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Puzzle ID:#28627
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:** (1.3)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:fishmed




Each sentence below contains a word that can be anagrammed to answer or describe the sentence.

Example: Craft that might tip in the ocean. Answer: Canoe (Anagram of ocean)

1. Bit of brush
2. Opposite of unite
3. Writings of a steno
4. They affix without paste
5. Having less reason for fears
6. Animal that may need a shoer

Excerpted from an old Reader's Digest

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Feb 15, 2006

I'm the first, Yay me!
Another great one, had to exercise my brain a bit.
Feb 15, 2006

Nice one fish! Luvvvvvvvvved it!!!!!!!!
Feb 15, 2006

very good, and a good source!
Feb 15, 2006

This is good stuff
Feb 17, 2006

that was hard i got like 3 right
Mar 22, 2006

Fish thanks for sharing. Fun teaser.
Mar 22, 2006

This was fun then and now.
Mar 22, 2006

I got them all. Yay It helped knowing that last time it was all the last words. Keep'em coming fish. I love'em
Mar 22, 2006

This one was fun but it was a bit too easy . I did enjoy it though!
Mar 22, 2006

I got em all, yay!!!!! This time it was easier for me, don't know why, last one like this I only got a couple. Thanks!
Mar 22, 2006

Pretty simple, coming as it is so soon after a similar one a few days ago. If the anagram words were to appear at a different place than the end of the sentences, it would have been more fun - i guess to make such clues is not easy.
Mar 22, 2006

Mar 22, 2006

good one, got `em all right. more of these please
Mar 22, 2006

This was a good one. Not too hard, not too easy. Made you think.
Mar 22, 2006

This is really hard! I can't believe this! I just wonder who can slove this problem! He/she will be the universe's geniuse. Wow! so cool. Must be wearing glasses.haha
Mar 22, 2006

Better if mixed. Using the last word in each instance made it ridiculously easy.
Mar 22, 2006

I liked this one a lot! Got them all for a change
Mar 22, 2006

Not "ridiculously easy," but definitely doable ... and FUN!
Mar 22, 2006

Yeah Fishmed and RD. Loved them. But just as I get the ability of doables I am sure someone will change the methodology. I enjoyed these. Thanks for the fun.
Mar 22, 2006

i loved it ! easy for me .
i love to see the comments from the regulars on what's easy and what's not . everything is different for everybody . i'm sure tomorrow you'll have something that someone will say is so easy but it will make my brain explode !!!
Mar 22, 2006

Good one, got all but one. Keep them coming.
Mar 22, 2006

i love these ones they make you think but they are doable and not ridiculously hard, thanks!!
Mar 22, 2006

Very clever, loved it. Would be even better if they were a bit harder, and didn't always use the last word in the sentence.
Mar 22, 2006

LOL yea I HATE these ones cuz i feel like a ditz afterwards oh well got 3 at least good job was really well made and fun
Mar 22, 2006

i got most of them, but it would be better if they wernt all the last words in the sentence !!
Mar 22, 2006

nice job
Mar 23, 2006

goody good! a bit easy though, but i like them... scramble it next time so it'll be more fun! not always the last words!

More please?!?!
Mar 23, 2006

that was awesome the only one i didnt get was, shoer??huh??
well ta ta
Mar 29, 2006

*sigh* I'll be honest. After getting this in my inbox, I took 1 look at it and just clicked on the answer. *sigh*
Mar 22, 2007

this is a fun teaser, I only got three but had alot of fun. great job
Mar 22, 2007

Mar 22, 2007

Easy! Most were the last word.
Mar 22, 2007

It was pie.

Pretty fun pie, but pie nonetheless.
Mar 22, 2007

Too easy.... always the last word!!!

Mar 22, 2007

Mar 22, 2007

...we likey...... got em all ...2ez

brain still asleep now....need hard

puzzles....must have drive to work

nodding off....

seriously, gimme something to dwell on...

Mar 22, 2007

I have to agree with my comment of a year ago. Not too hard, not too easy. Enjoyable.
Mar 22, 2007

I thought this was fun!
Mar 22, 2007

I liked it, was easy qnd fun
Mar 22, 2007

Mar 22, 2007

As I said last year - I liked this one - would love to see some new ones like it
Mar 22, 2007

Ummmm.... okay isn't this a little fishy? (errrrmmm no pun intended fishmed! ) This was the same teaser of the day as EXACTLY a year ago. There are 12,392 teasers on this site...

and not only did we have one very similar to this a few days ago, but the same thing happened last year! I'm really starting to get worried!

But anyways, this is some pretty sweet FUNPIE! Especially if I put the above concerns about the Braingle TOTD repeats out of mind, which I did when I was rating it.
Mar 22, 2007

Great one!!!
Mar 22, 2007

Fun, Fish, glad to see this one again. This time I got all of them. Yay!!! I must finally be getting smarter. Ha Ha. It's funny, but I didn't recognize this teaser at all from last time. So maybe a little senility is also creeping in.
Mar 22, 2007

This was easy for me and fun! I had "tones" at first but then thought of "notes".
Mar 22, 2007

Easy, but a fun way to start the morning! Good one Fish!
Mar 22, 2007

Too EZ, mix it up a bit, harder words, not always the last one, etc.
Mar 22, 2007

I had 'farse' instead of 'safer'!
Mar 22, 2007

Good. I saw this in RD and liked it.
Mar 22, 2007

I don't mind an easy teaser, but this one was just too easy.
Mar 22, 2007

Super easy!!!!
Mar 22, 2007

boring... -.-
Mar 22, 2007

every puzzle in this style has the mixed-up word last...

pretty fun, though
Mar 22, 2007

I liked it thx fishmed got em all...
Mar 22, 2007

I liked it thx fishmed got em all...
Mar 22, 2007

A nice middle of the road one. Thanx.
Mar 22, 2007

Hmm...that was fun.
Mar 23, 2007

Too easy! but fun
Mar 24, 2007

That was fun. I got all of them except "untied". Love the teasers Fish, keep them coming.
Mar 24, 2007

Nice to have a teaser that I could think a bit about, but didn't make me want to put my computer through a window! Thanks!
Mar 25, 2007

Very good.
Mar 22, 2010

Got all but 4 and 5 easily, but stumbled over those two. On the other hand, it was 3 a.m., I couldn't sleep because my back was killing me, and it was too early for strong coffee, which might have been as good as a hint.
Mar 22, 2010

What a shame that we are subject to old worn out teasers.
Mar 22, 2010

I love anagrams!
Mar 22, 2010

Can't beat Readers Digest for coming up with fun stuff. Glad to see it.
Mar 22, 2010

First off, glad to see the teaser attributed right up front, instead of people going 'didn't I see that in....?'

I got all of them immediately but still enjoyed it immensely! Thank you, Fishmed!
Mar 22, 2010

I love these! Great job!
Mar 22, 2010

I like these teasers, but I don't understand why it always has to be the last word in the sentence. That just makes it kind of boring.
Aug 26, 2010

These Reader's Digest ones are so much fun. Nice find, Fish!
Mar 22, 2013

Mar 22, 2013

Reading the comments from years past (MANY years past) I see several people (over the course of those years) have commented on exactly what I was going to say. We had a teaser just like this a few days ago.
How is it the teaser of the day is chosen then? If you are repeating the same teasers in the same order year after year, perhaps it is time to purge the database and start fresh with teasers that are at best 2-3 years old.
Mar 22, 2013

A bit on the easy side. C'mon Habs this is one of the newer ones from the editors. It is only 7 years old.
Mar 22, 2013

I understand some repeating of teasers (new people joining) but within a few days???? If not this one, then one so similar I thought it was the same is ridiculous. At least wait a bit longer. Better still, give us a new one. And instead of saying, well, the new people don't know it, think about some of us long time users. Don't you know we get tired of this?
Mar 22, 2013

Love the comments - the compliments and the criticisms! Have a great day!
Mar 22, 2013

Got 'em all except untie haha
Mar 22, 2013

Thought it was lots of fun and I got all but one right. I should have gotten that one too. Oh well it was fun and I enjoyed it and isn't that what it's all about.
Mar 22, 2013

That one was easier than the one a few days ago, because I was more used to it. I agree though, there should be different t. o. t. d. year by year.
Mar 24, 2013

I am glad you guys liked this. I do have another one just like it, so that may have been the one before. As to how they are chosen, I understand that Jake selects them randomly from the most popular at the time.
Mar 22, 2016

Thank you all (here and "in advance") for your apologies to the BunnyBunch concerning the dearth (look it up) of interest and comments to our Brain Teasers.

As we have pointed out before (and which have resulted in MUCH negative karma being registered against us) ...

Braingle is dying a slow death from lack of user interest.

The last five NEW teasers (not just here in the TOTDs, and not just BunnyBunch submitted) have received exactly ....

ZERO ... ZIP ... NADA ... ZILCH ...


And I am sure THIS comment will, again, ruffle some feathers.

So be it. The truth will not thus be altered.

The BunnyBunch (BadBunnee, LittleBrownElf, BadBunny02, LittleGreenMan).

(all still laughing)

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