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    Put in a Good Word for Me - 1

    Put in a Good Word for Me - 1

    Find a common property shared by the 24 words in the list.
    Then insert the first word into its proper place in the list.


    1. DELIGHT

    crawl
    bacon
    checkers
    pastry
    uncle
    toffee
    kiss
    measles
    goulash
    summer
    mist
    hand
    rum
    standoff
    rug
    mahagony
    joke
    roulette
    plaid
    twins
    fly
    meatball
    cheese
    rabbit



    2. FIDDLE

    bat
    bee
    whistle
    bell
    cucumber
    button
    post
    bone
    pancake
    daisy
    rock
    kite
    feather
    pin
    ghost
    picture
    beet
    dog
    rail
    whip
    board
    mule
    drum
    owl


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    If you're getting nowhere, it's quite normal.
    There is a pattern and once you see it, it's "obvious."
    I could not give any hints without giving away the object of the quiz.


    1. DELIGHT

    Hint
    Spoiler:
    Each term is preceded by a nationality.
    The completed phrases are listed in alphabetical order.

    Answers
    Spoiler:
    Australian crawl
    Canadian bacon
    Chinese checkers
    Danish pastry
    Dutch uncle
    English toffee
    French kiss
    German measles
    Hungarian goulash
    Indian summer
    Irish mist
    Italian hand
    Jamaican rum
    Mexican standoff
    Persian rug
    Phillipine mahagony
    Polish joke
    Russian roulette
    Scotch plaid
    Siamese twins
    Spanish fly
    Swedish meatball
    Swiss cheese
    Turkish delight
    Welsh rabbit





    2. FIDDLE

    Hint
    Spoiler:
    These are phrases of the form "__ as a __".
    The completed phrases are in alphabetical order.

    Answers
    Spoiler:
    Blind as a bat
    Busy as a bee
    Clean as a whistle
    Clear as a bell
    Cool as a cucumber
    Cute as a button
    Deaf as a post
    Dry as a bone
    Fit as a fiddle
    Flat as a pancake
    Fresh as a daisy
    Hard as a rock
    High as a kite
    Light as a feather
    Neat as a pin
    Pale as a ghost
    Pretty as a picture
    Red as a beet
    Sick as a dog
    Skinny as a rail
    Smart as a whip
    Stiff as a board
    Stubborn as a mule
    Tight as a drum
    Wise as an owl


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