The following clues will lead to a series of words consisting of 3 to 7 letters. The four-letter word will contain all of the letters in the three-letter word. The five-letter word will contain all of the letters from the four-letter word and so on. The successive words are most likely anagrammed. The clues are not necessarily (normally not) in order from smallest to largest.
Example: Add wharf to: eye part, against, teach, prepare pelts, Picasso
Solution: Add "p-i-e-r" to: retina, anti, train, tan, painter
Put in order it would be: tan, ant(I), t(R)ain, r(E)tina, (P)ainter
-1. Add precipitation to: scruffier, jewel, puzzle, Aura or Myst, photo
-2. Add Serling and Stewart to: answer, slangy denial, coop, consider, inclined to
-3. Add word with line, dish or street to: hope, average, peel, lance, lose hope
-4. Add sneaker cord to: taper, lair, loan, burdened, laundered
-5. Add depart to: prune, mannerly, scheme, use, flier
-6. Add snuff to: dampen, rend, viewer, painting and sculpture, yuletime decoration
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