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Gem : Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
Gem

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

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There are two words for semi-precious stones in this puzzle: this picture is of the ‘almandine’ form of one of them.
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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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Selected Stories
In the time of King George III, Parliament forgot that its job was not to regulate the people, but to represent them.
Based on the account by Reginald of Durham
(12th century)
A hungry monk thought he had got away with the tastiest of crimes, but St Cuthbert kept his promise to his beloved birds.
The saintly Bishop helped the captain of a merchant ship to cut through the red tape, and save his town from starvation.
Abdul Karim’s rapid rise in Victoria’s household made him enemies.
By Samuel Smiles
(1812-1904)
A self-made man who never forgot his humble beginnings.
A reminder that those with extreme wealth and power have everything but the peace to enjoy it.