....................BRAINBENDER 1....................

In this Brainbender, your aim is to make a series of five different words. Each box in column 1 asks you for a four-letter word to fit a definition or description. The next box, in column 2, asks you to use that word as an anagram but also to add one more letter, and make a new word to fit the description or definition. This continues in columns 3, 4 and 5.

The first row has been done for you, showing the answers.

Hint: You don't have to start in column 1. You might be able to recognise a word in another column and work backward.

1 2 3 4 5

THE ANSWER TO EACH CLUE IN THIS COLUMN IS A

4-LETTER WORD

5-LETTER WORD.

ANAGRAM OF WORD FROM COLUMN 1 PLUS ONE LETTER

6-LETTER WORD.

ANAGRAM OF WORD FROM COLUMN 2 PLUS ONE LETTER

7-LETTER WORD.

ANAGRAM OF WORD FROM COLUMN 3 PLUS ONE LETTER

8-LETTER WORD.

ANAGRAM OF WORD FROM COLUMN 4 PLUS ONE LETTER

A metal disk used as money.

COIN

Something, such as a medicine, which makes you feel stronger.

COIN+T

TONIC

An occurrence, movement or event. The process of doing something.

 

TONIC+A

ACTION

Care. The act of being careful.

ACTION+U

CAUTION

Sales at which items are sold to the person who bids the highest price.

CAUTION+S

AUCTIONS

The part of an orange you remove before eating the fruit. Slumber. (Of time) to pass by. Very satisfied, delighted. People who beg or pray earnestly for something.
Expensive. This is what an intelligent person does with a book. Deleted. Spread a wet, sticky or messy substance such as paint (verb, past tense.) People who have pictures in their minds while they are asleep
Close, adjacent to. Wrath. To get something back. To do with Greece (adjective) Producing or making something new and innovative.
Without much colour, or with a light colour. Jumps through the air. Gems found in oyster shells. Careful study (usually of a book). The feeling of being very satisfied or delighted.
You find a lot of this on the beach. Very important parts of your anatomy. Of or from Denmark. Rushing. Groups of words at the top of articles or chapters.
Types of rodents. To gaze with a fixed look. A Christian festival. Strict, severely simple, or without any ornamentation. Something of very great value.
Muddy, swampy ground. Another word for bog. A collier. To do with the sea. A strong shade of red. Someone who was born in the USA.
This falls when you weep. Someone who consumes food. Tidier. To ask earnestly or sincerely. A general or common description of an animal such as an aardvark or an echidna.
A small flying insect that bites. An extremely tall person. Consuming. Warming up. Teaching.

 

Answers

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