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Word Puzzles [Jun. 5th, 2006|02:35 pm]
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This is based on the NPR Sunday Puzzler from a week or so ago. I took it a step further, to really strain your word-wrangling skills.

Below are pairs of words. For each word, change one letter to any other letter. The resultant new words are synonyms (or nearly so). What are the new pairs of words?

Example: "shim, then" becomes "slim, thin"

  1. woolen, limbered
  2. coax, fame
  3. mullion, golf
  4. deduce, lesson
  5. switch, simple
  6. burst, charmed
  7. crowned, rustling
  8. tough, blanch
  9. massive, massage
  10. hero, pull
  11. rusted, tasty
  12. hammer, inhabit


Word sets are roughly ordered by difficulty, though I have a hard time judging how tricky these will be. Have fun!

EDIT: I'll post a list of answers tomorrow, behind a cut tag. No need to post your answers here -- I trust ya.
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[User Picture]From: jaelyn
2006-06-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
I got #4! Hehe!
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[User Picture]From: jaelyn
2006-06-05 10:04 pm (UTC)
And #9. :P
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[User Picture]From: jaelyn
2006-06-05 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oop, and #5. *giggles*
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-06-05 10:11 pm (UTC)
Steady progress! :D
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[User Picture]From: jaelyn
2006-06-05 10:13 pm (UTC)
Teehee! I'm trying not to post answers to let others guess. Or was I supposed to post answers?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-06-05 10:20 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about posting your answers -- I trust you got 'em. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jaelyn
2006-06-05 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hehe!
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