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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.


TRY: From the adage "If, at first, you don't succeed, try, try again."
TROY: The Greek city which was the site of the Trojan War.

TRIP: and fall.
TRAP: to catch it all.

TRAMP: Charlie Chaplin's famous character was the tramp.
CRAMP: can be very painful.

CHAMP: a winner!
CHAP: Chapped lips or hands can be cured with a balm

CAP: goes on your head.
CAT: is left dead in the adage "Curiosity killed the cat."


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