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4 groups of 4 (Posted on 2016-08-16) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Each of the words an, am, at, come, rate and many others can be transformed into a new valid word by adding a prefix be.
The following list consists of 16 words, which may be sorted into 4 groups, each of 4 words fitting the same two-letter prefix, specific for that group.
One such group needs KN as a prefix.
Other 2-letter prefixes are up to you to find.
All 16 words must be used.

1. able
2. aid
3. air
4. and
5. ant
6. art
7. ash
8. ave
9. easy
10. eel
11. idle
12. irk
13. other
14. out
15. own
16. ows

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Some Thoughts first thoughts | Comment 1 of 8
What comes to mind:

flair, flash, flout, flown, flows (but that's five; can we choose 4?)

braid, brand, brash, brave, bridle, brother, brown, brows (enough for two groups, but the letters have to be specific to the group).

grand, grant, grave, greasy, grout, grown, grows (again an overabundance from which to choose).

clash, clave, clout, clown

stable, staid, stair, stand, start, stash, stave, steel, stout, stows.

Given in the puzzle:

knave, kneel, known, knows

able   st
aid    st  br
air    st      fl    
and    st  br      gr
ant                gr
art    st
ash    st  br  fl      cl
ave    st  br      gr  cl  kn
easy               gr
eel    st                  kn
idle       br
other      br
out    st      fl  gr  cl
own        br  fl  gr  cl  kn
ows    st  br  fl  gr      kn

So far there's nothing for irk.

Next step: a computer program.

  Posted by Charlie on 2016-08-16 13:05:33
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