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Curtail P

Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098
Fun:**** (3.22)
Difficulty:** (1.47)



When you curtail a word, you remove the last letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Heavenly body
Answer: The words are Start and Star.

1. Bend out of shape -> Armed conflict
2. Muscle contraction -> Pack to capacity
3. Pass over; omit -> Glide on snow
4. Wet -> Large water barrier
5. Marsh; bog -> Moved through water
6. Waterproof canvas -> Pitch; oily residue
7. Cry; shed tears -> Very small
8. Assume a slouching posture; decrease suddenly -> Run-down part of a city

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Comments on this teaser


Posted by wordmama04/12/10
omg, I've never been first! Cool! I got all 16 words immediately, not so odd I guess, when you consider my "name"!! Enjoyable for those seconds! :lol:

Posted by builder04/12/10
pretty easy, except I needed the hint for #4

Posted by doehead04/12/10
Nice and easy. 8) 8) 8)

Posted by jcann04/12/10
Lots of fun! I couldn't get the second one. :)

Posted by patiencewithaP04/12/10
I love these! :) Even if I couldn't think of number 2 :oops: Great teaser!

Posted by sunnybonghits04/12/10
Cool. Definitely on the easy side but that's fine for a Monday morning. :)

Posted by auntiesis04/12/10
I missed cramp/cram, but the rest were easy even without the hint. :D :D :D

Posted by katie38404/12/10
I loved it. :D I'm no good at the hard teasers this one is perfect.

Posted by precious102604/12/10
:wink: I thought this was a very good teaser. Sorry, I don't have the patience.

Posted by boodler07/22/10
tarp, contraction of tarpaulin?

Posted by Babe04/12/13
I needed help on some, but got them all. Fun!

Posted by gaylewolf04/12/13
I didn't get all of them, but I like this type of puzzle - thanks for posting! :wink: :)

Posted by cutebug04/12/13
nice easy one. :D :D

Posted by lukasiwicz04/12/13
This would have been a little more challenging if the letter to be dropped hadn't always been "p."

Posted by HABS293304/12/13
ukasiwicz, this is one in a series of the same type puzzle, each ending with a different letter. There are also some that you don't know the letter to be dropped. You can look those up under Marc's teasers. They are considerably more difficult. Even though most of these puzzles are easy that does not take away from the enjoyment of them in my opinion. There would have been considerable time put into finding enough words that fit the requirement to make a decent teaser.




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