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    Bits and Pieces

    To solve the puzzles below, you must think of an English word that contains each of the given word fragments, i.e., you must form a word by adding letters to the beginning and/or the end of the fragment. You may not add letters to the middle of the fragment, nor may you rearrange the letters given.

    #1 osoe
    #2 iloli
    #3 thom
    #4 wkw
    #5 lywo
    #6 choan
    #7 ylop
    #8 rehen
    #9 leco
    #10 hep
    #11 nuu
    #12 ioa
    #13 caj
    #14 illili
    #15 ghw
    #16 ayg
    #17 ehel
    #18 ewil
    #19 itn
    #20 xub
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    Do you mean one English word that contains each of the fragments? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    Otherwise:

    4# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>awkard</font color=yellow></span hi>
    7# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>xylophone</font color=yellow></span hi>
    10# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>hepatitis</font color=yellow></span hi>
    13# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>cajole</font color=yellow></span hi>
    16# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>raygun</font color=yellow></span hi> (or is that too futuristic?)

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    Yes,yes and no - it's not too futuristic.

    Are you any good at Dutch words? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    #1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>wh</font color=yellow></span hi>osoe<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ver</font color=yellow></span hi>
    #2 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>k</font color=yellow></span hi>iloli<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>tre</font color=yellow></span hi>
    #3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>fa</font color=yellow></span hi>thom<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> . </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    OK I got the same #4, 10 and 13 as Hans.... and also:
    #8 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>reprehensible</font color=yellow></span hi>
    #20 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>exuberant</font color=yellow></span hi>
    have fun
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    8# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>apprehensive</font color=yellow></span hi>
    14# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>milliliter</font color=yellow></span hi>
    20# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>exuberant</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

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

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    You're in good company, then.
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    I have to get in before anyone else reads these things otherwise I'll never be able to answer (especially since Hans has so many typing fingers!!) When I saw I was only the second to read it and there were no responses, I quickly posted (and even that was too slow!!) <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    you guys are all too good!
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    Do proper names count?
    #5 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Hollywood</font color=yellow></span hi> or, if not <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>pollywog</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    A distinctive yet somehow indistinctive reponse; and, of course, correct.
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    I should have stipulated that Proper Nouns are prohibited. Your second word is perfectly acceptable but there is a more mundane solution.
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    Re: Bits and Pieces

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

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    #5 Is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>plywood</font color=yellow></span hi> sufficiently mundane?

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    Re: Bits and Pieces

    15# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>highway</font color=yellow></span hi>
    19# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>fitness or witness</font color=yellow></span hi>

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