"Word Ladders" change one letter at a time at each step while maintaining the exact order of letters of the previous word:
B I G
B I T
B A T
C A T
these were the rules:
At every step only one letter may be changed.
Once changed you have to keep that letter.
All letters from the previous word
must occupy a new position, in effect we create an anagrammed proper word of those letters but with one replaced.
S P A N
P A N T
T R A P
R A T E
T I E R
Note that, in the above, A and T each occupy the same positions in more than one word.
No letter may ever occupy a position it has already occupied.
Your task is to change PANT into currency.
Having done that, are you able to create such a ladder of your own?
(In reply to a final solution
by Dej Mar)
DM, are you still resident in the Philippines?
I can almost see you on some archaeological dig, in some cave with tomes of stone tablets collecting more of those marvellously strange, archaic and obsolete words.
Newcomers to Perplexus may not be aware that we do tolerate diversions such as this within comments when it can give more breadth to the discussion.
Thanks Dej Mar.
Posted by brianjn
on 2010-06-19 09:43:50