Compound Words Quiz #3

Based on the definitions, guess these compound words.
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Last updated: March 16, 2019
First submittedJanuary 2, 2013
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Definition
Word
Spiny fruit with yellow flesh
Pineapple
Parent's parent
Grandparent
Lightning bug
Firefly
Long intestinal parasite
Tapeworm
Extortion
Blackmail
Structure that spans a moat
Drawbridge
Marksman
Sharpshooter
Railway or flight schedule
Timetable
Compost bin denizen
Earthworm
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Definition
Word
Device for opening a wine bottle
Corkscrew
Insect that is called a locust when swarming
Grasshopper
Coccyx
Tailbone
Six-point score in American football
Touchdown
Corporate recruiter or murderous trophy collector
Headhunter
Sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate
Limestone
Seaside pedestrian path, made of wood
Boardwalk
Early human
Caveman
Cemetery
Graveyard
Northerner who moved South after
the American Civil War
Carpetbagger
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Level 50
Jan 1, 2013
Good one. More please.
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Level 71
Jan 1, 2013
Perhaps you could accept "deadeye" for marksman?
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Level ∞
Mar 14, 2015
Okay
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Level 47
Jun 30, 2018
Gunman as well perhaps
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Level 41
Jan 4, 2013
12.
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2013
I tried both Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal before caveman. CURSE YOU OVER EDUCATION!
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Level 71
Apr 23, 2014
Lol. I did the same thing, except I ran out of time before I could think of caveman.
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2015
A clue so easy travelfan couldn't get it.
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2015
Nice!
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Level 82
May 14, 2019
Maybe he should switch to Geico.
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Level 75
Aug 14, 2015
Well, just to stir the pot, Neanderthal *is* a compound word (in German)
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Level 79
Sep 15, 2017
Yep. Ne & erthal. I knew that. :-P
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2018
I think a lot of us overthink the really simple answers and end up missing them. Remember the K.I.S.S. method.
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Level 37
Apr 7, 2018
Same, Homo sapiens, Handy man, early man, great apes and homo habillis.
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Level 45
Apr 3, 2015
I tried all KINDS of early humans, from neanderthal, to homo erectus, hell I even tried australopithecus. It didn't even dawn on me to think of caveman
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Level 46
Aug 3, 2015
Kept thinking "newborn" for early human. Sigh...
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Level 64
Apr 7, 2018
That'd make an amazing/devious crossword clue and answer
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2015
"Compost bin denizen" What language is that?
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Level 88
Aug 3, 2015
English. Compost bin denizen.
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Level 46
Jul 7, 2018
Arabic? Like Osama bin Laden ;)
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2015
maybe also accept "apeman" for "early human".
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2015
Cavemen were humans who lived in caves. They weren't like how they're portrayed in many movies.
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2015
I think "timetable" is used much more generally than just railway or flight schedules - completely threw me off. I was thinking of manifest, itinerary, departure board, flugplan, etc.
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Level 78
Aug 3, 2015
nice quiz with a few toughies. but I got 100% with 1:16 leftover. i was also perplexed by the caveman answer until i went less complex.
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2015
How about crackshot for marksman
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Level 20
Aug 4, 2015
24 more seconds phew
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Level 79
Aug 7, 2015
How about boneyard?
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2015
These were all general knowledge until Carpetbagger. That's so American-centric. No one outside of America would ever learn that without a very specific and unusual area of interest (or from doing other quizzes on this website).
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Level 53
Mar 12, 2017
Not entirely true! I got this one from having seen it on a documentary about the American Civil War, and I'm a Kiwi..
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Level 44
Oct 9, 2017
That's still America-centric
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Level 76
Apr 13, 2018
I was thinking "I know this; I know this - I've seen it so many times on Jetpunk [and nowhere else], but what is it?" ... finally managed to dredge it out of somewhere
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2019
And touchdown is fine?
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2015
A roundworm is a common intestinal parasite that can be up to 14 inches. That seems long to me.
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2016
But not compared to a tape-worm that can be 50 feet long in humans.
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2018
roundworms don't typically reside there, ringworm can be found anywhere on the body
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2018
And as mentioned before, ringworms aren't actually worms, but a fungal skin infection.
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Level 53
Mar 12, 2017
Please accept ''glowworm'' for lightning bug. In NZ, this is what they are more commonly known as. Googling shows that they are from the same Lampyridae family
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Level ∞
Dec 7, 2017
Okay
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Level 59
Mar 13, 2017
i honestly thought Compost bin Denizen was German and i guessed trashbag
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2017
Great quiz. Would you consider duckboard as well as boardwalk?
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2018
'Human' applies to any member of the genus Homo, which includes Homo erectus, etc, commonly referred to as 'apemen'.
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Level 73
Apr 7, 2018
Fruitfly for compost bin denizen perhaps?

My compost bin has lots of them inside it.

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Level 73
Apr 7, 2018
That's the reason I tried silverfish as well. Maybe these could be accepted?
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2020
Or woodlouse, or pillbug...
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2018
I thought of at least a dozen different things that can be found in compost bins before stumbling across the answer in the comments.
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Level 55
Apr 7, 2018
I kept putting Slowworm for Compst Bin Denizen.
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Level 64
Apr 7, 2018
Earthworms most likely won't be found in compost. They live in the cooler conditions under soil.
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2018
I agree. Although I got earthworm eventually, my first guess was woodlouse, we always get them hanging about our compost bins
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2018
Earwig is an insect that is extremely common to compost bins
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Level 56
Apr 8, 2018
marksman already is a compound word
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2018
Could you add ringworm as a possible answer for "long intestinal parasite"?
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2019
you obviously don't know what ringworm is.
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2018
What about "woodlouse" for compost bin denizen?
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Level 65
Jun 8, 2019
I think hookworm should be accepted
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2019
I won't accept any of them, yuck
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Level 54
Nov 24, 2020
Funny, earthworm took me approximately 0.0001 seconds to think of, but I don't know why I knew that.
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