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Loft
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Loco
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Bray
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Mood
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Triplet No. 20
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
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Arch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Tagged Word and Number Puzzles (296 posts)
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1 Float
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
2 Mead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
3 Subject or Object?
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
4 Active and Passive
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
5 Verb or Noun?
Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
6 Chain
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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7 Quickword No. 46
Do you know ‘situation of a golf ball’ (3 letters), and ‘the capital of the State of New York’ (6 letters)?
8 Pint
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
9 Dome
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
10 Quickword No. 45
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
11 Dart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
12 Tree
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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13 Triplet No. 22
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
14 Quickword No. 44
Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
15 Lion
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
16 Quickword No. 43
Do you know ‘princes and princesses, kings and queens’ (7 letters), and ‘jump up and down on one foot’ (3 letters)?
17 Tram
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
18 Dill
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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19 Bees
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
20 Triplet No. 21
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
21 Quickword No. 42
Do you know ‘overbalance’ (6 letters), and ‘veteran’ (3,4 letters)?
22 Bolt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
23 Rail
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
24 Lone
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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25 Rain
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
26 Quickword No. 41
Do you know ‘outrage, public disgrace’ (7 letters), and ‘King David of Israel’s third wife’ (7 letters)?
27 Triplet No. 20
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
28 Rune
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
29 Fete
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
30 Quickword No. 40
Do you know ‘popular Asian chilled fruit drink’ (7 letters), and ‘bear witness’ (6 letters)?
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31 Stardust
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with STAR and finish with DUST.
32 Curl
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
33 Clean
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
34 Load
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
35 Quickword No. 39
Do you know ‘street lined with tall buildings or trees’ (6 letters), and ‘shed’ (3 letters)?
36 Triplet No. 19
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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37 Iced
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
38 Quickword No. 38
Do you know ‘knock over and scatter’ (7 letters), and ‘a measure of length equal to 45 inches’ (3 letters)?
39 Chip and Putt
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with CHIP and finish with PUTT.
40 Triplet No. 18
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
41 Line
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
42 Town and City
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TOWN and finish with CITY.
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43 Quickword No. 37
Do you know ‘conclusive evidence’ (5 letters), and ‘perceptive realisation’ (6 letters)?
44 Mole
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
45 Nine Lives
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
46 Peal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
47 Triplet No. 17
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
48 Eve
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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49 Quickword No. 36
Do you know which ‘Barry’ is the title-character of a novel by Thackeray (6 letters), and ‘thwart, perplex’ (6 letters)?
50 Icy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
51 Shoe and Nail
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NAIL and finish with SHOE.
52 Fen
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
53 Manor
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
54 Lunch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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55 Wheel
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
56 Quickword No. 35
Do you know ‘cowardly’ (6 letters), and ‘historic Greek victory in 479 BC’ (7 letters)?
57 Prepositions
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
58 Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
59 Pair Off
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
60 Put in a Good Word
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.
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61 Super Colossal
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.
62 Adjectives are Easy
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
63 Undishcovery
Make opposites from these words using prefixes, like lucky → unlucky.
64 Loco
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
65 Opposites
Suggest opposites for these words, and illustrate them with example sentences.
66 Pied
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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67 Hive
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
68 Triplet No. 16
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
69 Once
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
70 Goatherd
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with GOAT and finish with HERD.
71 Hunt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
72 Quickword No. 34
Do you know ‘current of cold air’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. fascinator’ (3 letters)?
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73 Hero
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
74 Ledge
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
75 Lace
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
76 Bell
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
77 Ash and Oak
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with ASH and finish with OAK.
78 Quickword No. 33
Do you know ‘rim’ (4 letters), and ‘the Roman name for Chester’ (4 letters)?
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79 Heft
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
80 Veil
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
81 Tall Ship
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TALL and finish with SHIP.
82 Malt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
83 Long Jump
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LONG and finish with JUMP.
84 Bray
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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85 Triplet No. 15
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
86 Grow Seed
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SEED and finish with GROW.
87 Tier
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
88 Mile Post
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with MILE and finish with POST.
89 Note Book
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NOTE and finish with BOOK.
90 Prince
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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91 Quickword No. 32
Do you know ‘a brilliant solo passage in a concerto’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. lion, tiger’ (3,3 letters)?
92 Dray
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
93 Teal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
94 Cart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
95 Triplet No. 14
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
96 Batter
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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97 Barn
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
98 Quickword No. 31
Do you know ‘a river, part of the Bristol-London waterway’ (6 letters), and ‘e.g. D minor’ (3 letters)?
99 Nene Scene
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
100 Loaf
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
101 Quickword No. 30
Do you know ‘pull along behind one’ (3 letters), and ‘self-evident or accepted proposition’ (5 letters)?
102 Bar
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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103 Court
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
104 Crag
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
105 Quickword No. 29
Do you know ‘brainy fellow’ (7 letters), and ‘drink’ (3 letters)?
106 Triplet No. 13
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
107 Roar
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
108 Percentages
Work out these percentages in your head. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
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109 Addition
Add one number to another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
110 Twenty-Fives
Practise doing sums using multiples of 25, 50 and 75.
111 Subtraction
Take one number from another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
112 Division
Divide one number by another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
113 Multiplication
Multiply two numbers together. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
114 Twelve Times Table
Practise your twelve times table against the clock.
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115 Free
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
116 Bay
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
117 Cave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
118 Peat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
119 Quickword No. 28
Do you know ‘snare’ (6 letters), and ‘better’ (3 letters)?
120 Triplet No. 12
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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121 Face
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
122 Field
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
123 Ride
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
124 Trail
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
125 Perch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
126 Quickword No. 27
Do you know ‘perceptive’ (5 letters), and ‘English artist’ (3 letters)?
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127 Don
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
128 Leave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
129 Eventide
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
130 Arch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
131 Flit
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
132 Forewarned
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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133 Triplet No. 11
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
134 Sword and Peace
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SWORD and finish with PEACE.
135 Quickword No. 26
Do you know ‘cunning’ (3 letters), and ‘Phobos’s primary’ (4 letters)?
136 Bead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
137 Hut
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
138 Rib
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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139 Quickword No. 25
Do you know ‘withdraw’ (7 letters), and ‘domesticated’ (4 letters)?
140 Spitfire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SPIT and finish with FIRE.
141 Nave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
142 Tulip
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
143 Hope
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
144 Triplet No. 10
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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145 Blue
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
146 Pine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
147 Garden
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
148 Burn
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
149 Act
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
150 Flag Pole
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FLAG and finish with POLE.
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151 Lance
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
152 Mile
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
153 Quickword No. 24
Do you know ‘complaint’ (4 letters), and ‘be the right size and shape for a space’ (3 letters)?
154 Mood
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
155 Rock
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
156 Time
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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157 Band
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
158 Late
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
159 Pig Sty
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with PIG and finish with STY.
160 Less is More
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LESS and finish with MORE.
161 Neat and Tidy
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NEAT and finish with TIDY.
162 Hide
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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163 Bleat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
164 Triplet No. 9
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
165 Dene
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
166 Cafe
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
167 Billy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
168 Quickword No. 23
Do you know ‘conscientious’ (7 letters), and ‘unreturned serve’ (3 letters)?
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169 Dale
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
170 Teem
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
171 Pier
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
172 Gape
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
173 Wide
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
174 Giant
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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175 Puffin Billy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
176 Triplet No. 8
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
177 Rapid Transit
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
178 Haul
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
179 Quickword No. 22
Do you know ‘plaything’ (3 letters), and ‘a river in South Wales’ (3 letters)?
180 Alien
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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181 Crab
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
182 Otter
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
183 Fresh
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
184 Ring
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
185 Triplet No. 7
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
186 Beef
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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187 Seraph
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
188 Water
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
189 Lift
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
190 Triplet No. 6
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
191 Triplet No. 5
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
192 High
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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193 Sett
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
194 Quickword No. 21
Do you know ‘warm covering’ (7 letters), and ‘2,240 lb’ (3 letters)?
195 Adder
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
196 Triplet No. 4
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
197 Edge
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
198 Nest
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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199 Dew
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
200 Triplet No. 3
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
201 Gem
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
202 Lime
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
203 Quickword No. 20
Do you know ‘wallow in resentment’ (4 letters), and ‘English composer’ (4 letters)?
204 Triplet No. 2
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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205 Triplet No. 1
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
206 Gold
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
207 Lead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
208 Heron
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
209 Quickword No. 19
Do you know ‘cleansing bar’ (4 letters), and ‘Doncaster horse-race’ (2,5 letters)?
210 Sycamore
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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211 Vine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
212 Castle
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
213 Long Drag
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
214 Quickword No. 18
Do you know ‘entertainer’ (7 letters), and ‘distant’ (3 letters)?
215 Door Step
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
216 Catch of the Day
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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217 Inlet
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
218 Tees
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
219 Drink
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
220 Quickword No. 17
Do you know ‘glittering crown’ (6 letters), and ‘dark, gloomy and clouded’ (5 letters)?
221 Rare
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
222 Ocelot
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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223 Quickword No. 16
Do you know ‘meticulous’ (7 letters), and ‘father of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia’ (4 letters)?
224 Deer
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
225 Colt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
226 Fern
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
227 Quickword No. 14
Do you know ‘a town like Bath’ (3 letters), and ‘deteriorate’ (6 letters)?
228 Quickword No. 15
Do you know ‘cup’ (6 letters), and ‘unit of resistance’ (3 letters)?
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229 Snow Drop
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
230 Quickword No. 13
Do you know ‘part of a fish’ (3 letters), and ‘heart of the matter’ (3 letters)?
231 Corfe
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
232 Awake
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
233 Cone
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
234 Quickword No. 11
Do you know ‘a temperature scale’ (6 letters), and ‘a bit of useful advice’ (3 letters)?
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235 Quickword No. 12
Do you know ‘a republic in the Pyrenees’ (7 letters), and ‘shallow in sentiment’ (5 letters)?
236 Quickword No. 10
Do you know ‘pull along’ (3 letters), and ‘examine someone’s background and credentials’ (3 letters)?
237 Quickword No. 9
Do you know ‘satisfied’ (7 letters), and ‘warm and cosy’ (4 letters)?
238 Quickword No. 6
Do you know ‘raised stitching on a cricket ball’ (4 letters), and ‘a 1901 Kipling novel’ (3 letters)?
239 Quickword No. 7
Do you know ‘stout’ (6 letters), and ‘gloat’ (4 letters)?
240 Quickword No. 8
Do you know ‘wheedle’ (6 letters), and ‘engine-driver’s compartment’ (3 letters)?
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241 Nuts
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
242 Frost
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
243 Colliery
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
244 Truly, Madly
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
245 News
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
246 Heat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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247 Gift
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
248 Quickword No. 4
Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
249 Quickword No. 3
Do you know ‘ocean’ (7), and ‘a famously incorruptible Roman senator’ (4)?
250 Quickword No. 2
Do you know ‘bashful’ (3), and ‘an open area of shrubs and coarse grass’ (5)?
251 Quickword No. 5
Do you know ‘move in a zig-zag fashion’ (4), and ‘a 1711 opera by Handel’ (7)?
252 Quickword No. 1
Do you know ‘well-worn route or habit’ (3 letters), and ‘naval officer’ (7 letters)?
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253 ‘Countdown’ Numbers Game
An arithmetical puzzle based on the popular TV show.
254 Maths Gym
An arithmetical puzzle combining addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and fractions.
255 Confusables
Show you know the difference between these frequently confused words.
256 Spinner
Create your own sentences using one or more of the three words given.
257 ‘Countdown’ Letters Game
A word-making game based on the popular TV show.
258 ‘Scrabble’ Letters Game
A word-making game based on the popular board game.
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259 Satellite
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
260 Wren
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
261 Fell Pony
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FELL and finish with PONY.
262 Fish Cake
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FISH and finish with CAKE.
263 Free Kick
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FREE and finish with KICK.
264 Coy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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265 Hit the Brakes!
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FAST and finish with SLOW.
266 As You Were
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
267 Coal Fire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with COAL and finish with FIRE.
268 Beef Stew
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with BEEF and finish with STEW.
269 Keep Moat
Change KEEP into MOAT, one letter at a time.
270 Fall and Rise
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FALL and finish with RISE.
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271 It’s an Ill Wind
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with WIND and finish with CASH.
272 Fried Chips
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FRIES and finish with CHIPS.
273 Round Up
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SHEEP and finish with FLOCK.
274 Rock Salt
Change ROCK into SALT, one letter at a time.
275 Hideaway
Change HIDE into AWAY, one letter at a time.
276 Star Tern
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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277 Period Drama
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FULL and finish with STOP.
278 Foal and Mare
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FOAL and finish with MARE.
279 Destiny
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
280 Melody
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
281 Mouse
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
282 Green
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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283 Bird of Prey
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
284 Mighty Oaks
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
285 Splash
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
286 Wintry Showers
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
287 Hare
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
288 Oak Apple
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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289 Pony Race
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
290 Style
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
291 Warren
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
292 Lane
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
293 Signal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
294 Courage
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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295 Lure
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
296 Lyre
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?

Word Play: Confusables

Compose your own sentences to show the difference between these words:

Profit. Prophet.

New Stories
The only truly global conflict in history began when German troops crossed into Poland in September 1939.
By Richard Cobden
(1804-1865)
Richard Cobden questioned both the wisdom and the motives of politicians who intervene on foreign soil.
To the poor of England, the Worcestershire man gave affordable pots and pans, and to all the world he gave the industrial revolution.
After Louis XIV’s grandson Philip inherited the throne of Spain, the ‘Sun King’ began to entertain dreams of Europe-wide dominion.
New Puzzles
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
Polyword ‘Lead’
Make as many words as you can with the letters below. All your words must be at least four letters long, and must also include the highlighted letter. What’s the nine-letter word?

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

More Puzzles
Do you know ‘raised stitching on a cricket ball’ (4 letters), and ‘a 1901 Kipling novel’ (3 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SWORD and finish with PEACE.
Do you know ‘knock over and scatter’ (7 letters), and ‘a measure of length equal to 45 inches’ (3 letters)?
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TALL and finish with SHIP.
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
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