Wanted to try out a new puzzle. Doesn't seem like an original idea, so the concept may already be out there. Please let me know if so and I'll put a link back to it. Also, not sure if it will be too easy or too hard, so please add your comments below. (Edit: I've made a second such puzzle here)
Find a pair of "bridge words" to fill in the gaps of the sentences below. Bridge words are words where the last $n\geq3$ letters of the first word are the same as the first $n$ letters of the second word. The words must then both be more than $n$ letters long.
Q: I hurled away boredom. I flung away drabness. I _______ _______.
A: I catapulted tediousness.
Okay, here goes:
- Sometimes we torture people. Sometimes we don't. We ______ our ______.
- I object to objects. In fact, I have a ______ for _______.
- I measured our location through the _______, while keeping track of our distance on the _______.
- The trouble with _________ _________, is that kids and drunkards end up dancing on them.
- Despite his __________ tone, my sense were all ______.
- The runny-nosed trebuchet operating was basically a ________ ________.
- It's much smaller, but leaves a remainder. It's an ______ _______. (This is quite a technical word)
- I don't care about the strength. _________ is _________.
- If ________ your _______ is confirmed, you may be eligible to become king!
- They punched each other without speaking. The _______ were rather _____.
$n\geq4$ and mostly $n=5$.