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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)
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


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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Feb 17, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Only needed the hint for #1; 2--8 I got right away. Love 'em that way: quick, easy, and fun!
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.
Sep 19, 2013

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

Pretty easy.
Sep 19, 2013

I also needed a hint on #2-loved the easy one today!
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.
Sep 20, 2016

fun 'n easy
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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