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Thread: Gym, Bus, etc.

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    Gym, Bus, etc.

    'gym' is a shortened form of the word "gym<font color=blue>nasium</font color=blue>", with the end chopped off. The word "bus" is a shortened form of "<font color=blue>omni</font color=blue>bus", with the front chopped off.

    Can you think of a common three-letter word that is a shortened form of a longer word in which both the front and end are chopped off?

    I'll follow this with a few hints, but try to solve it first without using the hints.
    - Ricky

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    Re: Gym, Bus, etc.

    Hints: Peek at your own risk.

    1. The original, uncut, longer word contains <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>----- nine -----</font color=yellow></span hi> letters.

    2. A <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>--- doctor ---</font color=yellow></span hi> would know the answer.

    3. The three letter word begins with the letter <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>[---- F ----]</font color=yellow></span hi>
    - Ricky

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    Re: Gym, Bus, etc.

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

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    Re: Gym, Bus, etc.

    Yep - You got it. But you're supposed to let us know if you did so with or without the assistance of the hints...
    - Ricky

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