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Curtail N

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

 

Puzzle ID:#46385
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (1.36)
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. Fragmented; torn -> Lacking funds
2. Place of shelter; a refuge -> Possess; own
3. Community; village -> Pull behind
4. Paradise -> Throw with effort
5. Grass -> Set of rules imposed by an authority
6. Chess piece -> Clawed animal foot
7. Bedding, tablecloth -> A mark longer than it is wide
8. Baker's number -> Sleep lightly


Hint

The words start with these letters:
1. B
2. H
3. T
4. H
5. L
6. P
7. L
8. D

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Comments

beyonce123*
Feb 17, 2010

first comment. yay. yipee. oh,nice teaser by the way
funnimunki
Feb 18, 2010

Nice easy one! Makes you feel good when you get something right hehe.
craniacAus*
Sep 19, 2010

A nice easy one. Had them all solved even before the coffee was brewed. Fun!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 19, 2010

Only had trouble with one and had to look at the hint (Pawn and Paw). Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 19, 2010

I love these! Thanks for another great teaser!
wordmama*
Sep 19, 2010

Only needed the hint for #1; 2--8 I got right away. Love 'em that way: quick, easy, and fun!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 19, 2010

Heave/n was the only one that I didn't get. I never thought to look at the hint. Good one. Thanks.
jaycr*us*
Sep 19, 2013

Didn't get haven and have.
cutebugAus*
Sep 19, 2013

Pretty easy.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Sep 19, 2013

I also needed a hint on #2-loved the easy one today!
eighsseAus*
Sep 19, 2013

This one was really fun, and nice and easy. Only one I couldn't get is linen/line. I don't really know if I like the clue for "line." I mean, how often do you see a mark that is NOT longer than it is wide? Other than a dot. Either a dot or a very short mark drawn with a very wide-tipped marker.
raisin99*
Sep 20, 2016

fun 'n easy
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 20, 2016

Often people will say that they're upset because the quizzes are repeats. Lately I've noticed that even though I think I do the quizzes every day, I don't recall seeing several before. I guess they're not new because I see comments from 2010 and 2013. Anyway, repeats don't bother me at all. This was a good one and I enjoyed it. Thanks for posting!!

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