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Puzzle ID:#49815
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:** (1.44)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Each pair of definitions is for two words, where the second word is the first word with a letter deleted (example: brand & band). The length of the first word in each pair is provided, along with the position of the deleted letter to obtain the second word.

1) to spoil or contaminate (5 letters) & (delete 2nd letter) hue or shade of color
2) a private or secret meeting (8 letters) & (delete 5th letter) curved inward
3) something that takes place (5 letters) & (delete 1st letter) an opening that allows the escape of gas
4) to turn aside, as to avoid a collision (6 letters) & (delete 2nd letter) to act in a certain capacity


Answer

1) taint & tint
2) conclave & concave
3) event & vent
4) swerve & serve

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