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Triplet No. 9 : Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
Triplet No. 9

FOR each group of three words, find one letter (except final S) that can be added to all three words to produce three new words.

When you have finished, rearrange your letters to give the name of a town in Yorkshire.

Find one letter that will change all three words into three new ones. For example, add L to ATE, RIFE, GROW to get LATE, RIFLE, GROWL.

The added letter may be S (e.g. PAT → PAST), but it won’t be a plural or third person singular (like CAT → CATS or ASK → ASKS).

Type your letter into the square at the left-hand side of each group of three words. Click the magnifying glass () to see the answer for one group of words.

When you have found all your letters, you will see an anagram at the foot of your puzzle. See if you can solve it.

cu*b,e*ase,f*ill
bus*y,p*easant,s*ack
fa*r,pos*t,rac*er
di*e,s*ip,s*ulk
co*y,*horn,mous*e
bas*e,blur*,*enfold

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The clock in the market-place of this Yorkshire town (solve the puzzle to find out where it is) was erected to commemorate the marriage of George, Duke of York, to Princess Mary of Teck in 1896. George, who was the son of King Edward VII, later became King George V.

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