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Do you know ‘popular Asian chilled fruit drink’ (7 letters), and ‘bear witness’ (6 letters)?
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No. 1
Do you know ‘situation of a golf ball’ (3 letters), and ‘the capital of the State of New York’ (6 letters)?
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No. 2
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
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No. 3
Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
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No. 4
Do you know ‘princes and princesses, kings and queens’ (7 letters), and ‘jump up and down on one foot’ (3 letters)?
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No. 5
Do you know ‘overbalance’ (6 letters), and ‘veteran’ (3,4 letters)?
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No. 6
Do you know ‘outrage, public disgrace’ (7 letters), and ‘King David of Israel’s third wife’ (7 letters)?
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No. 7
Do you know ‘street lined with tall buildings or trees’ (6 letters), and ‘shed’ (3 letters)?
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No. 8
Do you know ‘knock over and scatter’ (7 letters), and ‘a measure of length equal to 45 inches’ (3 letters)?
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No. 9
Do you know ‘conclusive evidence’ (5 letters), and ‘perceptive realisation’ (6 letters)?
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Polyword ‘Don’
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.

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A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
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Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SHEEP and finish with FLOCK.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.