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?
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