Wuzzles (Words + Puzzles)


Wuzzle PuzzlesWhat are wuzzles? Wuzzles are puzzles made up of words, figures, letters or symbols, used in such a way as to be a clue to a well-known or commonly used word or phrase. The term for this type of puzzle is rebus. This word and symbol puzzle is as old as the Persian Empire.

Let us look at some wuzzles. The answer to each wuzzle is given below each question. The explanation for the first three are given.

Good afternoon

Ans. Good afternoon. (The word ‘good’ comes ‘after’ the word ‘noon’ right?)

Read between the lines

Ans. Read between the lines. (The word ‘read’ is between the word ‘ line’ twice repeated.)

West Indies

Ans. West Indies (WEST is written in a lot of ‘D’s, so it becomes WEST in ‘d’s)

Strength in numbers

Ans. Strength in numbers

Standing ovation

Ans. Standing ovation

Shadow of doubt

Ans. Shadow of doubt

High chair

Ans. High chair

Falling temperature

Ans. Falling temperature

Broken heart

Ans. Broken heart

Backing up

Ans. Backing up

Down payment

Ans. Down payment

Left overs

Ans. Left overs

Bed spread

Ans. Bed spread

High frequency

Ans. High frequency

Sit ups

Ans. Sit ups

Space ship

Ans. Space ship

Multiple choice

Ans. Multiple choice

Foreign policy

Ans. Foreign policy

Adding insult to injury

Ans. Adding insult to injury

Working overtime

Ans. Working overtime


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