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Puzzle Answers [Jun. 6th, 2006|08:59 am]
Looks like people had fun with the word puzzle. In case you didn't get one, here are the answers:

1.woolen, limberedwooden, timbered
2.coax, famehoax, fake
3.mullion, golfbullion, gold
4.deduce, lessonreduce, lessen
5.switch, simpleswatch, sample
6.burst, charmedburnt, charred
7.crowned, rustlingcrowded, bustling
8.tough, blanchbough, branch
9.massive, massagemissive, message
10.hero, pullzero, null
11.rusted, tastyrushed, hasty
12.hammer, inhabithamper, inhibit *

* normanrafferty suggested "dammer" which, when looking at the dictionary definition (n, 3.), works as well.

The trickiest part of writing this was coming up with words that did something other than switch the first letter. My brain, at least, seems to want to switch the first consonant sound to find similar words. So I tried to find some less phonetically intuitive transformations, such as burst/burnt and crowned/crowded.

[User Picture]From: normanrafferty
2006-06-06 04:36 pm (UTC)
It was fun!

9 is almost too obvious, if you've ever heard "<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mcluhan#the_medium_is_the_message>The medium is the message</a>" and "the medium is the massage".
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-06-06 05:51 pm (UTC)
I scored 0

I really have to go back to expanding my English vocabulary...
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2006-06-06 05:58 pm (UTC)
"swatch" as an "easy" one?

*shakes head*

(we don't all costume, ya know...)
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2006-06-07 03:40 am (UTC)
Hey, I got it (once I stopped trying to think of synonyms for "twitch").
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-06-07 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, okay, okay. I thought it was still easier than a number of the other ones.
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[User Picture]From: shalora
2006-06-06 07:44 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I didn't get #2 (or, got half of it), but I got the rest!
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