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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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Six Posts
Loaf
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.

Full Puzzle ›
Triplet No. 18
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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Nave
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.

Full Puzzle ›
Dew
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.

Full Puzzle ›
Pig Sty
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with PIG and finish with STY.
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Nest
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.

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

Word Play: Spinner

Use these words together in a single sentence:

Boy. Noise. Hall.

The unsung surveyor from Cheshire, who built railways and made friends across the world.
By William Ewart Gladstone
(1808-1898)
William Gladstone explains that a truly ‘exceptional nation’ respects the equality and rights of all nations.
By William Ewart Gladstone
(1808-1898)
William Gladstone warns voters not to leave foreign policy in the hands of interventionist politicians.
By Samuel Smiles
(1812-1904)
George Stephenson won the admiration of French navvies by showing them how a Geordie works a shovel.
Cut
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 ‘Peat’
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.

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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 FREE and finish with KICK.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with COAL and finish with FIRE.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LESS and finish with MORE.
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
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letters game

What is the longest word you can make using these letters?

Press enter or type a space to see feedback on your word.

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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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