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Puzzle ID:#37680
Fun:*** (2.7)
Difficulty:* (0.98)
Category:Language
Submitted By:tedger*us******

 

 

 



Below are ten words each missing the same three letter combination. Can you figure out what those three letters are?

_ _ _ est
T_ _ _ed
_ _ _enious
Exaggerat _ _ _
Porr_ _ _er
Spr_ _ _board
F_ _ _er
Mock_ _ _bird
Swimm_ _ _ly
_ _ _o_ _ _




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Comments

iteachkidsAus*
Aug 07, 2007

Ha! I figured out the answer ... but some of the words didn't seem to work. THEN - Doh - I realized that it was a pronunciation thing. (I'm trying not to give anything away, here, in case peeps go to comments before they work on it.)
GD one, Tedger!!!
omgitsashAus*
Aug 07, 2007

at first i thought it was ion, but then i saw Mock_ _ _bird and i knew for sure it was "ing"
lol..i liked it!!
cuteandditzyAus*
Aug 07, 2007

Mocking bird gave it away from me. Great teaser!
xdbtcpAus**
Aug 08, 2007

Got easier on the way down (until I got to swimmingly - never heard of that...) Good one!
ortiz37Aus
Aug 09, 2007

Yeah you had me stumped until I saw Mock_ _ _ bird!
(user deleted)
Aug 10, 2007

i wouldve chose a less common three letters. ing is everywhere.
coltonr1Aus*
Jul 14, 2008

Nice

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