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Behead F

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


Puzzle ID:#46087
Fun:**** (3.18)
Difficulty:** (1.24)
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. A trip through the air -> Illumination; not heavy
2. Travelling through the air -> Not telling the truth
3. True statement -> Part of a play; something done
4. Straightforward; blunt -> Position in a hierarchy
5. Cord for igniting an explosive -> To employ; exploit
6. An example of a number -> Belonging to us
7. To put in as much as possible -> Unwell; sick
8. High body temperature -> At any time; at all times

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Dec 27, 2009

easy but enjoyed it
Dec 27, 2009

Pretty easy but an amazing teaser in every way!!!!
Apr 01, 2010

Fun teaser. I didn't get #4
Apr 01, 2010

This was the hardest thing I ever did. APRIL FOOL, it was pretty easy.
Apr 01, 2010

Easy but fun.
Apr 01, 2010

Very fun! Keep 'em coming!
Apr 01, 2010

Easy, but fun. I usually get them by thinking of the "beheaded" word first.
Apr 01, 2010

These are fun. I think they would be more challenging if we didn't know what letter each word started with.
Apr 01, 2010

I don't use the hints, and it was still easy. Love this kind of teaser.
Apr 01, 2010

Fun little teaser. Kudos to all of you creative, brainy types who donate your efforts just to entertain the rest of us.

I don't think frank is used often any longer. When I hear it I think of Rhett Butler's response to Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind", "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
Apr 01, 2010

Yeah, I had to struggle on "frank", but the rest were dead easy, once I knew what I was doing!
Apr 01, 2013

These are fairly easy, but still amusing. I do not think "frank" has been abolished from the
dictionary as yet. I still use it, to be frank with you!
Apr 01, 2013

Number four took me a little while to come up with it - the rest were pretty easy, but I enjoyed it very much! Nice teaser!
Apr 01, 2013

Whether "frank" is in common usage or not is irrelevant. It is still a valid English word, with which most should be familiar.
Apr 01, 2013

I got 6 of the 8 - I could have spent more time trying to figure out the 2 I missed. Fun teaser - thanks!
Be careful today if people celebrate April Fool's Day in your area. I remember the crazy tricks we played on my parents and friends when we were younger!
Apr 01, 2013

Althought these are not my favorite type of teasers,this one was pretty easy.
Apr 01, 2013

great stuff-glad to be able to enjoy it at the end of my day, for a change
Apr 02, 2016

I'm doing better than last time - only couldn't figure out one today. I like these - thanks for posting!
Apr 02, 2016

Fun and easy; I got 7 out 8. I could not think of frank and rank. Thank you for the teaser - look forward to more of these.

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