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More ways to get Braingle...

Curtail T

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

 

Puzzle ID:#46665
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:** (1.2)
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. Head and shoulders sculpture -> Large vehicle
2. Vision -> Audibly let out breath from sorrow
3. Idea; mental process -> However
4. Unable to remember -> Create by hammering; counterfeit
5. Something that happens -> Level; balanced
6. Portion; divide -> Average or normal amount
7. Light hit in golf -> Place in a location
8. Light hit in baseball -> Small bread loaf





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Comments

Snowstar
Jun 24, 2011

I got all of them!
builderus*
Jun 24, 2011

easy, but used the hint for #5
wordmama*
Jun 24, 2011

I was breezin' along from 1--7 and then hit a wall at 8, but the hint gave me an ohhhh moment! Fun & easy! Thanks!
doeheadAus*
Jun 24, 2011

The teaser was on the easy side, but I'm so glad to see some new material that I almost choked on my coffee.
doeheadAus*
Jun 24, 2011

It is such a beautiful day and I want to send a special hello to GAYLEWOLF & LOVIEPUPPY
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 24, 2011

Oh I LOVE your sense of humor!
Have a wonderful day!

PS SO happy you liked this teaser, you rascal you!
HABS2933Aca*
Jun 24, 2011

I had to use the hint for number 6, but once I saw it, the answer was so obvious I couldn't believe I didn't get it on my own.
LOTS of fun!
princess2007A*
Jun 24, 2011

YAY! Awesome teaser (just the right amount of difficulty for me). I got em all except the 8th one...haven't played baseball in a while.
westbrook1us*
Jun 24, 2011

Great teaser once again (where does he get so many of these from??)!
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

(westbrook) ... he has a vast army of "language elves" crawling through ALL puzzle sites on the web .....

Have you not seen them?

BB02
Babe*
Jun 24, 2014

Got all but two of them. Good teaser and fun to work out.
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

Hello, once again ... and thank you for all the nice invitations ...

(invitations to WHAT ... I shall NOT say !!)

But it IS nice to see the "flame war" and "hate speech" diatribes subside.

While they ARE fun ,... they just waste a lot of energy and detract from the main issues of the decline of Braingle.

Here are some issues I feel we need some more debate on.

Some are familiar, but I've added a few new ones.

01. More comments and more votes on posted teasers.

02. More new members (recruitment, incentives to join, better rewards for new members. how about "ONE FREE TEASER POSTING (regardless of "editorial quality") ... or something like that.

03. A thorough revision and updating of rules. Many are ambiguous, some are out-dated; others confusing e.g. the lead on the "Rebus" submittal section appears to allow for single-word as well as multiple-word submittals.

04. More transparency and candor on part of editors. Show how editors vote (accept / reject). For example: do some editors vote to "accept" certain types of teasers more often than they reject them.

If editors "d" and "f" consistently reject Rebuses, then I certainly would not want them on the "rebus" review team.

Do some editors like/dislike certain submitters (and please don't insult me by insisting they are cavalierly "neutral" all the time.) They are people and people are biased.

05. Recruit more "experts" as editors - especially in the grammar, syntax, usage, and "intuitive" areas.

An "intuitive" expert would be one to whom a difficult issue is presented and rules on the merits of "creative thinking" (for example) ... "sounds close enough". That, then, becomes final in spite of how many members flail themselves publicly over it.)

06. Publish ALL submittals (even those that fail the editorial cut). This will give Brainglers an opportunity to see what DOESN'T "sell" as well as what does.

(continued below)
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

07. Drop the woo-woo Karma system. It's just an elitist ranking methodology to provide an opportunity to boot errant members.

Let the membership decide - as I've done with my memberships in my LEB
(LIU).

There, the members decide (by unanimous vote) ... who goes ,who stays.

Comments, please, let's talk about these.

Braingle is hurting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



BB02
doodles*
Jun 24, 2014

BB, It's hurting because of your continued BS. I refuse to comment or vote on the teaser as long as you continue your stupid rampage.
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

And doodles continues to speak for the rest of you, until you assure me that he doesn't.

Is that it?

BB02
Zykezexus*
Jun 24, 2014

I guessed "ratione" "ration" for 6. otherwise got them all. I like it!
catmom*us*
Jun 24, 2014

7/8 I needed the hint for #4. Then did a 'head smack' when I saw the letter and knew it immediately.
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 24, 2014

I loved this puzzle! I got 6 easily and stumbled on 2 of them. But fun!
catmom*us*
Jun 24, 2014

@ BB02 No one speaks for me. My only problem with you is that you speak waay over my head early in the morning, before my 2nd cup of coffee.
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

Fair enough, catmom ...

Try a FOURTH cup .... and tell me what you think. I value your opinion.



BB02
catmom*us*
Jun 24, 2014

#BB02 On 4th cup and you are coming in loud and clear.
catmom*us*
Jun 24, 2014

@BB02 Well I guess I am still a little cloudy (#BB02) One more cup....
doodles*
Jun 24, 2014

BB- What makes you think I'm of the male species?
doodles*
Jun 24, 2014

BB- What makes you think I'm of the male species?
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

I don't
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

I don't
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

psssttt ... pssssttt .....

hey ... doodley ..........

your (as you would say) diverting the discussion away from the Braingle-health thread into some sort of attack on my possible sexism?

naughty ... naughty ....

mommy spank .....
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

Well, the day is almost over and not one ...

not ... ONE ... of you elected to agree / disagree with the two protagonists, here.


That's OK ... I can understand indifference, not caring, not listening ....

What I find hard to take is that not ONE of you had the guts to own up to it.

But I shall not falter ... I shall not lag.

Christ didn't give up, did he?

Even after he was crucified, he LIVES !!!!

Just the other day I noticed a graffitied sign on the side of my local bank ...

Jesus Saves !!

ONWARD ..... UPWARD !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow we fight again !!!!




BB02
YYURYYUB*mh
Jun 24, 2014

Wow BOB are you seriously comparing yourself to christ? We all know you are arrogant and obnoxious, but to put yourself on the same level as jesus, that is a whole new level of smugness. Which a good christian such as yourself should know is a sin:

1Samual 2:3
Roamns 2:3
Proverbs 12:3
and
Isaiah 13:11

are just a few of the bible verses that deal with the sinnfulness of the attitude you exhibit on here.

And what of the 7 deadly sins? Is Pride not among them?

Your putting yourself on god's level would be considered sacrilege - which is not only a sin, but a mortal one.

And before you get all uppity about the lower-case lettering on words that many feel should be capitalized, I am aware of it and am doing it intentionally a I do not share you beliefs and therefore see those words as just words.
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

Hey YY ...

(same quote below as above, only to you and not doodley)


psssttt ... pssssttt .....

hey ... doodley .......... (YY)

your (as you would say) diverting the discussion away from the Braingle-health thread into some sort of attack on my possible sexism? (religious perfectibility)

naughty ... naughty ....

mommy spank .....

_________________________

ummmmm ... and ... uh .... isn't there something in the bible about ....

"in his own image" ??????

or did you miss that page in Bible School because you were too busy exercising your inexorable (LIU) hatred against your classmates.

Also ... it's all a joke, anyway .... or did you miss the "on the wall of the bank" ... "Jesus saves" ....

get it?? get it?? get it?? ....

nahhhh ,,,,, probably not.



BOB
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 24, 2014

It's 20 minutes 'til midnight (stateside CST time) ... which reminds me of Habsie's hysteria about the Japanese hotel that had only ONE clock on the wall to portray the time in ALL of North America.

But I'll save that story - maybe - until tomorrow.

bye ...

BB02



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