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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:#46807
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:** (1.68)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




Based on the clue in parentheses, find a four-letter word that can be inserted backwards into the blank to complete a longer word.

Example: di____ve (a defeat)
Answer: dissolve ("A defeat" gives you LOSS, which is placed backwards in the blank: di_SSOL_ve.)

1. dis____s (horse movement)
2. mi____ce (high mountains)
3. l____ion (a Mexican food)
4. s____ing (food skin)


1. distorts (TROT - dis_TORT_s)
2. misplace (ALPS - mi_SPLA_ce)
3. location (TACO - l_OCAT_ion)
4. sleeping (PEEL - s_LEEP_ing)


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Apr 25, 2010

This teaser was very interesting, I must say, but it was very difficult. I look forward to seeing more of these benevolent brainteasers.
May 24, 2010

That was a fun teaser. I found it fairly easy - at least I got all of them without the hint. Thanks!
May 24, 2010

interesting, #2 gave me pause for a moment but was easy overall
May 24, 2010

After 3 weeks on vacation, I needed a extremely easy teaser to get me back in the grind. This one fit the bill.
May 24, 2010

I liked this teaser as I had never seen one like it before. I needed the hint for #1, but I got the rest on my own--needed to think just enough for a Monday morning!
May 24, 2010

#4 got me Well thought out!
May 24, 2010

I didn't get the one with the horse movement, but the rest were doable without the hint. Thanks for a good one.
May 24, 2010

I love this Teaser. I like all Language Teasers I am realizing. I just don't have the patient to figure the problem out completely. I'll get one part correct and give up on the second part. Math is the only subject that gives partial credit.
Good Teaser, very well done...
May 24, 2010

It was pretty good I got it all correct
May 26, 2010

love it..make me more...please
May 24, 2013

I could not for the life of me think what food skin was. It sounded soooo gross! Got all the rest though. Not too bad a teaser!
May 24, 2013

Interesting and easy.
May 24, 2013

I had a bit of trouble with "food skin" as well I was thinking rind then was starting to get dinner together in my head and reaslised I had to peel the potatoes - and voilà! There it was.
May 24, 2013

I found 3 easy, and one tougher.
May 24, 2013

Pretty easy - I missed the fact of using a 4 letter word to fill in until I went back and read it again. I need to read instructions more thoroughly!!

Anyway - Nice teaser!!
May 24, 2016

cute; easy

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