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


Puzzle ID:#50082
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.6)
Submitted By:eighsseAus******
Corrected By:cnmne




In this teaser, you will be given rows, each with three clues. The answer to the second clue of any row will consist of the letters -- usually rearranged -- of the answer to the first clue in that row, minus one letter. The answer to the third clue, likewise, will consist of the letters from the second answer, minus one. If you put each dropped letter into the box following the word from which it was dropped, reading down the two columns of boxes will give a phrase, or two terms that are somehow related.

1. Summoned [_] 2. Open widely, as a mouth [_] 3. Wooden pin
4. Sender [_] 5. Domain [_] 6. Full serving of food
7. Threaded [_] 8. Grumble [_] 9. Revolve
10. Halted [_] 11. Deceives; scams [_] 12. Drove too fast
13. Risk [_] 14. Crisp toast [_] 15. Bundle of hay
16. Head of a country [_] 17. Extent of a sovereign's rule [_] 18. Non-composite number
19. Like a dull, simple task [_] 20. Italian city [_] 21. Peruvian capital
22. Consumer's price [_] 23. Test [_] 24. Fibber


1. paged [D] 2. gape [A] 3. peg
4. mailer [I] 5. realm [R] 6. meal
7. strung [S] 8. grunt [G] 9. turn
10. paused [A] 11. dupes [U] 12. sped
13. gamble [G] 14. Melba [M] 15. bale
16. premier [R] 17. empire [E] 18. prime
19. menial [E] 20. Milan [N] 21. Lima
22. retail [E] 23. trial [T] 24. liar

"Disagree" and "argument" -- a potential cause and effect.


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Feb 24, 2014

Tonight is not the night to play teasers... My brain is hurting...
Nice one though
Feb 24, 2014

Haha sorry charlotte Thanks for playing/commenting though.

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