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These are puzzles where a phrase is rewritten in different words and you must decipher the original. For example- "Stone symphony?"= "rock concert".   

There are 71 quizzes and 725 trivia questions in this category.
31
Pairs in Other Words

Each answer is the name of a pair, real or fictional. Just answer the two parts of the question and join them with 'and' to get the pair. e.g. Male turkey and British name for a German in WWII. Answer = Tom and Jerry
Difficult (10 qns)
minch
2145 plays
32
In Other Words VII

Here are more sayings, clichés, and idioms put in other words. Have fun!
Very Easy (10 qns)
bigjohnsludge
Jul 08 16
702 plays
33
Cliches with a Twist

A cliché is something that is said often and conveys an idea or message. It compares one word or phrase to another, when they are really nothing alike. I'll write each cliche in a synonymous form and you write down which cliche it represents. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
1638 plays
34
Swifty's Ninth Sym-punny

This is the ninth installment in the Tom Swifty saga. I know many of you have taken my previous eight, but an example is still included before question one. Good Luck, have fun...Take your time.
Average (10 qns)
maskman22
288 plays
35
Famous Literature, In Other Words II

The second installment of literature being put into different words. One example would be Black Beauty=Ebony Gorgeous
Average (15 qns)
yonglo32
801 plays
36
Add a Word

All of the answers in this quiz are words beginning with 'en'. You must add another word, for which a clue is given, to 'en' and find the answer to the definition. The total number of letters in the answer is given after each clue.
Average (10 qns)
Calpurnia09
999 plays
37
Rewriting Nursery Rhymes

These Nursery Rhymes were taken from the collection, "Early Reading for Genius Progeny". I supplied the first few lines. Can you identify the titles? Note: This quiz was written under the old rules that allowed punctuation, so act accordingly.
Average (10 qns)
Astena
1743 plays
38
Tom Swifties: The Final Pun

Since my first two Tom Swifty quiz were received well, here's another one. Tom Swifties are descriptive puns, suggested by the writing in the 'Tom Swift' books. As before, your job is to fill in the appropriate pun, using the clue provided.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
561 plays
39
Change A Letter Sayings

Change one letter of each word to find the correct saying. No punctuation and I'll give you an example in Q1. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
bwebster
810 plays
40
Tom Swifties 2

Since my first Tom Swifty quiz was received well, here's another one. Tom Swifties are descriptive puns, suggested by the writing in the 'Tom Swift' books. As before, your job is to fill in the appropriate pun, using the clue provided.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
309 plays
41
Yet Another Tom Swifty, Said MM22, Adverbially

I truly can't believe the positive feedback I've gotten from these little adverbial pun quizzes. If you want them I'll keep on writing them, said Maskman22, pensively.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
273 plays
42
Foods and Drinks In Other Words!!!

It's quite simple really... You will be given a phrase, and it is your job to decipher which food the phrase represents. ie. For "One who creates large floating blocks of ice.", the answer would be "Burger". There are no plurals.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
kirameku17
1569 plays
43
Australian Almanac

An island country plus a handbook containing important dates and statistical information would be known as an 'Australian Almanac'. Can you figure out the publications in the following questions?
Average (10 qns)
lones78
246 plays
44
I'm Tom Swifty The VIII, I Am.

Again...The love of these punny quizzes from Fun Trivia members continues. This is the eighth in the series...I promise two more and I am done. Maybe not.
Tough (10 qns)
maskman22
294 plays
45
Idioms in Other Words

I'll give you an idiom in other words and you give me the real phrase. For example: Completely Hearing Organs = All Ears. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
zebra101
798 plays
46
"Now Where Did I Put That U.S. City?"

Using word play, I've 'hidden' a one-word American city in a sentence. The clues will consist of two or more consecutive words, and a hint to the city's home state will be provided. I've included an example before Question one. Have fun!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
doorsfan58
360 plays
47
What Did You Say?

I am really have trouble saying things correctly today. Please help me figure out what these well-known phrases, titles, or names are supposed to be.
Average (10 qns)
Giniw
534 plays
48
Name that team!

Fill in the blanks with the actual team name. For example: The Big Easy Holy Rollers would be the New Orleans Saints. Please watch spelling: I've tried to put several variations in my answers. I hope you have fun! :)
Average (10 qns)
sarahmas
4683 plays
49
Famous Literature, In Other Words

I'll give the name of the book, but in words which are synonyms of the words of the title. Example: Fighting and Serenity= War and Peace.
Tough (15 qns)
yonglo32
837 plays
50
Tom Swifties

A Tom Swiftie is a bad pun, based on the overly stylized descriptions of Victor Appleton, the creator of the 'Tom Swift' books. Your job is to fill in the blank. Example: "It's June," said Tom, ____. The correct answer would be 'dismayed'.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
501 plays
51
Swiftys: Cheaper By The Dozen

Another in the never ending series of Tom Swifties, adverbial puns. There is an example before the first question. Take your time, some of these require some abstract thinking.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
258 plays
52
More Tom Swifties

I promised that my last Tom Swifty quiz was my last, it wasn't. Here are 10 more adverbial puns for you to play with. There is an example before the first question. Enjoy
Tough (10 qns)
maskman22
561 plays
53
Could This Mean The End Of Swifty

This my tenth and was originally going to be the last in the series. But, since I have gotten a lot of notes asking for more, I've decided to write a few encores...as long as I can come up with more. Enjoy...
Very Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
186 plays
54
Fun With Dying!

Given some obscurely worded longer descriptions, come up with ten mostly familiar phrases which all mean "TO DIE". Example: Say hello to thy ultimate creator? Answer: Three Words- meet your maker
Average (10 qns)
Nealzineatser
Dec 31 16
264 plays
55
Another Tom Swifty? Said MM22 Quizzically.

Of all the quizzes I have written, the Tom Swifties have gotten the most positive feedback, so here's another. Remember, they're puns. Spelling is American English, and use the appropriate word.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
456 plays
56
Swiftys 11

The public outcry at my decision to end the Tom Swifty series was deafening. OK, it was mildly loud, so I decided to continue with some encores.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
222 plays
57
A Fortnight with Tom Swifty

A fortnight consists of 14 days...this is my fourteenth Tom Swifty quiz. The questions are adverbial puns in the manner of the 'Tom Swift' series of books.
Difficult (10 qns)
maskman22
216 plays
58
Name That Phrase

Looking through a book on word and phrase origins I noticed many had a person's first name, such as 'jumping jack'. So the clue will be 'Bouncing Mr. Webb', and the answer is 'jumping jack'.
Difficult (10 qns)
finlady
3180 plays
59
In Other Words Rock Groups

I will give you an alternative name for a rock group. You figure out the correct name. For example if I say 'The Bugs' You, of course will answer 'The Beatles'.
Tough (10 qns)
egotist
4296 plays
60
Nightmare on Swift Street: Swifty 13

I originally wanted to call this one Tom Swifty 13: The Bar Mitzvah, but I didn't. Let's see how you do with the thirteenth entry in my Tom Swifty series. These are adverbial puns.
Tough (10 qns)
maskman22
177 plays
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