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Ark Mark

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


Puzzle ID:#8061
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:*** (2.43)
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****




Each clue below is for two words that differ by only one letter: The letter has been either added to the beginning or the end of the word - all the rest are in the same order. In the "hint" you will see the lengths of the words, in the proper order.
For example "Writing on the wall of Noah's boat (3,4)" would result in "Ark Mark". Can you get the rest?

1. Complaint about a golf club part.
2. Insect being angry and vocal.
3. Angry buccaneer.
4. The second of the two dishes you mentioned.
5. Scrawny unidentified object.

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Oct 24, 2002

Good teaser. Well done.
Feb 07, 2004

very nice!
Jun 14, 2004

Wow that was very good and fresh! Keep 'em coming!
Jun 14, 2004

I think that was a really hard teaser!! I'm not very good at them, but I still like to try! This was a fun one!
Jun 14, 2004

Very Tidy...NT!
Jun 14, 2004

rate grate(forget the spelling)
Jan 06, 2005

I had said "Bee Beef" instead of "Ant Rant". Great teaser -- very original.
Feb 12, 2005

I liked it, but it was a little too hard for me.
Jun 22, 2008

I had "Bee Beef" for number 2 also! Cute teaser!
Jun 22, 2008

Good early morning teaser, but fairly easy for me.
Jun 22, 2008

Glad someone thought it was easy. I for one didn't get it at all. Good teaser. Thanks for posting.
Jun 22, 2008

Couldn't make sense of the clue in the "hiht".
Jun 22, 2008

This was not my fave. Sorry.
Jun 22, 2008

I just have one suggestion. Instead of clue 2, "Insect being angry and vocal," you should have put "Vocal anger of an insect" (or something to that effect). Grammatically it doesn't work the other way because the subject in the answer isn't the ant, but the rant. Sorry, I'm a former writing teacher. I can't help it! =) Good job on all other counts!
Jun 22, 2008

Thank you jennsingergirl for the grammatically correct version of ANT RANT!

But, nevertheless; SourDough likes this one, $ourDough likes!

Jun 22, 2008

I didn't get them all but had fun trying!
Jun 25, 2008

I didn't get some of them because I didn't read the directions well and thought they would all rhyme. I thought it was a stretch that you had used IRATE and PIRATE together, but after reading the answer, I see it was me that was mistaken!
Jul 03, 2008

putter sputter works for #1. Fun.
Feb 02, 2009

Jun 22, 2011

Got all but latter platter Putter Sputter would not work as the clue says "Golf Club Part" and a Putter is a TYPE of club, not part of the club.
Jun 22, 2011

My husband's at the golf course right now and I couldn't get the first one!! The rest I got pretty readily! Thanks for the teaser!
Jun 22, 2011

I like these and didn't spend enough time in answering - got 3/5.
More of these, please!
Jun 23, 2011

I would've liked to see a more straightforward seperation between the two worded clues. I thought it was an angry insect;;vocal, not vocally angry;;insect. See? Am I being clueless or does anyone else have the same problem?
Jun 22, 2014

I got 3/5 also and for #4 I got "late plate" Fun teaser
Jun 22, 2014

I am so embarrassed !!

I didn't get any of them.

I guess I tend to go with really, really weird ones - to begin with - and then get "stuck" on those and can go no further.

Does that make any sense?

Like .... I got "fly cry" ... stuff like that.

Oh, well.

It's a great puzzle and Bobbrt was (is?) one of the greatest puzzle-makers on Braingle. I wish I could make them an "honorary" LEB (LIU) member ... hmmmm ....

that's an idea. I'll work on it.

Anyways ...

Good Morning !!!! Thanks for inviting me back. It's about 90p here so ....

that should make it around the "wee" hours Stateside (EST,EDT,CST,CDT,MST,MDT,MSG, PST,PDT,PDQ,PTA) .......

Did I get it all right, HABsie????

Braingle participation took another "hit" over the week.

I might get around to doing another "comment log" for recent Teasers.

Or, maybe not. I guess it depends on how many "flames" I get from this entry.

OK, students ... SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS !!!

BOB (as for apples ???)
Jun 22, 2014

Oh ... forgot to add.

Shows 389 total visitors .... RIGHT NOW !!!

(on the "crawl" at the bottom of screen).

So ... now we know why they call it a "crawl" ... and sorry for the

spaced-out comment, here ... that's for the folks who read only ....

.. two-line comments.


BOB (as for ... corks??)
Jun 22, 2014

4/5 #4 is way too complicated for me. I couldn't decide if it meant the container or what the container holds. Gimme more coffee, please.
Jun 22, 2014

Love this one again - three years later! Thanks for posting! Happy summer!
Jun 22, 2014

I still didn't get this one.
Jun 22, 2017

I didn't get any of them on my own, but I enjoyed reading the answers. Nice job!
Jun 22, 2017

I liked this one. I got "bee beef", but I suppose that focuses more on the complaint than the insect. I also went with "late plate".
Jun 22, 2017

Enjoyed this fun and entertaining teaser; I got 4/5 and also could not get #4.

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