Tuesday, October 11, 2005

R-I-D-D-L-E

There is a common English word that is 9 letters long.

Each time you remove a letter from it, it remains an English word - from 9 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?


I'd say that I have a prize for the smartest, fastest reader, but really, I'm not gonna send you anything...if I know you IRL I'll buy you a drink, how's that? If not-well, you'll just be my favorite reader of the day. >8)

8 comments:

C-Unit said...

I dont know Mags, that a hard one. Are you sure its not 7 letters?

Mags said...

C-Unit:
I'm sure. It's 9 letters long.

Do you need a clue?

I'll wait a little while longer-I'll check in a few hours after my nap.

Mags

One who listens said...

Ok, I had six letters:
i, in, ink, inks, sinks, stinks

And then seven:
i, in, sin, sing, swing, sowing, snowing.

But I'm still working on eight and nine respectively.

I'm hooked!

Mags said...

OWL:
I'm impressed! No one else is gonna try, huh?

Ok. Here's a clue:

The 9 letter word starts with an "S"...

Good luck!

FLipper said...

Man this is tough i thought i got it but nope...Socialism...but sociali and socialis arent words....ill keep tryin :-)
Or maybe im not doing this right?!?

Mags said...

Flipper:
You have the idea right...it's just the word that's wrong!

Keep trying!

I'll post the answer tomorrow.

Hamel said...

replanted, replated (if this should be hyphenated, I lose, I guess), related, relate, elate, late, ate, at, a

I was working on another, but I couldn't get it out.

If you don't mind, I'll use this on my students this week and see what we come up with. There's got to be more than one answer, I assume.

Mags said...

Hamel:

Go for it. I'd love to hear what they come up with!!