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#151 2010-05-23 23:56:06

phrontister
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Re: Metamorphosis

Is barr a word, Bobby?

MOSS
GOSS
GOOS
GOOG
GROG
GROW
CROW
CROP
COOP
CORP
CORE
HORE
HERE

NEED -> MORE -> INFO

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#152 2010-05-24 01:28:58

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Re: Metamorphosis

Hi phrontister:

http://mw4.m-w.com/dictionary/barr
They say they have it in there bigger dictionary. I will just leave it out:

brrr burr burs bars vars vary very -> cold is the same

For yours need -> more -> info

need heed herd here mere more mire mirs airs aits ants anti inti into info

New one:

spot them guns

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#153 2010-05-24 03:09:31

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Re: Metamorphosis

Hi Bobby,

The OED says barr is a variant of the obsolete word bary: v To utter the peculiar cry of an elephant.

I have the 2-volume book set of Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, and it's in there as an abbreviation for barrister.

Bit busy with something else right now (& bed soon!)...I'll have a go at your new one tomorrow.

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#154 2010-05-24 13:05:14

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Re: Metamorphosis

SPOT
SPET
STET
STEM
SEEM
TEEM
THEM
TEEM
TEES
TENS
TUNS
GUNS

LATE -> SHOW -> HOST

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#155 2010-05-24 13:21:20

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late bate batt bott boot soot shot show shot soot hoot host

dogs like cats?

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#156 2010-05-26 02:13:10

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Re: Metamorphosis

DOGS
LOGS
LOGE
LOKE
LIKE
LITE
LATE
LATS
CATS

CATS -> HATE -> DOGS!

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#157 2010-05-26 02:17:36

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cats cate hate date dote doge dogs

cats love mice

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#158 2010-05-26 03:31:06

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CATS
LATS
LOTS
LOTE
LOVE
LIVE
LICE
MICE

MICE -> FEAR -> CATS

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#159 2010-05-26 03:55:03

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mice fice file fill fell feal fear hear haar haas hats cats

gang wars dead

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#160 2010-05-26 10:49:51

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I can't find haas anywhere, Bobby, except capitalized.

GANG
GANS
WANS
WARS
WARD
WORD
WOAD
ROAD
READ
DEAD

LOSE -> FIND -> KEEP

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#161 2010-05-26 15:34:40

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It has 8 definitions in the very objectionable urban dictionary. I will replace it.

cats lats lets leas lear fear. Is better, don't you think?

For your

lose -> find -> keep

lose lone line fine find fend feed deed deep keep

make -> some -> pain

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#162 2010-05-26 23:38:56

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Re: Metamorphosis

bobbym wrote:

very objectionable

That's too kind a description!

MAKE
MOKE
SOKE
SOME
POME
POMS
POIS
PAIS
PAIN

CAT -> QAT -> KAT

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#163 2010-05-27 01:06:27

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CAT -> QAT -> KAT

I couldn't get it.

Time -> Does -> Soar

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#164 2013-05-25 04:10:31

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Re: Metamorphosis

Very inefficiently:

TIME
LIME
LINE
LONE
TONE
TONS
TOES
DOES
DOER
DOOR
BOOR
BOAR
SOAR

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#165 2013-05-25 05:18:21

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Hi;

You did not leave a puzzle to solve.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#166 2013-05-25 05:21:48

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Re: Metamorphosis

If only that->were->true.

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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#167 2013-05-25 05:38:29

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that
than
then
thee
tree
true

kind -> of -> hard

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#168 2013-05-25 10:53:18

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bobbym wrote:

that
than
then
thee
tree
true

kind -> of -> hard

I do not see "were" in your chain.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#169 2013-05-25 12:01:30

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Oh, I am sorry. I have forgot the rules of the game.

that
phat
peat
pert
wert
were
ware
tare
tyre
tyee
tree
true

work -> feel -> good

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#170 2013-05-26 09:59:35

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I found an interesting chain:

work
word
wood
woed
weed
feed
feel
feed
weed
woed
wood
good

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#171 2013-05-26 10:55:12

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That is a good one, it must have been a lot of fun to work on. Puzzle please.

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#172 2013-05-26 14:13:00

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Re: Metamorphosis

Let's continue the puzzle.

road -> oars -> pain

Please tell me if you cannot find a chain

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#173 2013-05-26 18:28:14

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road
load
lord
lard
lars
oars
cars
carn
cain
pain

send -> some -> help

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#174 2013-05-26 18:42:08

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Re: Metamorphosis

send
mend
mind
mine
mone
sone
some
home
hone
hine
hele
help

you -> are -> new

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#175 2013-05-26 19:11:03

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you
yok
yuk
auk
ark
are
art
ait
nit
net
new

get -> the -> cat

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