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Double-Nitions II

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

 

Puzzle ID:#27856
Fun:**** (3.1)
Difficulty:** (1.42)
Category:Language
Submitted By:peppamintp*us****

 

 

 



Many of our everyday words have more than one meaning. Below are 13 pairs of definitions; both definitions in each pair fit the same word. When read down, the first letters of the word will spell out the name of the first person who invented the first modern pinball machine.

1. Small quantity of water or let fall
2. Airplane parking area or kitchen garment
3. Empty space or rug cleaning machine
4. Significance or ship in foreign merchandise
5. Boat's floor or pack of cards
6. Some eyewear or drinking vessels
7. Mountain scenery stop or fail to notice
8. Bank employee or narrator
9. Screw groove or sewing cord
10. Portion of a trip or table support
11. Creamy color or tusk material
12. Divisible by two or balanced
13. Young Girl Scout or chocolate dessert


Answer

David Gottlieb

1. Drop
2. Apron
3. Vacuum
4. Import
5. Deck
6. Glasses
7. Overlook
8. Teller
9. Thread
10. Leg
11. Ivory
12. Even
13. Brownie

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Comments

Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 03, 2006

This was a lot of fun!! Nice job! I really liked this!
mr_brainiac*
Jan 03, 2006

Interesting little quiz. Had to think about #7 for awhile.
cosby_36
Jan 03, 2006

i thought this one was retarded
luckybrown
Jan 03, 2006

Much fun. I also got hung up on seven. Good job!
BirdmanBen
Jan 03, 2006

I thought this one was good--until I realized it came from a puzzle magazine I was working on last week. I don't know if these have to be original or not, but it sure wrecked it for me when this one wasn't.
WJSMama**
Jan 03, 2006

I missed number seven. This was a fun puzzle to work out.
schatzy228*us*
Jan 04, 2006

knowing Gottlieb made it too easy, but it was still fun
BarticusAus*
Dec 14, 2008

When I saw pinball, my first thought was Bally, but that's not a person, that's short for Ballyhoo, the name of an early machine. So then I thought Gotlieb. I didn't know his first name, but I figured it was Gotlieb. I probably would halve gotten all the pairs without the acrostic help.
doeheadAus*
Dec 14, 2008

Interesting and pretty easy.
boodlerAgb*
Dec 14, 2008

So - who was the SECOND person to invent the first modern pinball machine?
bradon182001*us*
Dec 14, 2008

I liked this one. It was easy, but did take some thought. Thanks for posting.
auntiesisAus*
Dec 14, 2008

Ditto Bradon. Very enjoyable.
CommodityAus*
Dec 14, 2008

DAMN I REALLY ENJOYED THIS LOL
here2A*
Dec 14, 2008

This really was fun.
composer*
Dec 14, 2008

Best teaser in about two weeks.
wordmama*
Dec 14, 2008

I had gotten all the words except for 7. When I wrote them out and saw the name, the missing letter 'o' led me to overlook, the missing answer. I love this kind of puzzle, as you can tell by my handle; thanks for posting!!
precious1026Aus**
Dec 14, 2008

Excellent Teaser. I enjoyed the Comfort intellectual level of this teaser. I did not get an A nor B, but when I see Teasers like this, I am not afraid of playing. Good Work, well written and thought out.
precious1026Aus**
Dec 14, 2008

Birdman said this Teaser was NOT an original; he said he'd seen this s ame teaser in a mag he read. I thought Teasers had to be originals or at least an attempted original. Oh, Well, still a good teaser, well written and well infinged work
eggfaceAau*
Dec 14, 2008

Really great!!! I didn't get all of them, but I got most of them!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Dec 16, 2008

Couldn't get three of these - very bad performance from me. An interesting puzzle.
avonmaAus*
Dec 20, 2008

Easy, but fun. Thanks!
gaylewolfAus*
Dec 14, 2011

I liked this teaser. Wasn't difficult, but it was fun and challenging@ Thanks!
JQPublic*
Dec 14, 2011

I only got about half of these. I didn't know that 'overlook' can refer to the view or that 'leg' can refer to a portion of a trip. I learnt something new!
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 14, 2011

Overlook escaped me for some reason, when I saw the answer it was "D'oh, of course" felt pretty dumb. I didn't know who invented the pin ball machine, but was able to work out the "O" in the same way as an above poster , in that it was the only letter that made sense, not that it helped any.
cutebugAus**
Dec 14, 2011

I thought this was pretty easy, although I enjoyed it.
Babe*
Dec 14, 2011

I like this kind! Makes you use the old noggin while still having fun!
Mandy7us*
Dec 14, 2011

didnt lik this one very much.
but not bad thinking
auntiesisAus*
Dec 15, 2011

I really enjoyed this one even though it was easy.



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