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    11 Mar '15 06:351 edit
    List 4 words, each having 4 letters.

    Then find a word, of the fewest letters, that contains the letters making up each of the 4 words.

    If a 4-letter word has one letter twice, eg, "were", then the found word must have at least two of that letter, eg, "weirder" has 2 e's and so we can get "were" from it.

    No use of anagram solvers, etc., allowed. Or maybe yes. It's up to the participants, agree beforehand.

    Example: "were, drew, dire, deer." A 7 letter word that contains them all, is "weirder." (There may be a shorter word that works. Easy to find out.)

    The solver gets to submit the next 4 words.

    Any list of 4 words must be "solvable". Their submitter must have a word in mind from which the 4 words can be made. It need not be the shortest possible word. So don't submit jive, quid, axon, and zany, unless you know the word they can be made from.

    If not a game for now, maybe someday with the grandkids.
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Mar '15 16:00
    Originally posted by JS357
    List 4 words, each having 4 letters.

    Then find a word, of the fewest letters, that contains the letters making up each of the 4 words.

    If a 4-letter word has one letter twice, eg, "were", then the found word must have at least two of that letter, eg, "weirder" has 2 e's and so we can get "were" from it.

    No use of anagram solvers, etc., allowed. Or may ...[text shortened]... know the word they can be made from.

    If not a game for now, maybe someday with the grandkids.
    My list:

    were
    wear
    dear
    deer
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    11 Mar '15 16:053 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    My list:

    were
    wear
    dear
    deer
    redraw

    I pass on my turn.
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Mar '15 16:081 edit
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    redraw

    I pass on my turn.
    It is not your turn, since you have to use the "e" two times, if I understood the rules correctly.
    Hint: There is a six-letter word 😉
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Mar '15 17:291 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    My list:

    were
    wear
    dear
    deer
    dreaded?

    No "w". Hmm...
  6. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Mar '15 17:36
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    dreaded?

    No "w". Hmm...
    I have to admit to have commited a grammatical error in my word 🙁 It is not weared...🙁🙁

    So someone else should take a stab
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    11 Mar '15 18:283 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I have to admit to have commited a grammatical error in my word 🙁 It is not weared...🙁🙁

    So someone else should take a stab
    I guess I'm the moderator and can't play, but can step in at times like this.

    So I used an anagram solver and found

    drawee
    drôˈē/
    noun
    noun: drawee; plural noun: drawees

    the person or organization, typically a bank, who must pay a draft or bill.

    Which makes these 4-letter words, some of which I've never seen before.

    awed, awee, dare, dear, deer, dere, draw, dree, drew, ewer, read, rede, reed, wade, ward, ware, wear, weed, weer, were = 20 words
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Mar '15 18:37
    Originally posted by JS357
    I guess I'm the moderator and can't play, but can step in at times like this.

    So I used an anagram solver and found

    drawee
    drôˈē/
    noun
    noun: drawee; plural noun: drawees

    the person or organization, typically a bank, who must pay a draft or bill.

    Which makes these 4-letter words, some of which I've never seen before.

    awed, awee, dare, dear ...[text shortened]... here are 24 ways to combine 4 items (4x3x2x1) drawee is rich.

    edit: the math might be screwy.
    No use of anagram solvers, etc., allowed. Or maybe yes. It's up to the participants, agree beforehand.

    Example: "were, drew, dire, deer." A 7 letter word that contains them all, is "weirder." (There may be a shorter word that works. Easy to find out.)

    The solver gets to submit the next 4 words.

    Any list of 4 words must be "solvable". Their submitter must have a word in mind from which the 4 words can be made. It need not be the shortest possible word. So don't submit jive, quid, axon, and zany, unless you know the word they can be made from. (From OP)
    ?
  9. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Mar '15 18:43
    The Math is actually a bit screwy, since the 24 refers to the way you can order four (different) items , but we actually have six letters, so the number of permutations is 720...
  10. Joined
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    11 Mar '15 18:45
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    The Math is actually a bit screwy, since the 24 refers to the way you can order four (different) items , but we actually have six letters, so the number of permutations is 720...
    Yes so I deleted it just before your correction.
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