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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:#9867
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.6)
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.

BOW ____ AGE
GENE ____ KING
LAND ____ GOAT
DIG ____ SELF
PAR ____ ATE



Answer

LINE (bowline, lineage)
TIC (genetic, ticking)
SCAPE (landscape, scapegoat)
IT (digit, itself)
ROT (parrot, rotate) or DON (pardon, donate)

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