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Behead 19

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


Puzzle ID:#48722
Fun:**** (3.15)
Difficulty:** (1.68)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****
Corrected By:dalfamnest




When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

1. Shut -> Misplace; fail
2. Open -> Glass container
3. Unusual; lightly cooked -> They exist
4. Prevent from spoiling -> Holding back
5. Broken glass -> Unyielding
6. Dampen; cushion -> Frequent
7. One who leases -> Go into
8. Leave one's country -> Move seasonally


1. Close -> Lose
2. Ajar -> Jar
3. Rare -> Are
4. Preserve -> Reserve
5. Shard -> Hard
6. Soften -> Often
7. Renter - > Enter
8. Emigrate -> Migrate


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Jun 12, 2011

Nice easy teaser.
Jun 12, 2011

A special hello to G. W. from Mich.
Jun 12, 2011

Good teaser! and a special reply to K from PA!
Jun 12, 2011

cool - love these teasers.
Jun 12, 2011

Well done. Love these teasers.
Jun 12, 2011

A great teaser as usual Marc. Missed Preserve/Reserve but got the rest
Jun 12, 2011

Nice one, fairly easy but fun. Thanks.
Jun 12, 2011

Ajar actually means "slightly" open. Fun though.
Jun 12, 2014

How nice to be first and not have to read others. Some others.
This was a fun teaser , but I missed two which is not too bad. Thanks for posting this one.
Jun 12, 2014

Here is my comment on the teaser:
Other "beheaded" teasers have come pretty easy to me, this one proved to be a bit more difficult. Nicely done.
Jun 12, 2014

Though I enjoy all the Behead series, these ones, in which each answer begins with a different letter are much more challenging than your alphabetical series. Both are great, but I prefer the challenge.
Jun 12, 2014

six got me, but all in all fun!
Jun 12, 2014

Fun and easy. 8/8
Jun 12, 2014

Missed preserve/reserve completely. Got shard/hard with the hint. The other 6 easily on my own. Fun!
Jun 13, 2017

Liked this one, missed #4 & 6, got the rest okay. Had fun anyway.
Jun 13, 2017

Fun, enjoyable and easy teaser to start the day. Got them all.
Jun 14, 2017

I was convinced #3 had to do with aliens! Couldn't get it out of my head! And the hint of "A" sure didn't help!
Fun teaser - I got some, missed some others. Good mix!

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