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Kangaroo Words 2

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Puzzle ID:#45603
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:** (1.58)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




Female kangaroos carry their young (joeys) in a pouch. Likewise, kangaroo words contain another word (a joey) within themselves. A joey word is a synonym of the kangaroo word, and the letters must be in the same order.

Example: "rapscallion" contains the word "rascal": RApSCALlion

See if you can find the joey words in these kangaroo words:
1. because
2. astound
3. municipality
4. charisma
5. damsel

See if you can find two joey words in this kangaroo word:
6. masculine


1. as (becAuSe)
2. stun (aSToUNd)
3. city (muniCIpaliTY)
4. charm (CHARisMa)
5. dame (DAMsEl)
6. male / man (MAscuLinE / MAsculiNe)


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Nov 02, 2009

Nice job!
Dec 06, 2009

great job , i mssed as ,and i'm sure how mane relates to male . but overall lots of fun.
Dec 06, 2009

Gee, Kazozz, it's "man," not "mane."
Dec 06, 2009

And, shame on me, it's Kaaozz, not Kazozz.
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Dec 06, 2009

That was fun. I rather liked another word I found in masculine...mule...
Dec 06, 2009

Dec 06, 2009

What fun!

And Kaaozz, mane should be included, AS only MALE lions have them.
Dec 06, 2009

Dec 06, 2009

Very nice teaser, made me think.
Dec 06, 2009

What fun! I didn't get the first one and I could fin just "man" in the last one. I like teasers that make me think , but are easy enough to have some success. I like the concept. Good job!

Dec 07, 2009

The puzzle really made me think ...................
For about a second
Jan 01, 2010

Nice teaser Marc. Thanks for posting.
Dec 06, 2012

Dec 06, 2012

Loved it . Missed stun somehow
Dec 06, 2012

Dec 13, 2012

A fun teaser,but I couldn't get AS.
Dec 06, 2015

I thought the damsel one was "Ms"
Dec 06, 2015

I guess my brain was on 'tilt' this a.m. Didn't get any of them.
Dec 06, 2015

Although I felt it was too easy to be correct - I went for "cause" for #1. Might this be another twin? Fun!
Dec 06, 2015

To maintain that "as" is a synonym for "because" seems a bit of a stretch to me, though I can think of constructions in which i"as" seems equivalent to "because". But in the main, if I ask you, for instance, why thus and such has happened, your answer is not likely to start with the word "as".
Dec 06, 2015

I got them all- Very nice quiz. As to the comments related to whether mane is male or female - "mane" can refer to any long or thick hair, so that cute, blond girl with the long hair has a mane (probably a very attractive one!)

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