New Year’s Doublets
Answers to last week’s Christmas etymatching game are at the end of this post.
Wishing you a cup o’ kindness and a right gude-willy waught! Today’s game moves you through a common New Year’s Eve sentiment in ten steps.
Use the first clue to find the first four-letter word. For the remaining words (also four letters each), find the word that fits the clue and can be created by changing only one letter of the previous word. [Answers in the Jan. 6 Cliché-busting game.]
_____ Robert Burns’s word for old
_____ Archaic variant of should
_____ Auctioneer’s final cry
_____ With derring-do
_____ Low, resounding chime
_____ Abbreviation for a system of words
_____ What spectators did before the game
_____ Scots for times past
OLD Advanced in years
ODD Not even
ODE Poem musing on a particular subject
A not-so-subtle hint, beautifully performed by Dougie MacLean:
Answers to “Etymatching Christmas Words”
1) eggnog, 2) card, 3) gift, 4) ivy, 5) carol, 6) gold, 7) Magi, 8) nativity, 9) angel, 10) Santa Claus, 11) yuletide, 12) Christ, 13) tinsel, 14) candy, 15) mistletoe, 16) stocking, 17) wassail, 18) merry, 19) noel, 20) manger
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