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Word Ladder #15 – Great Chinese Inventions

Chinese culture celebrates its Four Great Inventions. Let the Word Ladder clues help you figure out what they are.
Word ladder rules: each word resembles the word above it, more or less.
Answers must correspond to the highlighted box.
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius
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Last updated: April 21, 2013
First submittedApril 21, 2013
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Invention #1. Points to north.
Compass
Forcibly reduce in size.
Compress
Barometric ________.
Pressure
Retired: out to _______.
Pasture
Model on catwalk. Or phony.
Poser
350 Horse_____ engine.
Power
Invention #2. Pour it in your musket.
Gunpowder
2-word anagram of above. 1) ______ beef. 2) Church seat.
Ground pew
Rolling hit to shortstop.
Grounder
Hurdy-gurdy man: organ _______.
Grinder
One who complains.
Griper
Pied _____ of Hamelin.
Piper
Invention #3. Write on it.
Paper (Papermaking)
Latin for “Daddy.”
Pater
Van Gogh, for example.
Painter
“Starry Night,” for example.
Painting
Invention #4. Process to make books.
Printing
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level 38
May 10, 2014
Ground pew was a bit confusing - I tried "ground" and couldn't figure out why it was wrong.