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Stop Thinking Over Here

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

 

Puzzle ID:#8052
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.28)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****

 

 

 



For each group below, fill in the blanks with two words that differ only by their first letter.

1. Stop thinking over here. Go _ _ _ _ _ _ over _ _ _ _ _ _.

2. An untrained person could be killed in these woods, but there is little _ _ _ _ _ _ for a _ _ _ _ _ _.

3. Writing an "A" on your dish rag would make it a _ _ _ _ _ with a _ _ _ _ _.


Answer

1. PONDER, YONDER
2. DANGER, RANGER
3. TOWEL, VOWEL

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Comments

Ember
Oct 24, 2002

~~~Nice One~~~
Gmoney-Gdog
Dec 14, 2002

good1! 8^)
Princess_Neopia
Dec 30, 2002

Brilliant teaser.
shibbyguy
Jan 05, 2003

You had me stumped!
alintanfern
Jan 06, 2003

gr8 1 with rhyming answers
Mogmatt16Ava*
Aug 22, 2004

that's odd... this one is kinda good...
ThreeTwoOne*
Aug 22, 2004

I like your answer for the second sentence better than mine: matter/master. This teaser wasn't too difficult, but it exercised the brain just enough to be fun. Overall, a very clever contribution.
marigold*us
Feb 21, 2005

wetter with a letter? Does that work or just sound weird?
Smudgeza*
Jun 14, 2006

The second one couldn't be matter/master as ThreeTwoOne said, because those do not differ by their first letter. Good try, though.

I got the first 2, but the third was a very nice play of words.

I give it a thumbs up
Rach_*
Nov 29, 2006

Cute and fun
marschie*il*
Nov 29, 2006

Excellent teaser!

[Why are all the comments labeled "offensive?"]
lukeschettAus*
Nov 29, 2006

Great teaser.
P.S. They are not offensive. You click on that if someone says something that is offensive to you.
karenokupniakus*
Nov 29, 2006

Can we "wonder" over "yonder" as well? This one was a lot of fun.
senthur22in
Nov 29, 2006

beautiful thought
schmedley9*us*
Nov 29, 2006

it was okay
bradon182001*us*
Nov 29, 2006

I guess its too early for me. Didn't get any unless you count "hope for a dope" for #1. That was my first thought and that is was I kept thinking.
bradon182001*us*
Nov 29, 2006

Oops, I meant #2, not 1.
OldChinaHand**
Nov 29, 2006

A very well done teaser.
cassiemarkAus*
Nov 29, 2006

I liked that one a lot!
lmurray*cn*
Nov 29, 2006

Hmmmmm.........
Pizzazz2uAus*
Nov 29, 2006

Good teaser! Made the first one tougher on myself than it turned out to be. Keep them coming!
nikitafullmoonAca*
Nov 29, 2006

One of those teasers that makes me go "D'OH!" Apparently I need to START Thinking Over Here! Great teaser!
scallioAus*
Nov 29, 2006

saradoveus*
Nov 29, 2006

I love thes kinds of teasers but I never get them. I always end up saying DUH.

keep 'em coming!
jacstop*
Nov 29, 2006

I love this teaser! A refreshing bit of cleverness
if_i_may94*au
Nov 29, 2006

~you had me stumped~
keep up the good work

~ if_i_may94 ~
bradon182001*us*
Nov 29, 2006

My, My, My. I hope Jenelle 74 feels better now.
cuteandditzyAus*
Nov 29, 2006

Nice play of words. Really liked it.
Blondie116*us**
Nov 29, 2006

Loved it!
breathesunshineAus**
Nov 29, 2006

Had a brain cramp on this one but it was fun anyway!
QrystalAca*
Nov 30, 2006

That made me giggle!! What an awesome way to start the day. Thanks!!
QrystalAca*
Nov 30, 2006

P.S. I wish I had "offensive" links available... zap certain people who deliberately give offense (i.e. by insulting). That's so different than giving one's opinion of a teaser.
vlermaAus*
Nov 30, 2006

I pushed that's offensive for you Crystal as I agree some people just don't know when to be quiet. Personally I thought it was a great teaser. More please
vlermaAus*
Nov 30, 2006

Excuse me Qrystal
doeheadAus*
Nov 29, 2009

Way to many possible answers. So I have to rate this as a very por teaser!!!
doeheadAus*
Nov 29, 2009

I should learn how to spell poor.
UptheHillA**
Nov 29, 2009

Nice1, Keep them coming!!!!
pbwc17*
Nov 29, 2009

those were fun...didnt get any but it was still great
brucemcdon*
Nov 29, 2009

Doehead, what are some of the "way to many" possible answers?
auntiesisAus*
Nov 29, 2009

I only got the first one.
gaylewolfAus*
Nov 29, 2009

I didn't get any of them

but I thought they were terrific! and funny!!
thanks!
BarticusAus*
Dec 01, 2009

I couldn't get any but they are all good.

Doehead, can you give an example of another answer?
Johnny*us*
Dec 01, 2009

The brainteaser wasn't the best
It was sort of clever
Babe*
Nov 29, 2012

It would have ben nice had you explained the words were to rhyme.
I found it to be lacking in expalations Sorry
spikethru4*au*
Nov 29, 2012

Babe, the answers don't have to rhyme (these ones do, as it happens, but it's not necessary). They have to be spelt the same, but with a different first letter. The instructions are quite clear; maybe you didn't read them properly.
MonkeyMikeen
Nov 29, 2012

3 years late, but in response to Barticus. Fear and Bear for the 2nd maybe?
cutebugAus*
Nov 29, 2012

Not my type of teaser Monkey,if you count the spaces your 4 letter answer doesn't fill 6 spaces.
jeRussell
Nov 29, 2012

For number 1 how about go 'hither' over 'dither'?
HABS2933Aca*
Nov 29, 2012

I agree with doehead - there are a lot of possible answers for some of them.
"Fear for a bear" was good, but "hope for a dope" made me laugh.
I came up with "Think over drink" for the one that was given as "ponder over yonder".
jeRussell
Nov 29, 2012

For #2 that shoud have been go 'dither' over 'hither'. For #3- A 'brain' with a 'drain". You can figure it out. ;)
spikethru4*au*
Nov 29, 2012

jeRussell, nice try, but 'hither' means 'here'. You mean 'go dither over thither', which doesn't fit.



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