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## #1 2009-01-25 17:42:33

ganesh
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### Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis:

Metamorphosis the name of a game where one word is transformed into another, step-by-step. The Rules of the Game:
1. Only one letter of the word may be changed at each step.
2. Every step should produce a meaningful word in English language, proper nouns and prefixes (anti-, di-, tri-, pre-, meta- etc.); suffixex (-ism, -tion, -ness etc.) are not permitted.
3. The person who first solves the puzzle is the winner, but if some other person can give a solution in a fewer number of steps, he or she takes the first place displacing the winner.

Illustration:
Challenge #0:- Change 'One' to 'End'.
Solution:
One
Ode
Odd
And
End

Challenge #1. Change 'Four' to 'Five'

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #2 2009-01-26 00:08:20

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

FOUR
LOUR
LOUD
LORD
LORE
LOVE
LIVE
FIVE

NB: Lour is an old-fashioned spelling of lower as a verb (rhymes with shower). It is in the dictionary.

Challenge #2: Change HORN to TUBA.

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## #3 2009-01-26 00:42:55

Identity
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### Re: Metamorphosis

HORN
CORN
CORE
CURE
CUBE
CUBA
TUBA

Challenge #3: Change RATS to STAR

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## #4 2009-01-26 00:56:15

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

Identity wrote:

CUBA

Proper names are not allowed. You did not read the rules.

Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-01-26 01:59:21)

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## #5 2009-01-26 01:21:06

ganesh
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### Re: Metamorphosis

HORN
CORN
CORE
CURE
CUBE
TUBE
TUBA

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #6 2009-01-26 01:43:35

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### Re: Metamorphosis

Challenge #3:
ONE to TWO

(Replacing Identity's Challenge #3, which can be posted after the member succeeds in the challenge.)

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7 2009-01-26 12:17:43

JaneFairfax
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ONE
OWE
OWL
OIL
NIL
NIT
NOT
TOT
TOO
TWO

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## #8 2009-01-26 12:24:10

mathsyperson
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### Re: Metamorphosis

ROAM
ROOM
BOOM
BOOK

Challenge #5: PLAY a TUNE.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #9 2009-01-26 13:06:49

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

PLAY
SLAY
SLAT
SEAT
SENT
RENT
RUNT
RUNE
TUNE

Challenge #6: RIDE a PONY.

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## #10 2009-01-26 23:54:22

ganesh
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### Re: Metamorphosis

RIDE
RICE
RACE
LACE
LANE
LINE
FINE
FIND
FOND
POND
PONY

Challenge #7: SHUT to OPEN

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #11 2009-01-27 02:14:42

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

SHUT
SHOT
SHOD
SHED
SEED
DEED
DYED
EYED
EYES
EVES
EVEN
OVEN
OPEN

Challenge #8: Turn BROWN into GREEN.

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## #12 2009-01-31 01:19:33

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

Challenge #9: SAIL AWAY!

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## #13 2009-01-31 01:51:04

ganesh
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### Re: Metamorphosis

JaneFairfax,
For continuing the game by posting the solution....

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #14 2009-01-31 02:06:09

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## #15 2009-01-31 02:36:30

Identity
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### Re: Metamorphosis

#10: STOP to MOVE

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## #16 2009-01-31 02:49:58

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

You did it in 14 steps. My solution involves 7 steps. Wanna know what it is?

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## #17 2009-01-31 06:09:34

careless25
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### Re: Metamorphosis

9 the shorter version

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## #18 2009-01-31 14:10:37

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## #19 2009-01-31 14:18:16

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

Identity wrote:

#10: STOP to MOVE

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## #20 2009-01-31 14:52:49

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### Re: Metamorphosis

it is...
1  : a member of a people living primarily in Myanmar and southern China
2  : the Thai language of the Shan
does it count?

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## #21 2009-01-31 15:12:11

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### Re: Metamorphosis

ganesh wrote:

proper nouns  are not permitted.

Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-04-14 00:43:11)

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## #22 2009-02-03 02:45:23

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## #23 2009-02-03 08:44:55

careless25
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### Re: Metamorphosis

k so what the next puzzle?

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## #24 2009-02-11 09:56:46

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Metamorphosis

careless25 wrote:

That should be #10. Heres a new one:

Challenge #11: PLAY with FIRE

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## #25 2009-02-11 11:36:02

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### Re: Metamorphosis

#12 PENCIL to ERASER!

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