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Suffix Settlement (Posted on 2012-01-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
  1. Which common three letter word can be suffixed to (placed after) each of B, D, F, G, H, N, P, R, S, T, W and Y to generate twelve new words?

  2. Which common three letter word can be suffixed to each of ST, GR, BR, S, L and H to generate six new words?

  3. Which common three letter word can be suffixed to each of B, F, H, J, M, N, P, R, S, T and W to generate eleven new words.

  4. Which common three letter word can be suffixed to each of WAS, WIT, ZIT, FAT and GAT to generate five new words.

  5. Which common three letter word can be suffixed to each of F, H, P, CH and FL to generate five new words.

  6. Which common four letter word can be suffixed to each of B, L, F and Y to generate four new words.

  7. Which common four letter word can be suffixed to each of CHIN, BLAME, PAIN, COLOR and HARM to generate five new words.

  8. Which common five letter word can be suffixed to each of BOAT, CLUB, COOK, FARM and WORK to generate five new words.

  9. Which common five letter word can be suffixed to each of B, D, J, M, T and W to generate six new words.

Notes:

(a) Insertion or generation of any word involving plurals or a proper noun is not permissible.

(b) None of the generated words can be hyphenated. For example, words like A-bomb, X-Ray etc. are not allowed.

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Some Thoughts re: 1-9 (answer to 1) | Comment 7 of 8 |
Four 3-letter words may be prefixed by each of B, D, F, G, H, N, P, R, S, T, W and Y to generate twelve new words -- ADS, AYS, EAR and ILL. Of these four words, AYS is considered archaic or poetic in many dictionaries, and thus may not be considered common.  In addition, in accordance to note (a), both ADS and AYS may be considered plurals, and, thus, are not permissible.

Without the restriction of note (a), yet restricted to North American English (Scrabble) word lists, both ADS and AYS do not form twelve valid words, yet, both EAR and ILL do. For ADS and AYS, the "new: words missing in the TWL are the following: HADS, NADS, SADS, YADS, and TAYS. Nonetheless, in accordance to the problem's instructions, both EAR and ILL meets the specifications to the answer for 1.

Edited on March 19, 2014, 6:27 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2014-03-19 06:20:04

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