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One Letter of Separation 11

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

 

Puzzle ID:#41782
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:** (1.92)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Each group of definitions describes three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each group describes a different set of words). Example: king, ring, wing. The length of the words in each group is provided.

1) a long step & a conflict or struggle & to hit sharply (6 letters)
2) medicinal ointment & a device that regulates flow through a pipe & to divide into two equal parts (5 letters)
3) not coarse & a musical instrument & a collection of papers (4 letters)
4) meager & sweet baked good & storage room for food (6 letters)


Answer

1) stride, strife, strike
2) salve, valve, halve
3) fine, fife, file
4) paltry, pastry, pantry

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