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compoundwordplay (Posted on 2006-09-20) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Each puzzle consists of several compound words or closely associated words.

Fill in the blanks to find them all.

For example,the puzzle:
blow _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ maker

becomes

blow h a r d / l i q u o r / c a b i n e t maker

Or in short hand: blow hard liquor cabinet maker

[1]
Sitting _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ tracks

[2]
water _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ room

[3]
trap _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ trap

[4]
pine _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ fried

[5]
speak _ _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ language

[6]
milk _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ cell

[7]
outer _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ herd

[8]
summer _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ wild

[9]
baking _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ boat

[10]
enchanted _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ weight
(Most of the terms used, as far as I know, are universal to the english-speaking population. Some, however, are sure to show my Americanness.)

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re: a solution (not bad) | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to a solution by Dej Mar)

Of course there need not be a single 'correct' solution to these.  Most of what you submitted were the intended responses.
Exceptions:

[1] Sitting Bear, “Bear Mountain”, mountain tracks
'Bear' is a bit more obscure than what I'm going for in both terms.  'mountain' has too many letters. 

[2] water sport, sport coat, coatroom
Different than mine but I think it fits as well.

[3] trap play, playhouse, house trap
I searched but don't know what 'house trap' is.

[8] “summer cold”, cold sweat, “Sweat Hog”, hog wild
A bit more obscure than mine but it fits well.

Great job overall.  I was worried these would be too hard, especially the longer ones.


  Posted by Jer on 2006-09-21 11:22:16
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