# What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

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There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter.

What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

posted Sep 11, 2014

The nine letter word is "STARTLING"
When removed one letter, -- STARTING
on removing one more --- STARING
on removing one more --- STRING
on removing one more -- STING
on removing one more -- SING
on removing one more -- SIN
on removin one more -- IN
on removing final 1 -- I

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There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter.

What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

Add one letter to each word below - anywhere in the word - so that each numbered pair becomes two words of opposite meaning. For example, adding P and L to PLUM and SENDER would result in PLUMP and SLENDER.

1. BUGLER EXERT
2. KID MAN
3. STALE SHAY
4. RAID SOW
5. FLAT SIN

On each row place a four letter word that will link the two given words (i.e. closing – down - market). When completed the last letters of these words will give a word reading downwards. What is it?

`````` BY             WORD
SIDE            PIECE
FRUIT           TIN
STOCK           ROOT
SEA             CELLAR
``````
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You can find two rows in the given picture each with six letters. You have to unscramble the letters and make two words (one from first row and second from second row).

After that, you have to unscramble the circled letter as well to find a meaningful word.

Can you do it?