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1. In each row, think of the six-letter answer to the clue listed first, then remove its first letter to make the five-letter answer to the clue that follows.

a) Temper  _ _ _ _ _ _
Frequently  _ _ _ _ _

b) Copy illegally  _ _ _ _ _ _
Spitting nails  _ _ _ _ _

c) Cratered, like a golf ball  _ _ _ _ _ _
Hint at  _ _ _ _ _

2. There was a contest in a local store to guess the number of toy cars in a big glass jar. Jim guessed 32, Joe guessed 29, Mary guessed 35, Alice guessed 28 and Jill guessed 31. One person was off by 1, one was off by 2, one was off by 3 and one was off by 4. Who was correct?

3. Make your way from SAIL to BOAT in only five steps, changing one letter at a time to make a proper English word at each step.

SAIL
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _

BOAT

4. First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the word order to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

DRAEIYL   MOT   SDIA   HWNE 
TNWHSOPI   ETH   RYEV   PHYAP   I  
LBTUI   A   LBIRARY   PLBUCI   SWA  

5. The first six words all have an unusual property in common. Which one of the four choices that follow shares this property?

Euphoria, Pneumonia
Tenacious, Equation
Authorize, Inoculate


a) Dialogue b) Derision
c) Diabetic d) Doughier

Bonus Question: Which one of the words below is least like the others? (The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.)

Abhor, dewy, hipster,
trade, klatch, mnemonic,
opus, tummy, xylophone
 

 
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