To “curtail” a word, remove the last letter of a word to form another word. In the following puzzles, solve the clues to determine the word pairs. You will need to curtail the first word in order to form the second word. (Answers for this section begin on page 295.)
Curtail a large gathering and get a bird.
The answer is crowd and crow.
Curtail a partner and get a pad.
Curtail the average and get a means of communication.
Curtail this satellite and get the sound of a cow.
Curtail the list of dishes and get adult males.
Curtail anger and get mom.
Curtail a place for money and get a decree.
Curtail an alcoholic beverage and get a flying insect.
Curtail a stomach and get something that rings.
Curtail a length of wood and get a swine.
Curtail a recognizable name and get parts of grain.
Curtail this feeling of dislike and get something for your head.
Curtail a group of females and get a rabbit.
Curtail a golden-brown color and get a cloudy appearance.
Curtail a place to unload a boat and get a medical practitioner.
Curtail a person who acts and get a female deer.
Curtail a depression and get an animal's home.
Curtail something owed and get a female name.
Curtail a form of wrestling and get the result of addition.
Curtail an old writing tablet and get a thin strip of wood.
Curtail a slant and get pig food.
Curtail a carbonated drink and get a ground covering.
Curtail a place to sit and get a body of water.
Curtail a toy that flies and get a model to be assembled.
Curtail a ruler and get relatives.
Curtail a game of chance and get a male name.
Curtail a fool and get a messy substance.
Curtail monotonous work and get a smile.
Curtail a complaint and get a grasp.
Curtail a mark of performance and get a person who has received a degree.
Curtail a wound and get a fuel.
Curtail a block and get a baseball player.
Curtail an ice cream holder and get a swindle.
Curtail a person who is gullible and get a close friend.
Curtail a place to hang coats and get a conclusion.
Curtail a part of your face and get a letter of the Greek alphabet.