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Words with Missing First Letter #2

The words below look complete, but have actually each had their first letter removed.
In just two minutes, can you put them back in?
Answers must correspond to yellow box.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #1)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: July 12, 2020
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First submittedJuly 11, 2015
Times taken71,043
Average score70.8%
Rating4.41
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Word
A
CUTE
L
OAF
S
CAR
G
RIDDLE
B
LESS
W
HELP
T
ISSUE
S
LAUGHTER
Word
K
NIGHT
B
RAMBLE
S
PEAR
G
HOST
B
ROAD
E
QUIP
S
AMPLE
D
WELT
Word
O
PEN
P
IRATE
S
HOVEL
T
HIGH
G
RINDS
E
SPOUSE
D
APPLE
P
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2015
Harder than your first, yet still a great quiz!
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2015
Would be cool if you could use those final letters to make a phrase or something along those lines! Try incorporating that into #3!
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Level 76
Sep 15, 2016
You mean like those decoder quizzes? Yeah, that would be great.
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2016
You're asking kiwi to conquer a Scrabble players nightmare - there are 16 consonants and 4 vowels to work with here!
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2016
Judging by what I've seen from him, it's possible :)
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Level 62
Sep 16, 2016
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Level 75
Jul 13, 2015
Fun quiz.
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2016
I love this, just goes to prove how insane English is, I mean the was we pronounce the shortened word and the word with the first letter are sometimes vastly different. Great quiz
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Level 59
Nov 29, 2016
Good one! Only 21 though :-(
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Level 78
Nov 29, 2016
b-riddle should be accepted (it's an archaic spelling, but still valid)
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Level 59
Nov 29, 2016
Swelt?
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Level 27
Nov 29, 2016
Good quiz, only issue is that you can just type in every letter of the alphabet until you get it right if you don't know it. That's unfixable, but whatever
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Level 88
Dec 18, 2018
Uh...what would be the point? You're taking a quiz by yourself to test yourself. Just beating an anonymous test by yourself is a time waster, better off to go read something and learn in those few minutea.
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2016
nice one, not as easy as it first seems
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Level 67
Nov 29, 2016
Agreed; I thought about trying "E" with "ROAD" :)

Good quiz!

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Level 88
Sep 29, 2018
Same here. Embarrassingly, I also methodically dashed through the alphabet so I must have already been hit by a broadside from the answer.
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Level 55
Nov 29, 2016
Couldn't figure out what to put before ROAD, and when I saw BROAD at the end, I thought, "Broad?? [Rhyming it with road] What the heck kind of word is broad?!......oHHHHHHH. Broad ['brahd']. Riiight."
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Level 64
Nov 29, 2016
Oh my god, I actually thought it was pronounced "brode" too until just this comment! I mean I got it, but I just thought I didn't know the word.
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Level 88
Dec 18, 2018
Brahd must be someone from the Midwest.
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Level 69
Nov 29, 2016
Had more trouble than I expected.
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Level 72
Nov 29, 2016
Great quiz, blinking tough for us dyslexics though.
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2016
Not sure why this quiz isn't rated higher, it's very good! Maybe because it's tough for some people? If I can't think of the answer right away, I just run down the alphabet until I find something that sounds like a word. There's more than enough time for trial and error as long as you only have to do it for a couple of words.
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Level 67
Nov 29, 2016
100%. I guess I'm a word person. :-)
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Level 61
Nov 29, 2016
Pretty tricky! Also puts it into perspective how random English can be, with how pronouncing the word can change COMPLETELY with the addition or subtraction of just one letter (laughter and slaughter especially got me there, took me a bit to figure it out)
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2016
Very true. I've always particularly liked how the word 'manslaughter' can be broken up into 'man's laughter'.
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Level 88
Sep 29, 2018
That's what men do when they get their murder charge knocked down.
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Level 56
Feb 17, 2017
Twas nice, but I thought there was too much time. I ended up getting a perfect score since you can actually keep keying in, and then deleting letters, until one got through.
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Level 88
Sep 29, 2018
That's not really quizzing yourself. That's like using 26 different old keys to see which one's the spare to your shed.
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2017
I think swelt might be a word
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Level 86
Jun 4, 2018
All dictionary entries I can find for "swelt" indicate that it's either dialectic or obsolete.
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Level 69
Aug 30, 2017
Got em all on the first try with tons of time to spare.... :01
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Level 41
Aug 30, 2017
Aye I enjoyed that managed to get them all with 20 secs left on the clock
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Level 17
Aug 31, 2017
1:24 left
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Level 29
Nov 13, 2017
Yes, funny how the pronunciation of the end can change so much because of the first letter. If only I had recalled the Gilbert & Sullivan lyrics:

"Mistaking my instructions,

Which within my brain did gyrate,

I took and bound this promising boy

Apprentice to a pirate."

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Level 57
Oct 19, 2018
Could you have Swelt as well as Dwelt?
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Level 65
Dec 15, 2018
Found it quite easy, got em all immediately besides 4 I didnt know. Maybe in this case not being english actually helps? You are less stuck in seeing a word a certain way.

I must admit. The last three where I had know clue I tried random things. So got 100%

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Level 41
Jan 22, 2019
You can do this going though the alphabet pressing down each time
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2019
What fun you must have had!
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Haha! Yes precisely!
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Level 35
Sep 29, 2019
He/She obviously couldn't work them out any other way !!!
+8
Level 56
Nov 12, 2019
Scute!
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Level 47
Nov 11, 2020
Yeah, scute is indeed a word.
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Level 82
Nov 12, 2019
Isn't swelt a world?
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Level 62
Nov 14, 2019
It's not valid across all Scrabble dictionaries, which is how I draw the line on quizzes like this.
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2023
Then please accept scute, which is.
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Level 50
Nov 12, 2019
Never heard the word whelp before.
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Level 75
Nov 16, 2019
I know it is another word for puppy, but for me, growing up in the upper south of the US,it also meant the same thing as "welt". As in, "That branch swung back and hit me in the face and made a big whelp on my cheek," or, "My face whelped up when that branch hit it." I still hear it used that way in my area.
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Level 67
Nov 13, 2019
Smashed it with 58 seconds left. 🏆
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2021
What about scute?
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2022
Maybe accept swelt too? ^^
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2023
I'm guessing the scrabble dictionary was used, as is customary on jetpunk. Unfortunately a good portion of the words in that dictionary I have never uttered once in my life, nor heard another speak them.
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Level 61
Jul 24, 2023
This says more about your vocabulary than you imagine.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2023
Please accept scute
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Level 24
Jul 28, 2023
yeah i got stuck on that
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Level 56
Feb 1, 2024
Swelt is also a word, just fyi