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Fish Lingo

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

 

Puzzle ID:#20646
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:*** (2.85)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of fish. The other word is that fish with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (eel reel), a letter deleted anywhere (carp cap), a letter changed anywhere (shark spark). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No fish is used more than once.

1) This is a metallic fish.
2) This is a medical fish.
3) This is a frozen fish.
4) This is a fish that removes chaff from grain.
5) This is a fish that sinks.
6) This is a musical instrument that is played by a fish in a marching band.
7) This is clothing for a fish.
8) This is what you get when you cross a fish with a dog.
9) This is where a fish can drink liquor.
10) This is a long scarf worn by a fish.
11) This is a jogging gait of a fish.
12) This is a cart for a fish.


Answer

1) brass bass
2) surgeon sturgeon
3) cold cod
4) winnow minnow
5) founder flounder
6) tuna tuba
7) gar garb
8) guppy puppy
9) salmon saloon
10) sole stole
11) trout trot
12) ray dray

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Comments

nunya*
Jan 28, 2005

clever et fun but i had a gar bar
OniChris*
Jan 30, 2005

Heh, I love teasers like that. Combalations!
AtropusAnz*
Jan 31, 2005

I'd have been happier if there were less fish and only the commonly known ones. Nice teaser though.. very original. *yay*
froggyggAus*
Apr 09, 2005

Good teaser. I didn't get even half of the answers - I do not like fish!
ebrahamAph*
Apr 06, 2008

It's fun! I'm #4 to post, yay!
(user deleted)
Jun 08, 2009

you see my emotions for this
bradon182001*us*
Jul 06, 2010

Very good teaser. Took lots and lots of thought.
klsowell**
Jun 23, 2013

Sturgeons aren't fish otherwise cool teaser
spikethru4*au*
Jun 23, 2013

From Wikipedia: "Sturgeon is the common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon



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