A previous posting introduced the concept of Venetian word pairs. Relaxing the rules a bit opens a whole new world of Venetian word pairs.
Let's allow the transformation to use sections which may consist of a single letter. Obviously, the reversal of a single letter is just itself again.
So SORCERESS becomes RECROSSES:
1. SORCERESS 2. SORCER ES S 3. RECROS SE S 4. RECROSSES
The hint for the above might be something like:
<===> The tiger continually _________ his territory in search of prey and intruders
Now see how many of the below you can solve:
1. a fan of Peter, Ivan, Nicholas, Catherine, and all the rest <===> Dire _______ 2. ______ the number until the call goes through <===> Emergency! We've had a train ______ 3. Can you believe that people used to carry these fireworks around in their cars in case of emergency? <===> more wrong than wrong 4. no clothes <===> clothes are scattered all over the floor 5. Why, Mrs. Winthrop, you're looking quite ______ this evening! <===> ______ball 6. In youth, heights increase. In middle age, ______ increase. <===> Bill of ______ 7. The longer the baby goes without a nap, the _______ he becomes <===> a split 8. big dog patrols the ski slopes <===> marketers' reset 9. Applaud all you want, this orchestra never comes back out for _______ <===> Surgeons removed the tissue before it started to _______ 10. The battlefield was strewn with _______ <===> creative _______ 11. mathematical shape with infinite complexity <===> boxcar train or _______ train 12. calm <===> seen again 13. anything relating to marriage <===> If you can braid hair then you can also undo the braids 14. six-legged animal <===> She's the ______ person I've ever met! 15. often found in a fireplace holding the coals <===> very weird 16. edible shellfish <===> it can't be added up 17. get back together again <===> known more commonly as a posse or an entourage 18. This ______ some interesting questions <===> comes up 19. The British press ________ Winston Churchill <===> Hand lotion leaves a feeling of ________ that I dislike 20. To smooth down this rough wood, you'll need a ______ <===> caught in a net 21. all the ceremonial stuff around royalty <===> the price of sending goods by train 22. This extravagant staircase is even _______ than the last! <===> unusual word for snarled 23. Interest _______ in a bank account <===> to put a witchy spell on 24. one after the other <===> If you enjoyed sailing it the first time then why not again? 25. He's not just a pastry chef, he's a true ______ <===> Some ______ you're just born with 26. They don't appreciate my dirty jokes because they're all a bunch of ______ <===> lips were pressed together tightly 27. Maybe I really ought to tone down the ________ of my jokes <===> I guess if you can have several kinds of old laces then you can also have several kinds of ________ 28. This tropical drink is made with ______ of mango, papaya, and guava <===> to read very carefully 29. a place to store your clothes <===> obscure carpentry term relating to the hole drilled for pinning a mortise-and-tenon joint
Unsolved: 7, 19, 22 All have been solved