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Double Meanings

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

 

Puzzle ID:#8029
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:*** (3.03)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****

 

 

 



Below are definitions of words (with the length of the word in parentheses), followed by a clue for a broken version of the word. For example:

PONDERING (8)...Monarch after dieting.

Would result in the word "THINKING", which could be broken into "THIN KING".

Can you decipher the five words below?

1. Certain Evening (9)...Tiny chess piece
2. Deed Subjects (10)...Cravats that are suitable
3. Ne'er-do-well (11)...Onion performing hip-hop music

4. Hawaiian person, eg. (8)...Confessions of a scandalmonger
5. Buddhist belief (13)...Flower adorning a horse's bridle






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Comments

nickadeemusAsc*
Aug 15, 2003

Very tough and VERY good.
oxymoronish
May 11, 2009

Tough, but brilliant!!
builderus*
May 11, 2009

wow bobbrt, that was incredible. I haven't seen this much challenge in quite a while. Thanks
gaylewolfAus*
May 11, 2009

WOW very difficult (for me, at least!) But I loved it!

More like this, please!
auntiesisAus*
May 11, 2009

I only got the last one.
patiencewithaP*us*
May 11, 2009

Tough but fun!
tonjawithaj*us*
May 11, 2009

Fun! And I realize, now that I am terrible at these!
rt1819Aus*
May 11, 2009

Wow, I was really confused, but upon seeing the answers I got it! Thanks for a great teaser!
(user deleted)
May 11, 2009

im new soc i cnt do it......
davidrools*
May 11, 2009

awesome! these are the kinds of things I think of when I see words that work like this. Great collection w/ well written clues!
UptheHillA**
May 11, 2009

bradon182001*us*
May 12, 2009

I really had fun working on these. Can't say as I got them all, but it was fun trying. Thanks for posting.
Babe*
May 11, 2012

Yeah! Good teaser. I just did not feel like putting in the time it took to solve it. It is too late at night and I am sleepy. Good one though. Thanks.
crazy10manAus*
May 11, 2012

Brilliant!!!!!
Maggiethe8th*us*
May 11, 2012

fun! I loved the answers once I tired of figuring-



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