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Anagram Christmas

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

 

Puzzle ID:#34523
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****

 

 

 



My father gave me a brain teaser with two groups of words missing. The four words in each group are anagrams of each other. I've solved the first group, but I'm stuck on the second group. Can you help?

Time to decorate the Christmas tree! Putting up the lights was my job, but after that it was time to ENLIST some help. While the kids were busy adding TINSEL, I put on some music to LISTEN to; my favourite song is "SILENT Night".

After we finished decorating the Christmas tree, I hung the stockings on the __1__. Feeling a chill, I looked down and had to __2__ my __3__ lapse; the fire was out. I threw on my __4__ and stepped out into the cold night to gather some firewood. Upon my return, we were soon roasting chestnuts and sipping eggnog to complete a wonderful evening.


Hint

Here are definitions of the missing words:
1. a shelf above a fireplace
2. to express sorrow
3. relating to the mind
4. a cloak

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Comments

ThelA*
Dec 21, 2006

Great teaser! And I wish your stockings will be brimming with presents!
squid1995
Dec 21, 2006

Great teaser it had me thinking.
reptile5000Aus*
Dec 21, 2006

yes, tomoro is ok
scallioAus*
Dec 22, 2006

Hmmm... learned something new. Didn't know that a mantle could be worn. Don't I feel sheepish!

Thanks for a great teaser!
lavenderAus*
Dec 24, 2006

Great teaser!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 08, 2007

Ya got me Marc, this was hard, but i could have gooten the example!
Good one and please keep them coming
(user deleted)
Feb 11, 2007

=D That was awesome, how you could find so many anagrams. I was stumped the first time through, thinking it was "chimney," due to clue 1, then "coat," on clue 4. Then I put the two together and remembered getting a Mantle in Castlevania. ^^
OldChinaHand**
Feb 11, 2007

Good One.
Dr-WhoAen*
Feb 11, 2007

Great, I enjoyed it
AbsurdHero*us*
Feb 11, 2007

Fun. I thought it was pretty easy myself, but it seems to have stumped some people.
marschie*il*
Feb 11, 2007

I didn't get mantel/mantle ...but I did get lament/mental. Great fun!
lmurray*cn*
Feb 11, 2007

QUITE EASY. I QUESTION THE VALIDITY OF YOUR USING A MANTLE AS A MEANS OF WARMTH TO GO OUT INTO THE COLD
NIGHT, BUT THE LETTERS FIT.
coachpisco*
Feb 11, 2007

Excellent!
puttumupus*
Feb 11, 2007

yawn
Pizzazz2uAus*
Feb 11, 2007

It is a Totally Awesome teaser! It should get anyone to thinking and trying to unscramble the answers! Keep up the fantastic work!
bradon182001*us*
Feb 11, 2007

Good teaser for a Sunday morning.
OhEmGeeA*
Feb 11, 2007

im gunna have to say that i didnt like it very much. i thought it was boring and lacking a surprise answer. i was not impressed but thanks for trying.
anion*
Feb 11, 2007

I thought it was very good and it was hard. Good job!! It was not lacking in anything. Keep up the good work.
RoknRobn228Aus*
Feb 11, 2007

The first 3 were easy. I would never have guessed the 4th. Nice teaser!
vanoosha*ca
Feb 11, 2007

Nice one!
phyllisa*us*
Feb 11, 2007

Wonderful, I got it and I think it's OK to put on an old-fashiioned mantle for a teaser!
katjojoAus*
Feb 11, 2007

I got mantle and mental, but you got me on the rest.
ViaTunisi*
Feb 11, 2007

The hint was a little too easy, but this was a great puzzle overall.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Feb 11, 2007

good one-got all but mantle. kind of an old term, right? keep 'em coming
campfirecutieAus*
Feb 11, 2007

Great teaser!! I was stumped on #4 but it was still fun! Good job!
i_luv_2_readAus**
Feb 11, 2007

mantle, noun - 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape.
that is definitely a valid definition

good teaser. i didn't get it, though. horrible at anagrams... oh well
vlermaAus*
Feb 11, 2007

Nice job. Had me stumped on your wrap however.
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 11, 2007

FUN NE!!!
auntiesisAus*
Feb 12, 2007

This was good and also hard. I got mantle right away, then thought it was wrong because I couldn't find the 4th word. I'm old enough to know what a mantel is, but I just didn't think of it. But keep them coming. A lot of thought went into this one.
QrystalAca*
Feb 12, 2007

I suspected mantle, but didn't think it would be so because it was the same word as the first one, and not anagram'd at all. I didn't think the first would be spelled mantel! It just looks wrong! But dictionary.com says that mantle is an alternate to mantel, but mantle seems to more correctly refer to the clothing piece. Darn! Oh well, learn something new every day, and occasionally, it's even here!
QrystalAca*
Feb 16, 2007

Heh, I just had to use the word "mantel" in a report today, and thought it was amusing that this Braingle teaser taught me the difference between "mantel" and "mantle", and so I'm much cooler now than I was last week!
FatHeadAus*
Oct 24, 2007

That was pretty fun, once I got the hint!
doeheadAus*
Feb 15, 2010

Nice easy one today.
patiencewithaP*us*
Feb 15, 2010

Good one even though I couldn't think of #4!
Babe*
Feb 15, 2013

I only got 2 of them. It looked like you were to put 2 words in each blank so I was confused.
gaylewolfAus*
Feb 15, 2013

This one was easy for me because I am familiar with these 4 words all being spelled with the same letters. Thanks for posting!
jaycr*us*
Feb 15, 2013

Nice job, well written.
cutebugAus*
Feb 15, 2013

Nice ez one to start the day.



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