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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:#46381
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:** (1.24)
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. Pleasant -> Frozen water
2. More recent -> Pitcher for water
3. Noble gas -> Indefinitely long period of time
4. Almost -> Ahead of time; at the beginning of a period of time
5. Not at any time -> At any time
6. None of two choices -> One of two choices
7. Limited width or scope -> Projectile shot from a bow
8. One, for example -> Brown, earthy colour


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


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Feb 17, 2010

this is my fourth first comment ever.
Jul 14, 2010

Fun quiz. I missed ewer. Haven't heard that term before.
Jul 14, 2010

Once I realized the first word started with an N, they were a lot easier. Good quiz.
Jul 14, 2010

I needed the hint for #8. For #2, I guessed newer, but I'd never heard of ewer! Good one.
Jul 14, 2010

Very easy, but still fun.
Jul 14, 2010

Good Quiz! The only way I knew ewer, is from doing crosswords.
Jul 14, 2010

Ewer: vocab word for the day! Again, MarcM, great teaser...I love these!
Jul 14, 2010

I also knew ewer from doing crossword puzzles. I've become addicted to them lately and have thought I should stop spending my time that way--but now I see that I am learning something. I couldn't think of #4, though. Good quiz!
Jul 14, 2010

Very easy but great fun! Thank you!
Jul 21, 2010

great work..again!! this was tops fun and like the others i learnt a new word.. Ewer!.. i shall use it
Jul 21, 2010

i am off to get a ewer.. sooo thirsty ..
Sep 15, 2010

Excellent teaser. Thanks for posting.
Jul 14, 2013

Got them all but #4.
Jul 15, 2013

For #6, I went with NONE - ONE. Seems to fit.
Jul 15, 2013

They all came easily until the last one, had to think just a bit for that one. Nice Quiz!! I enjoy this kind.
Jul 14, 2016

Fun puzzle. Answers came easily this time! Thanks for posting!
Jul 14, 2016

nice 'n easy
Jul 14, 2016

"Almost" didn't get #4.

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