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Put on your thinking caps ....

Post  gwtriker on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:08 pm

Nothing to do with campng but something to think about while you're waiting for camping weather to get here

Start with a common 9 letter english word. Take away a letter and end up with a new 8 letter english word - take away another letter and end up with a new 7 letter word - take away another letter and end up with a new 6 letter word - keep taking away a letter to end up with a new word until you have 1 letter left ... this last letter also is a common english word. What is the 9 letter word?????


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Re: Put on your thinking caps ....

Post  Richard on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:43 pm

I'm just an old country boy. I'm not sure I know any 9-letter English words.

Still, at six letters it's "String".

Now if I can figure out why a mirror reverses things left-to-right but not top-to-bottom. After all, a lens reverses both ways.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:25 pm

Richard, you do know a 7 letter word. It begins with a "A" and ends with a "A" Shocked
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Re: Put on your thinking caps ....

Post  Richard on Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:47 pm

aah-haaa ?

Actually, "String" is one of the correct steps in Art's puzzle.

As for the word you refer to, we just call it 'Bama, so more of us can spell it.
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Thinking Cap Solution

Post  gwtriker on Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:28 pm

For those who have been pulling out their hair trying to come up with the 9 letter word, here it is .....
STARTLING
STARTING
STARING
STRING
STING
SING
SIN
IN
I











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Re: Put on your thinking caps ....

Post  KralCamper on Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:41 pm

That's cool! I had been thinking about it off and on since you posted this, Thanks for the answer!

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