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Puzzle ID:#46337
Fun:**** (3.2)
Difficulty:** (1.56)
Category:Language
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. Attract or please through personality -> To burn; scorch
2. Giving out moderate heat -> Conflict between nations
3. Kingdom; domain -> True; genuine
4. Solid, hard; fixed in place -> Type of evergreen tree
5. Remove from the surface; glide on a surface -> Narrow runner for gliding on snow
6. Line formed by sewing two pieces together -> Large body of salt water
7. Sew the edge of a cloth -> Male person
8. Agriculture site -> At a great distance



Answer

1. Charm -> Char
2. Warm -> War
3. Realm -> Real
4. Firm -> Fir
5. Skim -> Ski
6. Seam -> Sea
7. Hem -> He
8. Farm -> Far

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Comments

mathisnice*us*
Feb 15, 2010

First!

Another excellent Curtail/Beheaded teaser!
craniacAus**
Mar 09, 2010

Excellent. Easy but fun, though I'm not so sure how easy it would have been without the hints.
builderus*
Mar 09, 2010

it was easy without the hints too but fun. Thanks for the new submission Marc
doeheadAus*
Mar 09, 2010

A bit on the easy side, but a new interesting teaser.
crazy10manAus*
Mar 09, 2010

Well worth the effort!!! I loved it!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 09, 2010

One of my favorites although easy to solve. Thanks for posting.
sunnybonghits*
Mar 09, 2010

Agree with pretty much everyone else so far. Definitely a good teaser.
TallTimberAus*
Mar 09, 2010

Good one, definitely solvable.
patiencewithaP*us*
Mar 09, 2010

Good one! Couldn't think of skim though.
jcann*us*
Mar 09, 2010

I needed the hints for #s 1 & 3. Had to think hard on a caouple of the others. I really enjoyed it!
auntiesisAus*
Mar 09, 2010

I had trouble with char/m, but the rest were fairly simple. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.
BastetA*
Mar 09, 2010

Very easy, but enjoyable. I didn't need the hints and didn't even notice until after I solved all of them that the title itself is a hint.
wtfonfire**
Mar 13, 2010

i feel like im stupid hearing all those other people get it right
Babe*
Mar 09, 2013

cutebugAus*
Mar 09, 2013

Nice and easy. Good morning to the lady that lives about an hour from Grand Blanc.
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 09, 2013

Another great teaser Marc. Got them all, pretty easy but lots of fun.

Gayle - though I know the message was not intended for me and I don't have a clue where "Grand Blanc" is, I do in fact live very close. Grand Blanc translates as "Great White", which is of course how Canada is known - "The Great White North".

*And yes I know it could also be translated as "Big White". (I'm after all Canadian - I speak French)
Maggiethe8th*us*
Mar 09, 2013

'twas fun! missed only char/m, and got some rid of some foggy brain!
iggy39Aus*
Mar 09, 2013

Had fun thought it was very easy but not that easy that it didn't make my brain work.
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 09, 2013

Fun! After I saw the hint, it was easy.
thecatladycac**
Mar 10, 2013

Had to come back to number 1 and think about it some more before I figured it out. - Got the rest right off! Really fun teaser!
catmomAus*
Mar 10, 2016

FUN but........I had to look at the hint to get #'s 4 & 5. Then i figured them out!!

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