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

 

Puzzle ID:#46087
Fun:**** (3.18)
Difficulty:** (1.24)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****

 

 

 



When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

1. A trip through the air -> Illumination; not heavy
2. Travelling through the air -> Not telling the truth
3. True statement -> Part of a play; something done
4. Straightforward; blunt -> Position in a hierarchy
5. Cord for igniting an explosive -> To employ; exploit
6. An example of a number -> Belonging to us
7. To put in as much as possible -> Unwell; sick
8. High body temperature -> At any time; at all times


Hint

The shorter words start with these letters:
1. L
2. L
3. A
4. R
5. U
6. O
7. I
8. E

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Comments

speedqueenkmwAus*
Dec 27, 2009

easy but enjoyed it
westbrookus*
Dec 27, 2009

Pretty easy but an amazing teaser in every way!!!!
jimbooth019A*
Apr 01, 2010

Fun teaser. I didn't get #4
doeheadAus*
Apr 01, 2010

This was the hardest thing I ever did. APRIL FOOL, it was pretty easy.
TallTimberAus*
Apr 01, 2010

Easy but fun.
patiencewithaP*us*
Apr 01, 2010

Very fun! Keep 'em coming!
jcann*us*
Apr 01, 2010

Easy, but fun. I usually get them by thinking of the "beheaded" word first.
nikitafullmoonAca*
Apr 01, 2010

These are fun. I think they would be more challenging if we didn't know what letter each word started with.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 01, 2010

I don't use the hints, and it was still easy. Love this kind of teaser.
labsmith*um*
Apr 01, 2010

Fun little teaser. Kudos to all of you creative, brainy types who donate your efforts just to entertain the rest of us.

I don't think frank is used often any longer. When I hear it I think of Rhett Butler's response to Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind", "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
FatHeadAus*
Apr 01, 2010

Yeah, I had to struggle on "frank", but the rest were dead easy, once I knew what I was doing!
Babe*
Apr 01, 2013

These are fairly easy, but still amusing. I do not think "frank" has been abolished from the
dictionary as yet. I still use it, to be frank with you!
thecatladycac**
Apr 01, 2013

Number four took me a little while to come up with it - the rest were pretty easy, but I enjoyed it very much! Nice teaser!
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 01, 2013

Whether "frank" is in common usage or not is irrelevant. It is still a valid English word, with which most should be familiar.
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 01, 2013

I got 6 of the 8 - I could have spent more time trying to figure out the 2 I missed. Fun teaser - thanks!
Be careful today if people celebrate April Fool's Day in your area. I remember the crazy tricks we played on my parents and friends when we were younger!
cutebugAus*
Apr 01, 2013

Althought these are not my favorite type of teasers,this one was pretty easy.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Apr 01, 2013

great stuff-glad to be able to enjoy it at the end of my day, for a change
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 02, 2016

I'm doing better than last time - only couldn't figure out one today. I like these - thanks for posting!
mrbill51us*
Apr 02, 2016

Fun and easy; I got 7 out 8. I could not think of frank and rank. Thank you for the teaser - look forward to more of these.

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