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I am a fish


Remove my first, and I might be a thief

Remove my second, and you will divide

Remove my third, and you will see much pain

Remove my fourth, and I am measured by metres

Remove my fifth, and nothing is left


Remove my fifth, and you see what I do

Remove my fourth, and you have space to think

Remove my third, and I will sound infantile

Remove my second, and things fall

Remove my first, and nothing is left


What am I?

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This fish must be a

gaper - a ray-finned fish found in the Indian Ocean.

Remove my first, and I might be a thief

aper - someone who apes or copies something

Remove my second, and you will divide

per - for each

Remove my third, and you will see much pain

ER - Emergency Room

Remove my fourth, and I am measured by metres

r - can stand for the radius of a circle


Remove my fifth, and you see what I do

gape - stare in wonder

Remove my fourth, and you have space to think

gap - a space

Remove my third, and I will sound infantile

ga - babies go ga ga

Remove my second, and things fall

g - symbol for the acceleration due to gravity

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