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Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FREE and finish with KICK.
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No. 311
Change KEEP into MOAT, one letter at a time.
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No. 312
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. 313
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Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
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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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A word search game with a dash of strategy.

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Polyword ‘Lunch’
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 ‘a brilliant solo passage in a concerto’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. lion, tiger’ (3,3 letters)?
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.