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Curtail L

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


Puzzle ID:#46299
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:** (1.38)
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. Pebbles, rock fragments -> Tomb; serious
2. Prearranged fight with weapons -> Payable on demand; owed
3. Experience emotion; touch -> Fixed charge
4. Implement used for a job -> Also; excessively
5. Standard of perfection -> Mental concept; thought
6. Speech pattern with long vowels -> To sketch
7. Artist's tripod -> Freedom from hardship
8. Pale tint of colour -> Glue; a soft malleable mixture

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Dec 18, 2010

This might have been a bit more challenging if every transformation from the first to the second word hadn't involved dropping a terminal "l."
Dec 18, 2010

Thanks for your comment. After this series of teasers, I also did one in which every dropped letter was different. See the other Behead and Curtail teasers!
Dec 18, 2010

I love these! Great job!!
Dec 18, 2010

Pretty easy, but did make me think a bit!

Got the first one wrong until I looked at the hint. ^.^
Dec 18, 2010

I have to agree with the others. I like these puzzles a lot, but it gets too easy when it's the same letter for every word.
Dec 18, 2010

No hint needed, went through them all easily without a pause. Fun!
Dec 19, 2010

Fun teaser. Had to do a bit of thinking.
Dec 18, 2013

I like the curtail puzzles, but do find that they are pretty easy when the letter to be dropped is the same. Your puzzles in which we are not given the letter to drop are a lot more challenging.
Still a lot of fun do do though.
Dec 18, 2013

I didn't even notice the title, so I didn't know they were all going to be "L." But I still got them all fairly easily. Good teaser
Dec 18, 2013

did miss one, but had fun with 'em all!
Dec 18, 2016

Nice teaser, and I did not mind them all eliminating the "L." You still had to figure out the correct definition.
Dec 18, 2016

I did not realize you had to curtail "L". I got all the words but pastel. Very fun and entertaining teaser.
Dec 19, 2016

I got stuck on the last one - I really wanted it to be putty!

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