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


Puzzle ID:#45917
Fun:**** (3.15)
Difficulty:** (1.46)
Submitted By:Zag24Aus****!!
Corrected By:cnmne




This is another of my rhyming word ladders. Most people will have to work forwards and backwards to get all ten words.


The old adage says to do this again.
Add one, make a city of fame way back when.

OY becomes IP and you'll have a nice fall.
Change I to A and you'll catch it all.

Insert an M: make an invention of Chaplin.
Change T to C and with pain you'll be grapplin'.

Replace second with H: a winner for sure!
Lose second to last: you'll want balm for a cure.

Drop the H to make something to go on your head.
Change one and an adage will leave this thing dead.

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Mar 01, 2011

Really clever language teaser! Not too hard but interesting enough and the wording was great!
Mar 01, 2011

quite easy but a lot of fun and great to see a new teaser
Mar 01, 2011

Great teaser!
Mar 01, 2011

I like these! This one was a bit easier, but fun none the less.
Mar 01, 2011

Easy, but it was a thrill to finally see a new teaser!!!!
Mar 01, 2011

Fun - got all but the last one...
Mar 01, 2011

Great teaser. Easy but fun to do.
Mar 01, 2014

As doehead said it was easy, but fun and refreshing to see a teaser that has not been repeated a million times.
Mar 01, 2014

I agree with HABS.
Mar 01, 2017

Agree! Nice to have something new for a change.
Mar 01, 2017

I didn't get Try or Cat, but I did get all the ones in between.
Mar 01, 2017

Novel concept. Terrific writing. Easy, especially if you are old enough to know adages.

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