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Shorten and halve (Posted on 2005-09-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A six letter word, that when you take out its last letter, becomes half of its meaning. What word is it?

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Solution A few more | Comment 17 of 32 |

"...becomes half of its meaning..."

That phrase could be variously interpreted, so this puzzle should probably have given an example. Also, after we take out the last letter, I assume we can rearrange the remaining 5 letters. The puzzle didn't say otherwise.

Pliers = 2 X Plier -- if "plier" means one of the two jaws that make up a pliers.

Enrage = 2 X Anger -- take out the last letter and rearrange the remaining 5, and you get the verb "anger" - meaning to make someone angry - that is, if to enrage someone makes him twice as furious as merely to anger him.

Budget = 2 X Debug --- take out the last letter and rearrange the remaining 5 - if it is true, as they say, that half the budget of every software department goes into efforts to debug program code. This one is more of a joke than the first two.


Edited on September 28, 2005, 6:59 pm
  Posted by Penny on 2005-09-28 17:48:09

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