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    Tan-Tan

    There is a common English word that contains the consecutive letter combination T-A-N-T-A-N. Good luck finding this one.
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Antantanarivo is the capital of Malagasy (Madagascar), but I don't think it will count as a common English word <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    <big> <font face="EraserDust">Aw Shucks!</font face=dust> </big>
    That was the solution to next Sunday's puzzle. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Ins</font color=yellow></span hi>tantan<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>eous[</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Wow! Stuart, You did it. That's great. I tried this one myself for a week and could never figure it out. Finally, looked in the back of the book and <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>.

    You should give this <!post=puzzle,260055>puzzle<!/post> a try, I've noticed you're especially good at the word-puzzles... <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Ricky,

    I confess, I cheated
    I do know the answer to <post#=260055>post 260055</post#> but I left it for others to have a go.

    StuartR

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Hey...It's not "cheating" when a carpenter uses a hammer to drive a nail. Having the right tool for the job is essential! I downloaded that program when you referenced it once before. I didn't realize the scope of its capabilities or I would have used it myself. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Hey . . .
    <hr>Finally, looked in the back of the book <hr>
    . . . and there was I thinking you made up all these puzzles yourself!

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>constantan</font color=yellow></span hi> and <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>instantaneous</font color=yellow></span hi>

    Of course, it helps when you have an 8 megabyte Word database! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> (Got 15 results, had to run through Websters site to determine if they were valid or not. The two listed are valid english words)

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Most of my entries come from one of six various puzzle books that I've had for years. I've always enjoyed the challenge of solving puzzles, especially math puzzles. Usually, when a puzzle ends up having multiple solutions, you could chalk that one up to a novice puzzle-makers mistake. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> These are two of my original creations (and my favorites!): <!post=Here,250234>Here<!/post> and <!post=Here,229371>Here<!/post> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Ricky,

    That second link is a tough puzzle! Can you give us a hint? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Uh oh! I know it's a legit link. I think that the Puzzles forum maintains the older puzzles for a limited time only. Must have expired. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Tan-Tan

    Yes, a thread in Puzzles is deleted 90 days after something has been posted in it for the last time. But something must have gone wrong here, for this particular post was your "Star Post" puzzle; it wasn't supposed to have expired at all.

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    Re: Tan-Tan

    As Hans says, it should not have expired - I removed the "Best before..." status from it when it was Starred. Feel free to re-post it sometime.
    <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> - something else to add to the To-Do list.... I may try a couple of tests in the sandpit...

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