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Money in the word (Posted on 2019-08-29) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The word orDINARy contains dinar, Jordan’s present currency, sKIPper contains kip (Laos) and inSOMnia som (Uzbekistan).

Compile a list of English words of similar structure i.e. claiming a valid currency’s name within it, neither in the beginning nor in the end. Thus RANDom or erRAND would not make the list, but gRANDma would be OK.

Finding more than one contender for a certain currency - please submit the shorter word.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Matching up each word in my word list with each currency from a Wikipedia article, finds over 2000 matches. Reporting on the smallest for each unit; longer words have been included if the shorter words were unsatisfying for any reason:

birr:  subirrigate
cedi: acedia
      acceding (a more common word)
colon: subcolony
dinar: ordinary
dollar: eurodollars, petrodollars
dong: dingdongs
dram: docudrama
      fluidrams
      melodrama
      monodrama
euro: neuron
franc: enfranchise
kina: Okinawa (but capitalized)
      mackinaw
kip: skips
     skipped
     skipper
lari blaring    
     claries
     clarify
     clarion
     clarity
     filaria
     flaring
     glarier
     glaring
     malaria
     solaria
     talaria
     velaria
lek: Daleks (but capitalized)
     telekineses
     telekinesis
     telekinetic
leu: ileum
     ileus
     oleum
lev: alevin
     clever (a more common word, and probably more satisfying to the owner of this site)
     clevis
     eleven
     elevon
     releve
lira: milliradian
loti: zloties 
      flotilla
      helotism
      piloting
      psilotic
manat: emanate     
mark: demarks
      remarks
      remarked
metical: emetically
pound: expounds
pula: copulae
      copular
      copulas
      cupulae
      cupular
      papulae
      papular
      popular
rand: brands
      brandy
      grands
real: areally      
      cereals
rial: trials     
      urials
      aerials
      burials
      serials
      aerially
      decrials
      gharials
      retrials
      serially
riel: ariels      
      oriels
      materiels
sol: insole
som: besoms
     bosoms
     bosomy
     isomer
     ugsome
taka: katakana
tala: stalag
vatu: curvature
won: unwonted
yen: hyena


  Posted by Charlie on 2019-08-29 14:24:13
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