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Last Word Puzzle of the Year [Dec. 30th, 2012|04:24 pm]
As we close out an eventful (but not all that great) year, let's celebrate with a word puzzle! It's a New Year's tradition as old as... well, about 10 minutes ago when I thought of it, really.

For each clue, find the word that ends with the name of an animal.

EX: A small variety of songbird -- titmouse

Animal Ends

  1. Avocados put to excellent use
  2. Support used when cutting lumber
  3. Measurements for gemstones
  4. A large group of soldiers or fighting units
  5. Metal alloy common in building construction
  6. A dejected or guilty appearance
  7. To reinforce or make more durable
  8. Type of grape used for both wine and raisins
  9. A silly, eccentric, or goofy person
  10. Unfairly putting your interests ahead of others
  11. Railroad sign built from two pieces
  12. An angry or upset expression directed at someone

[User Picture]From: porsupah
2012-12-31 02:09 am (UTC)
1. guacamole
3. [k|c]arat
4. batallion
8. muscat

.. I'll leave the others alone. For now. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2012-12-31 04:26 am (UTC)
2 - sawhorse
6 - hangdog
12 - scowl

... and I'll also not finish all the fun
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2012-12-31 05:54 am (UTC)
3. caRAT
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[User Picture]From: keefur
2012-12-31 06:27 am (UTC)
#5 StEEL
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[User Picture]From: keefur
2012-12-31 06:32 am (UTC)
#11 CrossBUCK
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2012-12-31 07:19 pm (UTC)
1. Guacamole
2. Sawhorse
3. Carat
4. Battalion
5. Steel
6. Scowl
7. When I look at the other comments, I just know I'm going to kick myself.
8. Currant
9. Dingbat
10. Selfish
11. Crossbuck
12. See #7
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2012-12-31 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yep, kicking myself now.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-12-31 08:50 pm (UTC)
Still, nicely done there. :)
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From: endmouse
2012-12-31 07:54 pm (UTC)

Word game

#7 - strengthen
#9 - jackanapes? (Sounds too Shakespearean to be the intended answer)
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2012-12-31 08:11 pm (UTC)
I think 9 might be more akin to jackass. But there are a lot of similar terms.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-12-31 08:49 pm (UTC)
I was thinking "dingbat" -- hard to clue effectively though. I'd take both alternate answers there.
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