Word games : Mixed bag

 

  1. Find out word that have letters running in the given pattern:

Example:  *zvo* = rendezvous

There can be one or more letters on either side of the running pattern.

  • *ghu*
  • *wad*
  • *tau*
  • *chya*
  • *yra*
  • *swa*
  1. Fill in the blanks such that the filled in letters make a word with either side.

Eg. DOU _ _ _ RUB

Ans – DOU-CHE         CHE-RUB

  • A B S _ _ _ I T A L
  • P R E _ _ _ _ R A L
  • E N _ _ _ S T
  • M E N _ _ _ R B I C
  • P O T _ _ _ A M E D
  • T O O L _ _ _ S C H
  • P A S _ _ _ O U T
  • M I S _ _ _ _ A W A Y

 

 

  1. Cryptic crossword clues:
  • Seemed to be left out (4)
  • Sibling’s at home? Frightening! (8)
  • Terrible pain basically causes fear (5)

 

Solutions below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

 

  • *ghu* = yoghurt
  • *wad* = nowadays, swaddle, twaddle
  • *tau* = centaur, restaurant, staunch
  • *chya* = churchyard
  • *yra* = gyrate, pyramid, tyranny
  • *swa*= glassware, coxswain

 

 

  • A B S _ _ _ I T A L = absorb, orbital
  • P R E _ _ _ _ R A L = prevent, ventral
  • E N _ _ _ S T = entry, tryst
  • M E N _ _ _ R B I C = menace, acerbic
  • P O T _ _ _ A M E D = potash, ashamed
  • T O O L _ _ _ S C H = toolkit, kitsch
  • P A S _ _ _ O U T = pastry, tryout
  • M I S _ _ _ _ A W A Y = mistake, takeaway

 

 

 

  • Seemed to be left out (4)

Answer: felt       Def: seemed to be          anagram indicator: out                  anagram of (left)

  • Sibling’s at home? Frightening! (8)

Answer: s(in)ister            Def: frightening                     at home = in   sibling = sister

  • Terrible pain primarily causes fear (5)

Answer: panic                   Def: fear                 (pain) anagram + c

 

 

 

 

 

 

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