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  1. Jun 30, 2004 #1

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    What six letter word in the English language contains ten other words without rearranging any of its letters?

    On that same order, what seven letter word in the English language contains ten other words without rearranging any of its letters?

    What unusual property do the words FLOUR, TERN, and THIRSTY have in common?

    Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters 'he' (in that order). (Actually, there are two possible correct answers -- and "hehe" is not an acceptable solution.)

    What is the longest non-hyphenated word in English in which no letters are repeated (each letter appears only once)?

    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?

    Ok, this one is just for fun - Rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word.
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2004 #2

    loseyourname

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    Headache. Working on the rest.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2004 #3

    Njorl

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    Heartache.

    My kids are both!

    Njorl
     
  5. Jun 30, 2004 #4

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    I'm getting stumped for now, but if you reduce the requirement to a six and seven-letter words that contain nine other words and a six letter word that is built entirely from smaller words, I can do it with:

    ANTICS

    1. A
    2. AN
    3. ANT
    4. ANTI
    5. ANTIC
    6. ANTICS
    7. TIC
    8. TICS
    9. I

    FRANTIC

    1. RAN
    2. RANT
    3. A
    4. AN
    5. ANT
    6. ANTI
    7. ANTIC
    8. TIC
    9. I
     
  6. Jun 30, 2004 #5

    Evo

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    Hey that's pretty good!
     
  7. Jun 30, 2004 #6
    uncopywritable
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2004 #7

    Evo

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  9. Jun 30, 2004 #8

    chroot

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    Of course, Parth, you spelled it wrong. The 'e' is obviously repeated in your version.

    - Warren
     
  10. Jun 30, 2004 #9

    Evo

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    I didn't even notice. :redface: It's uncopyrightable.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2004 #10
    You so fun!!! Evo!
     
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  12. Jun 30, 2004 #11

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    Not sure if this is spelled correctly:
    ATENDED (A AT ATE ATEND TEN TEND TENDED END ENDED)
    or
    ATENDER (A AT ATE ATEND TEN TEND TENDER END ENDER)

    Six letters
    SPARED (SPA SPAR SPARE PA PAR PARED A ARE RE RED - not sure if pare is a word.)

    Seven letters
    PATENTS (PA PAT PATE A AT ATE TEN TENT TENTS ENT ENTS)
    PARENTS (PA PAR PARENT A ARE RE REN RENT RENTS ENT ENTS)
    PANTIES (PA PAN PANT A AN ANT TI TIE TIES)
     
  13. Jun 30, 2004 #12

    Gokul43201

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    I think they're spelt 'attended' & 'attender'.

    'Pare' - it's how you peel the skin of an apple or orange. I'm not sure 're' is acceptable, though it's an allowed Scrabble word.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2004 #13

    Evo

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    You got the six letter one correct, but not the 7 letter one. Ent isn't a true word in English, it would be considered an acronym or abbreviation. But very close!
     
  15. Jun 30, 2004 #14
    umm... uh... oops :shy:
     
  16. Jul 1, 2004 #15
    I believe we had this one and I declared it in the other strange words thread. So here I go in this one ........... UNCOPYRIGHTABLE. :biggrin:

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  17. Jul 1, 2004 #16
    I think (and I dunno why) that they are anogramatic (i.e. the letters will rearrange to make another word). TERN = RENT but as I am no good with word puzzles I cannot think of any for the others.l

    Headache (although it has already been had) and Heartache

    I can get to a five letter word but not a seven. How common is it?

    Woodern? Is that even a word? (LOL)

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  18. Jul 1, 2004 #17

    NateTG

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    An ent is a mythical tree-like creature. They feature, for example, in Tolkien's "The Two Towers."
     
  19. Jul 1, 2004 #18
    It is also the abbreviation for Ear, Nose and Throat in medicine, it is the basic data structure of Udanax Gold and it stands for Education with New Technologies.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  20. Jul 1, 2004 #19

    NateTG

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    Evo claimed that ENT was not a proper word since it was an abrreviation (AFAIK nobody actually pronounces it.) The examples you're giving fit into that category.
     
  21. Jul 1, 2004 #20
    Not the Gold. :biggrin:

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
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