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Curtail M

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


Puzzle ID:#46337
Fun:**** (3.2)
Difficulty:** (1.56)
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. Attract or please through personality -> To burn; scorch
2. Giving out moderate heat -> Conflict between nations
3. Kingdom; domain -> True; genuine
4. Solid, hard; fixed in place -> Type of evergreen tree
5. Remove from the surface; glide on a surface -> Narrow runner for gliding on snow
6. Line formed by sewing two pieces together -> Large body of salt water
7. Sew the edge of a cloth -> Male person
8. Agriculture site -> At a great distance


The words start with these letters:
1. C
2. W
3. R
4. F
5. S
6. S
7. H
8. F


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Feb 15, 2010


Another excellent Curtail/Beheaded teaser!
Mar 09, 2010

Excellent. Easy but fun, though I'm not so sure how easy it would have been without the hints.
Mar 09, 2010

it was easy without the hints too but fun. Thanks for the new submission Marc
Mar 09, 2010

A bit on the easy side, but a new interesting teaser.
Mar 09, 2010

Well worth the effort!!! I loved it!
Mar 09, 2010

One of my favorites although easy to solve. Thanks for posting.
Mar 09, 2010

Agree with pretty much everyone else so far. Definitely a good teaser.
Mar 09, 2010

Good one, definitely solvable.
Mar 09, 2010

Good one! Couldn't think of skim though.
Mar 09, 2010

I needed the hints for #s 1 & 3. Had to think hard on a caouple of the others. I really enjoyed it!
Mar 09, 2010

I had trouble with char/m, but the rest were fairly simple. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.
Mar 09, 2010

Very easy, but enjoyable. I didn't need the hints and didn't even notice until after I solved all of them that the title itself is a hint.
Mar 13, 2010

i feel like im stupid hearing all those other people get it right
Mar 09, 2013

Mar 09, 2013

Nice and easy. Good morning to the lady that lives about an hour from Grand Blanc.
Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!
Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!
Mar 09, 2013

Another great teaser Marc. Got them all, pretty easy but lots of fun.

Gayle - though I know the message was not intended for me and I don't have a clue where "Grand Blanc" is, I do in fact live very close. Grand Blanc translates as "Great White", which is of course how Canada is known - "The Great White North".

*And yes I know it could also be translated as "Big White". (I'm after all Canadian - I speak French)
Mar 09, 2013

'twas fun! missed only char/m, and got some rid of some foggy brain!
Mar 09, 2013

Had fun thought it was very easy but not that easy that it didn't make my brain work.
Mar 09, 2013

Fun! After I saw the hint, it was easy.
Mar 10, 2013

Had to come back to number 1 and think about it some more before I figured it out. - Got the rest right off! Really fun teaser!
Mar 10, 2016

FUN but........I had to look at the hint to get #'s 4 & 5. Then i figured them out!!

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