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Word Swap #7

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

 

Puzzle ID:#28157
Fun:*** (3.08)
Difficulty:*** (2.11)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



The following sentences have two blanks that can be filled with two words that are anagrams of each other. Please find those words.

1. Mark's math __________ was a mild-mannered man. But one thing he would not tolerate was a __________. He would immediately fail anyone caught doing so.

2. The patient __________ his pain through physical therapy. He had seen enough __________ surgeries to know that too many people elected surgery when they shouldn't have.

3. After a long and successful career of serving his country, the nation was in shock as the highly regarded __________ was arrested and tried for __________.


Answer

1. teacher, cheater
2. lessened, needless
3. Senator, treason

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Comments

froggyggAus*
Jan 19, 2006

Great teaser fishmend!
wolfmanh**
Jan 19, 2006

Great one.......... but had to think about it for a minute
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 19, 2006

Great teaser! I also had to think a bit Nice job!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 19, 2006

fantastic, Fun!
thanks
SunroseAus*
Jan 19, 2006

Fun to work, I remember this one in review! Fun and a bit hard to solve. Good Job Enjoyed it.
WJSMama**
Jan 19, 2006

THat was a good one. I only got the first one
choptlivvaAus*
Jan 20, 2006

Good job Fishmed!!!! I liked it!
A little personal irony though.... #2 hits very close to home with me .... yet IT was the one that stumped me!!!
wizofaus*au*
Jan 22, 2006

What about "Cured" and "crude" for #2?
sweetmamaAus*
Jan 23, 2006

Good show!
bluehawk*us*
Feb 20, 2006

Enjoyed this one "fishmed".
Keep up the good work.
bootscooter58*us*
Feb 20, 2006

This was fun! I only got Number #1, but enjoyed trying to figure out the other two. Keep them coming..
churchlady*
Feb 20, 2006


Hi - I couldn't get #3 - oh well. Two out of three ain't bad!! Thanks and keep them coming!!!
coachpisco*
Feb 20, 2006

Very nice. A good, clean teaser.
jabdrAus*
Feb 20, 2006

Great teaser Fishmed! Got me smiling this morning.
bradon182001*us*
Feb 20, 2006

I like this one. Easy, but not too easy. Got the brain going this morning.
shawneeo*us*
Feb 20, 2006

I got 'em all, I got 'em alllllll!!! LOL!
I wish there had been more, or that there was another layer of teaser after 1:two anagrams of each other 2:have to fit in the blanks 3: something else, don't know what, I'll have to think about that (sorry, I know its easy to say, hard to do, and I always respect that these take a lot of time and effort to get them to the completely finished state!).

wizo-crude and cured! Wow, that's really good!

Thanks fishmed, great work!
salepriceAca*
Feb 20, 2006

I got 1 & 3 fast but 2 escaped me, well done let`s have more!!
smee*
Feb 20, 2006

The first one was just tooooo easy, but I didn't get 2 and 3. Good teaser!
luckybrown
Feb 20, 2006

great teaser.
vlermaAus*
Feb 20, 2006

As usual, fishmed, great teaser. Got one and three and just bombed out on 2. ot the thought juices flowing this am, Keep 'em comin'.
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 20, 2006

Great one, indeed ... and I do LOVE it when there are alternative answers that also work. (Crude and cured!)
Aha - #2 stumped our Choptliva ... could that be a clue to where you got your User ID, Chopt??? So sorry for your pain.
lazy-boyAus*
Feb 20, 2006

very good one #2 got me though .
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 20, 2006

i only knew #1 and #3 . evidently #2 stumped more people than just myself !!!
this is a realy great teaser !
lindquist_25Aus*
Feb 20, 2006

Well done. I only knew the first one because that was an annagram on Saturday's teaser. Yours was very well written. Good job!
besamishuevos*np*
Feb 20, 2006

mucho gusto
allurance
Feb 20, 2006

I thought of cured/crude as well for #2, but even crude surgery sometimes is necessary.
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 20, 2006

POR FIN !!! besamishuevos likes somthing .QUE MILAGRO !
besamishuevos*np*
Feb 20, 2006

correction......the literal translation of the word huevos is eggs.

now, we all know what happens when one assumes.....

besamishuevos*np*
Feb 20, 2006

p.s.

no mames guey
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 20, 2006

NICE , besa .
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 20, 2006

Halfmoonscott - check your private messages.
yesenia8rivera**
Feb 20, 2006

Great teaser!!!Really cool!!I've been feelin' pretty bumbed out lately and that really made me laugh. Thanks, you did a really nice job.
yesenia8rivera**
Feb 20, 2006

sorry bumed or something... Please forgive the misspellings
leftstaradam
Feb 21, 2006

I ALSO thought #2 was "cured" and "crude" but didn't think it fit perfectly and was happy to see that there was a different answer that fit better...nice teaser.

I love when geeks fight...they use their vocabulary! and scott doesn't see that he's being just as much of an a-hole with his comments! HAHA
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 21, 2006

right on leftstaradam
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 21, 2006

alright , angry . we didn't invite you to play in our game . so go ahead, run along , and find another group of kids on the playground or you can just run and tell your mommy on us .
fishmedAus*
Feb 21, 2006

I would say that this is enough for all of us. I do know that the word is slang in some hispanic countries for balls and it has been reported to Jake. These comment areas are not to fight each other and show our ignorance, but rather to comment on whether you like the teaser or not, in a constructive manner, not hatefully. So, chill and go on to the next teaser. TTFN.
blackmarket69**
Feb 21, 2006

HA!........
FulanitoGM*sv*
Feb 22, 2006

Great teaser, fishmed!

halfmoonscott, how's about you check on your translations before presuming to translate Spanish into English? Menso...
kashbyAus*
May 24, 2006

pretty good
cloughmeAws*
Feb 20, 2007

Very well written! Good Job!
lmurray*cn*
Feb 20, 2007

KINDA EASY, BUT NOT TOO BAD.
Tadge
Feb 20, 2007

The brain teaser was fun.Got one out of three. Made my morning thanks.keep them coming.
marschie*il*
Feb 20, 2007

I also got one out of three ...and enjoyed them. Needless/lessened was hard. I should have got senator/treason -- but didn't!
(user deleted)
Feb 20, 2007

I love dis brain teaser!! It's the best I've seen in decades!!!! BRAINGLE PWNS YOU, THEY OWN YOU!!!!
katjojoAus*
Feb 20, 2007

Good job!!
bradon182001*us*
Feb 20, 2007

Have to agree with my comment of a year ago. I still like this teaser.
campfirecutieAus*
Feb 20, 2007

Great teaser even though I wasn't able to get #2!! Keep them coming!!
tpkarth*
Feb 20, 2007

good one
Pizzazz2uAus*
Feb 20, 2007

This is still an Awesome teaser. It will get your mind working and it is a fun one. Keep up the terrific work!
wordmama*
Feb 20, 2007

First of all, and most importantly: Fishmed, great job!! Really enjoyed this. I see I was not alone in getting 1st & 3rd easily and not getting the middle one (couldn't get off 'eased' the pain!)

Secondly, who the heck is supervising this site??? That entire exchange from besa and halfscott should have been deleted--it was disgusting and not what this site is about; there are plenty of other places on line for talk like that (so I hear). Could it please not be here?!
scallioAus*
Feb 20, 2007

Good one. I was unable to solve the last; kept looking for military titles. Elected officials didn't occur to me!
auntiesisAus*
Feb 20, 2007

Not too difficult, but I enjoyed it. The 2nd one gave me a little trouble. I thought of manage, ease, control, and finally lessen. Just hard enough to be interesting. Thanks, I'll be looking for more
I_Write_Books*
Feb 20, 2007

Enjoyable teaser! I got the first one quickly so I didn't take enough time to try to figure out the second two! Great teaser all the same!
jamy400Aus*
Feb 20, 2007

A little challenging but ok.I only got the first one right.But attempted all.
donfrench*
Feb 20, 2007

And I though that his math tutor couldn't tolerate a trout!
Aarghonautsus*
Feb 20, 2007

excellent anagrams a lot more challenging than the usual stop/spot/pots/tops/opts things
breathesunshineAus**
Feb 20, 2007

Fun stuff! Like most others I got #'s 1 & 3.
galaxynova
Feb 20, 2007

gave it to the academic decathlon team - we got 1 and 3 but totally spaced on 2! good one!!!
grams60Aus*
Feb 21, 2007

lots of fun it gets the old grey cells working
keep up the good work.....
speedqueenkmwAus*
Feb 21, 2007

got 1 & 3 also. great job
notsosmart111Aie*
Feb 21, 2007

I like it!
QrystalAca*
Mar 07, 2007

Niiiiiiice!! I too was stumped on 2.

tutor and trout! ROFL!!!!
cured and crude! awesome!!!

Great teaser, easy and challenging depending on which part of it you're doing!
luckysarat
Feb 20, 2010

gr8 teaser, could only manage 1st and 3rd
doeheadAus*
Feb 20, 2010

On the semi-easy side. But still good.
auntiesisAus*
Feb 20, 2010

I had forgotten this one, but I still like it. Not too easy, not too hard. Thanks.
TallTimberAus*
Feb 20, 2010

Easy but fun.
patiencewithaP*us*
Feb 20, 2010

Didn't get number 2...great teaser!
Babe*
Feb 20, 2013

I was not looking for a political person in the last one, but a military man so missed that one. Nice teaser.
cutebugAus*
Feb 20, 2013

Very nice,got them all.
HABS2933Aca*
Feb 20, 2013

Easy but enjoyable
clgraham0459
Feb 20, 2013

Although not a perfect grammatical match as the answer given, I can see that the second one could also use the words cured and crude.



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