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I made a puzzle earlier (Bridge words), and thought I'd make another (encouraged by a request from @VictorHenry).

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 ("hotshots-hotshots" would be a valid bridge pair ($n=4$), but "here-here" would not be).

For example:
Q: Sometimes we torture people. Sometimes we don't. We ______ our ______.
A: We intersperse our persecution.

Okay, here goes:

  1. Good climbers leave the _______ ________.
  2. I caught _____ of the person _______ in the pool.
  3. She lives far out on the ______, ______ from society.
  4. I could see that the glamorous lady was ______ _______ that caught the light.
  5. We've ______ all the evidence and concluded that alcoholism is _______.
  6. The dentist used an odd ______ to save information about her patient's ______.
  7. I was sick in the West Indies, but in the ______ I was the ______.
  8. I take a coat and dress out of the wardrobe, ______ the _______, and return them.
  9. Grimm's _________ was left ______ after the queen guessed his name.
  10. The king said to the regent: "I'll be back tomorrow, so you must _____ _______."

Hint:

$n$ is equal to 5 or 6.

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  • $\begingroup$ Couple of slight tweaks to some of the clues $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 22 '15 at 1:11
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Hooray! These seem harder but I'm making progress. Going to go ahead and post this to keep track of which ones I've solved so far.

  1. Good climbers leave the _______ ________.

mountain untainted

  1. I caught _____ of the person _______ in the pool.
  2. She lives far out on the ______, ______ from society.
  3. I could see that the glamorous lady was ______ _______.
  4. We've ______ all the evidence and concluded that alcoholism is _______.

gathered/hereditary

  1. The dentist used an odd ______ to save information about her patient's ______.

filename/enamel

  1. I was sick in the West Indies, but in the ______ I was the ______.

Antilles/illest

  1. I took two coats out of the wardrobe to ______ the two _______.

launder / undercoats

  1. Grimm's _________ was left ______ when the queen guessed his name.

Rumpelstiltskin/tsking

  1. The king said to the regent: "I'll be back tomorrow, so you must _____ _______."

govern overnight

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  • $\begingroup$ 9. Interest restored? $\endgroup$ – DrunkWolf Nov 21 '15 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ 4. Dressed seductively , maybe $\endgroup$ – DrunkWolf Nov 21 '15 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @DrunkWolf, I think I like that better than my solution to nine, but it might not match with Dr Xorile's hint. $\endgroup$ – JTL Nov 21 '15 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ @JTL ah ok, I tend not to read hints $\endgroup$ – DrunkWolf Nov 21 '15 at 22:08
  • $\begingroup$ Great job. I've made slight tweaks to some of the clues to clarify some of them. $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 22 '15 at 1:12
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I have a few to add to the ones @VictorHenry already solved. My solution for number nine feels weak.

3.She lives far out on the ______, ______ from society.

peninsula/insulated

2.I caught _____ of the person _______ in the pool.

glimmers/immersed

9.Grimm's _________ was ______ when the queen guessed his name.

printer/interested ??? spinner/innerved ??? This seems like it should be Rumpelstiltskin-related...

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  • $\begingroup$ Great job. I've made slight tweaks to some of the clues to clarify some of them. $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 22 '15 at 1:13
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    $\begingroup$ @DrXorile Now wearing earrings seems to fit even more. $\endgroup$ – JTL Nov 22 '15 at 2:25

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