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What Words #36

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

 

Puzzle ID:#38120
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



Below are 3 pairs of words. Find the words that fit in the middle of each pair of words to create two new words, one front-ended and one back-ended.

Example: EVER - ______ - HORN
Answer: EVER - GREEN - HORN

1. STEP - __________ - PROOF
2. FIRE - __________ - BOAT
3. PICK - __________ - KNIFE


Answer

1. STEP - CHILD - PROOF
2. FIRE - HOUSE - BOAT
3. PICK - POCKET - KNIFE

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Comments

liser*us*
Sep 23, 2007

I always love these. It's funny, how sometimes they seem easy and other times, you get stuck on just one and just can't figure it out. Now, why didn't I see that it was step-child-proof? Why was that so hard for me to figure out? Oh well! Enjoyed it! Will look for your others.
builderus*
Oct 06, 2007

Fun, fairly easy, but I agree, #1 seemed more obscure than 2 & 3
doeheadAus*
Oct 06, 2007

These can be fun,But sorry these were way too easy
katjojoAus*
Oct 06, 2007

Funny how people think differently, I got #1 right away, but, could not get the othner two.
katjojoAus*
Oct 06, 2007

They were fun though!!
cheesepieus*
Oct 06, 2007

I've always been bad at the "What Words" teasers i didnt get any of them
bradon182001*us*
Oct 06, 2007

Had to think for a couple of minutes to get #3. Other than that it was easy. Good teaser for a Saturday morning.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 06, 2007

I found 1 and 3 easy, but got hung up on #2. I kept on trying to no avail. Good one Fish.
cmginter
Oct 06, 2007

an alternative answer to #2 fire-power-boat
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 06, 2007

These are usually easy 4 Me.
I got stuck on the middle one
Fire. Got the other 2 Tho.

Fun Teaser
crystal2040379us*
Oct 06, 2007

Funny how I got the third one right away... but not the other two... Good teaser
AuthenticallyMe*
Oct 06, 2007

I was somewhat like katjojo. I absolutely could not get the last two. For the first, I got Step-son and sun-Block...I know son and sun are spelled differently, but I thought that MAYBE, just maybe, that spelling might not count on this one, only pronunciation...
Oh well, this was fun!
scallioAus*
Oct 06, 2007

Cool teaser!


(#3 was a piece of cake for me, #1 came second and #2 was too challenging- didn't get it!)
jabdrAus*
Oct 07, 2007

I love this series. I got 1 and 3 as I read the words. Really, really, really had to work on #2.
cloughmeAws*
Oct 07, 2007

what about "POWER" for #2?
DreamchaserAus*
Oct 09, 2007

thanks for the great teaser!
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 12, 2007

The first one just popped right in my head. The other two stumped me. Nice teaser. Really enjoyed it.

Monday~
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 13, 2010

Got #1 and #2 but got stuck on #3! I love these...great teaser!
SgtKevin911Asv*
Oct 13, 2010

The third one was the easiest for me but the other ones, i felt like a retard at
Babe*
Oct 13, 2013

I just went brain dead on these. Guess it is too late and bedtime!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Oct 13, 2013

I also couldn't get the last two! Don't know how the brain does that sometimes! Did enjoy it, and realize I've liked other fishmed teasers, too-thanks!
fishmedAus*
Oct 13, 2013

i am glad you liked them. the funny thing is i wrote them and could not remember two of them. thanks again and yes, check out the others. ttfn
MagicMac*za
Oct 21, 2013

Also STEP LADDER PROOF (popular invention for nylon stockings some time ago and FIRE PATROL BOAT.
spikethru4*au*
Oct 21, 2013

MagicMac, none of LADDERPROOF, FIREPATROL and PATROLBOAT is a word.
fishmedAus*
Oct 21, 2013

Right, they are not words, but more like a phrase/word



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