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Curtail M

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Fun:**** (3.2)
Difficulty:** (1.54)
Submitted By:MarcM1098


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. Attract or please through personality -> To burn; scorch
2. Giving out moderate heat -> Conflict between nations
3. Kingdom; domain -> True; genuine
4. Solid, hard; fixed in place -> Type of evergreen tree
5. Remove from the surface; glide on a surface -> Narrow runner for gliding on snow
6. Line formed by sewing two pieces together -> Large body of salt water
7. Sew the edge of a cloth -> Male person
8. Agriculture site -> At a great distance


The words start with these letters:
1. C
2. W
3. R
4. F
5. S
6. S
7. H
8. F


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Posted by mathisnice on Feb 15, 2010


Another excellent Curtail/Beheaded teaser!

Posted by craniac on Mar 09, 2010

Excellent. Easy but fun, though I'm not so sure how easy it would have been without the hints.

Posted by builder on Mar 09, 2010

it was easy without the hints too but fun. Thanks for the new submission Marc

Posted by doehead on Mar 09, 2010

A bit on the easy side, but a new interesting teaser.

Posted by crazy10man on Mar 09, 2010

Well worth the effort!!! I loved it!

Posted by bradon182001 on Mar 09, 2010

One of my favorites although easy to solve. Thanks for posting.

Posted by sunnybonghits on Mar 09, 2010

Agree with pretty much everyone else so far. Definitely a good teaser.

Posted by TallTimber on Mar 09, 2010

Good one, definitely solvable.

Posted by patiencewithaP on Mar 09, 2010

Good one! Couldn't think of skim though.

Posted by jcann on Mar 09, 2010

I needed the hints for #s 1 & 3. Had to think hard on a caouple of the others. I really enjoyed it!

Posted by auntiesis on Mar 09, 2010

I had trouble with char/m, but the rest were fairly simple. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.

Posted by Bastet on Mar 09, 2010

Very easy, but enjoyable. I didn't need the hints and didn't even notice until after I solved all of them that the title itself is a hint.

Posted by wtfonfire on Mar 13, 2010

i feel like im stupid hearing all those other people get it right

Posted by Babe on Mar 09, 2013

Posted by cutebug on Mar 09, 2013

Nice and easy. Good morning to the lady that lives about an hour from Grand Blanc.

Posted by gaylewolf on Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!

Posted by gaylewolf on Mar 09, 2013

I love these but only got half of them right; I wasn't patient enough! Thanks for a good one!

Posted by HABS2933 on Mar 09, 2013

Another great teaser Marc. Got them all, pretty easy but lots of fun.

Gayle - though I know the message was not intended for me and I don't have a clue where "Grand Blanc" is, I do in fact live very close. Grand Blanc translates as "Great White", which is of course how Canada is known - "The Great White North".

*And yes I know it could also be translated as "Big White". (I'm after all Canadian - I speak French)

Posted by Maggiethe8th on Mar 09, 2013

'twas fun! missed only char/m, and got some rid of some foggy brain!

Posted by iggy39 on Mar 09, 2013

Had fun thought it was very easy but not that easy that it didn't make my brain work.

Posted by hermygranger123 on Mar 09, 2013

Fun! After I saw the hint, it was easy.

Posted by thecatladycac on Mar 10, 2013

Had to come back to number 1 and think about it some more before I figured it out. - Got the rest right off! Really fun teaser!

Posted by catmom on Mar 10, 2016

FUN but........I had to look at the hint to get #'s 4 & 5. Then i figured them out!!

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