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Sylasearch

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

 

Puzzle ID:#26909
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:** (2.05)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cdrockAus****!
Corrected By:scallio

 

 

 



In a sylasearch I give you a syllable-starter, which is the first syllable in the words you are to find. I will also give you a listing of the other syllables that you must use to figure out the 7 words.

Syllable List - al, cras, fes, file, ly, mo, nate, noun, po, si, sion, tec, ter, ti, tion, tor

Syllable-starter: pro

How many syllables, each word has:

1. (2)
2. (2)
3. (3)
4. (3)
5. (4)
6. (4)
7. (5)


Answer

1. profile (pro file)
2. pronoun (pro noun)
3. promoter (pro mo ter)
4. protector (pro tec tor)
5. procrastinate (pro cras ti nate)
6. proposition (pro po si tion)
7. professionally (pro fes sion al ly)

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Comments

smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 13, 2005

Oh boy, first comment!
I really like this one, keep them coming.
scm14Aus*
Nov 13, 2005

Second comment! Woohoo! Profile
Pronoun
Promotion
Protector
Protection
Profession
Procrastinate
Procrastination

I missed proposition because the added "p" threw me off.


Great teaser though!
zonarita*us*
Nov 13, 2005

Fun teaser. Liked it very much. Hope you do some more.
Splatt*cc*
Nov 13, 2005

Hey, that was fun.
soccercow10Aus*
Nov 13, 2005

that was really fun!
i got everything except 3 cause' i used a sylabble twice ,Very fun in my faves!
rkaalandAus*
Nov 14, 2005

Interesting and fun!!! missed a few though made me smile for sure
azbee123*us*
Dec 14, 2005

so cute!
pleroux*za*
Dec 14, 2005

Hey there! Nice teazer, although you should have worded it such that each syllable from your list could only be used once. Otherwise, pronate and profession should also be on the answer list (and see the second comment also). But, nonetheless, as very enjoyable teazer - keep up the good work
bluehawk*us*
Dec 14, 2005

Ouch!I had a brainf..t .At first it wasn't self expanitory(hence B.F.). When I saw the answer to a couple it was like a loaded revolution. "Great Job"crock
bluehawk*us*
Dec 14, 2005

Sorry 'bout that CDROCK. "GREAT JOB"!
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 14, 2005

Loved this teaser. Simple, but fun. Keep them coming!
gali
Dec 14, 2005

I loved this one fun!!!
mogur*
Dec 14, 2005

Nice one, CD.
christine77**
Dec 14, 2005

very cute, thanks....i liked this one!
kimberlykayAus*
Dec 14, 2005

Thanks again for another great teaser...great job!
DeeAnn**
Dec 14, 2005

Great teaser, missed a few though Oh well, keep up the good work.
gillt13Aen**
Dec 14, 2005

Cool teaser! Bit easy tho!!!
chaskey*us*
Dec 14, 2005

Easy and fun. Thank you.
Question_MarkAsx*
Dec 14, 2005

I got procrastinate because it's something I do often .
shawneeo*us*
Dec 14, 2005

tHIS WOULD HAVE BEEN much more fun and challenging if you had stated in the directions that you can only use each additional syllable once! I was making words all over the place, and then when I saw the answer, at first I thought you just didn't find all these other words, then I realized you only used the syllables once. It's a good teaser, with the full instructions a very, very good teaser. I'm starting to think that many people just read the teaser then read the answer w/o trying to solve it themselves. Hey, that's fine, I'm just kinda suprised, that's all... Thanks for the teaser!
coachpisco4515
Dec 14, 2005

I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks.
facr_1Amx*
Dec 14, 2005

I agree with shawnee!
martiemr*
Dec 14, 2005

i agree w/shawnee. i too thought i was so smart 'cause i could make so many words.
oh well. it was fun
soccer_chick70Aus*
Dec 14, 2005

i think this teaser was awesome! the directions could be a little clearer but i love the idea and how many different words you can make! good job!
jabdrAus*
Dec 14, 2005

This one made me feel so smart that I rated it as semi-easy. Imagine my surprise when I saw how I messed it up reusing words. Brought me down to size with a splat!! Great job!
thimblenogginus*
Dec 14, 2005

If you think a teaser sucks that's fine but could you please tell us why?
Lucasgal**
Dec 14, 2005

I almost got it
FulanitoGM*sv*
Dec 14, 2005

I have to agree with those before me: I didn't know I was only supposed to use each syllable in the syllable list once. I was like, "PROMOTION! PROTECTION! Dude, I'm the MAN!!!"

But then after reading the answer and some of the comments, I realized I was wrong... so wrong... I ran to my therapist and jumped on the couch like Tom Cruise... and she promptly had me committed. Now see, if the instructions had been clearer, none of this would have happened, and I would have been happily onboard my space rocket towards Eroticon 6. I'm coming, Eccentrica...
lorelle_b*us*
Dec 14, 2005

Southerngirl and sara...come on, if it's bad, you don't have to say so ;) and i didn't see any other negative ones but i just thought it wasn't very nice...

I like most others didn't know u couldn't re-use...i got promotion and protection instead of promoter and protector...lol i got the first two and one of the 3-syllable ones right though! Anyways good job (and i really mean it...it was creative!)
shawneeo*us*
Dec 14, 2005

I always point out how I think a teaser might be made better, but it's so unnecessarily mean to just trash it! Because it's created by a member and it's not an easy thing to do. fulanito, that was very funny!
thimblenogginus*
Dec 15, 2005


I'd like to repeat that if you think a teaser "sucks" the least you can do is explain why.
gillt13Aen**
Dec 17, 2005

BRILLIANT!!!! What a challenge! More of these please!
doka13*ml*
Dec 26, 2005

challenging... i think the next one i'll do better on... i didn't completely understand the instructions...
puttumupus*
Dec 15, 2006

: didnt get it ...its to early for me ...
coachpisco*
Dec 15, 2006

Wow. Did I mess this one up. I guess I didn't read the directions correctly.
bradon182001*us*
Dec 15, 2006

This was really easy for me. Laungage teasers are my favorites, so I do enjoy working on them. Fun fun fun.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Dec 15, 2006

It takes a little bit of time, but the teaser is an Awesome & challenging one! Keep up the dynamic work! Who knows? Maybe this wil even get by the braingle critic, lmurray..... Keep your teasers coming!
lmurray*cn*
Dec 15, 2006

GUESS AGAIN!

THIS WAS WAY TOO EASY, SOMETHING FOR ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.

A LOT OF WORK I'M SURE, PUTTING THIS TOGETHER, BUT NOT MUCH OF A CHALLENGE.

lmurray*cn*
Dec 15, 2006

BESIDES, IT'S A "RE-RUN."
FatHeadAus*
Dec 15, 2006

There were other solutions to the same question, and that's what through me off.

Lizzyde
Dec 15, 2006

Imurray you are such a downer..all your comments are negative...perhaps you enjoy the attention you get from others remarking on your comments...this is a cute teaser...they don't all have to be difficult and for new folks they don't know it's a repeat...I challenge you for the next Braingle to say something positive....
zaya*
Dec 15, 2006

Anyone here heard of "contructive criticism"? Its fine to not like a teaser and say so (how else will we know what people do and don't enjoy), just be clear on why and how it could be improved. Saying something "sucks" is useless, stating your concerns is helpful.

Anyway, I liked it, nice work, good balance of easy ones in the beginning and hard ones later.
locutus13dsus*
Dec 15, 2006

Nothing said about using the syllables more than once? I got promotion, profeesion, and propostional, along with 1,2,5,and6.
tpkarth*
Dec 15, 2006

cool
udoboy*us*
Dec 15, 2006

lmurray is just a hater. Good teaser!
gaylewolfAus*
Dec 15, 2006

Thought this was a good one! and I enjoy the variety of comments.

It's sure more fun to take the challenge and then find out you got them right!
saradoveus*
Dec 15, 2006

really messed me up
i didn't get the directions at all
next time give an example
jabdrAus*
Dec 15, 2006

Sylasearch teasers are not new to this site. They ALWAYS use the clues only once. And as ALWAYS, great job, cdrock.
phyllisa*us*
Dec 15, 2006

I really liked this one and it wasn't that easy either
dex356*zw
Dec 15, 2006

awesome. going under faves
fieroroja
Dec 15, 2006

I guess that is why you are still in grade school. Negative again. These people try hard to submit good teasers. Your sagacity is only outmatched by your negativaty. Don't you know it is nice to be nice.
fieroroja
Dec 15, 2006

Previous comment addressed to Imurray
GebbieRoseAus*
Dec 15, 2006

Great teaser, cdrock... as usual!
vlermaAus**
Dec 16, 2006

I liked this one five, out of seven. More please.
dimez_00**
Dec 16, 2006

I did

(2) 1.profile
(2) 2.pronoun
(3) 3.promotion
(3) 4.protector
(4) 5.procrastinate
(4) 6.professional
(5) 7.pro
and was stuck with ly, po, si, ter
oh well great teaser nonetheless
vlermaAus**
Dec 16, 2006

I got five out of seven so not too bad. Enjoyed it. More please?
wordmama*
Dec 16, 2006

I did EXACTLY what dimez did!!!! I can't believe I don't have to write all that out now!! lol
wandering_goat*
Dec 17, 2006

Fun, but I didn't know you couldn't use the same syllables twice (I got basically the same words though, just different forms of them.) Serves me right for counting all of the syllables required without remembering to factor in that the "pro" is already used in order to see if the syllables CAN only be used once! Brain cramp!
i_luv_2_readAus*
Dec 18, 2006

i guessed (right! yay me) that u only used each sylable once...so i copied the sylables into word and underlined the ones i'd used....so i actually got a language teaser right.....yay....good teaser cdrock
dimez_00**
Dec 20, 2006

lol glad to help
QrystalAca*
Jan 02, 2007

That was enjoyable! What a nice way to stretch my brain to prepare for the new year. It was fun shuffling my answers around until I successfully used all syllables! It was even more fun to discover that my words were the same as the ones in the answer. Yippee!!

Also: I didn't notice anything unclear about the instructions, but then again I have done one of these sylly teasers before.
doeheadAus*
Dec 15, 2009

Not a fan of these type teasers,because there is not much of a challenge.
patiencewithaP*us*
Dec 15, 2009

I love these! Thanks!
jaycr*us*
Dec 15, 2012

I knew the answer before I read the teaser.
Could we please get a real challenge here.
lukasiwicz*
Dec 15, 2012

Well, jaycr, aren't you truly the clever one. I bow before your awesomeness.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 15, 2012

I too am humbled in the presence of the great Jaycr. I mean, I got all the answers without too much difficulty, however I actually had to read the teaser before I did so. To be able to come up with the right seven words without even reading the question skyrockets you into a realm of awesomeness none of us mere mortals will ever experience.
Good teaser even if a bit easy.
cutebugAus*
Dec 15, 2012

Sorry,but this was way to easy.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Dec 15, 2012

I'm sorry for those who prefer to gripe. I enjoyed this! Yes, I found it easy, but still had to put the pieces together, and came up with alternates. Thank you for the fun!



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