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Inner Insertion (Posted on 2012-03-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Insert a word that means the same as the words outside the brackets in each of the following. Each of the asterisks represents a letter whether same or different.
  1. BOUNDARY (****) LAKE
  2. LIGHTLY-BUILT (******) GIVE OFFENCE TO
  3. REAR (*****) SEVERE
  4. PUSH (*****) NEWSPAPERS
  5. SHEPHERD’S STAFF (*****) ROGUE
  6. IMPEDE (******) LARGE BASKET
  7. EQUAL (****) LOOK CLOSELY
  8. PESTER (******) TYPE OF ANIMAL
  9. NEW (*****) TALE
  10. ASCEND (*****) CALIBRATION
  11. DOG (*****) SPORTSMAN
  12. WEIGHT (*****) LYNX
  13. GAME (*********) EXTINCT BIRD
  14. CRINGE (*****) GAME BIRD

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Solution solution Comment 5 of 5 |

1. MERE
2. SLIGHT
3. STERN
4. PRESS
5. CROOK
6. HAMPER
7. PEER
8. BADGER
9. NOVEL
10. SCALE
11. BOXER
12. OUNCE
13. SOLITAIRE
14. QUAIL

Without the asterisks denoting word length, more than one insertion is possible for a few of the answers, such as:

3. REAR (RIGHT) SEVERE
8. PESTER (BUG, NAG, DOG, HOUND) TYPE OF ANIMAL
11. DOG (
HUNTER <a person who shoots game for sport, a dog bred or trained for use in hunting>,
DUNKER <a basketball-player who can dunk/a breed of hound>,
SETTER <a position in volleyball/a breed-type of gundog>,
HARRIER <a cross-country runner/a breed of hound>
SPITZ <(proper noun) an olympic gold-medalist swimmer/a type of dog-breed>
PUG <(slang) a pugilist; a boxer/a small breed of dog having a snub nose>) SPORTSMAN
14. CRINGE (DUCK) GAME BIRD

Edited on March 2, 2012, 3:17 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2012-03-01 22:43:52

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