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Similar Spelling #2

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


Puzzle ID:#38151
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:*** (2.64)
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:cnmne




In this teaser you have been given two (2) clues in each line. Each answer to the clue comprises six (6) letters. Each 6-letter word differs by only one (1) letter, which I have given you. Your task is to discover the answers to the clues provided. The order of the letters do not change.


Remove _ _ _ I _ _ / _ _ _ U _ _ Justify


E X C (I) S E / E X C (U) S E

1. Pliant _ _ _ _ _ E / _ _ _ _ _ Y Stash

2. Inundate _ _ _ _ G _ / _ _ _ _ X _ Elegant

3. Expenditure P _ _ _ _ _ / L _ _ _ _ _ Spread

4. Chevron _ _ _ _ P _ / _ _ _ _ K _ Hit

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Sep 07, 2007

nicely done, I enjoyed this one.
Sep 08, 2007

Thanks Ade...nice to see you back again
Oct 10, 2007

Another good one Jazz. Really got a workout with this one. Keep them coming.
Oct 10, 2007

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
Oct 10, 2007

I'm surprised there are so few comments at this point. I think these are hard. I only got one right and even that was a surprise. Thanks for a challenge!
Oct 10, 2007

great teaser! i only got 1..deluge/deluxe but it was a really great all 'round teaser! keep up the good work!
Oct 10, 2007

Fun - well done!
Oct 10, 2007

i thougt it was easy...even though i thought #1 and #2 could have used better clues...nice job
Oct 10, 2007

I only got one correct also
Shoulda taken more time, when I see the answers it makes sense.

Thanks Jazz
Oct 10, 2007

I have a problem with your last one (chevron) because it is not just a stripe. A chevron is a set of stripes that come to a point making an upside down "V". The rest of these were very good, I just didn't feel like the last one was very accurate.
Oct 10, 2007

I thought this was a good and challenging teaser. The last one threw me off too. There were so many other possibilities to use instead of Chevron--but maybe I'm missing something...
Oct 10, 2007

Well, I didn't get the first set, but this was an excellent teaser.

Thanks for a fun challenge this morning!
Oct 10, 2007

Regarding CHEVRON:

I wasn't even sure what a chevron was. I was able to solve the last set (that I felt was easiest, by the way) by using HIT. There aren't many synonyms for HIT... STRIKE is the most obvious and fit perfectly.

I looked it up though and you guys are correct: a chevron is a group of stripes, typically in a V shape like those on the sleeves of uniforms.
Oct 10, 2007

As usual you are right on the money, Jazz. Great quiz, even though I didn't get all of them.
Oct 10, 2007

Two words Ni ce!!
Oct 10, 2007

chevron is also an oil company that used stripes in there logo
Oct 10, 2007

2/4 ... pretty good for me. After 20 yrs enlisted military, chevron and stripe are synonymous without having to think about it. Starting with PFC it's one chevron or stripe, then more are added for corporal (2), Sgt (3), etc.
Oct 10, 2007

Another great teaser, Jazz. 2, 3 and 4 popped right into my head 1, however, had me banging that same head Thanks
Oct 10, 2007

Interesting teaser! I haven't ever tried to solve one of these before, so I enjoyed trying, even though I didn't get any...
#4 confused me. With chevron, I was thinking about Chevrolet and about the gas company...don't know why...
When I saw the answer to the second part of #4, I got confused because of baseball strikes, which are TOTALLY different than actually hitting the ball!
Oct 10, 2007

Thanks guys, I'm glad you enjoyed working on this teaser.
Oct 11, 2007

Excellent teaser
Oct 11, 2007

Oct 27, 2007

Boy Jazz, you made me work for this one. I agree, Wow!
Oct 10, 2010

Fun! Couldn't get the first one though...great teaser!
Oct 10, 2010

Another cool teaser. I really liked this one. I found it really easy, although the first one did give me a bit more of a struggle than the other ones. Great Job Jazz.
Oct 10, 2013

I did not have the time to work this one, but seems like a lot of people liked it!
Oct 10, 2013

Interesting that many found this difficult, and I didn't, getting all of them. But with other puzzles, I have great difficulty, and others don't seem to.
Oct 10, 2016

I agree on the word clues. They should be more ordinary for us, who are not as smart as most of you. I knew what pliant meant, but just could not think of another word for it. Sometimes though I have no idea what the word is. Thanks for considering it and also for posting.

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