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Off With Their Heads!

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

 

Puzzle ID:#47005
Fun:**** (3.27)
Difficulty:** (1.36)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****

 

 

 



It's time to get back at the Queen of Hearts by beheading words that start with "Qu". In this case, you remove the first TWO letters and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: British pound -> Part of the psyche
Answer: The words are Quid and Id.

1. Stop doing -> That thing
2. Peculiar behaviour -> Annoy
3. Subatomic particle -> Large boat
4. Unit of liquid measure -> Product of creativity
5. Small game bird -> To be unwell
6. Large feather; pen -> Unwell; faulty
7. Nausea; uncomfortable -> Simple
8. Misgivings; scruples -> Donations to the poor



Answer

1. Quit -> It
2. Quirk -> Irk
3. Quark -> Ark
4. Quart -> Art
5. Quail -> Ail
6. Quill -> Ill
7. Queasy -> Easy
8. Qualms -> Alms

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Comments

ScreaminSushi
May 13, 2010

lolllzz
mathisnice*us*
Jun 13, 2010

Excellent teaser, and a very nice twist on the "Beheads". Loved it!
bradon182001*us*
Jun 13, 2010

For some reason I found this hard. Kept me busy for a while and that is a good thing. Thanks for posting.
doeheadAus*
Jun 13, 2010

Interesting and easy.
bestgirl*
Jun 13, 2010

kinda fun.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 13, 2010

Very easy, I only had a little trouble with # 8, but by working backwards I got that one too. Fun one.
crazy10manAus*
Jun 13, 2010

Not too hard, not too easy . . . just right!
patiencewithaP*us*
Jun 13, 2010

Fun! Needed the hint for quark/ark...great teaser!
craniacAus*
Jun 13, 2010

About half easy, I thought, half more difficult.
FatHeadAus*
Jun 14, 2010

Too easy. Ah, but I loved it!
bear01Aau*
Jun 15, 2010

ahh.. fun times
hubbamutt777tus*
Jun 17, 2010

funny funny funny. . . . . got all of 'em but #8. Had a little help from 'thesaurus.com' for quark, but it was really more fun than i thought. Great job.
ObilioAus*
May 02, 2013

Thanks! BTW, can I BRING ALE while I play?
Babe*
Jun 13, 2013

When I finally figured out what I was supposed to do, I got them all, but 1/2 of number 3. Good one!
jaycr*us*
Jun 13, 2013

Fun and easy.
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 13, 2013

A few weren't easy for me, but fun - thanks for posting!
HABS2933Aca*
Jun 13, 2013

Loved the fact you had Quirks and Quarks one after the other. It amused me.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jun 13, 2013

missed two , but had fun! thanks!
thecatladycac**
Jun 17, 2013

Got them all fairly quickly this time. (Could have used "Quick" and "Ick" - that just came to me). I enjoy these very much, even though I occasionally find them easy!



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