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Curtail R

Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (1.39)



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. Measuring stick -> Law
2. Prophet; visionary -> To perceive
3. Rip; pull apart -> Beverage
4. Topic; anything with mass and volume -> Not glossy; flat
5. Moon depression -> Large box
6. One who digs for ore -> Belonging to me
7. Police person -> Place of work
8. Vocalist -> Scorch; burn superficially

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Comments on this teaser


Posted by KarateGirl09803/29/10
Woot, I got them all right. :D Great teaser. :)

Posted by jimbooth01904/25/10
missed #7 :o guess I should have looked at the hint. Good teaser. thanks 8)

Posted by craniac04/25/10
Enjoyed it. Just what I needed to start the day -- the teaser and two cups of java. #4 and #5 made me think a bit, but the rest was pretty easy. I don't mind easy now and then at all. It still stretches my brain some.

Posted by doehead04/25/10
Nice easy one to start my day. :D :D :D

Posted by wordmama04/25/10
Needed the hint to get #4, but got them all! While the premise might be easy, I still had to think a tiny bit, which is perfect for first thing in the morning! This was actually pretty perfect! :D :D

Posted by wordmama04/25/10
Shows how much before coffee it is--I hate being redundant, and I used perfect twice in a row. Obviously, I myself am not perfect! :lol: :lol:

Posted by patiencewithaP04/25/10
I love it! :D Needed the hint for #2...and it still took me a while. Great job! :D

Posted by bradon18200104/25/10
Fun teaser. Enjoyed it.

Posted by auntiesis04/25/10
Easy, but enjoyable. :lol:

Posted by Loviepuppy04/25/10
Cool I got them right(with help from my friends)Cool teaser. 8)

Posted by hubbamutt77704/25/10
did not get it. still don't get it. :-? are you just supposed to take away the 'r' in each word?? -confused me :)

Posted by precious102604/25/10
:evil: Great Teaser. Only One correct, but I got the jits of the matter.

Posted by mimi874305/01/10
To hubbamutt777 you are supposed to take off the letter at the end of the first word and then you get the second word, for example, tear, you take off the r and you have a beverage, tea. Hope that helps!

Posted by Johnny05/04/10
very fun teaser i did surprisingly well :D

Posted by Babe04/25/13
No comment! :roll:

Posted by katamaster04/25/13
Too easy today!

Posted by xdbtcp04/25/13
Had to use the hint for #4 :oops: , otherwise easy & fun




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