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Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 261
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 262
Do you know ‘bashful’ (3), and ‘an open area of shrubs and coarse grass’ (5)?
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No. 263
Do you know ‘well-worn route or habit’ (3 letters), and ‘naval officer’ (7 letters)?
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No. 264
Do you know ‘ocean’ (7), and ‘a famously incorruptible Roman senator’ (4)?
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No. 265
Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
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No. 266
Do you know ‘move in a zig-zag fashion’ (4), and ‘a 1711 opera by Handel’ (7)?
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No. 267
Make words and get points for using unusual letters such as K, Q and Z.
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No. 268
An arithmetical puzzle combining addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and fractions.
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No. 269
Show you know the difference between these frequently confused words.
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No. 270
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Turn one word into another, changing just one letter each time.
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Find one common letter that will turn three words into three new ones.
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Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
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Compose sentences showing the difference in meaning, grammar or usage between these words.
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Polyword ‘Seraph’
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 ‘pull along’ (3 letters), and ‘examine someone’s background and credentials’ (3 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.