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Compound Couples

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


Puzzle ID:#48051
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.54)
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz******




Compound words are pairings of existing words; e.g. brainstorm. Each word affects the overall meaning.

Some word pairs can be compounded in two ways. Use the given clues to find these "compound couples".

short range firearm & the blast from a firearm [7]
= shotgun & gunshot

** CLUES **
1. pass & company merger [8]

2. escape & the start of a war [8]

3. delay & maintain [6]

4. shelf set & detective's diary [8]

** HINT **
You will find sentences in which the Compound Couples can be placed.


1. overtake & takeover
2. breakout & outbreak
3. holdup & uphold
4. casebook & bookcase


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Nov 08, 2010

Enjoyed it, although it was pretty easy.
Nov 08, 2010

I had trouble with uphold/holdup, but the rest were fairly easy.
Nov 10, 2010

Nice teaser. Missed one.
Nov 08, 2013

Very goo teaser. I like it a lot!
Nov 08, 2013

Very good teaser! I liked it a lot.
Nov 08, 2013

Good teaser. Got all of them.
Nov 08, 2013

I got none without the hint, and all but one with the hint. Good teaser idea!
Nov 09, 2016

Very enjoyable and entertaining teaser; I got 3 out of 4 (2 with the hint). Could not get overtake and takeover.

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