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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:#44307
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:*** (2.16)
Submitted By:Zag24Aus****!!




Find all ten words described below.


The first word you'll need
is a tool used to snare.
Reverse and add one:
a dwelling filled with fresh air.

Append the letter H
to find a metric sort of part.
Now change N to E to get
a smile, at its heart.

Tack on an 'I N G'
to make a baby's cross to bear.
Remove the center two
and find a golfer's action there.

Add an S and drop the E's:
A painful bite you'll see.
Add one to the end: you will make
penny-pinching, miserly.

Put first 2 and last 2 out the door,
What's left is really cool.
Only keep the first half of that
And now you find the fool.

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Mar 31, 2009

Fun teaser As long as you get the first word, the rest flows pretty easily. Nicely done!
Apr 03, 2009

Apr 15, 2009

That was very interesting. ^_^ Fun!
Apr 18, 2009

Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.
May 13, 2009

Good teaser, had to look at first word in answer to get going. Also a sting isn't a bite, that clue is VERY misleading.
Sep 09, 2009

Ur the ,uh,fool,ZAG24
Dec 30, 2010

Loved it. Got tripped up on Stingy.
Dec 30, 2010

One of the best! I love word games - well done!
Dec 30, 2010

Very fun. Great teaser.
Dec 30, 2010

Nice one. My favorite in a long time. Thanks!!!
Dec 30, 2010

I didn't enjoy being called a fool, but up until then I'd enjoyed it a LOT! Zipped through it easily, as you can tell by my moniker.
Dec 30, 2010

Nice - loved this one! I kept trying to get it from the other words, because I couldn't get the first word at first, but I couldn't figure it out. Once you get that first word, though, everything is very easy.
Dec 30, 2010

I loved it!
Jan 05, 2011

WoW. You're a FOOL.
Dec 30, 2013

Really enjoyed this one. Fairly easy once you got going, but unlike a lot of word puzzles, if you don't figure out the first word you likely won't solve it.
Took a minute or two to do, but was quite solvable if you put in the time.
Though, not sure I like being called a fool (though from the moment I read through the puzzle, I sort of knew that last word would be either "I" or "me".
Dec 30, 2013

Guessed tent for the first, but not all tents are filled with air considered "fresh." Fun though.
Dec 30, 2013

I scanned the clues and decided to start in the middle with teething. After that it went fairly quickly. Loved it.
Dec 30, 2016

Well, that was fun an d rather easy too. It just flowed along. It took some time to figure out this one for the author, so Thank you!!
Dec 30, 2016

That was a lot of fun! Once I figured out the first word it was just following the directions, but I still felt clever! Good teaser!!
Dec 30, 2016

Fun, easy and entertaining teaser - thank you for posting.

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