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Clues to a Phrase

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


Puzzle ID:#50029
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:*** (2.72)
Submitted By:eighsseAus******




In this teaser, you are given clues. The blanks to each answer are numbered, and if you arrange all of the letters in numerical order, you will have a phrase or quote. The first letter of each answer, in order, will reveal the name of the person who said or wrote the quote, or a related word or phrase.

1. Xylem : water :: arteries : _____ [27][33][31][48][17]
2. Make a shallow cut [40][49][9][50]
3. Cyrano's flaw [45][24][21][12]
4. Thwart [30][25][6][39]
5. Force away [20][7][14][13][38]
6. Privy [19][35][16][42][51]
7. Intersection [8][1][2][28][15]
8. Seaweed [11][18][26][3]
9. Lend, contractually [37][4][41][34][10]
10. Of a steely sarcasm? [44][5][47][46][36][22]
11. A compass direction [43][32][52][29][23]


1. Blood
2. Etch
3. Nose
4. Foil
5. Repel
6. Aware
7. Nexus
8. Kelp
9. Lease
10. Ironic
11. North

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-- Ben Franklin


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