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Fun Word Puzzles

Fun word puzzles: Anagrams

Rearrange the letters in the following words to make new words that fit the clues.

  • reed ......................... (a four-legged animal)
  • sore ......................... (a flower)
  • lamp ......................... (a type of tree)
  • bake ......................... (part of a bird)
  • star ......................... (small rodents)
  • paws ......................... (a stinging insect)
  • blow ......................... (a dish)
  • wolf ......................... (a farmyard bird)
  • tame ......................... (flesh of animals)
  • lump ......................... (a fruit)
  • prides ......................... (an eight-legged creature)
  • words ......................... (a steel weapon)
  • solemn ......................... (a sour fruit)
  • plate ......................... (part of a flower)
  • fringe ......................... (part of the hand)
  • bruise ......................... (precious red stones)
  • lance ......................... (not dirty)
  • earth ......................... (an organ of the body)
  • thorn ......................... (a direction)
  • arc ......................... (a vehicle)


Answers

  • deer
  • rose
  • palm
  • beak
  • rats
  • wasp
  • bowl
  • fowl
  • meat
  • plum
  • spider
  • sword
  • melon
  • petal
  • finger
  • rubies
  • clean
  • heart
  • north
  • car

Fun word puzzles: analogies

When a writer highlights the similarity between two things, we call it an analogy. Complete each analogy given below.

  • Lion is to cub as cat is to .........................
  • Organ is to music as football is to .........................
  • Fish is to water as bird is to .........................
  • Hen is to egg as cow is to .........................
  • Scales is to reptiles as feathers are to .........................
  • Cold is to hot as tall is to .........................
  • Sculptor is to sculpture as poet is to .........................
  • Aeroplane is to hangar as car is to .........................
  • Wardrobe is to bedroom as shower is to .........................
  • September is to August as Tuesday is to .........................
  • Elephant is to trumpet as horse is to .........................
  • Beaver is to lodge as bee is to .........................
  • Geese is to gaggle as lion is to .........................
  • Food is to famine as water is to .........................
  • Elephant is to animal as earth is to .........................
  • England is to London as Japan is to .........................
  • Fat is to slim as rough is to .........................
  • Lion is to den as dog is to .........................
  • Coke is to soft drink as Nissan is to .........................
  • Pizza is to food as shirt is to .........................


Answers

  • kitten
  • sports
  • sky
  • calf
  • bird
  • short
  • poem
  • garage
  • bathroom
  • Monday
  • neigh
  • hive
  • pride
  • drought
  • planet
  • Tokyo
  • smooth
  • kennel
  • car
  • clothes

(Courtesy: Peter Clutterbuck 1995. Macmillan Education Australia)

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