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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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re(2): computer search-- the program | Comment 5 of 12 |
(In reply to re: computer search-- the program by Charlie)

By the way, in the line

FOR i = 1 TO LEN(w$) ' STEP LEN(w$) - 1

the latter part is commented out by the apostrophe. When not commented out it limited the dropping of letters to the first and last letter of each successive word.
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-08-19 09:07:50

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