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Homophones

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

 

Puzzle ID:#8032
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:*** (2.37)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****
Corrected By:elentir

 

 

 



Below are two clues for words that are homophones of each other. For example, "Number after one...Also" would result in "Two...Too". Can you get all of the words?

1. Tiny Spider...Not sure if I will or not
2. Made the gun more accurate...Quoted
3. Container...Light
4. Head organ...Yes




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Comments

(user deleted)
Dec 21, 2002

That's pretty good! Well done.
Elsae
Feb 10, 2003

Excellent!
BrenBeadSP**
Dec 21, 2003

I liked them all, just wish I had guessed closer to the right answers. Thanks.
Golfman072**
Dec 21, 2003

Good teaser but I'm not sure the first answer makes much sense. How do you get mite, might for tiny spider?
SliceOPiAus*
Dec 21, 2003

Nice one. I enjoyed it.

A mite is a small arachnid, relating them to spiders. For anyone who "mite" have been confused by that answer.
gabe1991*gu*
Dec 21, 2003

Love it!
TiggrAus*
Dec 22, 2004

To quote everybodys favorite evil old man from the Simpsons "Excellent." I thought it was quite clever considerining I didn't get a single one right.
TiggrAus*
Dec 22, 2004

Correcting my own spelling from above.
*considering*
clawsmommy
Dec 22, 2004

i loved it!
goldmare**
Dec 22, 2004

Very good! I got the last one but I was clueless on the rest. This was very challenging. Well done!
Punk_RockerAus*
Dec 22, 2004

I got the first and last one...but the others i had no idea. Very good!! Keep it up!!
AralditeAus*
Dec 22, 2004

I couldn't get 3 & 4.
Nicky101Aus*
Dec 22, 2004

HARD!! GOOD!!
suzygirl*
Dec 22, 2004

Very funny! I really enjoyed this one.
suzygirl*
Dec 22, 2004

Very funny! I really enjoyed this one.
u0107*
Dec 22, 2004

Good one!
2stupid4U
Dec 22, 2004

Yeah, right
coshima
Dec 23, 2004

Don't think #3 is technically a homonym since they aren't pronounced the same. I was able to figure it out though, which is more than I can say for #4...
greebmaster-1*
Dec 23, 2004

this is really clever
litteacher
Dec 23, 2004

Thanks--I love word puzzles!
sweetpeao4o3**
Dec 27, 2004

haha very funny
marigold*us
Feb 21, 2005

Last one was kind of cheap... but fun!
phyllisa*us*
Jun 07, 2008

Very good, I only got the odd numbers.
doeheadAus*
Jun 07, 2008

Relatively easy. Took me all of 20 seconds to get all of them.
bradon182001*us*
Jun 07, 2008

Easy but fun. Did have to think a bit for #'s 3, 4, & 5. Thanks for posting.
SolwyvernAus*
Jun 07, 2008

I have to agree that #3 is not a homonym, but I had fun anyway.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 07, 2008

In my part of the country, seer and sear are not pronounced exactly the same. But I got it anyway. Good teaser, it was fun to do. Easy, but fun.
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Jun 07, 2008

got them all wrong. Couldn't think of 1-4 and I thought 5 was nose and knows!
coolguy5678Aza*
Jun 07, 2008

These are homophones, not homonyms.
avonmaAus*
Jun 07, 2008

Good teaser. I didn't know that about mites. I couldn't imagine a tiny spider. I didn't get all of them, but I got enough to have a good time.
Thanks!
jamesgreywolfAus*
Jun 07, 2008

some one else mentioned it, but I have to say... 3 is not homonyms. Seer is multisyllabic and sear is mono. To be a true homonym, it is two words which are spelled differently but pronounced the same.
jennsingergirlAus*
Jun 07, 2008

"Pale" is NOT a synonym for "light". It means colorless, or lacking light (dim). Also, the person who suggested that these are not homonyms because they do not all have the same number of syllables is wrong. They are not homonyms because they are not spelled the same way. Other than that, this was a great teaser! =)
crystal_1998
Jun 07, 2008

That was ok...
composer*
Jun 07, 2008

Seer and Sear aren't pronounced the same where I come from...
scallioAus*
Jun 08, 2008

I was going to say that SEER and SEAR are not pronounced the same, but I see I was beaten to it!

Fun teaser!
brain23tus*
Jun 26, 2008

Just to say, those aren't homonyms. They're homoPHONES! That's why I corrected it.
doeheadAus*
Jun 07, 2011

Another great repeat. How nice to be an editor and take 325 days off every year.
katamaster*
Jun 07, 2011

seer and sear was stretching it as they are not pronounced the same.
jellybeans7645
Jun 07, 2011

Challenging, I liked it.
jaycr*us*
Jun 07, 2014

Clever and fun. Nice one
doodles*
Jun 07, 2014

Easy one to start the weekend.
catmom*us*
Jun 07, 2014

3/4 I was absolutely clueless when it came to #3
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jun 07, 2014

wasn't expanding my thoughts enough to get 3 & 4 but glad to have the first 2 down!
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 07, 2014

Sharpen up, folks, you are in the presence of greatness.

Bobbrt was one of the finest and most creative Brainglers of all-time and he and my father (the original BadBunnee) were good friends.

Too bad neither of them will ever be here again.

BUTTTTT .... their legacy shall live on.

What, for example is the term for two words spelt alike, pronounced alike, but with totally different meanings?

Example "bee".

Bee ; insect

Bee ; party or contest devoted to one item or subject, e.g. "spelling bee".

If you know the answer, so "register" below so you will be at the top of the queue for the revelation of the correct answer. But DO NOT reveal the answer.

Answer will be given here tomorrow and if anybody wins it they will be automatically inducted into the LEB.

BB02
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 07, 2014

another would be spit, spit

spit; expectorate
spit; point of land jutting out into ocean

can you think of more ???

BB02
eighsseAus*
Jun 07, 2014

Good teaser! Only thing is, "not sure if I will or not" is not a proper clue for "might."

"Not sure if I will or not" would be a clue for a word like "undecided."

A clue for "might" (in that sense of the word) would have to be something like "has a chance to" or "could possibly."
eighsseAus*
Jun 07, 2014

Also I know the answer to your question, BB02.
lukasiwicz*
Jun 07, 2014

No,BadBunnee02, "spit," to expectorate, and "spit," land jutting into a body of water, are, technically, homographs, words that are spelled the same but that have different meanings. But another example of true homophones would be "strait," a narrow body of water, and "straight," having no curves, bends, or kinks.
BadBunnee02*us*
Jun 07, 2014

"No", what? ... Lwicz???

Have you a reading problem?

You answered the question correctly - with an interesting exception I will note later - and then proceeded to ignore my request to remain silent with the answer until the contest was over.

I am not quailing just for my own benefit here, but mostly because you have just disqualified yourself from the cherished prize by revealing the answer sans the rule.

eighessee (spelt ... whatever) may have you "beat to the punch" and (upon investigation and verification) may have won even without benefit of your calculus.

Will announce later.

BB02



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