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Curtail O

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

 

Puzzle ID:#46429
Fun:**** (3.17)
Difficulty:* (1.04)
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. Greeting word -> Hades; place of torment
2. Company symbol -> Tree trunk piece; written record
3. Large stringed instrument -> Small room; prison
4. Vote against; forbid -> Pet doctor
5. Jewellery or stone carved in relief -> Arrived; moved toward something
6. Champion; type of sandwich -> That woman
7. Rope with a sliding loop at one end -> An unmarried young woman
8. Exhibition of cowboy skills -> Was carried on the back of an animal


Hint

The words start with these letters:
1. H
2. L
3. C
4. V
5. C
6. H
7. L
8. R

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Comments

craniacAus**
Apr 08, 2010

Quick & easy, but lots of fun.
builderus*
Apr 08, 2010

I agree with craniac. Also, shouldn't abbreviations be noted someplace? (Vet)
crazy10manAus*
Apr 08, 2010

Are they easier? Or am I just getting better at solving them? Either way they are lots of fun!
doeheadAus*
Apr 08, 2010

I agree with the above comments. Nice and easy.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 08, 2010

I didn't get the cameo/came answer , but the rest of them were easy. Lots of fun.
avonmaAus*
Apr 08, 2010

I loved this one - I got almost all of them. I couldn't think of "lasso" and I completely overlooked cameo! Thanks!
sunnybonghits*
Apr 08, 2010

Wow. Knowing that all of the words end with "O" makes it waaay too easy...
sashomarineAus*
Apr 08, 2010

Loved it! 6/8 right. I didn't know the second one of 7 meant that though... Even if I did know the first.
wordmama*
Apr 08, 2010

I had completely forgotten that O was the last letter in all of them--I just knew that I was dropping a letter!! Got them all with zero problem. but as you can tell by my moniker, this kind of teaser is my thing!
bradon182001*us*
Jun 09, 2010

Nice teaser.
Babe*
Apr 08, 2013

Extremely easy. I got it in a matter of seconds. However, I like easy!
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 08, 2013

For some reason I was unable to come up with cameo/came until I looked at the hint (duh). The rest came easily. Though some of them are easy I enjoy the behead and curtail series.
cutebugAus*
Apr 08, 2013

Not much of a challenge,but enjoyable.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Apr 08, 2013

I missed two, for some reason Same two previously noted on other comments-Fun, though!!
thecatladycac**
Apr 08, 2013

This was pretty easy and I got them all. I also found the teaser quite enjoyable - teasers can be easy and fun too!
mrbill51us*
Apr 08, 2016

Fun and easy; did not even need to use the hint. I liked the teaser and would like to see more like this.
ThinksForFun*
Apr 08, 2016

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