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Consecutive Double Letters 3

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

 

Puzzle ID:#45797
Fun:**** (3.23)
Difficulty:*** (2.22)
Category:Language
Submitted By:lifeisgood812*us*****
Corrected By:lifeisgood812

 

 

 



Feed, good, and kiss are 3 examples of words with double letters. Use the clues and fill in the blanks to find words with consecutive double letters. Remember, these words have 2 sets of double letters in a row!

1. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...
B _ _ _ _ _ N

2. Body modification.
T _ _ _ _ O

3. A Group of people.
C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E

4. Acuteness or acumen.
K _ _ _ _ _ _ S

---Experts Only!---
5. Kangaroos, dingos, and kookaburras!
C _ _ _ E



Answer

1. Balloon
Clue: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...
The first balloon was invented in 1709. Now, balloons are used as an airship design, in celebrations, and even in medicine! Military use of the balloon first occurred in the American Civil War in map-making and in signaling armies. Now, hot air balloons can be seen and ridden during parades and festivals.

2. Tattoo
Clue: Body Modification
Tattooing is a form of body modification. Many cultures all over the world practice tattooing. The first tattoos were found on ancient Egyptian mummies and on "Otzi the Iceman," who was found frozen in the Italian Alps!

3. Committee
Clue: A group of people.
Committees are often formed when a group of people need to make a decision. They can range in size from just a few people to a very large group of people. The most well-known examples of committees are in government where committees are delegated to decide on legislation.

4. Keenness
Clue: Acuteness or acumen.
Keenness is a synonym for acuteness, acumen, brilliance, cleverness, and other similar words. The word 'keen' comes from an Old English word that means brave.

5. Cooee
Clue: Kangaroos, dingos, and kookaburras!
Cooee is a chant used in the Australian Outback. It is usually shouted to attract attention, indicate one's location, or find missing people. Sherlock Holmes used his knowledge of this word to solve "The Boscombe Valley Mystery." (Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

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Comments

acornalicetau*
Nov 23, 2009

I loved this teaser, so much fun!

Hee hee
builderus*
Dec 23, 2009

not bad at all, fun ,but sort of easy
crazy10manAus*
Dec 23, 2009

I like reading the explanations.

Oh yeah, and the teaser is fun, too!
patiencewithaP*us*
Dec 23, 2009

I guessed cooee after looking at the hint...even though I don't think I've heard the word before! Fun teaser! Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
Dec 25, 2009

This teaser must have taken a long time to come up with, as well as a lot of thought. Well done. Thanks for posting.
ginnysaurusAus*
Dec 10, 2010

I thought of committee for #3, but I was thinking of the double m's and thought, "Nope, can't be it: there aren't double letters after 'm'". Silly me, for getting about the double t's and e's.
CaraJane
May 19, 2012

I got tattoo and cooee. Can't believe I didn't think of balloon! Great teaser!
Babe*
Dec 23, 2012

Maggiethe8th*us*
Dec 23, 2012

Fun!
gaylewolfAus*
Dec 23, 2012

Fun teaser - and nice to see a lot of happy faces and positive comments!
Happy Holidays!!
30angel100tus*
Dec 23, 2012

Yay! I got them all!
eamonca*
Dec 23, 2012

Sorry but the Australian bonus one makes little sense. The clue is totally random apart from being Australian. Imagine using three random American creatures as a clue to an American word:

prairie dog, condor, grizzly!
Mississippi

The other clues actually hinted at their answers.



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