All Rhymes, All The Time

April 14th, 2009

I’ve taken seven phrases, each with two four-letter words, and replaced each word with a rhyme. (For instance, LAMB CHOP might become BAM POP.) I’ve also given you clues to each of the answer phrases. The rhymes and the clues are not presented in the same order. Can you rhyme your way to all the right answers?

AIM THROW
CLIMB THRONE
CLOSE FIVE
QUACK ROAR
SHOOT SPEAR
THAT BLOOM
WRONG YACHT

1. Alternative entry into a house
2. Wheel of Fortune, for example
3. Central, Mountain, or Pacific
4. Place to talk online
5. Soda flavor
6. Rapid descent
7. Event that’s very unlikely to occur

Climbing Down the Pyramid

April 9th, 2009

First, answer the eight clues, each of which will lead to a four-letter word. Then put all eight words into the pyramid so that they read down, starting from the top and ending at the base.

Actor Brad
Breathe heavily
Feel bad for
Half a quart
Tree found in sunny climates
Tree that grows cones
Turn white
Window glass

Answer

Waving Hello

April 2nd, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new puzzle! Let’s take care of that right now. What do the following things have in common?

GOLF GREENS
NASCAR RACE
ARMY BASES
MARCHING BAND
THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING

Answer

Throw It Into Reverse

October 13th, 2008

You can change HEAT into COLD by changing one letter at a time, always making a new word as you go along: HEAT, HEAD, HELD, HOLD, BOLD, COLD.

How many steps will it take you to change the word PAWS into the word SWAP?

Answer

Diamond Words

October 10th, 2008

This puzzle will have you saying lots of four-letter words. Start at any letter and follow the lines to spell out a word. Letters cannot be repeated within a word — for instance, TEEN can’t be used. How many words of exactly four letters can you find? Consider yourself a genius if you find twelve of them.

Answer

Spelling Test

October 8th, 2008

No puzzle today, but check out Blocks With Letters On. All you have to do is move the blocks around to form a word. Starts off kinda easy, but it gets tricky before too long.

They’ve All Got It

October 6th, 2008

What do these things have in common?

PRESENT

VIOLIN

SHIP

ARCHER

Answer

Falling Stars

October 3rd, 2008

Ten stars have fallen and are hiding in the grid below. You must find the locations of these stars. A number tells you how many stars are located next to that cell, either horizontally or diagonally. No square with a number in it also contains a star, but a star may appear in a square with no adjacent numbers. Can you find all ten stars?

Here’s a starting hint, if you need it.

For easier solving, you can download this puzzle here.

Answer

Something (almost) In Common

October 1st, 2008

Can you come up with a rhyme for each word shown below so that all five words have something in common?

YAWN
LOOK
RIGHT
TEEN
WING

Answer

Are You Ready For Some Football?

September 29th, 2008

BEAR   BRONCO   BROWN   EAGLE   LION   PANTHER   PATRIOT   RAM   RAVEN   VIKING

Which football player…

1) … spells another word backwards?

2) … becomes something you wear on your head when you change the first letter to the next letter in the alphabet?

3) … contains a word meaning “group of three?”

4) … sounds like a word meaning “naked?”

5) … is an animal that can become a new animal when you add a letter at the start?

6) … contains a three-letter abbreviation meaning “street?”

7) … contains in its middle a three-letter boy’s name?

8) … has a name whose first half consists entirely of Roman numerals?

9) … is an animal that contains another animal within it?

10) … becomes a word meaning “swimsuit” when you change the first and last letters?

Answer