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Cut
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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Neat and Tidy
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NEAT and finish with TIDY.
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Rib
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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Drink
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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Rapid Transit
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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Free
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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Tall Ship
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TALL and finish with SHIP.
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Tagged Word and Number Puzzles (302 posts)
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1 Cut
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
2 Chine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
3 Hart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
4 Gable
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
5 Peep
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
6 Triplet No. 23
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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7 Loft
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
8 Mead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
9 Subject or Object?
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
10 Active and Passive
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
11 Verb or Noun?
Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
12 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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13 Quickword No. 46
Do you know ‘situation of a golf ball’ (3 letters), and ‘the capital of the State of New York’ (6 letters)?
14 Pint
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
15 Dome
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
16 Quickword No. 45
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
17 Dart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
18 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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19 Triplet No. 22
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
20 Quickword No. 44
Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
21 Lion
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
22 Quickword No. 43
Do you know ‘princes and princesses, kings and queens’ (7 letters), and ‘jump up and down on one foot’ (3 letters)?
23 Tram
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
24 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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25 Bees
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
26 Triplet No. 21
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
27 Bolt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
28 Quickword No. 42
Do you know ‘overbalance’ (6 letters), and ‘veteran’ (3,4 letters)?
29 Rail
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
30 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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31 Rain
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
32 Quickword No. 41
Do you know ‘outrage, public disgrace’ (7 letters), and ‘King David of Israel’s third wife’ (7 letters)?
33 Triplet No. 20
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
34 Rune
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
35 Fete
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
36 Quickword No. 40
Do you know ‘popular Asian chilled fruit drink’ (7 letters), and ‘bear witness’ (6 letters)?
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37 Stardust
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with STAR and finish with DUST.
38 Curl
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
39 Clean
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
40 Load
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
41 Quickword No. 39
Do you know ‘street lined with tall buildings or trees’ (6 letters), and ‘shed’ (3 letters)?
42 Triplet No. 19
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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43 Iced
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
44 Quickword No. 38
Do you know ‘knock over and scatter’ (7 letters), and ‘a measure of length equal to 45 inches’ (3 letters)?
45 Chip and Putt
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with CHIP and finish with PUTT.
46 Triplet No. 18
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
47 Line
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
48 Quickword No. 37
Do you know ‘conclusive evidence’ (5 letters), and ‘perceptive realisation’ (6 letters)?
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49 Town and City
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TOWN and finish with CITY.
50 Mole
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
51 Nine Lives
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
52 Peal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
53 Triplet No. 17
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
54 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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55 Quickword No. 36
Do you know which ‘Barry’ is the title-character of a novel by Thackeray (6 letters), and ‘thwart, perplex’ (6 letters)?
56 Icy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
57 Shoe and Nail
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NAIL and finish with SHOE.
58 Fen
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
59 Manor
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
60 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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61 Wheel
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
62 Quickword No. 35
Do you know ‘cowardly’ (6 letters), and ‘historic Greek victory in 479 BC’ (7 letters)?
63 Prepositions
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.
64 Adjectives are Easy
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.
65 Pair Off
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
66 Super Colossal
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.
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67 Put in a Good Word
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.
68 Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.
69 Undishcovery
Make opposites from these words using prefixes, like lucky → unlucky.
70 Loco
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
71 Opposites
Suggest opposites for these words, and illustrate them with example sentences.
72 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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73 Hive
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
74 Triplet No. 16
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
75 Once
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
76 Goatherd
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with GOAT and finish with HERD.
77 Hunt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
78 Quickword No. 34
Do you know ‘current of cold air’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. fascinator’ (3 letters)?
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79 Hero
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
80 Ledge
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
81 Lace
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
82 Bell
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
83 Ash and Oak
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with ASH and finish with OAK.
84 Quickword No. 33
Do you know ‘rim’ (4 letters), and ‘the Roman name for Chester’ (4 letters)?
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85 Heft
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
86 Veil
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
87 Tall Ship
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TALL and finish with SHIP.
88 Malt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
89 Long Jump
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LONG and finish with JUMP.
90 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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91 Grow Seed
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SEED and finish with GROW.
92 Triplet No. 15
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
93 Tier
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
94 Mile Post
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with MILE and finish with POST.
95 Note Book
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NOTE and finish with BOOK.
96 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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97 Quickword No. 32
Do you know ‘a brilliant solo passage in a concerto’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. lion, tiger’ (3,3 letters)?
98 Dray
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
99 Teal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
100 Cart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
101 Batter
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
102 Triplet No. 14
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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103 Barn
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
104 Quickword No. 31
Do you know ‘a river, part of the Bristol-London waterway’ (6 letters), and ‘e.g. D minor’ (3 letters)?
105 Nene Scene
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
106 Loaf
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
107 Quickword No. 30
Do you know ‘pull along behind one’ (3 letters), and ‘self-evident or accepted proposition’ (5 letters)?
108 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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109 Crag
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
110 Court
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
111 Quickword No. 29
Do you know ‘brainy fellow’ (7 letters), and ‘drink’ (3 letters)?
112 Triplet No. 13
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
113 Roar
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
114 Percentages
Work out these percentages in your head. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
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115 Addition
Add one number to another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
116 Division
Divide one number by another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
117 Subtraction
Take one number from another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
118 Twelve Times Table
Practise your twelve times table against the clock.
119 Twenty-Fives
Practise doing sums using multiples of 25, 50 and 75.
120 Free
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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121 Multiplication
Multiply two numbers together. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
122 Bay
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
123 Cave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
124 Peat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
125 Quickword No. 28
Do you know ‘snare’ (6 letters), and ‘better’ (3 letters)?
126 Triplet No. 12
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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127 Face
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
128 Ride
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
129 Field
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
130 Trail
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
131 Perch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
132 Quickword No. 27
Do you know ‘perceptive’ (5 letters), and ‘English artist’ (3 letters)?
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133 Arch
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
134 Leave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
135 Flit
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
136 Eventide
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
137 Don
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
138 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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139 Sword and Peace
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SWORD and finish with PEACE.
140 Triplet No. 11
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
141 Bead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
142 Quickword No. 26
Do you know ‘cunning’ (3 letters), and ‘Phobos’s primary’ (4 letters)?
143 Hut
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
144 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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145 Quickword No. 25
Do you know ‘withdraw’ (7 letters), and ‘domesticated’ (4 letters)?
146 Nave
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
147 Spitfire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SPIT and finish with FIRE.
148 Tulip
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
149 Hope
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
150 Triplet No. 10
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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151 Blue
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
152 Pine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
153 Garden
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
154 Act
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
155 Burn
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
156 Lance
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 Flag Pole
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FLAG and finish with POLE.
158 Mile
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
159 Quickword No. 24
Do you know ‘complaint’ (4 letters), and ‘be the right size and shape for a space’ (3 letters)?
160 Mood
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
161 Rock
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
162 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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163 Band
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
164 Late
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
165 Less is More
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LESS and finish with MORE.
166 Pig Sty
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with PIG and finish with STY.
167 Neat and Tidy
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NEAT and finish with TIDY.
168 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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169 Bleat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
170 Triplet No. 9
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
171 Dene
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
172 Cafe
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
173 Billy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
174 Quickword No. 23
Do you know ‘conscientious’ (7 letters), and ‘unreturned serve’ (3 letters)?
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175 Dale
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
176 Teem
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
177 Pier
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
178 Gape
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
179 Wide
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
180 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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181 Puffin Billy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
182 Triplet No. 8
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
183 Haul
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
184 Rapid Transit
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
185 Quickword No. 22
Do you know ‘plaything’ (3 letters), and ‘a river in South Wales’ (3 letters)?
186 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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187 Crab
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
188 Otter
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
189 Fresh
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
190 Ring
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
191 Triplet No. 7
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
192 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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193 Seraph
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
194 Water
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
195 Lift
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
196 Triplet No. 5
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
197 Triplet No. 6
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
198 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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199 Sett
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
200 Quickword No. 21
Do you know ‘warm covering’ (7 letters), and ‘2,240 lb’ (3 letters)?
201 Adder
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
202 Triplet No. 4
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
203 Nest
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
204 Dew
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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205 Edge
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
206 Triplet No. 3
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
207 Gem
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
208 Lime
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
209 Triplet No. 2
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
210 Quickword No. 20
Do you know ‘wallow in resentment’ (4 letters), and ‘English composer’ (4 letters)?
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211 Triplet No. 1
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
212 Quickword No. 19
Do you know ‘cleansing bar’ (4 letters), and ‘Doncaster horse-race’ (2,5 letters)?
213 Lead
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
214 Sycamore
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
215 Heron
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
216 Gold
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 Vine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
218 Castle
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
219 Long Drag
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
220 Quickword No. 18
Do you know ‘entertainer’ (7 letters), and ‘distant’ (3 letters)?
221 Door Step
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
222 Inlet
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 Catch of the Day
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
224 Tees
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
225 Drink
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
226 Quickword No. 17
Do you know ‘glittering crown’ (6 letters), and ‘dark, gloomy and clouded’ (5 letters)?
227 Rare
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
228 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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229 Quickword No. 16
Do you know ‘meticulous’ (7 letters), and ‘father of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia’ (4 letters)?
230 Deer
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
231 Colt
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
232 Fern
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
233 Quickword No. 14
Do you know ‘a town like Bath’ (3 letters), and ‘deteriorate’ (6 letters)?
234 Quickword No. 15
Do you know ‘cup’ (6 letters), and ‘unit of resistance’ (3 letters)?
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235 Snow Drop
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
236 Quickword No. 13
Do you know ‘part of a fish’ (3 letters), and ‘heart of the matter’ (3 letters)?
237 Awake
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
238 Corfe
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
239 Cone
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
240 Quickword No. 12
Do you know ‘a republic in the Pyrenees’ (7 letters), and ‘shallow in sentiment’ (5 letters)?
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241 Quickword No. 11
Do you know ‘a temperature scale’ (6 letters), and ‘a bit of useful advice’ (3 letters)?
242 Quickword No. 7
Do you know ‘stout’ (6 letters), and ‘gloat’ (4 letters)?
243 Quickword No. 6
Do you know ‘raised stitching on a cricket ball’ (4 letters), and ‘a 1901 Kipling novel’ (3 letters)?
244 Quickword No. 10
Do you know ‘pull along’ (3 letters), and ‘examine someone’s background and credentials’ (3 letters)?
245 Quickword No. 8
Do you know ‘wheedle’ (6 letters), and ‘engine-driver’s compartment’ (3 letters)?
246 Quickword No. 9
Do you know ‘satisfied’ (7 letters), and ‘warm and cosy’ (4 letters)?
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247 Frost
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
248 Colliery
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
249 Nuts
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
250 Truly, Madly
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
251 News
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
252 Gift
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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253 Heat
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
254 Quickword No. 5
Do you know ‘move in a zig-zag fashion’ (4), and ‘a 1711 opera by Handel’ (7)?
255 Quickword No. 4
Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
256 Quickword No. 1
Do you know ‘well-worn route or habit’ (3 letters), and ‘naval officer’ (7 letters)?
257 Quickword No. 2
Do you know ‘bashful’ (3), and ‘an open area of shrubs and coarse grass’ (5)?
258 Quickword No. 3
Do you know ‘ocean’ (7), and ‘a famously incorruptible Roman senator’ (4)?
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259 High Tiles
Make words and get points for using unusual letters such as K, Q and Z.
260 Maths Gym
An arithmetical puzzle combining addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and fractions.
261 Confusables
Show you know the difference between these frequently confused words.
262 Spinner
Create your own sentences using one or more of the three words given.
263 The Longest Word
Find the longest word that can be made from nine randomly chosen letters.
264 Target Number
Add, multiply, divide and subtract six numbers to reach a set target.
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265 Wren
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
266 Satellite
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
267 Period Drama
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FULL and finish with STOP.
268 Keep Moat
Change KEEP into MOAT, one letter at a time.
269 Coy
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
270 Free Kick
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FREE and finish with KICK.
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271 Beef Stew
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with BEEF and finish with STEW.
272 Hit the Brakes!
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FAST and finish with SLOW.
273 Fish Cake
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FISH and finish with CAKE.
274 Style
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
275 Hideaway
Change HIDE into AWAY, one letter at a time.
276 Fall and Rise
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FALL and finish with RISE.
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277 Fell Pony
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FELL and finish with PONY.
278 Star Tern
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
279 Foal and Mare
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FOAL and finish with MARE.
280 Round Up
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SHEEP and finish with FLOCK.
281 Rock Salt
Change ROCK into SALT, one letter at a time.
282 It’s an Ill Wind
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with WIND and finish with CASH.
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283 Fried Chips
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FRIES and finish with CHIPS.
284 Coal Fire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with COAL and finish with FIRE.
285 Destiny
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
286 Melody
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
287 Mouse
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
288 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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289 Bird of Prey
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
290 Mighty Oaks
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
291 Splash
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
292 Wintry Showers
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
293 Hare
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
294 Lure
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 As You Were
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
296 Pony Race
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
297 Warren
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
298 Lane
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
299 Signal
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
300 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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301 Oak Apple
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
302 Lyre
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
which is ‘English Style’ ?

Word Play: Verb or Noun?

Use each of the words below once as a noun and once as a verb:

Say. Smile. Value.

JB Cramer was one of the finest pianists of his day, though his reverence for Mozart made his own music more popular in the drawing room than the concert hall.
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822)
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley says that the pinnacle of political achievement is the government not of others, but of ourselves.
By John Keats
(1795-1821)
Poet John Keats speaks of the beauties of Autumn, her colours, her sounds and her rich harvest.
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822)
Poet Percy Shelley calls on November’s sister months to watch by the graveside of the dead Year.
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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.
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.
Polyword ‘Green’
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
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
Work out these percentages in your head. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
Do you know ‘well-worn route or habit’ (3 letters), and ‘naval officer’ (7 letters)?
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
A word-making and word-searching game with a dash of strategy to it.
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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

Make the total shown using two or more of the numbers underneath it. You can add, subtract, divide and multiply. Use any number once only.

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