# Puzzle Post: Fun Little Word Game

## WORD PUZZLE

Each of these 8 words is disguised.

Their disguises can be uncovered with one common key.

1. PARQUEEN
2. GUYLANT
3. THERS
4. CHERNEY
6. HUNCLE
7. MISTERION
8. MAPER

See if you can figure out what these words have in common.

That’s the key to solving this word game.

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1. PARKING 2. GALLANT 3. THIS 4. CHIMNEY 5. SIREN 6. HAUNT 7. MISSION 8. PAPER

Here comes the explanation.

This word game is a gender puzzle. Find the gender in the word and switch the gender.

For example, guylant has the word guy in it. Change guy to gal to make gallant.

Similarly, maper has the word ma in it. Change ma to pa to get paper.

## Chris McMullen

Chris McMullen, Author of 300+ Mathematical Pattern Puzzles and Christmas Word Scrambles

## 7 comments on “Puzzle Post: Fun Little Word Game”

1. Hah!

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2. Lol – ingenious ๐

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3. abyssbrain

Nice one. The “parqueen” easily gave it away for me. Not sure if I would have easily figured them out though otherwise ๐

• Thank you. Happy 2016. ๐

• abyssbrain

Likewise ๐