The Logophile: An Early Summer Word Quiz

Summer's a fine time for some word games.

A dam in the French Alps

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  1. Which place could be described as empyreal?
    1. A deep, dark cave
    2. A barren desert
    3. An idyllic paradise

 

  1. Water spilled through a ______ in the dam.
    1. breach
    2. breech
    3. brioche

 

  1. What nine-letter word referring to a common time period can also name something small and chivalrous when a space is added to it?

Answers

  1. c
  2. a
  3. weeknight/wee knight

—Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.

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