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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)
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


1. Hello -> Hell
2. Logo -> Log
3. Cello -> Cell
4. Veto -> Vet
5. Cameo -> Came
6. Hero -> Her
7. Lasso -> Lass
8. Rodeo -> Rode


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Apr 08, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Wow. Knowing that all of the words end with "O" makes it waaay too easy...
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.
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!
Jun 09, 2010

Nice teaser.
Apr 08, 2013

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

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

I missed two, for some reason Same two previously noted on other comments-Fun, though!!
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!
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.
Apr 08, 2016

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