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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:#46035
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (1.46)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




When you curtail a word, you remove the last letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Heavenly body
Answer: The words are Start and Star.

1. Evergreen tree -> Thin, pointed piece of metal
2. Burning process -> Evergreen tree
3. Gaze intently -> Heavenly body
4. Subject; unifying idea -> Those people
5. Money paid for work -> Move from side to side
6. Soft-surfaced leather -> Took to court
7. Harsh; extreme -> To cut off
8. To bring together -> A single thing


1. Pine -> Pin
2. Fire -> Fir
3. Stare -> Star
4. Theme -> Them
5. Wage -> Wag
6. Suede -> Sued
7. Severe -> Sever
8. Unite -> Unit


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Jan 01, 2010

Not too easy, not too hard and fun!
Mar 20, 2010

That was fun. I missed severe/sever
Mar 20, 2010

This one really made me think!!!

Good job!
Mar 20, 2010

Interesting but still pretty easy.
Mar 20, 2010

Nice teaser. A good Saturday morning waker-upper. Thanks for posting.
Mar 20, 2010

Took me a minute on severe/sever. I love these! Great job!
Mar 20, 2010

Fun and easy enough. Only needed clues for two of them.
Mar 20, 2010

I really like these! Couldn't get no. 7.

Thanks for a fun way to start spring!
Mar 20, 2010

Fun & easy, although I couldn't get off wages being the money I earn; so near yet so far!
Mar 20, 2010

I'm with wordmama, wages did me in. Otherwise it was easy enough with a little thought. Thanks.
Mar 20, 2013

Got them all and it was fun! Good teaser
Mar 20, 2013

Great teaser as usual Marc!
Mar 20, 2013

I agree w/doehead.
Mar 20, 2013

Good teaser I didn't get #7 thanks for posting had fun even though it was easy, actually I like the easy ones.
Mar 20, 2016

Fun!! Had to stress my brain on a couple of them, but that is what makes them fun, right?! Nice job!
Mar 20, 2016

I got the all except 7. I guesses snipe / snip.
Snipe Def: to attack a person or a person's work with petulant or snide criticism, especially anonymously or from a safe distance. I should get half credit for that, right. lol
Mar 20, 2016

It is good for mental exercise.👌

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