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[Sep. 13th, 2012|09:53 pm]
Nicodemus
Another word puzzle! The following are chains of words where each one is formed by adding one new letter to the previous one. Each word in the chain has a (sometimes obtuse) hint along with the number of letters in that word. (Feel free to post answers; consider the comments section to be spoilers.)

Example
Vehicle (3) -- CAR
Sear (4) -- CHAR
Appeal (5) -- CHARM
Bracelet fobs (6) -- CHARMS

Chain 1
Baby bear (3)
Box (4)
Diced bread (5)
Inhibited (6)

Chain 2
Decay (3)
Habitual (4)
Carve wood (5)
Pathways (6)

Chain 3
Mongrel (3)
Heal (4)
Harm (5)
Pathway (6)

Chain 4
Hat (3)
String clamp (4)
Fowl (5)
Tax cheat? (6)

Chain 5
Boy (2)
Girl (3)
Listen (4)
Love (5)
Home (6)

Chain 6
Able to (3)
Sugar source (4)
Beaten (5)
Preserved (6)
Skimmed (7)

Chain 7
Number like a dessert (2)
Dessert like a number (3)
More dessert, please! (4)
CIA and NSA, perhaps? (5)
Places for crosses (6)
Seeks to be (7)
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: aprivatefox
2012-09-14 05:21 am (UTC)
1) CUB -> CUBE -> CUBED -> CURBED
2) ROT -> ROTE -> ROUTE -> ROUTES
3) CUR -> CURE -> CURSE -> COURSE
4) CAP -> CAPO -> CAPON -> CAPONE
5) HE -> HER -> HEAR -> HEART -> HEARTH
6) CAN -> CANE -> CANED -> CANNED -> SCANNED
7) PI -> PIE -> PIES -> SPIES -> SPIRES -> ASPIRES
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-14 05:51 am (UTC)
Bravo! :)
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