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Behead A

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


Puzzle ID:#45819
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

1. Time past -> Leave
2. Street -> Event location
3. Ends "Our Father" -> Fathers
4. Shared an opinion -> Excessive desire for something
5. Misuses; harms -> Multi-passenger vehicles
6. Pursue lofty goal -> Pointed tower top
7. Sum total -> Climb on
8. Stay away from -> A gap; empty

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Nov 29, 2009

Yay I'm the first one!
Jun 17, 2010

Once I realized that the first word started with the letter a, they became pretty easy.
Jun 17, 2010

I'm usually pretty good at these, but this one was tough.
Jun 17, 2010

That bus one almost got me... I thought "abuse, buse... abus, bus.... ?"
Jun 17, 2010

Nice teaser, took some thought but not too much to give me a headache. Thanks for posting.
Jun 17, 2010

Dang it...couldn't come up with aspire/spire! Great teaser!
Jun 17, 2010

I needed the hint for #2 and #6. I really enjoy these!
Jun 17, 2010

I don't like 'shared an opinion' as the definition for 'agreed', but I can see it. Personally, I thought 'opined' and 'pined' would have been a better answer, but that doesn't start with 'a' and the definition of 'pined' would also have to be in the past tense.
Jun 17, 2010

I needed the hint letters for #'s 4 & 7 but enjoyed the teaser a bunch! Keep 'em comin'!
Jun 28, 2010

agree with "patiencewithaP" that one was tricky.. but got hte others..was tops fun woop woop! more please mr teaser
Jun 28, 2010

Sunnybonghits, I think "shared an opinion" works for agreed. If two people share an opinion, then they agree, at least on that one point.
Jun 17, 2013

Another one of those behead teasers.
Jun 17, 2013

Abuses/Buses took me a few seconds - I wasn't looking at a plural, even though the clue clearly indicates one and couldn't get bus/abus or van/avan (yes I kow neither of those are words) to work but got is as soon as I reread the question.
I needed the hint for aspire / spire as well.
In genearl I like these behead teasers, but they have been being used a lot when there are so many other teasers that could be used that no one has ever seen.
Jun 17, 2013

I thought it was scar/car-had fun with it, though!
Jun 17, 2013

For gave an opinion and excessive desired, I thought of opined/pined.
I liked this quiz. Thanks for posting.
Jun 17, 2013

I got all but one pretty quickly - couldn't come up with #4. Excellent teaser - I enjoyed it very much.
Jun 17, 2016

As these types of teasers go, I found this on the hard side. How about an alternate answer for #5 scars - cars?

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