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


Puzzle ID:#46177
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:** (1.44)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




When you curtail a word, you remove the last letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Heavenly body
Answer: The words are Start and Star.

1. Royal ruler -> Relatives; family
2. Musical composition with words -> Offspring
3. Musically produce words with the voice -> Transgression
4. Having ambitious goals -> Fever and pain medicine
5. Bird limb -> To be victorious
6. Long, sharp tooth -> Enthusiastic follower
7. Depending or building on something -> Container for water
8. Moving up and down (in water) -> A threaded spool for sewing


1. King -> Kin
2. Song -> Son
3. Sing -> Sin
4. Aspiring -> Aspirin
5. Wing -> Win
6. Fang -> Fan
7. Basing -> Basin
8. Bobbing -> Bobbin


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Jan 16, 2010

I am the FIRST . Nice quiz, I really liked it. I didn't get the last two though .
Mar 14, 2011

That was a great one. But I failed d last two.
Mar 14, 2011

That was a great one. But I failed d last two.
Mar 14, 2011

Got all but #7. It stumped me. Maybe just not enough coffee yet.
Mar 14, 2011

Pretty easy, but very enjoyable.
Mar 14, 2011

Good teaser. Missed only one.
Mar 14, 2011

good one! I missed number 7, too
Mar 15, 2014

Like everyone else, I too missed # 7. I never heard of the word "basing," nor could I find it in my little dictionary I keep by my computer. Strange. Otherwise, a good one.
Mar 16, 2014

Babe, may I suggest the following online resource for looking up words: Had you used that URL, you would easily have found the word "basing."
Mar 18, 2014

If you can't find "basing", I would ask which dictionary you are basing your search on.
Mar 15, 2017

Pretty fun!
Mar 15, 2017

well done

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