Posts tagged Doublets (34)
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Change KEEP into MOAT, one letter at a time.
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No. 21
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FISH and finish with CAKE.
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No. 22
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FAST and finish with SLOW.
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No. 23
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with COAL and finish with FIRE.
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No. 24
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with BEEF and finish with STEW.
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No. 25
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FULL and finish with STOP.
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No. 26
Change ROCK into SALT, one letter at a time.
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No. 27
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FALL and finish with RISE.
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No. 28
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FELL and finish with PONY.
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No. 29
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FOAL and finish with MARE.
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No. 30
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Polyword ‘Bray’
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.

More Word Games
A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
Do you know ‘plaything’ (3 letters), and ‘a river in South Wales’ (3 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FULL and finish with STOP.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.