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    Shortest Word

    1#

    What is the shortest word from which all these four words could be produced?

    PROBE, OVEN, BRAIN, HOPE

    2#

    Substitute letters for numbers to find five 5-letter words that are all anagrams of each other:

    12345 21435 32145 43215 53214

    3#

    Which number is the odd one out?

    10234 21672 27669 15652
    17458 25284 23779 20769
    29498 13846

    4#
    Find a word and its container for each of the clues below. For example: vegetable in a weapon (3 in 5). Answer: s(pea)r
    a) An island in a calypso orchestra (4 in 5,4)
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] Leporine creatures in a capital city (5 in 9)
    c) Man of refinement in a South American country (4 in 9)
    d) Finish in a ranch house (3 in 8)
    e) Capital city in a constellation (4 in 9)
    f) Seabird in a bone (4 in 7)
    g) Monkey in a polygon (3 in 9)
    h) Rodents in pasta (4 in 10)
    i) Heavenly ring in an octopus (4 in 10)
    j) Film star in a fish dish (4 in 8)
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    Re: Shortest Word

    4c) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Ar(gent)ina</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4d) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>haci(end)a</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4e) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>And(Rome)da</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4g) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>tr(ape)zium</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4h) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ver(mice)lli</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    Hans,
    I had the strangest of premonitions that you would be the first to respond.
    Correct, of course.
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    Re: Shortest Word

    4b) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Buc(hares]t</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    1#<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Playing around with this one, I got the favourite musical instrument of cows, the BOVINE HARP, before finally finding the solution, VIBRAPHONE</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    4a) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Ste(el ba)nd</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4f) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>S(tern)um</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    3# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>27669</font color=yellow></span hi>

    4i) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Cep(halo)pod</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    Only i) and j) to do.
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    Re: Shortest Word

    2# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>TIMES, ITEMS, MITES, EMITS, SMITE</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    You've got it Tony. I actually thought that that was the easiest one.
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    Re: Shortest Word

    4j)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Ked(gere)e</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Shortest Word

    Correct.
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