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Delete a Letter 6

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


Puzzle ID:#49711
Fun:*** (2.72)
Difficulty:** (2)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****
Corrected By:ThinksForFun




Each pair of definitions is for two words, where the second word is the first word with a letter deleted (example: brand & band). The length of the first word in each pair is provided, along with the position of the deleted letter to obtain the second word.

1) saturated with liquid (5 letters) & (delete 2nd letter) steam
2) a narrow crack (5 letters) & (delete 5th letter) a part of the face
3) a dry finely ground substance (6 letters) & (delete 4th letter) wattage
4) to draw and sketch preliminary outlines (6 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to condescend


1) moist & mist
2) chink & chin
3) powder & power
4) design & deign


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Jan 08, 2013

If you wanted to up the difficulty a bit, don't tell the solvers which letter to delete to get the second word. Other than that, I found this to be a great brainteaser!

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