked it. they make me waste time!
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 24, 2012

I LOVED that one, and got them all quite easily. Some puzzles are just my thing! Thanks for posting! Thanks for the personal greeting, Babe! We do have lots of things in common, I'm sure! Have a beautiful Sunday, everyone!
mejajones
Jun 24, 2012

Fun puzzle -- makes you think but moves along quickly.
iggy39Aus*
Jun 24, 2012

Really had fun with this one it made me think and I got them, had trouble with #6 but worked it out. Nice job.



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