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Adage to Adage

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

 

Puzzle ID:#45917
Fun:**** (3.13)
Difficulty:** (1.52)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Zag24Aus****!!
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



This is another of my rhyming word ladders. Most people will have to work forwards and backwards to get all ten words.

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The old adage says to do this again.
Add one, make a city of fame way back when.

OY becomes IP and you'll have a nice fall.
Change I to A and you'll catch it all.

Insert an M: make an invention of Chaplin.
Change T to C and with pain you'll be grapplin'.

Replace second with H: a winner for sure!
Lose second to last: you'll want balm for a cure.

Drop the H to make something to go on your head.
Change one and an adage will leave this thing dead.



Answer

TRY: From the adage "If, at first, you don't succeed, try, try again."
TROY: The Greek city which was the site of the Trojan War.

TRIP: and fall.
TRAP: to catch it all.

TRAMP: Charlie Chaplin's famous character was the tramp.
CRAMP: can be very painful.

CHAMP: a winner!
CHAP: Chapped lips or hands can be cured with a balm

CAP: goes on your head.
CAT: is left dead in the adage "Curiosity killed the cat."

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Comments

Jeppydog*
Mar 01, 2011

Really clever language teaser! Not too hard but interesting enough and the wording was great!
builderus*
Mar 01, 2011

quite easy but a lot of fun and great to see a new teaser
Marpleen*
Mar 01, 2011

Great teaser!
elentirAus*
Mar 01, 2011

I like these! This one was a bit easier, but fun none the less.
Thanks!
doeheadAus*
Mar 01, 2011

Easy, but it was a thrill to finally see a new teaser!!!!
xdbtcpAus*
Mar 01, 2011

Fun - got all but the last one...
swirly
Mar 01, 2011

Great teaser. Easy but fun to do.
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 01, 2014

As doehead said it was easy, but fun and refreshing to see a teaser that has not been repeated a million times.
cutebugAus*
Mar 01, 2014

I agree with HABS.



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