27.11.17

Letter Juggle 5 - Brain Teaser


Letter Juggle 5

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters

Take the given words, and by moving a single letter from one word to the other, make a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast - Hip, move the 's' from 'Boast' to 'Hip' creating two synonyms: Boat - Ship.

1. Pain - Nil
2. War - Zoned
3. Routing - Tip
4. Shot - Teaming
5. Right - Blight

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Hint


1. Spike
2. Region
3. Journey
4. Temperature
5. Shining


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Solution

1. Pin - Nail
2. Ward - Zone
3. Outing - Trip
4. Hot - Steaming
5. Bright - Light

10.11.17

"Slipped and fell off" - Brain Teaser




Slipped and fell off

A man was washing windows on a high-rise office building when he slipped and fell off a sixty foot ladder onto the concrete sidewalk below. Incredibly, he did not injure himself in any way. How was this possible?

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Solution

He was standing on the bottom rung.


28.10.17

Spazy Croonerisms 19 - Brain Trainer


Spazy Croonerisms 19

A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) a lock's companion and a bright-colored tropical bird & a vegetable and a vegetable
2) a chilly tome & a courageous chef
3) a mournful song & a spoiled cold dish of vegetables served with dressing
4) an excavation of an underground ore deposit in Geneva & the winner of a beauty pageant sponsored by pig farmers



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Solution

1) key and parrot & pea and carrot
2) cold book & bold cook
3) sad ballad & bad salad
4) Swiss mine & Miss Swine

24.10.17

Homonym Sentences - Brain Trainer


Homonym Sentences
Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters

The blanks in the following sentences will be filled in with three different homonyms (words that are spelled differently but sound alike) to make valid sentences. The dashes indicate the number of letters in the words. Can you fill in the blanks?

1. The cut on his _ _ _ _ won't _ _ _ _ in time for the race, so _ _ '_ _ have to drop out.
2. The man was so upset about being _ _ _ _ that he regularly _ _ _ _ _ _ himself up on the bed and _ _ _ _ _ _ his eyes out.
3. I couldn't _ _ _ _ _ any of the _ _ _ _ _ _ in the flower shop, because for some strange reason I had 50 _ _ _ _ _ crammed up my nose.
4. A bloodthirsty pirate will wander the _ _ _ _ and essentially _ _ _ _ _ everything he _ _ _ _.

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Solution

1. The cut on his HEEL won't HEAL in time for the race, so HE'LL have to drop out.
2. The man was so upset about being BALD that he regularly BALLED himself up on the bed and BAWLED his eyes out.
3. I couldn't SENSE any of the SCENTS in the flower shop, because for some strange reason I had 50 CENTS crammed up my nose.
4. A bloodthirsty pirate will wander the SEAS and essentially SEIZE everything he SEES.

23.10.17

Can You Find It? - Brain Teaser


Can You Find It?
Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters

There are so many words. If you take the letters found in the word VALENTINES, using the clues below, can you figure out the words that can be made?

1. A number between 8 and 10
2. A person owned by another person
3. An indigenous person
4. To express anger, or a heating duct opening
5. A person who stands watch and/or is watching
6. Necessary to existence or well-being of something
7. A type of beverage served in a pub
8. Agreeably tolerant or permissive
9. Lacking noise
10. Foreign Language
11. Goes away, or items that fall from trees and need raking
12. Opposite of odd

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Solution

1. NINE
2. SLAVE
3. NATIVE
4. VENT
5. SENTINEL
6. VITAL
7. ALE
8. LENIENT
9. SILENT
10. LATIN
11. LEAVES
12. EVEN



16.10.17

Brain Teaser: "Decapitation"


Decapitation
Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

Decapitate me and all becomes equal. Then truncate me and I become second. Cut me front and back and I become two less than I started.

What am I?


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Solution


The word Seven.

seven
even (equal)
eve (2nd person, according to the Bible)
v (Roman numeral five; two less than seven)

Now you get it :D

14.10.17

Forward and Back - Brain Teaser


Forward and Back

Each pair of hints below relates to two words. One of the words is the other one spelled backward. What are the ten word pairs?

Example: married, moisture
Answer: wed, dew

1. light source, rodents
2. dwell, wicked
3. retain, sneaking look
4. weapons, tight fit
5. portion, catching device
6. prize, furniture compartment
7. drinking aid, skin blemishes
8. stopper, big swallow
9. implement, stolen goods
10. precinct, illustrate


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Solution

1. star, rats
2. live, evil
3. keep, peek
4. guns, snug
5. part, trap
6. reward, drawer
7. straw, warts
8. plug, gulp
9. tool, loot
10. ward, draw

13.10.17

Old Mother Suzie - Brain Teaser

 
Old Mother Suzie

Old Mother Suzie had but one eye,
And a long tail that she would let fly.
Every time she went over a gap,
Part of her tail would get caught in a trap.
Who is Mother Suzie?


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Solution

A Needle and Thread