Word­play

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Word­pool In each case find the cor­rect def­i­ni­tion: BIDARKA a) what the evenings are as au­tumn pro­gresses b) early casino game c) ot­ter god d) Inuit ca­noe cov­ered with an­i­mal hides PURDONIUM a) myth­i­cally un­re­ac­tive ele­ment b) seraglio c) or­na­men­tal coal scut­tle d) orig­i­nal name for WEND a) wil­low tree b) Sorb c) bless­ing d) thread Same Dif­fer­ence Yt­ter­bium Iden­tify the two words the spell­ing of which dif­fers only in the let­ters shown: **T******* (con­trols ac­cess) **M******* (guards es­tate) E pluribus unum Rear­range the let­ters of ARMY SCOUT to make a sin­gle word Dropouts Each as­ter­isk rep­re­sents a miss­ing let­ter. Iden­tify the word(s). *B*O*R*N*E Miss­ing Links Find a word which fol­lows the first word in the clue and pre­cedes the sec­ond in each case mak­ing a fresh word or phrase. E.g. the an­swer to fish mix could be cake (fish­cake & cake mix) and to bat man it could be he (bathe & he- man)... a) square time b) walk­ing loss c) time agent d) Greek work e) broad iron f) down bear­ing © CMM 2018. So­lu­tions on Page 58

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