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Word trivia puzzle

Making new words by adding an ‘S’

Scrabble™ and itís derivatives are very popular word games.

When playing one of these games, If you have an “S” in your rack, often you can add this to the end of an existing word, pluralizing it, and using the “S” as part of your new word.

Sometimes, the word you want to append already has an “S” on the end (either because itís already a plural, or because it just ends that way), and when this happens, adding the “S” on the end turns the word into a totally different word.

For example, if you add an extra S the word BRAS the results is BRASS.

I managed to find 73 words that end with the letter “S”, such that, when you add another “S”, it changes the word into something entirely different.

How many pairs of words can you find? Iíve selected twenty pairs below and turned them into a little quiz by giving them some crossword clue hints.

Please – Donít email me criticizing my lack of l33t cryptic puzzle writing skilz. Iím an engineer, not an English Major.

(Be thankful that my blog is spelled (mostly) correctly)

Quiz – 20 questions

Instructions: Read the clue, solve the riddle. Click on the [Answer] button to reveal solution.

Q1

A man's deflating sound.

Q2

Kissed frogs change gender.

Q3

"Easy _ Pie, Jerk!"

Q4

Snuggle up to the adjacent over the hypotenuse.

Q5

The flavor of your soda crackers.

Q6

Septic feline.

Q7

Cutoff times for mortality.

Q8

Let's talk about an Olympic event.

Q9

Upkeeps of a gentle stroke.

Q10

Explorations of a female explorer.

Q11

Pointless, pointy item.

Q12

Rich men leavng money to a lady.

Q13

Owned and retained by a mob.

Q14

Brand of a Count.

Q15

Attacks the problem of have gumless tape.

Q16

Nautical winches in the doldrums.

Q17

A mean way to start a fire.

Q18

Holy books without protective eating garment.

Q19

Sculptured relief of a fish.

Q20

Judging glutes.

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