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Curtail 5

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

 

Puzzle ID:#47629
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.62)
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. Soapsuds -> Woodworking machine
2. Discover -> Fish part
3. Glue -> Gone before
4. Dismissed from the mind -> Do without
5. Boast -> Supporting undergarment
6. Woman -> Boy
7. A harsh, rumbling sound -> Become larger
8. Area cut by a scythe's swing -> Hit swiftly



Answer

1. Lather -> Lathe
2. Find -> Fin
3. Paste -> Past
4. Forgot -> Forgo
5. Brag -> Bra
6. Lady -> Lad
7. Growl -> Grow
8. Swath -> Swat

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Comments

Babe*
Apr 12, 2014

I like these types of teasers. I got them all, but needed the hint on two of them. lots of fun
cutebugAus**
Apr 12, 2014

Nice easy one to start the weekend.
catmom*us*
Apr 12, 2014

1-7 easy 8 took a couple of minutes to figure out. Fun.
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 12, 2014

I always enjoy these teasers
JoRebelRevillaAus*
Apr 12, 2014

nice fun and worked my brain for a weekend pick me up
Zykezexus*
Apr 13, 2014

I also flew though 1-7, (all the while waiting for the unfamiliar one). Finally, there it was...#8 which I passed on. Looking at the word, I wouldn't have gotten in without referring to online dictionaries. For me part of each teaser is knowing when to pass over vs when I should have gotten it.



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