Posts tagged Quickwords (46)
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Do you know ‘conclusive evidence’ (5 letters), and ‘perceptive realisation’ (6 letters)?
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No. 11
Do you know which ‘Barry’ is the title-character of a novel by Thackeray (6 letters), and ‘thwart, perplex’ (6 letters)?
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No. 12
Do you know ‘cowardly’ (6 letters), and ‘historic Greek victory in 479 BC’ (7 letters)?
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No. 13
Do you know ‘current of cold air’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. fascinator’ (3 letters)?
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No. 14
Do you know ‘rim’ (4 letters), and ‘the Roman name for Chester’ (4 letters)?
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No. 15
Do you know ‘a brilliant solo passage in a concerto’ (7 letters), and ‘e.g. lion, tiger’ (3,3 letters)?
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No. 16
Do you know ‘a river, part of the Bristol-London waterway’ (6 letters), and ‘e.g. D minor’ (3 letters)?
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No. 17
Do you know ‘pull along behind one’ (3 letters), and ‘self-evident or accepted proposition’ (5 letters)?
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No. 18
Do you know ‘brainy fellow’ (7 letters), and ‘drink’ (3 letters)?
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No. 19
Do you know ‘snare’ (6 letters), and ‘better’ (3 letters)?
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No. 20
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Polyword ‘Garden’
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 ‘snare’ (6 letters), and ‘better’ (3 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FISH and finish with CAKE.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.