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    Pardon!

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    A simple code-breaking exercise for your delectation.

    FCCDLZMCP XWP ESJDC TKHJX, DLWPG RZI - FKD LC XWP IZ PZDLJPR CNHC ZP CWSDL.

    --NKIEJR MZP FCCDLZMCP

    Hint - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> C=E</span hide>

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    Alf works with computer hardware, but he wants to become a software engineer. Can you help him by changing HARD to SOFT in five steps? You can only change one letter at a time and each step must be a real word.

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    Next 3, please.

    A 1 E 4 F
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    Re: Pardon!

    2] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> HARD > HART > SART > SAFT > SOFT</span hide>

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    Re: Pardon!

    I will bow to your superior wisdom, Leif and accept your solution. There is another using far more common words.
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    Re: Pardon!

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> BEETHOVEN CAN WRITE, THANK GOD- BUT HE CAN DO NOTHING ELSE ON EARTH -- LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN</span hide>
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    Re: Pardon!

    Alternative solution deleted by StuartR because I must have taken leave of my senses when I thought it was valid!!

    And then my 5 step solution deleted because I must have been inadvertantly taking recreational drugs if I thought that was a valid answer!!!!

    We will now return you to your normal puzzles forum

    StuartR

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    Re: Pardon!

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

    I heard that. Pardon!
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    Re: Pardon!

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">HARD - HORD - SORD - SORT - SOFT</span hide>
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    Re: Pardon!

    Yay!

    I always thought it was <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">VAN Beethoven</span hide>, but what do I know eh?
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    Re: Pardon!

    Hi Tim,

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> I can find no reference to your word -<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Hord</span hide>. It doesn't seem to exist, unless, of course, you know better!
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    Re: Pardon!

    You must be thinking of Ludwig Van Driver, a well-known Knight of the Road!
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    Re: Pardon!

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Could be.... I do get confused easily...
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    Re: Pardon!

    yes, well, um, ah - guess I better say OOPS.

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">HARD - SARD(A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony.) - SORD(A flight of mallards <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>) - SORT - SOFT</span hide>
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    Re: Pardon!

    Perfectly acceptable, Tim. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    Still,different to mine.
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    Re: Pardon!

    2/ How about this version
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">HARD - HART - PART - PORT - SORT - SOFT</span hide>

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    Re: Pardon!

    Yet another, further, different solution! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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