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Solve the following ten one-line Rebus puzzles:

  1. DICTNARY
  2. PRAHOMTE
  3. ..AVI..
  4. MARY+MARY+MARY
  5. /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/
  6. MTWTFSSS
  7. 144 144 word word word word
  8. LIFE = TTTT--------->
  9. WORLD WORLD WORLD WORLD
  10. SUGAR x SUGAR x SUGAR
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    $\begingroup$ Not sure how they qualify as Rebus puzzles... (unless I have another definition in mind of what they are) I can't figure them all out, and on some I'm not entirely sure if my guess is correct. $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Feb 26 '15 at 16:27
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The answers (joint work by aes, dmg, Engineer Toast, Gamow,Hellion):

1:

DICTNARY = shortened DICTIONARY = abridged dictionary

2:

PRAHOMTE = METAPHOR scrambled and mixed = Mixed metaphor

3:

..AVI.. = center piece of GRAVITY = The center of gravity

4:

MARY+MARY+MARY = SUM of MARY = Summary

5:

/r/e/a/d/i/n/g/ = reading between the lines

6:

MTWTFSSS = initial letters of weekdays + an extra saturday/sunday = Eight days a week
or: Long weekend
or: Every day of the week and twice on Sundays

7:

144 144 word word word word = 2 gross, 4 words = too gross for words

8:

LIFE = TTTT---------> = Life is something that begins at 4T = Life begins at forty

9:

WORLD WORLD WORLD WORLD = World Series

10:

SUGAR x SUGAR x SUGAR = sugar cube

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  • $\begingroup$ To help out, what I thought: 8 = life begins at forty $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Feb 26 '15 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ prahomte = metaphor? $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Feb 26 '15 at 16:35
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    $\begingroup$ I think #1 is "abridged dictionary", but won't add unless confirmed. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Feb 26 '15 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ Could #1 be Closed Dictionary, since the middle isn't "opened" for us to see? $\endgroup$ – warspyking Feb 26 '15 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ Since what's missing from "DICTIONARY" is "IO", maybe it's an "unspoken rule". "Unspoken" plays off I/O being input/output and "rule" playing off the dictionary as a rule for spelling words. $\endgroup$ – Paul Rowe Feb 26 '15 at 22:01
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Partial answer:

2.

mixed metaphor

6.

long weekend (three S in the sequence MTWTFSSS)

9.

FOUR WORLD -> Forward or Foreword

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One more guess for #6:

Eight days a week.

What can I say, I love the Beatles.

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An alternative possible answer for 6:

And twice on Sundays. (Or perhaps the full phrase: Every day of the week and twice on Sundays.)

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Partial Answer:

1.

DICTNARY = DICTIONARY - "IO" = either end of the dictionary = Bookends

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  • $\begingroup$ Actually, it should be DICTIONARY - "IO" $\endgroup$ – Matias Cicero Feb 26 '15 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ @MatiCicero See, I would have caught that if I hadn't been going so quickly... Thanks for pointing it out. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Feb 26 '15 at 20:23

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