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Compound Couples

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

 

Puzzle ID:#48051
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:*** (2.63)
Category:Language
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz*******

 

 

 



Compound words are pairings of existing words; e.g. brainstorm. Each word affects the overall meaning.

Some word pairs can be compounded in two ways. Use the given clues to find these "compound couples".

** EXAMPLE **
short range firearm & the blast from a firearm [7]
= shotgun & gunshot

** CLUES **
1. pass & company merger [8]

2. escape & the start of a war [8]

3. delay & maintain [6]

4. shelf set & detective's diary [8]

** HINT **
You will find sentences in which the Compound Couples can be placed.





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Comments

doeheadAus**
Nov 08, 2010

Enjoyed it, although it was pretty easy.
auntiesisAus*
Nov 08, 2010

I had trouble with uphold/holdup, but the rest were fairly easy.
bradon182001*us*
Nov 10, 2010

Nice teaser. Missed one.
Babe*
Nov 08, 2013

Very goo teaser. I like it a lot!
Babe*
Nov 08, 2013

Very good teaser! I liked it a lot.
cutebugAus**
Nov 08, 2013

Good teaser. Got all of them.
eighsseAus*
Nov 08, 2013

I got none without the hint, and all but one with the hint. Good teaser idea!



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