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What Words #36

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

 

Puzzle ID:#38120
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



Below are 3 pairs of words. Find the words that fit in the middle of each pair of words to create two new words, one front-ended and one back-ended.

Example: EVER - ______ - HORN
Answer: EVER - GREEN - HORN

1. STEP - __________ - PROOF
2. FIRE - __________ - BOAT
3. PICK - __________ - KNIFE


Answer

1. STEP - CHILD - PROOF
2. FIRE - HOUSE - BOAT
3. PICK - POCKET - KNIFE

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Comments

liser*us*
Sep 23, 2007

I always love these. It's funny, how sometimes they seem easy and other times, you get stuck on just one and just can't figure it out. Now, why didn't I see that it was step-child-proof? Why was that so hard for me to figure out? Oh well! Enjoyed it! Will look for your others.
builderus*
Oct 06, 2007

Fun, fairly easy, but I agree, #1 seemed more obscure than 2 & 3
doeheadAus*
Oct 06, 2007

These can be fun,But sorry these were way too easy
katjojoAus*
Oct 06, 2007

Funny how people think differently, I got #1 right away, but, could not get the othner two.
katjojoAus*
Oct 06, 2007

They were fun though!!
cheesepieus*
Oct 06, 2007

I've always been bad at the "What Words" teasers i didnt get any of them
bradon182001*us*
Oct 06, 2007

Had to think for a couple of minutes to get #3. Other than that it was easy. Good teaser for a Saturday morning.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 06, 2007

I found 1 and 3 easy, but got hung up on #2. I kept on trying to no avail. Good one Fish.
cmginter
Oct 06, 2007

an alternative answer to #2 fire-power-boat
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 06, 2007

These are usually easy 4 Me.
I got stuck on the middle one
Fire. Got the other 2 Tho.

Fun Teaser
crystal2040379us*
Oct 06, 2007

Funny how I got the third one right away... but not the other two... Good teaser
AuthenticallyMe*
Oct 06, 2007

I was somewhat like katjojo. I absolutely could not get the last two. For the first, I got Step-son and sun-Block...I know son and sun are spelled differently, but I thought that MAYBE, just maybe, that spelling might not count on this one, only pronunciation...
Oh well, this was fun!
scallioAus*
Oct 06, 2007

Cool teaser!


(#3 was a piece of cake for me, #1 came second and #2 was too challenging- didn't get it!)
jabdrAus*
Oct 07, 2007

I love this series. I got 1 and 3 as I read the words. Really, really, really had to work on #2.
cloughmeAws*
Oct 07, 2007

what about "POWER" for #2?
DreamchaserAus*
Oct 09, 2007

thanks for the great teaser!
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 12, 2007

The first one just popped right in my head. The other two stumped me. Nice teaser. Really enjoyed it.

Monday~
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 13, 2010

Got #1 and #2 but got stuck on #3! I love these...great teaser!
SgtKevin911Asv*
Oct 13, 2010

The third one was the easiest for me but the other ones, i felt like a retard at
Babe*
Oct 13, 2013

I just went brain dead on these. Guess it is too late and bedtime!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Oct 13, 2013

I also couldn't get the last two! Don't know how the brain does that sometimes! Did enjoy it, and realize I've liked other fishmed teasers, too-thanks!
fishmedAus*
Oct 13, 2013

i am glad you liked them. the funny thing is i wrote them and could not remember two of them. thanks again and yes, check out the others. ttfn
MagicMac*za
Oct 21, 2013

Also STEP LADDER PROOF (popular invention for nylon stockings some time ago and FIRE PATROL BOAT.
spikethru4*au*
Oct 21, 2013

MagicMac, none of LADDERPROOF, FIREPATROL and PATROLBOAT is a word.
fishmedAus*
Oct 21, 2013

Right, they are not words, but more like a phrase/word
Babe*
Oct 17, 2016

In 2016 I had no problem. Does age make you smarter?
fishmedAus*
Oct 17, 2016

I believe that age DOES make you smarter...
raisin99*
Oct 17, 2016

Patrol for #2
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 17, 2016

I like this type of puzzle and I wish there had been more than three!! Thanks for posting!
fishmedAus*
Oct 17, 2016

Raisin99, Patrol might work, but it comes up with less common phrases that the real answer. For those who liked it, thank you, and check out my other teasers.

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