Fill in the Blanks IIILanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
In this teaser, you are challenged to find the missing letters in the following list of words. Written to the right of each word is the value of that word. Each letter in the alphabet is assigned a different worth: a=1, b=2, c=3... and so on. By adding together the worth of each individual letter, you will get the value of the word.
As I have said before: it is your job to figure out the missing letters.
Here is an example:
Ap_le (50) ~ the missing letter is "p"
Now, it's your turn:
1) _uc_r_ (60)
2) co_ _ ub_ al (91)
3) im_ro_l_o (100)
HintFigure out the value of the letters that you know, and subtract it from the total. You will then know what value the letters that you find should add up to.
Answer1) e, h, e ~ euchre: cheat; trick
2) n, n, i ~ connubial: of or pertaining to marriage
3) b, g, i ~ imbroglio: a complicated or embarrassing state of things
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