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Postby KatyBr » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:49 pm

Five words that contain AB as a letter-pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words?

-AB--, ---AB, AB----, AB-----, -AB----

Pool: C, E, E, I, I, I, L, L, N, P, Q, R, S, S, T, T, T, U, U, Y
from http://www.braingle.com/28556.html



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Postby Slava » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:26 pm

The site still exists, in case we have anyone out there that likes brain teasers.

An example:

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) overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
2) bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
3) a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
4) the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun

The solution is available on the site.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:31 pm

But you don't say where the solution is???

Hopefully someone else (I got another person to join
today) will bite on the site, so I won't tell the answers.
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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:47 pm

overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
fat beaver/bat fever

bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
sea floor/flea sore

a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
frying pan/prying fan


the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun
time man/mime tan
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Postby Slava » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:58 pm

saparris wrote:overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
fat beaver/bat fever

bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
sea floor/flea sore

a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
frying pan/prying fan


the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun
time man/mime tan
Did you get these yourself, or from the site?
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Postby skinem » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:03 am

I got the first and last one, but for some reason couldn't figure out the sea floor one...and I have dogs!

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Postby saparris » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:50 am

Yes, but I'm more stubborn that most folks.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:55 pm

OK.
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