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The Better Sting

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

 

Puzzle ID:#25715
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:** (1.67)
Category:Language
Submitted By:lisha_kc*de****

 

 

 



All answers end in sting and the whole word is obtained in the clues below.

eg: A sting that cures fatigue
answer: reSTING

1. A sting that cures hunger
2. A sting that cleans your room
3. A sting that makes you laugh
4. A sting that cooks your meat
5. A sting that spoils your tools
6. A sting that holds your attention
7. A sting that some observe in Lent
8. A sting that cooks are always using
9. A sting that browns your bread


Answer

1. feasting
2. dusting
3. jesting
4. roasting
5. rusting
6. interesting
7. fasting
8. tasting
9. toasting

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Comments

hit_the_sand
Sep 01, 2005

He He... I'm the first one to comment on this teaser! I thought that it was really kool. It's goin right to my favos!
Question_MarkAsx*
Sep 02, 2005

This is a STING which a mail man can do. (Posting (a comment))
renny*
Sep 02, 2005

Very cute!! I got digesting for #1...
renny*
Sep 02, 2005

Very cute!! I got digesting for #1...
chaskey*us*
Sep 02, 2005

Good one! I got digesting for #1and basting for #8. Sadly to admit, I didn't get the last one (probably the easiest). I am now resting.
(user deleted)
Sep 03, 2005

very nice i had lots of fun doing it
irishthistleAus*
Sep 09, 2005

Very clever, great teaser. I had a lot of fun solving it. Keep up the great work
brainsterAin*
Sep 14, 2005

I got "basting" too for the cook question, but really fun to do overall!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 17, 2005

Briliant, i had loads of fun with it! Keep them coming as i really enjoyed working on this one!
mosca*us*
Oct 23, 2007

This was really a fun quiz! I got basting for #8 though!
xlrfreakAbr*
Jan 11, 2008

a really fun quiz keep up the good work
lorpen*au*
Jan 11, 2008

Good one.
dstarbirdAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Easy but fun. There are lots of things cooks do that end in STING.
katjojoAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Good job!! But how is the whole word in the clue....I couldn't figure that part out. I knew the words but, I thought I was wrong because it was not in the clue.
But, like I said good job!!
bradon182001*us*
Jan 11, 2008

Nice teaser. Took a minute to figure out what was wanted, then they all came quite easily. I agree with Dstarbird, there are a lot of things that cooks do that end in sting.
jabdrAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Easy one but lots of fun. Many substitute words will work also..Arresting, basting, roasting...
doeheadAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Ditto to above comment
auntiesisAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Loved this one, only missed jesting. Very cool teaser. Thanks
JessiaAus*
Jan 11, 2008

interesting
tommysmo*
Jan 11, 2008

I got 7 of 9. This was a lot of fun.
UptheHillA*
Jan 11, 2008

Very nice, I got them all!!! Yay me...
kboardma*us*
Jan 11, 2008

I didn't understand the part that said the whole word was contained in the clue. I was looking for consecutive letters to add to the sting. Now that I know you can use any letters there are tons of possibilities.
dogg6pound9Aus*
Jan 11, 2008

brilliant and original... had complete fun solving this one, tough i came up with alternate answers for some also
dogg6pound9Aus*
Jan 11, 2008

(sp) though
hradilv**
Jan 11, 2008

Excellent teaser. Thanks.
Trishgal*us*
Jan 11, 2008

Enjoyed it very much Managed to get most of them. It made a lasting impression.
Thx
mondayschild59Aus*
Jan 11, 2008

That was a great teaser. I got them all but you had to really think on a few of them. Thanks for posting this wonderful teaser.

Monday~
(user deleted)
Jan 11, 2008

Also, on #1, it could be "ingesting."
#8 - "basting." as when cooks baste meat, etc...
harrypotter4444A*
Jan 11, 2008

great teaser this is really cool and I hope you make more thanks
twogross
Jan 11, 2008

I got basting for #8 along with the others
nerdyiscool*us**
Jan 11, 2008

got the last two-- interesting was my fave. I liked it a lot! Thanx!
AuthenticallyMe*
Jan 11, 2008

Awesome! Loved it! Keep more like it coming. It was fun. :]
breathesunshineAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Couldn't for the life of me get interesting but got all the others (well, basting instead of tasting but I"m counting it!). Great puzzle, had a blast doing it!
SweetPotatoAus*
Jan 11, 2008

Fun stuff, thank you. Got all but #3 and #8 ... didn't have the patience to think too long on them.
abrainus*
Jan 12, 2008

I got all but #3. Which really stings, now that I see the answer. I like breakfasting for #1
oddreyus*
Jan 12, 2008

great idea! i enjoyed it, even though i got quite a few wrong.
katamaster*
Jan 14, 2008

Good one! I was thinking of basting for #4 but I guess roasting is the better answer.
avonmaAus*
Apr 04, 2009

I also thought of some different words, but it was fun. Thanks!
lukasiwicz*
Jan 11, 2011

"Arresting" also works very well for #6.
Jimjamsau
Jan 11, 2011

Basting also works for # 8. Good quiz
here2A*
Jan 11, 2011

I'd tell you how I did, but I don't want to be guilty of boasting

It would seem there are enough of these that it might we worth a part 2.

thanks - I enjoyed it.
Babe*
Jan 11, 2014

Very good teaser. I got them all, but #6 I got basting for #8 so since it is also correct I just missed the one. Loved it!
cutebugAus*
Jan 11, 2014

Pretty easy because I've seen it before. Why are the editors resiSTING all the new material at their fingertips?
Zykezexus*
Jan 11, 2014

I thought "digesting" too - got the rest. My first guess for #1 was fasting, but changed to digesting when I got to (lent).
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 11, 2014

I had roasting, toasting and basting for number 8.
Fasting would not work for #1 since the clue says "cures hunger" and fasting causes it.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 11, 2014

also had basting, and missed jesting-funny, since I kept trying to find a place to put 'jousting'... I liked it!
tripleteam5*
Jan 11, 2014

there are lots of other answers which fit the parameters.....ESOECIALLY with the 2 "cook " ones. but easy and clever



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