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A five letter word (Posted on 2015-12-28) Difficulty: 3 of 5
If AB, BC, CD and DE are common English words, what familiar word is DCABE?

Source: David L. Silverman, Word Ways, August 1969.

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Solution answer | Comment 2 of 6 |
What is common? What is familiar? The terms are subjective. For this problem I chose it to be any word valid in the popular crossword board game. There are several words that qualify that fit this criteria for the given problem:

DCABE  AB BC CD DE
AAHED {HE EA AA AD}
ABBAS {BA AB BA AS}
ABBOT {BO OB BA AT}
ABEAM {EA AB BA AM}
ABEAR {EA AB BA AR}
ABHOR {HO OB BA AR}
ABLOW {LO OB BA AW}
ABOON {OO OB BA AN}
ADBOT {BO OD DA AT}
ADDAX {DA AD DA AX}
ADDED {DE ED DA AD}
ADDER {DE ED DA AR}
ADEEM {EE ED DA AM}
ADHAN {HA AD DA AN}
ADIOS {IO OD DA AS}
ADMAN {MA AD DA AN}
ADMEN {ME ED DA AN}
ADMIN {MI ID DA AN}
ADMIT {MI ID DA AT}
ADMIX {MI ID DA AX}
ADRED {RE ED DA AD}
AEDES {DE EE EA AS}
AEONS {ON NE EA AS}
AFOOT {OO OF FA AT}
AFTER {TE EF FA AR}
AHEAD {EA AH HA AD}
ALBAS {BA AL LA AS}
ALBEE {BE EL LA AE}
ALDEA {DE EL LA AA}
ALDER {DE EL LA AR}
ALFAS {FA AL LA AS}
ALLAY {LA AL LA AY}
ALMAH {MA AL LA AH}
ALMAS {MA AL LA AS}
ALMEH {ME EL LA AH}
ALMES {ME EL LA AS}
ALOED {OE EL LA AD}
ALOES {OE EL LA AS}
ALTAR {TA AL LA AR}
ALTER {TE EL LA AR}
AMAHS {AH HM MA AS}
AMBAN {BA AM MA AN}
AMBER {BE EM MA AR}
AMBOS {BO OM MA AS}
AMEER {EE EM MA AR}
AMLAS {LA AM MA AS}
AMMAN {MA AM MA AN}
AMMON {MO OM MA AN}
AMMOS {MO OM MA AS}
AMOUR {OU UM MA AR}
AMPED {PE EM MA AD}
ANEAR {EA AN NA AR}
ANION {IO ON NA AN}
ANLAS {LA AN NA AS}
ANNAL {NA AN NA AL}
ANNAS {NA AN NA AS}
ANNAT {NA AN NA AT}
ANNEX {NE EN NA AX}
ANNOY {NO ON NA AY}
ANNUL {NU UN NA AL}
ANTAE {TA AN NA AE}
ANTAR {TA AN NA AR}
ANTAS {TA AN NA AS}
ANTED {TE EN NA AD}
ANTES {TE EN NA AS}
ANTIS {TI IN NA AS}
ANYON {YO ON NA AN}
APIOL {IO OP PA AL}
APSOS {SO OP PA AS}
ATLAS {LA AT TA AS}
ATMAN {MA AT TA AN}
ATMAS {MA AT TA AS}
ATTAR {TA AT TA AR}
AYINS {IN NY YA AS}
AYONT {ON NY YA AT}
BACHA {CH HA AB BA}
BANYA {NY YA AB BA}
BASHO {SH HA AB BO}
BASTA {ST TA AB BA}
BASTE {ST TA AB BE}
BASTI {ST TA AB BI}
BASTO {ST TA AB BO}
BOCHE {CH HO OB BE}
BOGIE {GI IO OB BE}
BOITE {IT TO OB BE}
BOOBY {OB BO OB BY}
BOODY {OD DO OB BY}
BOOMY {OM MO OB BY}
BOOSE {OS SO OB BE}
BOSIE {SI IO OB BE}
BOUGE {UG GO OB BE}
BOUSE {US SO OB BE}
BOUSY {US SO OB BY}
DACHA {CH HA AD DA}
DAINE {IN NA AD DE}
DAMME {MM MA AD DE}
DASHI {SH HA AD DI}
DEARE {AR RE ED DE}
DEBYE {BY YE ED DE}
DEERE {ER RE ED DE}
DESHI {SH HE ED DI}
DIODE {OD DI ID DE}
DOBIE {BI IO OD DE}
DOGIE {GI IO OD DE}
DOLIA {LI IO OD DA}
DOONA {ON NO OD DA}
DOUMA {UM MO OD DA}
DOUSE {US SO OD DE}
DOXIE {XI IO OD DE}
EANED {NE EA AE ED}
EARED {RE EA AE ED}
EASTS {ST TA AE ES}
EATEN {TE EA AE EN}
EATER {TE EA AE ER}
EFFED {FE EF FE ED}
EMBAR {BA AM ME ER}
EMBED {BE EM ME ED}
EMBER {BE EM ME ER}
EMBOX {BO OM ME EX}
EMEER {EE EM ME ER}
EMMAS {MA AM ME ES}
EMMER {ME EM ME ER}
EMMET {ME EM ME ET}
ENDED {DE EN NE ED}
ENDER {DE EN NE ER}
ENLIT {LI IN NE ET}
ENTER {TE EN NE ER}
ENTIA {TI IN NE EA}
EOSIN {SI IO OE EN}
EPHOD {HO OP PE ED}
EPHOR {HO OP PE ER}
ERGON {GO OR RE EN}
ERGOS {GO OR RE ES}
ERGOT {GO OR RE ET}
ERNED {NE ER RE ED}
ERNES {NE ER RE ES}
ERRED {RE ER RE ED}
ETHAL {HA AT TE EL}
ETHER {HE ET TE ER}
ETNAS {NA AT TE ES}
ETTIN {TI IT TE EN}
ETWEE {WE ET TE EE}
FEARE {AR RE EF FE}
FEHME {HM ME EF FE}
FEMME {MM ME EF FE}
FEMMY {MM ME EF FY}
FESTA {ST TE EF FA}
FESTY {ST TE EF FY}
FICHE {CH HI IF FE}
FISHY {SH HI IF FY}
FISTY {ST TI IF FY}
FOAMY {AM MO OF FY}
FOGIE {GI IO OF FE}
FOLIA {LI IO OF FA}
FOLIE {LI IO OF FE}
FOODY {OD DO OF FY}
FOXIE {XI IO OF FE}
GUANO {AN NU UG GO}
HAKAM {KA AA AH HM}
HAOMA {OM MA AH HA}
HAREM {RE EA AH HM}
HASTA {ST TA AH HA}
HASTE {ST TA AH HE}
HAUTE {UT TA AH HE}
HEAME {AM ME EH HE}
HEARE {AR RE EH HE}
HOISE {IS SO OH HE}
HOMIE {MI IO OH HE}
HOMME {MM MO OH HE}
HOSTA {ST TO OH HA}
HOUSE {US SO OH HE}
IDEAS {EA AD DI IS}
IDEES {EE ED DI IS}
IDIOT {IO OD DI IT}
IMAMS {AM MM MI IS}
IMBED {BE EM MI ID}
IMPED {PE EM MI ID}
IMPOT {PO OM MI IT}
IODID {DI IO OI ID}
IODIN {DI IO OI IN}
IPPON {PO OP PI IN}
ISBAS {BA AS SI IS}
ISHES {HE ES SI IS}
LANAI {NA AA AL LI}
LEMMA {MM ME EL LA}
MACHE {CH HA AM ME}
MACHI {CH HA AM MI}
MACHO {CH HA AM MO}
MADAM {DA AA AM MM}
MALAM {LA AA AM MM}
MAMEE {ME EA AM ME}
MAMEY {ME EA AM MY}
MAMMA {MM MA AM MA}
MAMMY {MM MA AM MY}
MAPAU {PA AA AM MU}
MASHY {SH HA AM MY}
MASTY {ST TA AM MY}
MATAI {TA AA AM MI}
MATEY {TE EA AM MY}
MEANE {AN NE EM ME}
MEANY {AN NE EM MY}
MEARE {AR RE EM ME}
MEATY {AT TE EM MY}
MEINY {IN NE EM MY}
MESHY {SH HE EM MY}
MESTO {ST TE EM MO}
MOBIE {BI IO OM ME}
MOCHA {CH HO OM MA}
MOCHY {CH HO OM MY}
MODII {DI IO OM MI}
MOMMA {MM MO OM MA}
MOMMY {MM MO OM MY}
MOODY {OD DO OM MY}
MOONY {ON NO OM MY}
MOOSE {OS SO OM ME}
MOSTE {ST TO OM ME}
MOUSE {US SO OM ME}
MOUSY {US SO OM MY}
MOXIE {XI IO OM ME}
MUMMY {MM MU UM MY}
NACHE {CH HA AN NE}
NACHO {CH HA AN NO}
NAMMA {MM MA AN NA}
NASTY {ST TA AN NY}
NEEDY {ED DE EN NY}
NEUME {UM ME EN NE}
NICHE {CH HI IN NE}
NIKAU {KA AI IN NU}
NOISE {IS SO ON NE}
NOISY {IS SO ON NY}
NOOSE {OS SO ON NE}
NOUNY {UN NO ON NY}
OBEAH {EA AB BO OH}
ODDER {DE ED DO OR}
OGHAM {HA AG GO OM}
OLDEN {DE EL LO ON}
OLDER {DE EL LO OR}
OLLAS {LA AL LO OS}
OLPAE {PA AL LO OE}
OLPES {PE EL LO OS}
OMBER {BE EM MO OR}
OMLAH {LA AM MO OH}
ONION {IO ON NO ON}
ONLAY {LA AN NO OY}
ONNED {NE EN NO OD}
OOTID {TI IO OO OD}
OPPOS {PO OP PO OS}
OTHER {HE ET TO OR}
OTTAR {TA AT TO OR}
OTTER {TE ET TO OR}
PODIA {DI IO OP PA}
POISE {IS SO OP PE}
POKIE {KI IO OP PE}
POLIO {LI IO OP PO}
POSHO {SH HO OP PO}
POTOO {TO OO OP PO}
POUPE {UP PO OP PE}
RACHE {CH HA AR RE}
RAINE {IN NA AR RE}
RAMEE {ME EA AR RE}
RANEE {NE EA AR RE}
RAREE {RE EA AR RE}
REAME {AM ME ER RE}
REATE {AT TE ER RE}
REEDE {ED DE ER RE}
ROATE {AT TO OR RE}
ROOSE {OS SO OR RE}
ROUGE {UG GO OR RE}
ROUSE {US SO OR RE}
ROUTE {UT TO OR RE}
SAINT {IN NA AS ST}
SAITH {IT TA AS SH}
SAKAI {KA AA AS SI}
SATAI {TA AA AS SI}
SAUNT {UN NA AS ST}
SELAH {LA AE ES SH}
SICHT {CH HI IS ST}
SIETH {ET TI IS SH}
SOUGH {UG GO OS SH}
SOUTH {UT TO OS SH}
SUENT {EN NU US ST}
SUINT {IN NU US ST}
TAATA {AT TA AT TA}
TACHE {CH HA AT TE}
TACHO {CH HA AT TO}
TASTE {ST TA AT TE}
TAUPE {UP PA AT TE}
TEADE {AD DE ET TE}
TEENE {EN NE ET TE}
TELAE {LA AE ET TE}
TELOI {LO OE ET TI}
TEPEE {PE EE ET TE}
TESTA {ST TE ET TA}
TESTE {ST TE ET TE}
TUINA {IN NU UT TA}
UMBER {BE EM MU UR}
UMBOS {BO OM MU US}
UMMAH {MA AM MU UH}
UMMAS {MA AM MU US}
UNAIS {AI IN NU US}
UNBAG {BA AN NU UG}
UNBAN {BA AN NU UN}
UNBAR {BA AN NU UR}
UNDAM {DA AN NU UM}
UNDER {DE EN NU UR}
UNGOT {GO ON NU UT}
UNGUM {GU UN NU UM}
UNHAT {HA AN NU UT}
UNHIP {HI IN NU UP}
UNION {IO ON NU UN}
UNJAM {JA AN NU UM}
UNLIT {LI IN NU UT}
UNMAN {MA AN NU UN}
UNMET {ME EN NU UT}
UNPEG {PE EN NU UG}
UNPEN {PE EN NU UN}
UNPIN {PI IN NU UN}
UNTIN {TI IN NU UN}
UNWET {WE EN NU UT}
UNWON {WO ON NU UN}
WAIDE {ID DA AW WE}
WAITE {IT TA AW WE}
WASTE {ST TA AW WE}
WOOSE {OS SO OW WE}
YOUSE {US SO OY YE}


  Posted by Dej Mar on 2015-12-29 04:24:34
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