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Monday, May 3, 2010

PUZZLE, May 3rd, 2010

Previous puzzle: Suggested answers
1. a. Outer layer                       b. Oxidized metal          Crust / Rust
2. a. Defraud; violate rules        b. Thermal energy in transit  Cheat / Heat
3. a. Sensation of cold b. Local land elevation Chill / Hill
4. a. Go upward                       b. Jointed appendage; branch Climb / Limb
5. a. Strong metal rope             b. Having necessary skill  Cable / Able
6. a. Confined; restrained          b. Old; grew older  Caged / Aged
7. a. Stop; discontinue b. Freedom from hardship  Cease / Ease
8. a. Lacking dirt                      b. Lacking fat 8. Clean / Lean

New Puzzle: 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. Burn - Bead
2. Rid - Tripe
3. Grove - Rout
4. Charm - Rush
5. Cream - Sweep


Devika A said...

1 Bun - Bead
2 Dirt - Ripe
3 rove - Grout
4 Harm - Crush
5 Scream - Weep

Veronica Baig said...

DEVIKA: The last two are good; remember that the meaning of the two words must be similar. Would you like to try the others again?

Devika A said...

1 Bun - Bread
2 Ride - Trip
3 Rove - Grout
4 Harm - Crush
5 Scream - Weep

Veronica Baig said...

DEVIKA: OK--now you have the first wo as well, but that still leaves #3;-)

Devika said...

3 Groove - Rut

Veronica Baig said...

DEVIKA: Your persistence has paid off--congratulations:-)

iannou said...

Well done! I couldn't figure out grove/rout at all.