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Thses are puzzles in which the missing word completes 2 two-word phrases. For example- jet ___ lift= ski- jet ski and ski lift.
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1.
  A Mixed Before and After - 10 questions - 4 mins
I will give you two words with a blank spot in the middle that you have to fill in. For example, pocket ___ dog, the answer would be watch to make the phrases pocket watch and watchdog.
Tough, 10 Qns, blake_aus_nsw, Dec 01 22
Tough
blake_aus_nsw gold member
Dec 01 22
212 plays
2.
  Find the Missing Link (General) - 15 questions - 6 mins
A simple linking quiz. The mission (should you choose to accept it) is to find the linking word. For example if you have two words such as: Space _____ Impossible The missing word would be MISSION. SPACE MISSION and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Average, 15 Qns, heatherlois, Nov 24 22
Average
heatherlois gold member
Nov 24 22
328 plays
3.
We have cats among the pigeons and foxes in with the chickens. Assign the missing-word pair to the right animal. For example, for cold _____ shoot, turkey would form both cold turkey and turkey shoot.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Sep 20 22
Very Easy
Upstart3 gold member
Sep 20 22
501 plays
4.
  Stuck in the Middle With You - 10 questions - 6 mins
I love sandwiches. All that yummy goodness paired with all different types of breads. That really makes my mouth water. The clues are subtle, but they are there. Fill in a word that fits with the before and after.
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Aug 31 22
Average
kino76 gold member
Aug 31 22
365 plays
5.
  What Word is Missing? great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 10 mins
Figure out the missing word which goes with the word before it AND the word after it. Example: Lincoln ___ Cabin would be Log (Lincoln Log and Log Cabin)
Average, 25 Qns, ravenskye, Feb 19 22
Average
ravenskye
Feb 19 22
23773 plays
6.
  10 Questions about The Missing Link - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you find the missing link? For example, Fried _____ Little would have the answer Chicken: Fried Chicken and Chicken Little.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jun 18 22
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Jun 18 22
536 plays
7.
  Bru's Quest in the Cavern of 100 Clues best quiz - 20 questions - 9 mins
This is a word game to commemorate my 100th quiz. Here is your quest: just find an answer that goes with all five clues given, either before or after. Phrases, compound words are used. Ex: Sweet pop flower field flakes = corn. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, Bruyere, Feb 02 03
Average
Bruyere editor
10385 plays
8.
  Creature Feature Fill-in Word game top quiz - 20 questions - 8 mins
This word game is a Creature Feature, because when you've found a word that works in both directions as a phrase or a compound word, you'll have at least one of the three a member of the animal kingdom. Example: Cool________box = cat Good Luck!
Average, 20 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 10 04
Average
Bruyere editor
11764 plays
9.
  Compound Words! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A little different take on a "Before and After" quiz. Take a word from the first phrase and one from the second phrase and make a compound word. For example: We breathe ___. Corn is grown in a ___. The answer would be airfield. Got it? Let's go!
Easier, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 31 21
Easier
CmdrK gold member
Dec 31 21
449 plays
10.
  Before and After Americana great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Fill in the blank with the word that fits both phrases. For example, "George ___ D.C." would be "Washington": George Washington and Washington D.C. Each answer is only one word, and clues are provided!
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Aug 31 17
Easier
PDAZ gold member
Aug 31 17
1348 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Lloyd _____ of Madison County?

From Quiz "Places and Names in Common"




11.
  Word Sandwiches best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Find the filling in the word sandwich - a word which will go with both of the given words. For example: lady-finger-food. Here's a hint - each missing word is a 3-letter body part.
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Mar 04 11
Average
MotherGoose editor
5379 plays
12.
  Places and Names in Common great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
What is the common Name and Place? Example: George _____, D.C.? = "Washington"
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 31 15
Very Easy
nyirene330
5002 plays
13.
  Group Words for Beginners - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is my first quiz of this type, but they are fun, it certainly won't be the last. Can you figure out the word that goes with each pair?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Apr 24 19
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
Shadowmyst2004
Apr 24 19
1141 plays
14.
  What's Our Name? top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you find the missing name that will unite each pair of famous people? For instance: Steve ___ Luther (Martin). Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, May 13 13
Average
CmdrK gold member
3039 plays
15.
  Mixed Fruit - 10 questions - 4 mins
Find the single word which completes two two-word phrases (the word which follows the first clue and precedes the second clue) to produce two common names or phrases involving fruit.
Easier, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Aug 23 20
Easier
FatherSteve gold member
Aug 23 20
518 plays
16.
The animals at the FunTrivia Zoo have been giving the zookeepers a hard time, and have found many interesting ways and places to hide. Help the 'keepers in their quest by solving this 'before and after' quiz. Be careful, or they'll hide somewhere else!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Apr 07 19
Very Easy
mlcmlc gold member
Apr 07 19
758 plays
17.
  Role Reversal popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
See if you can pair these well known people with their inanimate objects. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 09 16
Average
Creedy gold member
Oct 09 16
1573 plays
18.
  Before and After the Party - 10 questions - 5 mins
The kids were having a party in the garden! Discover what they were up to by finding the single word that can go in the gap to make two different compound words.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Apr 04 18
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Apr 04 18
594 plays
19.
  Overlapping Names - 15 questions - 7 mins
Can you pick the name the two people have in common?
Average, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Sep 15 19
Average
nyirene330
Sep 15 19
479 plays
20.
  Chain Words II popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I got this idea from a game show called "Chain Reaction". In this quiz, I'll give you two words with a space in-between them, and you have to choose what word can fill in there to make two compound words/phrases! Example: FIRE FIGHTER PILOT
Easier, 10 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Jul 10 10
Easier
QuizMakerGod
2402 plays
21.
  Culinary Phrases popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz requires one to fill in a blank the missing word which completes one two-word culinary phrase and begins another.
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Apr 13 18
Average
FatherSteve gold member
Apr 13 18
1245 plays
22.
  Pass, Friend! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Confusingly, these compound words or phrases have come asunder and need your cleverness to reconnect them with a common word in the centre. This complete conundrum is conceivably a clue: crow BAR code. (crowbar, barcode). Can you conquer them?
Easier, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Dec 11 16
Easier
VegemiteKid gold member
Dec 11 16
724 plays
23.
  Middle Ground 3 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just pick the name these people have in common.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 13 21
Easier
nyirene330
May 13 21
558 plays
24.
  Stuck in the Middle popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The opening sentence of each question will give you a clue to the word which can be added to the two words appearing on the line below. Example: A large open grassy area, where you can take the dog for a walk. Ball__land Answer: park
Easier, 10 Qns, lmoodie101, Dec 01 19
Easier
lmoodie101
Dec 01 19
1785 plays
25.
  Even More Before and After - 10 questions - 4 mins
Fill in the blank which is the surname of one person and the first name of another.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jul 03 18
Easier
nyirene330
Jul 03 18
579 plays
26.
  Before and After - Literature top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
All of the following selections are titles from literature that have been combined together to form one ridiculous title (ex. A Study in Scarlet Letter.) Please note: some articles ('a' and 'the') have been excised from titles.
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, May 03 22
Average
thejazzkickazz gold member
May 03 22
4795 plays
27.
  Name's the Same - 10 questions - 5 mins
I give you two names, you find the one in the middle. It's the first person's surname and the second person's first name. For instance, the question is 'Chris___Luther', and the answer is Martin (Chris Martin and Martin Luther). Note: British bias!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 27 18
Average
Kankurette gold member
Nov 27 18
506 plays
28.
  Chain Words popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I got this idea from a game show, "Chain Reaction". In this quiz, I'll give you two words with a space in-between, and you have to choose what word can fill in there to make two compound words/phrases! Example: SPELLING BEE STING
Average, 10 Qns, quizmakergod, Nov 27 18
Average
quizmakergod
Nov 27 18
3919 plays
29.
  More Middle Ground - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just fill in the name these people have in common.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 27 18
Easier
nyirene330
Aug 27 18
431 plays
30.
  Missing Words3 popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 9 mins
Find the missing word. For example: -air, -dog, -house, -potato. The answer is hot; hot air, hot dog etc. The answer can be part of a word or part of a two word phrase ie fortnight or Fort Knox. Q19 and Q20 are tough. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 20 Qns, Inquizition, Dec 29 18
Average
Inquizition
Dec 29 18
4507 plays
31.
  David Bowie Knife - 10 questions - 5 mins
I give you two words that each form part of a phrase or a famous name and you need to find the word they have in common. For example, the title combines "David Bowie" and "Bowie Knife" with "Bowie" as the common word.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Jan 25 20
Average
agentofchaos gold member
Jan 25 20
395 plays
32.
  Word Fun - Before and After - 10 questions - 5 mins
Find the word that connects the two words given...
Average, 10 Qns, k_w, Sep 02 22
Average
k_w
Sep 02 22
8301 plays
33.
  Middle Ground II - 10 questions - 4 mins
Once again you need to pick the name these famous people have in common.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 16 16
Easier
nyirene330
Aug 16 16
362 plays
34.
  A Palette of Color Words popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
A fill-in quiz that may not have every color word in the rainbow, but a full palette. Find a word that makes sense in both directions, either a compound word or phrase. Some of the colors are there already. Example: Green______bag = bean. Good luck.
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, May 10 15
Average
Bruyere editor
5485 plays
35.
  The Three-Peat popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Some words come back for more! In this quiz, choose the word that starts or ends the three words or phrases depending on the question. This quiz contains some pop culture trivia. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 22 12
Average
kyleisalive editor
985 plays
36.
  Names in Common - 10 questions - 4 mins
Enter the missing name that links each pair of people.
Easier, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Apr 23 17
Easier
AlexT781
Apr 23 17
492 plays
37.
  Riddle of the Sphinx Cat - 10 questions - 4 mins
Fill in the blank for each before and after riddle associated with Egypt.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 22 20
Average
Joepetz gold member
Oct 22 20
277 plays
38.
  Word Workout for Every 'Body' popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
This fill-in word game is for every 'body' because by finding a word that works in both directions, a common expression or compound word, you'll have a body part in either the clue or the answer. Example: Every___________builder. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 23 10
Average
Bruyere editor
5113 plays
39.
  Legal Phrases popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Find the single word which completes two two-word phrases (i.e. the word which follows the first clue and precedes the second clue) to produce two common phrases used in law and the courtroom.
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Dec 31 15
Average
FatherSteve gold member
766 plays
40.
  Additional Letters - 25 questions - 9 mins
Answer one question, the following question has the same letters plus one extra.
Easier, 25 Qns, simpsonsavvy, Mar 04 21
Easier
simpsonsavvy
Mar 04 21
3377 plays
41.
  Blank Space - 10 questions - 5 mins
Fill in the blank space with the word that completes the before and after puzzle.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 08 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Sep 08 18
517 plays
42.
  What's in the Middle? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you find the word that goes in the middle? Check the clues for help.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 08 15
Average
dcpddc478
604 plays
43.
  Person to Person - 10 questions - 5 mins
Each set of people share a name in the middle. Can you name the name they have in common?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 24 15
Average
nyirene330
667 plays
44.
  Blank in the Fill - 10 questions - 5 mins
Solve the before & after puzzle by filling in the blank (or blanking in the fill if you prefer). All answers are one word.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 23 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jan 23 18
546 plays
45.
  Before and After: Part II - 10 questions - 5 mins
Once again, fill in the name of the correct person and/or place.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 29 18
Average
nyirene330
Mar 29 18
559 plays
46.
  Middle Ground Redux - 15 questions - 7 mins
Fill in the blank with the name both people have in common.
Average, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Apr 02 17
Average
nyirene330
Apr 02 17
357 plays
47.
  Two Will Go Into One - 10 questions - 6 mins
Many common English words are made up of two words that are words in their own right (how's that for confusing?) Example: armchair - combining arm and chair to create a new word with a different meaning. Try your hand at these. Note: Read the hints!
Average, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, May 14 07
Average
Cymruambyth gold member
2000 plays
48.
  Brainstorm - 25 questions - 10 mins
Quizzical28: Find the second connecting word in these common two word phrases. For example:Grizzly, honey, polar and teddy. The second word is bear, as in grizzly bear, polar bear, teddy bear etc. Please enjoy.
Average, 25 Qns, Quizzical, Aug 13 05
Average
Quizzical
3248 plays
49.
  Government Before and After - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you solve these 10 before and after puzzles in which one element is related to governmental matters?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Nov 29 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Nov 29 18
355 plays
50.
  Fellowship of Words - 10 questions - 5 mins
Discover the common word in each set of three words, then find the word that links all the answers.
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, Nov 11 10
Easier
leith90 gold member
1097 plays
51.
  Connect Two - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you find the missing name that will unite each pair of famous people? For instance, take the pair John _____ Newton and the answer is "Wayne." Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jan 04 15
Easier
PootyPootwell gold member
623 plays
52.
  Wild Mutant Noggins' Before and After - 25 questions - 9 mins
In this quiz, two seemingly disconnected phrases or ideas can be linked by one word. Exercise your "wild noggin" by providing the right word that links the two phrases. Example: "Neither a borrower nor a lender ______afraid; be very afraid!" Ans: Be
Easier, 25 Qns, skyrunner84, Sep 06 10
Easier
skyrunner84
806 plays
53.
  Find the Missing Link - 10 questions - 5 mins
You are given two words and asked to find what word goes between them. For example, given "Snow ____Hair" the answer is White (Snow White, White Hair).
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Oct 28 20
Average
gme24 gold member
Oct 28 20
342 plays
54.
  Middle Ground - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you pick the names these famous people have in common?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 11 17
Average
nyirene330
Aug 11 17
468 plays
55.
  Fill in the Blank - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you two words and you put another word in between that makes sense with both the word before and after. Ex. Second_____ball = base (Second base and baseball). Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Sep 10 13
Average
zebra101
774 plays
56.
  Split Personalities! - 10 questions - 5 mins
I've enjoyed playing this sort of quiz when written by other authors, so I thought I'd have a go. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, invinoveritas, Nov 22 20
Average
invinoveritas gold member
Nov 22 20
278 plays
57.
  Names: Before and After - 10 questions - 5 mins
Fill in the name of the correct person and/or place.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 18 13
Average
nyirene330
722 plays
58.
  Before And After 5 - 15 questions - 7 mins
Fill in the blank EG, Fried ( BLANK) little . The answer is CHICKEN. Fried CHICKEN and CHICKEN little. US-centered.
Average, 15 Qns, riderslady79, Oct 03 21
Average
riderslady79
Oct 03 21
6028 plays
59.
  Monkeying in the Middle - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you 'catch' the name in common?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jul 07 15
Average
nyirene330
364 plays
60.
  Supermarket Missing Words 2 - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you are unfamiliar with the rules of this game, please check out the first Supermarket Missing Words game. All of the answers are US brand names.
Average, 10 Qns, aaron595, Aug 11 02
Average
aaron595
3889 plays
61.
  Pass - 10 questions - 5 mins
Think of a word that goes before or after the word "pass". Enjoy the quiz and if you find some extra options, send me a note and I'll add them. Thanks!
Average, 10 Qns, linkan, Feb 09 21
Average
linkan gold member
Feb 09 21
315 plays
62.
  Sandwich Words - 10 questions - 5 mins
Find the missing word which links the two already given. All of the words are food related. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Mar 27 15
Average
Plodd
406 plays
63.
  Soozy's Find The Missing Link 18 - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you three words that have a common word that goes after them. EXAMPLE: Bed-,Dining-,Head-..ANSWER: Room. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, soozy_woozy, Jul 09 07
Average
soozy_woozy
2827 plays
64.
  The Curious Case of the Crimson Croissant - 10 questions - 7 mins
I was at a family reunion and had my eye on the last crimson croissant. I turned around to speak to Uncle Ralph and then..then..someone took it! Which of my relatives could be responsible?
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Jun 20 16
Average
kino76 gold member
Jun 20 16
174 plays
65.
  Common Links 2 - 20 questions - 8 mins
The last name of one person is the first name of the next person or object. Raul____________Roberts (Julia). I had a good response to the first Common Links, so have fun.
Average, 20 Qns, finlady, Jun 02 11
Average
finlady
5129 plays
66.
  Wordwich fill-in game - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is another fill-in the word game. Simply find a word that fits well and makes sense in both directions. Example: Water WEIGHT gain. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Dec 02 20
Average
Bruyere editor
Dec 02 20
5053 plays
67.
  Tailspin - 10 questions - 4 mins
Look for a word that will match all three clues. It can match by: making a compound word, by making a two-word idiomatic phrase, or by making a two-word proper noun.
Average, 10 Qns, robynraymer, Jul 25 13
Average
robynraymer
3549 plays
68.
  Chain Words V - 25 questions - 10 mins
This will be the final edition of my "Chain Words" series. In this quiz, I'll give you two words with a space in-between them, and you have to choose what word can fill in there to make two compound words/phrases! Example: FRIED CHICKEN POX
Average, 25 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Apr 30 11
Average
QuizMakerGod
997 plays
69.
  Before and After Quiz Challenge - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you a set of words, you fill in the missing word that belongs to each of the ones I gave you.
Average, 10 Qns, RaceGirl24, Oct 17 21
Average
RaceGirl24
Oct 17 21
4489 plays
70.
  Stuck in the Middle! - 10 questions - 5 mins
I will give you two words one at the beginning and one at the end you have to find the middle word that connects. Example: Snow___Player Answer: Ball (Snow ball, Ball player)
Average, 10 Qns, Aerowynne, Feb 08 22
Average
Aerowynne
Feb 08 22
4121 plays
71.
  Assorted Fruits and Nuts word game - 15 questions - 7 mins
In this quiz, you need to find a missing word that makes sense in both directions. Each one contains at least one fruit or nut, whether in the clue or the answer. Example: Sugar__________fairy = plum Feedback welcome, no fruitcakes please.
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 28 04
Average
Bruyere editor
3413 plays
72.
  Before and After - Computers - 10 questions - 5 mins
Fill in the middle word that is common to the outer words. At least one of the pairings will be a computer term.
Average, 10 Qns, lout62001, Jan 18 18
Average
lout62001 gold member
Jan 18 18
263 plays
73.
  Before And After With Twist - 10 questions - 3 mins
The twist in this before and after quiz is that all the answers are scrambled. Simply unscramble and pick the right one.
Average, 10 Qns, debbijo, Feb 27 06
Average
debbijo
4880 plays
74.
  Chain Words III - 10 questions - 5 mins
I got this idea from a game show called "Chain Reaction". In this quiz, I'll give you two words with a space in-between them, and you have to choose what word can fill in there to make two compound words/phrases! Example: CHALK BOARD GAME
Average, 10 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Oct 03 11
Average
QuizMakerGod
711 plays
75.
  MisterE's Mystery Missing Words - 20 questions - 8 mins
Find the appropriate word that is missing and would connect the two words, titles, or phrases. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, MisterE76, May 29 17
Average
MisterE76
May 29 17
3551 plays
76.
  Life Is A Two-Way Street - 10 questions - 5 mins
Fill in the word that makes sense in both directions. Example: Water_______gain = water weight gain Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Dec 22 15
Average
Bruyere editor
2992 plays
77.
  Chain Words IV - 10 questions - 4 mins
I got this idea from a game show called "Chain Reaction". In this quiz, I'll give you two words with a space in-between them, and you have to choose what word can fill in there to make two compound words/phrases! Example: STUFFED ANIMAL CRACKERS
Average, 10 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Jul 08 15
Average
QuizMakerGod
1316 plays
78.
  Find the Word That Fits - 10 questions - 5 mins
You are looking for a word that goes before one word and after the second word provided. Can you find the correct answer?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 24 10
Average
dcpddc478
836 plays
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