Once you get a little proficient in a target language, it can be fun to challenge yourself with word games and riddles. Below are two word games that will bend your brain a bit, but give them a try. Grab a pen and paper and write down your answers, then after you’ve tried your best find the answers at the bottom of the page by highlighting the screen. Note: there is also a hint for puzzle A.
Have fun and good luck!!
Off With Their Heads!
A. It’s time to get back at the Queen of Hearts by beheading words that start with “Qu”. In this case, you remove the first TWO letters and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: British pound -> Part of the psyche
Answer: The words are Quid and Id.
- Stop doing -> That thing
- Peculiar behaviour -> Annoy
- Subatomic particle -> Large boat
- Unit of liquid measure -> Product of creativity
- Small game bird -> To be unwell
- Large feather; pen -> Unwell; faulty
- Nausea; uncomfortable -> Simple
- Misgivings; scruples -> Donations to the poor
Hidden Time & Again
B. Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting & between them, lo & behold, you’ll make a familiar phrase.
Example, “Thighbone/Swallowtail” conceals “High & Low.”
The shorter words start with these letters:
- Quit -> It
- Quirk -> Irk
- Quark -> Ark
- Quart -> Art
- Quail -> Ail
- Quill -> Ill
- Queasy -> Easy
- Qualms -> Alms
- Rock & Roll
- Mom & Pop
- Law & Order
- Rise & Shine
- Rough & Tumble