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Puzzle ID:#8427
Fun:*** (2.85)
Difficulty:*** (2.69)
Category:Language
Submitted By:snaps*au****

 

 

 



For each of the pairs of words below, insert a word in the blank space between them to form two separate words such that the inserted word finishes the first word and begins the second. For example, given "MAN ____ ON", you would insert the word "GO" to form "MANGO" and "GOON". The hint gives the number of letters in each of the words that must be inserted.

WIN ____ HERE
DISC ____ AGE
TEN ____ OR
ANT ____ LOCK
SIN ____ SHIP



Answer

NOW (winnow, nowhere)
US (discus, usage)
DON (tendon, donor)
HEM (anthem, hemlock)
KING (sinking, kingship)

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