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Words Within a Word #3

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

 

Puzzle ID:#38143
Fun:*** (2.51)
Difficulty:*** (3.1)
Category:Language
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



In this teaser your task is twofold. You must first complete two (2) 4-letter words, side by side, reading left to right. Secondly, these two words within the brackets must form a 6-letter word when read from right to left.

Example:

T[A _ _ _ _ A]T

Answer:

T[ARO GNA]T 6-letter word: ANGORA

1. S[L _ _ _ _ P]E
2. S[N_ _ _ _ S]K
3. O[R_ _ _ _ D]E


Answer

1. S[LAT ROP]E = PORTAL
2. S[NAP MAS]K = SAMPAN
3. O[RAL LOD]E = DOLLAR

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Comments

zonarita*us*
Sep 25, 2007

jazzmusician46 great twist!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 25, 2007

Thank you
cheesepieus*
Oct 12, 2007

3rd comment 1st for the time when it's teaser of the day
cool teaser i liked how you made the letters in the middle words
of course i'm no good at language teasers but still nice teaser
katjojoAus*
Oct 12, 2007

What is a sampan?? I have never heard of that?
bradon182001*us*
Oct 12, 2007

Another great teaser, Jazz. Really glad you keep coming up with them.
builderus*
Oct 12, 2007

Ouch Jazz- Thinking forward and reverse at the same time is a lot to ask in the A.M. Outstanding teaser.
AuthenticallyMe*
Oct 12, 2007

Oh my gosh, this was HARD! But it was a cool teaser! I read it, and gave up after ten seconds because I knew I'd get nowhere with this teaser...
Keep making more thought-provoking teasers like this one! I have just one thing to ask you to do: Please add a hint for teasers like this one!! I gave up because I knew the words would be a random selection...All I would like are clues as to what [some of] the words are about. Thanks for the awesome teaser!
rameherhard*
Oct 12, 2007

hate those kind of teasers.and there has ben way to many of them
4princessesus*
Oct 12, 2007

Ouch! That was wayyyy too hard. I also gave up quite quickly. I can't think about all the different ways to look a word. I guess that's why it's a teaser of the day.
feste*
Oct 12, 2007

Sampan: A flatbottom Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars
vvuong
Oct 12, 2007

Word/language teasers are difficult for me, too. But I would still like to try... Thank you!!
WildCardAl
Oct 12, 2007

A clue or two would have been nice !
SweetPotatoAus*
Oct 12, 2007

Too hard for me, although I did get the "sampan" one. I agree that clues, either for the 4-letters or the six letters, would have made it more fun. Thanks for this one ... it took some thinking to create it, I'm sure.

Is it a sampan or a "junk" that's a Chinese family harbor boat with a sail? Or are they one and the same?
UptheHillA*
Oct 12, 2007

I would have never gotten this on my own!!
jabdrAus*
Oct 12, 2007

Wow..a tough one I got # 3 (by accident or by mistake..not sure which) Hard concept for my brain to grasp..but terrific teaser. This will be one of only a few in my favs.
scallioAus*
Oct 12, 2007

Too hard! Arghh

I could not get the last two and haven't even heard of a sampan. You're killing us, Jazzy! Have mercy please.

In all seriousness now, great job coming up with this one. Very creative. (But did I mention hard?)
rwalker
Oct 12, 2007

here are some other answers...

for 1:
s[lad nap]e ==> pandal
s[lad rap]e ==> pardal
s[lam irp]e ==> primal
s[lap rap]e ==> parpal
s[lap mop]e ==> pompal
s[lap lup]e ==> pulpal
s[lat nop]e ==> pontal
s[lat sop]e ==> postal
s[lit sip]e ==> pistil
s[lit nop]e ==> pontil
s[lit sop]e ==> postil
s[lot sip]e ==> pistol

for 2:
s[ned dus]k ==> sudden
s[nee tas]k ==> sateen
s[nit tus]k ==> suttin
s[naw rus]k ==> surwan

for 3:
o[ria hed]e ==> dehair
o[ria nud]e ==> dunair
o[rad sid]e ==> disdar
o[red dad]e ==> dadder
o[red nid]e ==> dinder
o[red dud]e ==> dudder
o[red nud]e ==> dunder
o[rae god]e ==> dogear
o[reg gad]e ==> dagger
o[reg nid]e ==> dinger
o[reg god]e ==> dogger
o[reg nud]e ==> dunger
o[rel aid]e ==> dialer
o[rel dud]e ==> dudler
o[rel lud]e ==> duller
o[ram mad]e ==> dammar
o[rem mad]e ==> dammer
o[rem mid]e ==> dimmer
o[rem rod]e ==> dormer
o[ren mad]e ==> damner
o[ren red]e ==> derner
o[ren eid]e ==> diener
o[ren nid]e ==> dinner
o[ren wod]e ==> downer
o[ren nud]e ==> dunner
o[res rod]e ==> dorser
o[res wod]e ==> dowser
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 12, 2007

I just gave up. It was fun trying anyway. Thanks for posting.

Monday~
SweetPotatoAus*
Oct 13, 2007

Uh ... Mr. Walker? Uh ... this is an English teaser.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 14, 2007

hahaha..there's always one!

Thanks for the constructive comments!
s_o_sAen**
Jan 02, 2008

Wow that was really hard! Especially using such an obscure word like sampan. I know we're all here to be challenged, but still...
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jan 03, 2008

Hmmm, it seems to me some people need to brush up on their basic geography. A Sampan is a common name for a small boat used throughout the East and has been in use for hundred's of years.

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