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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:**** (3.14)
Difficulty:** (1.49)
Category:Language
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



Answer

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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Comments

Prinescatph*
Jan 01, 2010

Not too easy, not too hard and fun!
jimbooth019A*
Mar 20, 2010

That was fun. I missed severe/sever
crazy10manAus*
Mar 20, 2010

This one really made me think!!!

Good job!
doeheadAus*
Mar 20, 2010

Interesting but still pretty easy.
bradon182001*us*
Mar 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Got them all and it was fun! Good teaser
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 20, 2013

Great teaser as usual Marc!
cutebugAus*
Mar 20, 2013

I agree w/doehead.
iggy39Aus*
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.



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