Sunday, December 17, 2017

There are at least 26 words that can precede SIDE to form common compound words or phrases, and at least 24 other words that can follow SIDE to do the same. How many can you think of?

(Possible) Answers:

_______ SIDE
BACK
BED
BLIND
BROAD
COURT
COUNTRY
CURB
DOWN
FIRE
FLIP
HILL
IN
LAKE 
OUT
POOL
RING
RIVER
ROAD
SEA
STATE
SUB
UNDER
WAY


SIDE _______



Saturday, December 16, 2017

RIDDLES

1. What do the Flat Earth Society, Natural disasters, and pencil sharpeners have in common?

Answers:

1. Musical terms: Flat, Natural, and Sharp

Friday, December 15, 2017

The letter D, N, and P often stand for Drive, Neutral, and Park, but each of them can be followed by the same five letters, in the same order, to form common words that have nothing to do with a transmission. Can you determine what they are?

D _ _ _ _ _
N _ _ _ _ _
P _ _ _ _ _

HINT:
The five letters, when followed by an S, form a word often used - informally - to mean an abundance of things.

Answer:

The letters are OODLE:

DOODLE
NOODLE
POODLE

Credit: David Bunker
DELISTED LISTING SITE 

Note from JA: OODLE is a classified ads listing website.
What unusual quality is shared by the five words below?

LAW
SIDE
COME
DOOR
WARD

Answer:

They can each be preceded by both IN and OUT to form common words. 

DOUBLE DUTY XCII

Fill in the blanks with letters or words that will complete the word or phrase beginning on the left and begin the word or phrase ending on the right. The number of blanks indicates the number of letters in the missing word.

1. LOG _ _ ON
2. MENU _ _ UGH
3. LOW _ _ _ PAD
4. BLIND _ _ _ SHADOW
5. ZIP _ _ _ _ AGE
6. HOT _ _ _ _ LIGHT
7. HOUSE _ _ _ _ HOUSE
8. PAY _ _ _ _ _ TAG
9. HIGH _ _ _ _ _ POWER
10. WORKING _ _ _ _ _ NECK

Answers:

1. logICon
2. menuDOough
3. lowKEYpad
4. blindEYEshadow
5. zipLINEage
6. hotSPOTlight
7. houseFIREhouse
8. payPHONEtag
9. highHORSEpower
10. workingSTIFFneck

Thursday, December 14, 2017

MISSING LINK CLXIV

Each trio of words below shares a Missing Link - that is, its members have something in common, obvious or not. For example, RIVERS, NOSES, & VIOLINS can all have BRIDGES.

1. Pack..........Draft..........Quarter
2. Top..........Hard..........High
3. Can..........Habit..........Bucket
4. End..........Sweet..........Harvest
5. Day..........First..........Choice
6. Note..........Hole..........Ring
7. Call..........Days..........Chance
8. Gold..........Lion..........Sword
9. Head..........Flip..........Smart
10. Cut..........Brush..........Trigger

Answers:

1. Kind of horses
2. Kinds of hats
3. Things you can kick
4. Bitter
5. Ladies (')
6. Key
7. Last
8. Kinds of fish
9. Kinds of phones
10. Hair 

The following phrases have something in common that has nothing to do with their meanings. Can you determine what it is before looking at the hint below?

PEARL DIVERS
THE ADVANCED GROUP
WASHING MACHINE
HEDGE CLIPPERS
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
EAGLE GATE
LIVE RADAR

HINT:
It has to do with hidden words.

Answers:

Each phrase conceals a human body part:

pEARl divers
tHE ADvanced group
waSHINg machine
hedge cLIPpers
chamber orCHESTra
eagLE Gate
LIVE Radar