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Postby skinem » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:11 pm

Got this in an e-mail from a friend today...I'm sorry if you've seen it already.

What common English word is 9 letters long, and each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word...from 9 letters all the way down to a single remaining letter?

I'll check back to see if anyone got it or to give the answer. Shoot, for all I know, there's more than one answer!
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Postby gailr » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:19 pm

Hint: the letters are not removed, methodically, from the end.

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Postby sluggo » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:31 am

was this by chance a recent quiz on CarTalk?
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Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:58 am

It wasn't presented in quite the same way on Car Talk, but there are five different answers nine letters long on their website. (Three begin with "s") They also have one ten-letter word and one eleven-letter word, although the eleven-letter word is not a common one.

You can find all these in the answer to the puzzler for Dec 25.

Yours in puzzler torment,
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Postby Perry » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:16 am

bnjtokyo wrote:It wasn't presented in quite the same way on Car Talk, but there are five different answers nine letters long on their website. (Three begin with "s") They also have one ten-letter word and one eleven-letter word, although the eleven-letter word is not a common one.

You can find all these in the answer to the puzzler for Dec 25.
Yours in puzzler torment,


Thanks for that, I added the hyperlink to your response. Now that I have seen the answers, I just feel soooo dumb!
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Postby skinem » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:19 pm

Answers are obviously right, but nope, it wasn't a Cartalk thing I'd seen...
I'd seen kind of a youtube thing.

I know just how Perry feels!
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Postby gailr » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:22 am

Car talk? What is this car talk of which you speak?
Some sort of Saab-Porsche Hypothesis?
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Postby Bailey » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:30 pm

gailr, you'd like cartalk, NPR, Saturdays, I liked the parts where they'd talk about repairs and mysterious car problems.

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