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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: September 15, 2016
First submittedJuly 11, 2015
Times taken32,523
Rating4.27
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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 60
Jul 12, 2015
Harder than your first, yet still a great quiz!
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level 60
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 71
Sep 15, 2016
You mean like those decoder quizzes? Yeah, that would be great.
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level 72
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 60
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 76
Jul 13, 2015
Fun quiz.
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level 62
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 63
Nov 29, 2016
Good one! Only 21 though :-(
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level 69
Nov 29, 2016
b-riddle should be accepted (it's an archaic spelling, but still valid)
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level 45
Nov 29, 2016
Swelt?
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level 28
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 73
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 58
Nov 29, 2016
nice one, not as easy as it first seems
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level 74
Nov 29, 2016
Agreed; I thought about trying "E" with "ROAD" :) Good quiz!
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level 73
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 58
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 56
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 73
Dec 18, 2018
Brahd must be someone from the Midwest.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2016
Had more trouble than I expected.
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level 67
Nov 29, 2016
Great quiz, blinking tough for us dyslexics though.
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level 67
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 57
Nov 29, 2016
100%. I guess I'm a word person. :-)
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level 45
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 73
Sep 29, 2018
That's what men do when they get their murder charge knocked down.
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level 32
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 73
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 48
Feb 18, 2017
I think swelt might be a word
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level 79
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 44
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 33
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 59
Oct 19, 2018
Could you have Swelt as well as Dwelt?
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level 61
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 58
Sep 28, 2019
Haha! Yes precisely!
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level 31
Sep 29, 2019
He/She obviously couldn't work them out any other way !!!
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level 49
Nov 12, 2019
Scute!
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level 66
Nov 12, 2019
Isn't swelt a world?
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level 47
Nov 12, 2019
Never heard the word whelp before.