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Back in Forth 9

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

 

Puzzle ID:#47253
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.82)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Based on the clue in parentheses, find a four-letter word that can be inserted backwards into the blank to complete a longer word.

Example: di____ve (a defeat)
Answer: dissolve ("A defeat" gives you LOSS, which is placed backwards in the blank: di_SSOL_ve.)

1. s____ing (profound, extreme, or intense)
2. si____ll (inspired by a feeling of reverence)
3. re____ed (draw with force)
4. s____hot (to extend over)



Answer

1. speeding (DEEP - s_PEED_ing)
2. sidewall (AWED - si_DEWA_ll)
3. regarded (DRAG - re_GARD_ed)
4. snapshot (SPAN - s_NAPS_hot)

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Comments

gaylewolfAus*
Jul 23, 2010

I liked this one a lot and would like more like this!
Maybe I should have spent more time doing it - I only got one.
I still liked it - thanks!
gaylewolfAus*
Jul 23, 2010

Hello Auntie Sis!!
bear01Aau*
Jul 23, 2010

wow.. that was hard!! i got AWE and thought it has to be that, but the word didnt work.. mmm my brain just couldnt comprehend these today.. :/
doeheadAus**
Jul 23, 2010

Got 2, just can't get my brain awake. Great teaser!!!!
flyfisherAus*
Jul 23, 2010

Great teaser! Could only get the first one.
wordmama*
Jul 23, 2010

I got speeding by myself, 3 & 4 with the hint; I got awed by myself but couldn't get the resulting string of letters to make something I could recognize as a word!

(And special congrats to the teaser's creator: doehead responded in a, for doehead, positive manner!! Keep up the good work, doehead!)
wordmama*
Jul 23, 2010

Sorry, that was a "positive manner" for anyone!!!
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 23, 2010

Got two...got the third with the hint but couldn't get sidewall even with the hint! Great teaser!
craniacAus*
Jul 23, 2010

Got #1 on my own, needed hints for #2 & #4, & couldn't get #3 even with the hint. Challenging and fun. Maybe if I'd had more coffee I could have done better. Glad to see that doehead liked this one.
doeheadAus**
Jul 23, 2010

What can I say? I didn't know that I was so popular. But please remember-I always tell the truth on how I feel about the published teasers.
auntiesisAus*
Jul 24, 2010

Without the hint I got 2 of them, and with the hint I got 1 more. Great teaser, not too easy, not too hard.
Hi Gayle.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 30, 2010

This was hard. Excellent teaser, thanks for posting.
Babe*
Jul 23, 2013

I was totally confused on this one and gave up!
jaycr*us*
Jul 23, 2013

Not my cup-o-tea. Maybe I should try these later in the day.
cutebugAus**
Jul 23, 2013

I give this one a thumbs up. I wish I was popular like DOEHEAD. Oh well, maybe someday.
tripleteam5*
Jul 23, 2013

clue for "drag " is TERRIBLE "and can mean artt, Pull or tow with force is fair. draw with force blows, big time
MarcM1098Aca*
Jul 23, 2013

"pull" and "draw" are synonyms. The clue for #3 used to be "pull with force" but it was changed because then "draw" is a possible answer (reWARDed). I agree that using draw makes it more challenging because the "pull" meaning isn't the first that comes to mind, but it is still accurate.
thecatladycac**
Jul 24, 2013

The first 2 were easy. But --
For "draw with force" - I came up with "etch" or "suck" - neither of which worked, of course.
Instead of "span", I was trying to use "cover" - again it wouldn't work. I finally gave up without using the hint. I still like the teasers - sometimes my brain cooperates - and sometimes it doesn't!



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