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

7 comments:

AMIN said...

1. Bun--bread
2. ??
3. ??
4. Harm--crush
5. Scream--weep

colin_hatch said...

1. Bun - Bread
2. Ride - Trip
3. Groove - Rut
4. Harm - Crush
5. Scream - Weep

Veronica Baig said...

AMIN: So far so good!
COLIN: Thanks for filling in the blanks--nice work!

Ashlee Thomas said...

1. Bun - Bread
2. Ride - Trip
3. ?
4. Harm - Crush
5. ?

Veronica Baig said...

ASHLEE: Good work, but Colin beat you to it!

Ashlee Thomas said...

I see that, great work Colin. I thought I would give it a try before looking at the comments & I came up with the 3.

Veronica Baig said...

ASHLEE: Maybe you will be first this next week;-)