Thursday, August 04, 2005

NPR Sunday Puzzle (August 7) - Three take away one leaves one

NPR Sunday Puzzle (August 7) - Three take away one leaves one
Q: Think of a word in three syllables starting with the letter 'A'. Remove the 'A' and you'll be left a new word and only one syllable. What is it? Here's a hint: The first word has three vowels, counting the A.
I actually have two answers for this one, but they only differ by one letter. It's not that difficult if you think of the first 'a' as one syllable and try and figure out how the remaining letters can both make two syllables and one syllable. I don't want to give away my answer(s) until after the Thursday deadline, so check back then...
Edit: As I said, I actually have two answers that work. Here they are:
A: AGAPE (love) --> GAPE (to open the mouth wide)
AGAVE (plants having spiny-margined leaves) --> GAVE (presented to another)

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