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    Portmanteau's

    Portmanteau words are formed by blending two words together. Can you decipher the (legal and commonly used) blended word from the clues in the following sentences.

    1. He was executed with electricity.
    2. The star was detected by its pulsating radio waves.
    3. The TV show dramatised real events.
    4. The motorcar stopped in front of the hotel.
    5. He worked hard to buy his alcohol.
    6. He changed an element of the picture.
    7. The camera was able to record the action.
    8. The information was provided by entertainment.

    The previous 8 sentences provided the words that could be joined to create the blended word. The following 5 provide just a statement. See if you can identify the appropriate Portmanteau word by the following statements.

    9. An uncalculated figure
    10. A lifelike robot
    11. A fact based story
    12. To laugh gleefully
    13. A magazine for devotees
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    7 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Camcorder</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Tony...you seem to have a knack for my puzzles...you are always the first to answer and you are always correct!

    Perfect!

    This should set the trend for the ather answers to. Portmanteau's are two words that combine to create another valid word!

    Good luck
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Another one

    4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Motel</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    2 more and I will now let somebody else have a go <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    2 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Pulsar</span hide>
    8 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Infotainment</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Congrats Tony...All answers (as usual) are SPOT ON!
    Good going!
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    1] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Electrocute</span hide>
    and
    10] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Humanoid</span hide>
    13] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Fanzine</span hide>
    and I'll leave the others for others...

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Hi Leif...haven't heard from you for a while!

    1 and 13 are perfect!

    I'll come back to you on 10 as I think there is a better answer! (I have to check the <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Fanzine</span hide>I subscribe to to get the actual answer! The reason I query your answer is : <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Human (1st word) and oid? what word does this come from. Void ? meaning a human with a void...what? void of life???</span hide> I'll post the answer from the magazine tomorrow!

    Cheers
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    3) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">telemovie?</span hide>
    10) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">andriod</span hide>
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Howzit Tim,

    3 is incorrect.
    I will confirm 10's answer based on my reply to Leif in a previous post in this thread!

    I'll post the reply tomorrow!
    Cheers
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    Rudi

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Let's give these a try...
    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Workaholic</span hide>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Channel</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Hi Robert,
    5 is CORRECT
    6 is NOT!

    Good try though!
    Regards,
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    Re: Portmanteau's

    3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Docudrama</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Some guesses

    6 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Pixel - picture & element</span hide>
    10 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Fembot - female & robot</span hide>
    11 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Faction - fact & fiction</span hide>
    12 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Chortle - snort & chuckle (chortle was invented by Lewis Carrol and first used in the Jabberwocky)</span hide>

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    Re: Portmanteau's

    Leif,
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Humanoid is a good answer and one I'm accepting as correct due to the way the question was stated. The answer from the actual puzzle is Animatronic - Latin Animatus (animate) and Greek Electron (electronic)...</span hide>
    Cheers
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    Rudi

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