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The Amazing Shrinking Word (Posted on 2003-08-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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?

See The Solution Submitted by zineera    
Rating: 4.3333 (6 votes)

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Solution solution | Comment 10 of 12 |

Some of nine letter words that meets the requirements of the puzzle:

abridgers abridges bridges bridge ridge ride rid id I
restarted restated restate estate state stat sat at a
sparkling sparking sparing spring sprig prig pig pi I
splatters splatter platter latter later late ate at a
stampedes stampede stamped tamped tamed tame tam am a
startling starting staring string sting sing sin in I

Edited on May 16, 2008, 4:03 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-05 04:06:15

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