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Quiz: What's Another Word for ... ?

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Nov 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM


It’s the most wonderful time of year to cozy up and conquer a crossword puzzle. While combing through the clues, you may often find yourself asking aloud, “What’s another word for … ?”


This quiz will get the synonym side of your brain fired up, charged, and atingle. Using Noah Veltman’s data algorithm, which analyzes the occurrence of certain words in the New York Times crossword puzzle, we chose 10 that’ll pop up in 16-ACROSS or 27-DOWN sooner than later.

Without consulting any other sources (including asking anyone “What’s another word for … ?”), choose the answer that is most closely associated with the word in CAPS. One of the four options is a common hint crossword puzzle creators use to guide you to these frequent crossword answers.

Whoever submits the most correct answers will earn bragging rights! We'll reveal the correct answers with explanations in next week's post. Be sure to complete the quiz by 9:00pm ET on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Click on the picture below to take the quiz.



Topics: synonyms, quiz

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