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


Puzzle ID:#34695
Fun:*** (3.07)
Difficulty:** (1.61)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod




Following are 6 words that have the same two letters repeated at some point. Those two letters have been removed, replaced by two sets of asterisks. Can you figure out which two letters to use in each word? You use the same two letters within each word, but use a different set of letters for each word.

1. **chorm**
2. **joym**t
3. **iqu**te
4. **ip**ape
5. **s**cere
6. **p**zard


1. an = anchorman
2. en = enjoyment
3. et = etiquette
4. sh = shipshape
5. in = insincere
6. ha = haphazard


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Jan 03, 2007

An easy, yet very entertaining teaser, coming from the top. You could add a few more to each teaser, so people don't feel cheated.
Jan 03, 2007

Great teaser.

Anchorman was a tough one though. Gave my brain a work out. The rest were very easy.
Jan 04, 2007

Funny how some of them just jumped right out at me... and the others boggled my brain.
Good workout!!
Feb 06, 2007

Very nice teaser! Surprised i could figure them out at this hour.
Feb 06, 2007

Got all except the first one.
Feb 06, 2007

I got them all -- at 1:30 A.M. & without any coffee yet!
Feb 06, 2007

Feb 06, 2007

I liked it did IMURRAY! Hurray!
Feb 06, 2007

Sometimes IMURRAY surprises you.
Feb 06, 2007

I really enjoyed this one. And I got them all right!!
Feb 06, 2007

Very enjoyable. Even Imurray says so.
Feb 06, 2007

I really liked this one - the language puzzles are my favorites! Was stumped on a couple of them Better have a cup of coffee first next time! Thanks!
Feb 06, 2007

I loved it! Fun!
Feb 06, 2007

Grade school quality!!!
Feb 06, 2007

#1 had me stumped for a while but I finally figured it out!! Easy but enjoyable teaser!!
Feb 06, 2007

Nice teaser! Thanks!
Feb 06, 2007

Fun, yet easy! Just what I needed this morning!
Feb 06, 2007

Nice job Fishmed and Imurray. I'm so proud of both of you. Did enjoy this one, seems these are the easiest for me as I do so many word search puzzel I somehow had developed the knack of filling in letters, or maybe it's just because that is the way I type. Good job.
Feb 06, 2007

I really liked this one!
Feb 06, 2007

I liked this one, but then I like anything that makes me use my brain. Good job, and Keep them coming. Thanks!
Feb 06, 2007

The question is are Braingles designed to be difficult or to be enjoyably simple? My answer is that it can be any way you want. Whatever could be on your mind at the time. All those who stated that is was too easy, don't complain, this just means that you can get back to your real JOB sooner
Feb 06, 2007

Excellent - It got my mind going...
Feb 06, 2007

Got all but#1,and it had me stymied, but I liked it . These are my favorite type of puzzle - THX
Feb 06, 2007

liked it, thanks
Feb 06, 2007

An excellently entertaining teaser! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep up the terrific work!
Feb 06, 2007

I love it! I actually got this one ! Thank you fishmed! I really appreciate what you do.
Feb 06, 2007

Great teaser Fishmed I had to go back to the first one when I was done with the rest But then I saw it. Thanks! (wtg Imurray)
Feb 06, 2007

i thought it was good. i dint get all of them but i enjoyed the callenge! GOOD ONE!!
Feb 06, 2007

My brain spaced out for a couple but I liked trying this one. Fun!
Feb 06, 2007

goodness you guys are smart i didnt get any of them
Feb 06, 2007

Very enjoyable- this is going in my favorites. I looked at the puzzle this morning and didn't have a clue, but I got them all just now. I guess my brain functions better at night.
Feb 06, 2007

I was SO SURE that the last one was going to be liplizard. Didn't anyone else get that? Sheesh.

Okay, all unseriousness aside, I also didn't get #1 or #4. I'm just not one of those crossword-puzzlers. Oh well! Maybe the next one will float my boat! (I had a funny thought in my head about ANCHORman and SHIPshape, but couldn't figure out how to incorporate it into my comment except in this lame-o way, so please excuse me.)
Feb 06, 2007

Very creative!
Feb 07, 2007

Thanks, fishmed! Language puzzles are generally my favorites. As it's one in the morning, I got enjoyment, insincere, and haphazard. I a more normal hour I should have gotten etiquette. The other 2 I would not have gotten, but I enjoyed it anyway.

i.e.AT a more normal hour (poor typing also explained by the time!! g'nite!!!)
Feb 07, 2007

Good one fishmed, it was fun
Feb 07, 2007

I liked it Fish! Easy, but fun!
Feb 10, 2007

Cool, I got all of them. I wasn't too sure on number four though - I didn't know whether shipshape could really be a word or not!
Feb 13, 2007

nicely done. got all but #1. was fun too.
May 28, 2007

The more you relax in your approach to this one, the easier it gets. I think that's because the mind, when reading words, doesn't note all the letters of a word, but looks at the whole configuration of the word. It is like the sample paragraphs of words that have the correct first and last letters, but mixed-up middle letters. Your mind skims over the errors and reads the paragraph with no problem.

Aren't our minds fascinating?
Jun 07, 2007

quick and easy one! Thank you!
Aug 13, 2007

I see I'm not the only one who subscribes to Reader's Digest. It's copied word for word, IIRC.
Feb 06, 2010

What, no. 6 isn't liplizard? Awww...
Feb 06, 2010

Feb 06, 2010

I love it! Great job!
Feb 06, 2013

Most of the answers came quickly, others not at all.
Feb 06, 2013

Not much of a challenge.
Feb 06, 2013

Some were easy; some were not - but fun - I like this type! Thanks!
Feb 06, 2016

How did I miss this one? Oh well it made it a new one for me. Thanks for the good challenge. Did not get them all because it is my bed time and the brain is fuzzy. That is my excuse and I am sticking with it.
Feb 06, 2016

Fun! got them all right. But then the mind started spinning....came up with lip lizard. I'll stop there, the rest go down hill after that.
Feb 06, 2016

I started off thinking that the two asterisks together were double letters, and that the same double letters were repeated within the word, so of course none of it made sense. Then I spied "enjoyment" and it all came clear! Nice teaser!
Feb 06, 2016

Glad you guys liked it. Thanks.
Feb 10, 2016

In 2007 and 2013 I had trouble. Tonight I didn't remember seeing this puzzle and got them all. I really like this type and am glad I stuck with it. Thanks for posting!

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