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#101 2010-05-17 06:03:40

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Re: Metamorphosis

gurthbruins wrote:

Shorter Solution to Challenge 6

SHUT
SHOT
SHOD
SHED
SEED
SPED
APED
OPED
OPEN

"And winking marybuds begin
To ope their golden eyes" - Shakespeare

Here is an even shorter Solution:

SHUT
SHUN
SPUN
SPUD
SPED
OPED (See Shakespeare)
OPEN


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#102 2010-05-17 06:14:14

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Re: Metamorphosis

JaneFairfax wrote:

BOY
BAY
BAT
EAT
PAT
PIT
PIE

Einfach unverbesserlich.


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#103 2010-05-17 06:48:35

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Re: Metamorphosis

And here is an even, even shorter solution to Challenge #7 (not #6, which is another):

SHUT
SPUT : n A reinforcing plate (Century Dictionary and Webster's 1913); also past tense To spit (O.E.D. - dialect).
SPET : n A species of barracuda (O.E.D. and Century Dictionary); also v To spit. (O.E.D. - dialect).
SPEN : see below.
OPEN

According to the O.E.D., "spen" is a variant of "spean" (n to wean). I don't know of any other dictionary that contains that word.

If SPEN is disallowed, then:

SHUT
SPUT
SPET (or SPUD)
SPED
OPED
OPEN

If SPUT is disallowed, replace with SHET : n Old form of shut (Collins); also appears in SOWPODS.

Last edited by phrontister (2010-05-17 12:23:53)


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#104 2010-05-17 08:07:33

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Re: Metamorphosis

PLAY
FLAY
FLAK
FLAT
FLIT
FIRE

ARRRR! I'm going to bed. smile


Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely smile

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#105 2010-05-17 15:29:40

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Re: Metamorphosis

A shorter solution to Challenge #11:

PLAY
PLAT
PEAT
PERT
PERE
FERE
FIRE

All words are in SOWPODS.

Maybe we could try PLAY -> WITH -> FIRE next. I haven't tried that yet...probably will tonight.

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#106 2010-05-17 16:06:50

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Re: Metamorphosis

play plan pian pias pits pith with wite wire fire.

All words on my list. See if you like them.

New One;

mow -> the -> top , can it be done?


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#107 2010-05-17 16:26:59

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Re: Metamorphosis

bobbym wrote:

All words on my list. See if you like them.

up All in SOWPODS

mow -> the -> top , can it be done?

Probably...if mowing the top isn't too awkward. wink

MOW
MOE
TOE
THE
TOE
TOP

COST -> FREE

I haven't tried this yet.

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#108 2010-05-17 16:35:22

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Re: Metamorphosis

Hi;

cost cast fast fest feet fret free

New one

Mouses to Cheese - I have been told this one is impossible. I don't agree, What do you think?


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#109 2010-05-17 19:48:34

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Re: Metamorphosis

phrontister wrote:

And here is an even, even shorter solution to Challenge #7 (not #6, which is another):

SHUT
SPUT : n A reinforcing plate (Century Dictionary and Webster's 1913); also past tense To spit (O.E.D. - dialect).
SPET : n A species of barracuda (O.E.D. and Century Dictionary); also v To spit. (O.E.D. - dialect).
SPEN : see below.
OPEN

According to the O.E.D., "spen" is a variant of "spean" (n to wean). I don't know of any other dictionary that contains that word.

If SPEN is disallowed, then:

SHUT
SPUT
SPET (or SPUD)
SPED
OPED
OPEN

If SPUT is disallowed, replace with SHET : n Old form of shut (Collins); also appears in SOWPODS.

Five words? Awesome! "Simply unbeatable!"
How can SPEN be disallowed, if it's in the O.E.D.?


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#110 2010-05-17 20:47:12

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Hi Bobby,

Mouses to Cheese - I have been told this one is impossible. I don't agree, What do you think?

I disagree with the person who told you that. smile

MOUSES
TOUSES   
THUSES
CHUSES   
CHASES
CHACES   
CHACKS   
CHECKS
CHEEKS
CHEEKY
CHEESY
CHEESE

All are in Collins.

COPY -> DRAG -> TEXT

The inspiration for this one came from something I was doing in Excel a few moments ago. I haven't tried to solve it yet.

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#111 2010-05-17 20:56:51

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Re: Metamorphosis

copy coly colt coat doat drat5 drag brag brat beat teat text


feel -> hand -> nail


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#112 2010-05-18 00:31:25

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Re: Metamorphosis

FEEL
FEED
FEND
FAND
HAND
SAND
SAID
SAIL
NAIL

BLOG -> POST -> IDEA


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#113 2010-05-18 02:11:24

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Re: Metamorphosis

blog blot boot bolt polt post dost doss does dyes oyes odes ides idea


baby -> milk -> teen


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#114 2010-05-18 03:21:31

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Re: Metamorphosis

Hi Bobby,

I had

for BLOG -> POST -> IDEA, which is a couple shorter.

BABY
BABE
BALE
BILE
MILE
MILK
MILL
KILL
KELL
TELL
TEEL
TEEN

FOOT -> BALL -> SHOE


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#115 2010-05-18 03:23:36

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Hi phrontister;

I erased poot from my word list, that is why. I will put it back if you know it is a word. Please check that for me if you get the chance.

Good solution!


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#116 2010-05-18 03:50:29

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Re: Metamorphosis

Hi Bobby,

poot : n the name for the young of various animals; also v to push (O.E.D.)

It's also in the Chambers Dictionary, Collins Official Scrabble Dictionary, Webster's Third New International Dictionary and SOWPODS...with some other associated meanings.

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#117 2010-05-18 03:51:12

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Re: Metamorphosis

foot boot bolt boll ball  boll bolt boot soot shot shoe


food -> grow -> tall


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#118 2010-05-18 04:26:47

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Re: Metamorphosis

FOOD
POOD (a Russian weight)
PLOD
PLOW
FLOW
GLOW
GROW
GROT   
TROT   
TOOT   
TOOL   
TOLL   
TALL

BROW -> NOSE -> CHIN


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#119 2010-05-18 17:29:47

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Re: Metamorphosis

brow braw bras boas boss bose nose none cone conn coin chin - haven't checked all these words.

goon -> babe -> deer


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#120 2010-05-18 22:21:51

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Hi Bobby,

All words ok.

Bose isn't in SOWPODS nor the Collins Official Scrabble Dictionary, but it's in the O.E.D. as v To test (ground) for the presence of buried structures by noting the sound of percussion from a weighted rammer. It's also in Webster's T.N.I.D. and Dictionary.com.

my answer.

GOON
BOON
BORN
BORE
BARE
BABE
BARE
BERE
SERE
SERR
SEER
DEER

DOWN -> GREY -> DEAD


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#121 2010-05-18 22:58:26

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down gown gowd goad grad gray grey gley gled geed deed dead

moth -> fire -> burn


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#122 2010-05-19 03:28:53

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MOTH
MOTE
MORE
MIRE
FIRE
FIRN
BIRN
BURN

DAWN -> TILL -> DUSK


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#123 2010-05-19 05:29:38

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dawn pawn pawl pall pill till bill bilk bisk busk dusk

birds -> kill -> bugs


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#124 2010-05-20 00:34:43

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As Tarzan said to Jane, "Bird kill bugs." wink

BIRD
BIRL
BILL
KILL
TILL
TILS
TIGS
BIGS
BUGS

THEY -> FEEL -> SICK


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#125 2010-05-20 09:19:11

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they them teem teel feel fees sees secs sics sick

secs to me a little shaky. It is supposed to be a scrabble world. It also appears here.

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/sec Looks like a plural to me.


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