Quiz created: 2012/7/14

Brain Sweat


For each definition supply the term in the box provided. Your reply is monitored by the "Answer Ghost."

This is a puzzle of phonologically linked words. Start with a five-letter word meaning a "bunch of birds" as the answer to the first entry. Change one letter in that word to provide the answer to the subsequent clue. Change one letter again for the next clue. And so on. (From the San Diego Union-Tribune, 070830, p. E2)
a bunch of birds

a device for measuring time

what you can do with a mouse

a baby chicken

a device to prevent wheels from turning

a surprise

a small house

a pile

a small piece of wood

unable to move


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