### Brain Teasers

# Dropboxes XI

In this teaser, you will be given rows, each with three clues. The answer to the second clue of any row will consist of the letters -- usually rearranged -- of the answer to the first clue in that row, minus one letter. The answer to the third clue, likewise, will consist of the letters from the second answer, minus one. If you put each dropped letter into the box following the word from which it was dropped, reading down the two columns of boxes will give a phrase, or two terms that are somehow related.

1. Bushes [_] 2. Takes notice [_] 3. Plant's primary stage

4. Reprimand [_] 5. Harms [_] 6. Treasure boxes

7. Disintegrating gradually [_] 8. Flattened clothes [_] 9. Football and baseball star Sanders

10. Ahead [_] 11. Dies in water [_] 12. Stated under oath

13. Having even less hair [_] 14. Birch tree [_] 15. Actual

16. Ice cream alternative [_] 17. "Glue" for tiles [_] 18. Inflammation of joints

19. Original [_] 20. Lacking experience [_] 21. Rotating blade

22. Come up with, as a plan [_] 23. Plunges [_] 24. Edge

25. Folding sharply [_] 26. From Athens [_] 27. Considerate

1. Bushes [_] 2. Takes notice [_] 3. Plant's primary stage

4. Reprimand [_] 5. Harms [_] 6. Treasure boxes

7. Disintegrating gradually [_] 8. Flattened clothes [_] 9. Football and baseball star Sanders

10. Ahead [_] 11. Dies in water [_] 12. Stated under oath

13. Having even less hair [_] 14. Birch tree [_] 15. Actual

16. Ice cream alternative [_] 17. "Glue" for tiles [_] 18. Inflammation of joints

19. Original [_] 20. Lacking experience [_] 21. Rotating blade

22. Come up with, as a plan [_] 23. Plunges [_] 24. Edge

25. Folding sharply [_] 26. From Athens [_] 27. Considerate

### Answer

1. hedges [G] 2. heeds [H] 3. seed4. chastise [I] 5. scathes [A] 6. chests

7. eroding [G] 8. ironed [R] 9. Deion

10. onwards [A] 11. drowns [D] 12. sworn

13. balder [B] 14. alder [D] 15. real

16. yogurt [Y] 17. grout [R] 18. gout

19. native [T] 20. naive [I] 21. vane

22. devise [E] 23. dives [V] 24. side

25. creasing [S] 26. Grecian [E] 27. caring

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