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    Which one is it?

    The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.


    There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.

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    There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine 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?

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    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>An action that would surprise you could also be *********.</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>You may remove any letter, not just from an end.</font color=yellow></span hi>


    Answer:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I </font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    Good puzzle Jeremy, just a pity you put the answer in there too... I have no willpower whatsoever so went straight to it...
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    Re: Which one is it?

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> He's on night duty at the moment, the stars do strange things to your mind <img src=/S/hairy.gif border=0 alt=hairy width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Such as? Feeling the urge to go out and buy 'crazy frog' Cds? <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> There's no need to be insulting! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Which one is it?

    I'm sorry, I did go a bit too far that time... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    I have the crazy frog ringtone as my "New Mail Message" sound! How odd... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    Nooooo....!!!! <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23>
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    Re: Which one is it?

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    Re: Which one is it?

    Right, this is the start of my 'Steve For President' campaign, following that last post.

    "President of what?!" I hear you cry. Anything he likes if getting rid of that <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> frog is part of his manifesto
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    Re: Which one is it?

    Steve

    Please, please tell me you caught my slimy nemesis and you actually hung it yourself. If so, I will be straight over to the west part of London and hand you two purses of gold sovereigns <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    I have to come clean and admit that it was a colleague at the other campus who committed the 'dirty deed'. I'll try to find out where it came from.
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    Re: Which one is it?

    No, no. The two of you shall share the reward dear sir. have a [bar of chocolate]
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    Re: Which one is it?

    Lyra
    As you can see from this <!post=post,470461>post<!/post>, the removal of a particular mentally challenged amphibian has been a major part of my manifesto for some time! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Which one is it?

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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