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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Word play

Morning driving, listening to Morning Edition... A puzzle to start the day, courtesy of NPR:

"given the nine-letter word 'startling', remove one letter without rearranging any letters to form a new word. Remove another letter to form another new word. Keep going until you are left with one letter and one remaining word."
I wonder how many other words exist where the same game can be played. Do you know?

startling
starling or starting
staring
string
sting
sing
sin
in
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