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Puzzle ID:#49892
Fun:*** (2.45)
Difficulty:** (1.9)
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) a gentle push with the elbow (5 letters) & (delete 4th letter) unclothed
2) to break or wrench apart (6 letters) & (delete 1st letter) beneath
3) to catch sight of something, especially distant or obscure (6 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to speak out against strongly and openly
4) to be engaged in activity (4 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to purchase


Answer

1) nudge & nude
2) sunder & under
3) descry & decry
4) busy & buy

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Comments

eighsseAus*
Jul 29, 2013

Tough one because of descry/decry, as I have never even heard the word "descry"! I wasn't sure if I was right about "sunder," but I went with that Good puzzle

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