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Stardust : Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with STAR and finish with DUST.

A ‘doublet’ is a word game in which you change one word into another word, a single letter at a time. For example, DOG → DOT → COT → CAT.

See if you can do it with STAR and DUST.

We did it in steps. Can you do better?

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The prosaically named region NGC 6357 is more poetically dubbed a ‘winter wonderland’ by NASA for this picture, put together using data from a variety of sources including the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope in Hawaii. The cluster lies about 5,500 light-years from earth.

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Letters Game

Make words from two or more of the tiles below. What is the highest-scoring word you can make?

Press enter or type a space to see feedback on your word.

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Numbers Game

Work across from the number on the left, applying each arithmetical operation to the previous answer. What’s the final total?

Tip: Click any of the four inner squares to check your running total.

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In the time of King George III, Parliament forgot that its job was not to regulate the people, but to represent them.
By Thomas Hood
Humorist Thomas Hood obviously didn’t like to see the nights drawing in
Based on a fable by Jerome K. Jerome
A little fable of encouragement for all the suffering.
One of the twentieth century’s greatest pianists, who put himself and his art at the service of his adopted country.
The seventh-century Bishop of London helped kings and clergy to shine Christian light into the darkness of mere religion.
Napoleon’s six-year-long campaign to bring Spain and Portugal into his united Europe was frustrated by Arthur Wellesley.