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Missing Letters I

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

 

Puzzle ID:#34348
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:** (1.16)
Category:Language
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



Below are incomplete words. Place two letters in each bracket so that you can complete the word on the left and begin the word on the right. Good luck.

Perfu (--) rge
Barb (--) itor
Again (--) ain
Sta (--) sture
Giraf (--) deral
Featu (--) medy




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Comments

Pizzazz2uAus*
Dec 12, 2006

Very highly imaginative teaser! When you work crossword puzzles and anacrostics, these come easy. But, I enjoy the tease of getting the correct letters, anyway! Keep up the magnificent work!
SunroseAus*
Dec 13, 2006

Thanks For sharing, Enjoyed this one.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Dec 13, 2006

Thanks again guys
blondebookwormAus*
Dec 16, 2006

I love this teaser! it's really fun, and it really made me think for a minute. Thanks!
suganue*us*
Mar 01, 2007

i really liked it. easy, but fun.
Trishgal*us*
Mar 01, 2007

good one easy,but fun. THX.
lmurray*cn*
Mar 01, 2007

WHAT HAPPENED?

THIS IS NOT UP TO YOUR PREVIOUS STANDARD.

THESE WERE "VERY WEAK," WAY TOO EASY!
Rach_*
Mar 01, 2007

We've had this discussion before, a mix of difficult and easy is a good thing.
lorpen*au*
Mar 01, 2007

Fantastic teaser! A nice mix of easy and not so easy!
Sweetrosey*au*
Mar 01, 2007

That was great jazz! Keep them coming.

Pity about IMURRAY's innane comments.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

Thanks guys for the lovely comments.

IMURRAY: To answer your question, nothing happened!

I like to vary my teasers so they sort ALL ages who come to Braingle. Just because it didn't suit you, there is no need to be offensive with your comments. I can see why your Karma points are negative.
cloughmeAws*
Mar 01, 2007

I like the variety... It's nice to not have to think so hard ALL the time.

Good job!
anion*
Mar 01, 2007

Good teaser!! I got all but number two. Not too bad.

So can anyone tell me what are Karma points? Does everyone that joins this get Karma points? Just wondering.
britocas*
Mar 01, 2007

Liked it. Two options for the first word "PERFUSE" and "SERGE"
"PERFUME" and "MERGE" nice job
craniacAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Got all but #4.
puttumupus*
Mar 01, 2007

yawn
puttumupus*
Mar 01, 2007

yawn
puttumupus*
Mar 01, 2007

yawn
katjojoAus*
Mar 01, 2007

I liked this one a lot better than the last couple of ones like this one. Having only two letters to find made it alot more easier to figure out. Thanks!!
Badger*us*
Mar 01, 2007

Great one for the kids! Thanks for submitting, Jazz.
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 01, 2007

like Craniac, I got all but #4 good teaser! the language teasers are my favorites! Thanks!
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 01, 2007

I really liked this

It was nice not to think so HARD

It's nice to have and easier teaser in there sometimes, I thought it was great
bradon182001*us*
Mar 01, 2007

I didn't think this was too easy. You really had to think about it, as the possibilities were endless in some cases. Unless you hit on the right answer right away, it took some thinking. Good teaser in my opinion.
doeheadAus*
Mar 01, 2007

C'mon Jazzman get out of the fifth grade ,this is not usually visited by grade school children.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

Yep, Doehead...I can see why you chose that nickname...well said! What other pearls of wisdom can you share?

By the way, where do you get your inside information on who visits this website? I'd love to know!
enjaytee
Mar 01, 2007

Why can't number 4 be stain and insure? There are too many possibilities on some of them.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

Thanks Enjaytee for your feedback, but your answer for #4 is wrong.

The reason why your answer is wrong is because you did not read the question properly.

staIN is fine as you suggest, but INsure is wrong. My question asked for --STURE, not 'SURE' as you have written. There is no such word as INsture.

(Hmmm...not as easy as some might think!)
salepriceAca*
Mar 01, 2007

Ty for todays puzz. Not all of us are eggheads! I enjoy it when I can solve some of them easily or otherwise...Good job jazz keep `em coming,, oh and Lmurray & doehead... go boil your heads for posterity....
salepriceAca*
Mar 01, 2007

maybe your brains can benefit a future generation LOL
willo
Mar 01, 2007

insure - to take out or issue insurance (Webster's Dictionary
salepriceAca*
Mar 01, 2007

inSture is the word in dispute willa
phyllisa*us*
Mar 01, 2007

Jazz, good one. Ignore the negative comments. You can please some of the people some of the time....etc. (I got stuck on Barb and Stage)
kasiecom4657
Mar 01, 2007

4 COULD ALSO BE STATE AND TESTURE
testure was a single put out by skinny puppy in 1989.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Mar 01, 2007

This was tons of fun
scallioAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Easy but very fun!

Jazzy- you're being too sensitive! IMURRAY's comment wasn't horrible. He was just stating it was much easier than other teasers you've done. He's entitled to polite opinion.

On the other hand, doehead's comment was rather grade-schoolish, wasn't it?!!

I enjoyed this teaser much more than some of yours that required a degree in music history. Thanks for another good one!
wordmama*
Mar 01, 2007

Kasie, I don't think being a song title makes something a word!

I also thought perfuse and serge, but perfume and merge is a much better answer!!

Also missed stage and gesture--couldn't get passed 'pasture'!!

The other 4 I got easily. Thx for submitting, Jazz. This was a well-done and very fun teaser. (ignore the naysayers)
wordmama*
Mar 01, 2007

Kasie, I don't think being a song title makes something a word!

I also thought perfuse and serge, but perfume and merge is a much better answer!!

Also missed stage and gesture--couldn't get passed 'pasture'!!

The other 4 I got easily. Thx for submitting, Jazz. This was a well-done and very fun teaser. (ignore the naysayers)
wordmama*
Mar 01, 2007

So sorry! Now I see how easily that can happen--hitting the comment button twice!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Mar 01, 2007

I enjoyed it. I don't care what the nay-sayers think!
cassiemarkAus*
Mar 01, 2007

I liked that one! It's fun to have some that don't completely make me rack my brain early in the morning
breathesunshineAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Give 'em heck Jazz! It was easy but fun! And a lot of times my kids are looking over my shoulder trying to solve teasers right along with me (for those who think kids don't try these!)
jcann*us*
Mar 01, 2007

I enjoyed this one! I couldn't get the second one. I kept trying to think of a second syllable to add to "barb."If I had focused on the second word instead, I probably could have come up with "editor." Just didn't try long enough, I guess. I don't know why anyone would think that a 5th grader would not visit this site. As an elementary teacher of many years, I can tell you that 5th (and below) graders do have brains and most of them use them quite well. How long has it been since you were in grade school, doehead? In fact, I have used some of these teasers with third graders. But that doesn't mean they are too easy. I think as adults we need to keep reveiwing words and math to keep our brains sharp.
bradon182001*us*
Mar 01, 2007

Hear Hear!!!
marschie*il*
Mar 01, 2007

STAVE and VESTURE also work for number 4. Good job, jazzguy!
zaya*
Mar 01, 2007

Loved it, much better with just 2 letters. lmurray's an a**.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Good one, Jazz. I enjoyed it, and found it easy enough to get without giving myself a headache. I use some of the teasers with the kids I tutor and grades don't matter. 3rd @ 4th graders are old enough to start thinking outside the school books. Keep up the good work.
ViaTunisi*
Mar 01, 2007

easy and fun. thanks, jazz

it's a shame people get so upset over posts sometimes-

it usually leads to name-calling... just like gradeschool, don't you think?
shecky444
Mar 01, 2007

on number 4 VE would also work Stave and vesture. Keep em coming!
jcann*us*
Mar 01, 2007

ViaTunisi, I agree with you completely. That is why I felt it was necessary to address doehead's comments. If you thought I was namecalling--I would never do that. I was using the name he gives himself(scroll up to see). Maybe you weren't referring to me, but just in case, I wanted to clear that up.
frozenrose_885Aus*
Mar 01, 2007

I enjoyed this! 'Twas fun
Pizzazz2uAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Remember Guys! (I use the term guys, but I am referring to both sexes, ages, and/or school backgrounds.) Keep a cool head! This is only a comment section! Lmurray and others have the right to comment, no matter what!....LOL It is just hard for them to give out Positive energy to someone else. So, they will always run down someone else's efforts. Jazzy knows this....lol
jabdrAus*
Mar 01, 2007

My o My, such controversy!! My only question is "is there a Missing Letters 11" yet? I see we had a 9 and 10 recently, then went to 1. I even went back 400 teasers to see if I could find 2 thru 8. (way too much time on my hands ) I love them! Thanks, Jazz
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 01, 2007

Well, well, well....such controversy over a simple little teaser

It's really gratifying to read so many positive comments. Thanks to those who came up with some other possible answers (that were right).

I suppose with our language there can be so many different possible combinations.

Jabr: I've kind of lost track with some of the numbers - a couple have been rejected and others have been published out of sync. I'll do a couple more soon though.
wordmama*
Mar 02, 2007

Please enlighten me, folks; what does vesture mean?
jcann*us*
Mar 02, 2007

A vesture is a covering garment such as a robe or vestment. An example would be the robe a priest or pastor wears at a religious service.
LeafFan4life*
Mar 02, 2007

i know a guy named vesture also
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 02, 2007

Wordmamma: vesture means:

1. Law. a. everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.
b. any such covering, as grass or wheat.
2. Archaic. a. clothing; garments.
b. something that covers like a garment; covering.
–verb (used with object)
3. Archaic. to clothe or cover.


I hope this helps
QrystalAca*
Mar 09, 2007

I found this fun, and I couldn't get #4. Oh well!

Shame the comments aren't as much fun as they sometimes are. I hate to be an example of what I don't like, but it kinda gets tiresome to read people commenting on other people's comments. *sigh*
12thmanAus*
Mar 15, 2007

i forgot wat i was goin to say lol
doeheadAus*
Mar 05, 2010

patiencewithaP*us*
Mar 05, 2010

Great teaser!
KarateGirl098tus*
Mar 05, 2010

Great teaser! A bit easy, but very enjoyable. A relaxing teaser, I guess you could say.
sunnybonghits*
Mar 05, 2010

A little too easy.
zuppyus*
Mar 08, 2010

funny teaser - got all but 3rd one =)
Babe*
Mar 05, 2013

Nice and easy!
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 05, 2013

Fun! Thanks for posting!
cutebugAus*
Mar 05, 2013

As a child this was a good one, but a little weak for adults.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Mar 05, 2013

So refreshing to get Each of them right! Just enough stretch for me this morning-thanks!
JQPublic*
Mar 05, 2013

Wow, that was easy ... Great teaser; I love easy ones
iggy39Aus*
Mar 05, 2013

Easy one but enjoyable. Either I'm just smart today or they're easy ones. I don't do well on teasers. Thanks for posting.



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