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Words Within a Word #3

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


Puzzle ID:#38143
Fun:*** (2.51)
Difficulty:*** (3.1)
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****




In this teaser your task is twofold. You must first complete two (2) 4-letter words, side by side, reading left to right. Secondly, these two words within the brackets must form a 6-letter word when read from right to left.


T[A _ _ _ _ A]T


T[ARO GNA]T 6-letter word: ANGORA

1. S[L _ _ _ _ P]E
2. S[N_ _ _ _ S]K
3. O[R_ _ _ _ D]E




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Sep 25, 2007

jazzmusician46 great twist!
Sep 25, 2007

Thank you
Oct 12, 2007

3rd comment 1st for the time when it's teaser of the day
cool teaser i liked how you made the letters in the middle words
of course i'm no good at language teasers but still nice teaser
Oct 12, 2007

What is a sampan?? I have never heard of that?
Oct 12, 2007

Another great teaser, Jazz. Really glad you keep coming up with them.
Oct 12, 2007

Ouch Jazz- Thinking forward and reverse at the same time is a lot to ask in the A.M. Outstanding teaser.
Oct 12, 2007

Oh my gosh, this was HARD! But it was a cool teaser! I read it, and gave up after ten seconds because I knew I'd get nowhere with this teaser...
Keep making more thought-provoking teasers like this one! I have just one thing to ask you to do: Please add a hint for teasers like this one!! I gave up because I knew the words would be a random selection...All I would like are clues as to what [some of] the words are about. Thanks for the awesome teaser!
Oct 12, 2007

hate those kind of teasers.and there has ben way to many of them
Oct 12, 2007

Ouch! That was wayyyy too hard. I also gave up quite quickly. I can't think about all the different ways to look a word. I guess that's why it's a teaser of the day.
Oct 12, 2007

Sampan: A flatbottom Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars
Oct 12, 2007

Word/language teasers are difficult for me, too. But I would still like to try... Thank you!!
Oct 12, 2007

A clue or two would have been nice !
Oct 12, 2007

Too hard for me, although I did get the "sampan" one. I agree that clues, either for the 4-letters or the six letters, would have made it more fun. Thanks for this one ... it took some thinking to create it, I'm sure.

Is it a sampan or a "junk" that's a Chinese family harbor boat with a sail? Or are they one and the same?
Oct 12, 2007

I would have never gotten this on my own!!
Oct 12, 2007

Wow..a tough one I got # 3 (by accident or by mistake..not sure which) Hard concept for my brain to grasp..but terrific teaser. This will be one of only a few in my favs.
Oct 12, 2007

Too hard! Arghh

I could not get the last two and haven't even heard of a sampan. You're killing us, Jazzy! Have mercy please.

In all seriousness now, great job coming up with this one. Very creative. (But did I mention hard?)
Oct 12, 2007

here are some other answers...

for 1:
s[lad nap]e ==> pandal
s[lad rap]e ==> pardal
s[lam irp]e ==> primal
s[lap rap]e ==> parpal
s[lap mop]e ==> pompal
s[lap lup]e ==> pulpal
s[lat nop]e ==> pontal
s[lat sop]e ==> postal
s[lit sip]e ==> pistil
s[lit nop]e ==> pontil
s[lit sop]e ==> postil
s[lot sip]e ==> pistol

for 2:
s[ned dus]k ==> sudden
s[nee tas]k ==> sateen
s[nit tus]k ==> suttin
s[naw rus]k ==> surwan

for 3:
o[ria hed]e ==> dehair
o[ria nud]e ==> dunair
o[rad sid]e ==> disdar
o[red dad]e ==> dadder
o[red nid]e ==> dinder
o[red dud]e ==> dudder
o[red nud]e ==> dunder
o[rae god]e ==> dogear
o[reg gad]e ==> dagger
o[reg nid]e ==> dinger
o[reg god]e ==> dogger
o[reg nud]e ==> dunger
o[rel aid]e ==> dialer
o[rel dud]e ==> dudler
o[rel lud]e ==> duller
o[ram mad]e ==> dammar
o[rem mad]e ==> dammer
o[rem mid]e ==> dimmer
o[rem rod]e ==> dormer
o[ren mad]e ==> damner
o[ren red]e ==> derner
o[ren eid]e ==> diener
o[ren nid]e ==> dinner
o[ren wod]e ==> downer
o[ren nud]e ==> dunner
o[res rod]e ==> dorser
o[res wod]e ==> dowser
Oct 12, 2007

I just gave up. It was fun trying anyway. Thanks for posting.

Oct 13, 2007

Uh ... Mr. Walker? Uh ... this is an English teaser.
Oct 14, 2007

hahaha..there's always one!

Thanks for the constructive comments!
Jan 02, 2008

Wow that was really hard! Especially using such an obscure word like sampan. I know we're all here to be challenged, but still...
Jan 03, 2008

Hmmm, it seems to me some people need to brush up on their basic geography. A Sampan is a common name for a small boat used throughout the East and has been in use for hundred's of years.

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