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Behead M

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

 

Puzzle ID:#46331
Fun:**** (3.13)
Difficulty:* (1.07)
Category:Language
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. Female parent -> Not one already mentioned; alternate
2. Several; large indefinite number -> One; some indefinite number
3. A story's lesson -> Relating to the mouth; using speech
4. Face disguise -> To request
5. Trough for animal food -> Wrath; strong displeasure
6. Sparse, poor quality -> Showing keen interest
7. Symbolic team figure -> Necktie or scarf with broad ends
8. Anything that belongs to a group -> Glowing wood fragment



Answer

1. Mother -> Other
2. Many -> Any
3. Moral -> Oral
4. Mask -> Ask
5. Manger -> Anger
6. Meager -> Eager
7. Mascot -> Ascot
8. Member -> Ember

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Comments

funnimunki
Feb 08, 2010

Nice one I managed to get most of them hehe.
jimbo58A
Apr 23, 2010

Enough already with this simple stuff. I've been checking in daily for over 2 years now. I have remained silent. There have been a few good teasers posted here, but for the most part, I must agree with IMURRAY ( I believe he must look like Squidward on Spongebob Squarepants). These pedestrian 'puzzles' are slightly less challenging than microwave instructions on packaged waffles.
I like to pass on good puzzlers to my workmates, but it's been a long time since I've found one worthy of sharing. I believe the 'Beheading' schmaltz has run its course.
craniacAus*
Apr 23, 2010

Takes all kinds. I for one enjoy the "beheading" series.
craniacAus*
Apr 23, 2010

P.S. Don't know what kind of frozen waffles you're using, but mine aren't made to be cooked in the microwave; maybe you ought to read those package directions again with a magnifying glass.
kaaozzus
Apr 23, 2010

I also like the beheading series ,great job. Missed number six.
Cubano*
Apr 23, 2010

I agree with craniac, most frozen waffles are best used with a toaster.
doeheadAus*
Apr 23, 2010

Except for the waffle part, I agree with jimbo.
TallTimberAus*
Apr 23, 2010

Maybe because I'm new to Braingle, but I enjoyed this teaser.
FatHeadAus*
Apr 23, 2010

Too easy. And I'd never even heard of an "ascot".
wordmama*
Apr 23, 2010

Needed the hint for #6 but then got it. Never knew a manger was a trough but got the answer of course from anger and the title. And I sure wouldn't be laughing if I didn't know what an ascot was (unless that poster is pre-teen). I for one don't mind easy-ish; it's just fun, not the GRE's. Actually, I don't enjoy the ones that I'd have to spend the morning on and still not get it!
jcann*us*
Apr 23, 2010

I really enjoy these teasers. Just because some of you do not like them does not mean you should insinuate that the rest of us are dumb. I have been a teacher for many years and I love words and any kinds of puzzles that deal with words.

Would someone please explain the comments about waffles? Did I miss something?
jcann*us*
Apr 23, 2010

Disregard my last comment. I just reread the comments and now I understand.
MarcM1098Aca*
Apr 23, 2010

Thank-you all for your comments. I do plan on another round of these, but I will make them harder. The beheaded letter won't be the same for every word, and I'll try to make the clues harder too.
patiencewithaP*us*
Apr 23, 2010

I think these are great teasers! You've done a great job!
sunnybonghits*
Apr 23, 2010

I agree with everybody! These are fun teasers, but they get to be too easy when they all start with the same letter. Looking forward to some beheading teasers that are a little more challenging.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 23, 2010

They were fun to me, but I didn't know a manger was a food trough. I suppose young people wouldn't know what an ascot is, very old fashioned. All in all quite a lot of fun.
Babe*
Apr 23, 2013

I too am tired of beheading, but I still appreciate people posting . If they did not , we would have nothing to try. I got them all except #5. I never heard a manger called a food trough.
spikethru4*au*
Apr 23, 2013

What do you understand a manger to be, then, if not a food trough?
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 23, 2013

Yes they are easy but that does not take away from them being fun. Try to write a teaser and not only have it approved, but make it the exact right difficulty that no one complains of it being too easy OR too hard. There are thousands of users on here from all over the world. I was watching Different Strokes online last night and to quote the theme "What might be right for you, may not be right for some".
PS to those who do not know what an "ascot" is no it is not an old fashioned anything - it is a type of necktie. I hate to have to resort television to explain something, but anyone who has ever seen "Scooby-Doo" has seen an ascot - Fred wears one.
iggy39Aus**
Apr 23, 2013

I like beheading. I enjoy it. So judos to whoever does them.



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