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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Cheshire Cat
    Sparky
    30 Aug '03 06:30 / 1 edit
    There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

    Also, This one's a tuffy! There is a common English word that is seven letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains a common English word - from seven letters right on down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?

    Two different words.
  2. Standard member Fiathahel
    Artist in Drawing
    30 Aug '03 11:07
    Originally posted by Cheshire Cat
    There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

    Also, This one's a tuffy! There is a common English word that is s ...[text shortened]... what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?

    Two different words.
    I assume you aren't allowed to change the position of the letters?
  3. Standard member Cheshire Cat
    Sparky
    30 Aug '03 11:38
    Originally posted by Fiathahel
    I assume you aren't allowed to change the position of the letters?
    No, no swapping letters around.
  4. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    30 Aug '03 17:40
    planets
    planes
    plane
    plan
    pan
    an
    a
  5. Standard member Cheshire Cat
    Sparky
    30 Aug '03 19:16
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    planets
    planes
    plane
    plan
    pan
    an
    a
    Not the one I was looking for; but, a correct answer. What about the 9 letter word, TheMaster37?
  6. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    31 Aug '03 14:04 / 3 edits
    Here's another 3 7-letter words:

    friends
    fiends
    fiend
    find
    fin
    in
    I

    singers
    singer
    singe
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    strands
    strand
    stand
    sand
    and
    an
    a

    I still can't think of the 9-letter word though.
  7. Standard member Cheshire Cat
    Sparky
    31 Aug '03 18:19
    Originally posted by Acolyte
    Here's another 3 7-letter words:

    friends
    fiends
    fiend
    find
    fin
    in
    I

    singers
    singer
    singe
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    strands
    strand
    stand
    sand
    and
    an
    a

    I still can't think of the 9-letter word though.
    Very good answers....Tha one I have is:

    snowing
    sowing
    swing
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    The nine letter answer will be posted in a few days if no one gets. it.
  8. 31 Aug '03 18:30
    Originally posted by Cheshire Cat
    Very good answers....Tha one I have is:

    snowing
    sowing
    swing
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    The nine letter answer will be posted in a few days if no one gets. it.
    Very
    i in sin sing using musing amusing!

  9. 05 Sep '03 07:54
    I believe the word is : startling

    startling
    starling
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

  10. 05 Sep '03 17:11
    Originally posted by Reaper69
    I believe the word is : startling

    startling
    starling
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    Did you google that or work it out? Its pretty easy to google. (Sorry if the accusation is unjust and congrats! )
  11. Standard member Cheshire Cat
    Sparky
    07 Sep '03 20:53
    Originally posted by Reaper69
    I believe the word is : startling

    startling
    starling
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    I

    Very good.