To “syncopate” a word, remove one of the middle letters of a word to form another word. In the following puzzles, solve the clues to determine the word pairs. You will need to syncopate the first word in order to form the second word. (Answers for this section begin on page 295.)
Example: Syncopate a U.S. territory and get something you chew.
The answer is Guam and gum.
Syncopate this espresso drink and get tardy.
Syncopate a blastoff and get a midday meal.
Syncopate a slot machine arm and get a sneer.
Syncopate wingless parasites and get a fib.
Syncopate an upper floor and get a portion of land.
Syncopate a string and get the surface of a tire.
Syncopate a path and get the last part.
Syncopate a heading and get a flat slab.
Syncopate a musical note and get a digit.
Syncopate a stadium roof and get a female deer.
Syncopate a feeling of terror and get someone who is inanimate.
Syncopate one who gives and get a swinging barrier.
Syncopate a device to inflate objects and get a young dog.
Syncopate a dramatic work and get a remuneration.
Syncopate a pillar and get a plant holder.
Syncopate shredded cabbage and get a hand tool.
Syncopate a milky drink and get a Japanese alcoholic beverage.
Syncopate an animal's hard covering and get a store's activity.
Syncopate a part of a bookcase and get you.
Syncopate a poor urban area and get the whole amount.
Syncopate an infant and get a shoreline indentation.
Syncopate a lure and get a flying mammal.
Syncopate a curved segment and get a piece of furniture.
Syncopate a color and get the rear side.
Syncopate part of an airplane and get a head covering.
Syncopate labor and get a Chinese pan.
Syncopate a twisting and get a literary activity.
Syncopate an incline and get a form of music.
Syncopate a sport and get a gem.
Syncopate a part in a play and get fish eggs.
Syncopate an elevation and get a lift.