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#853615 - 12/03/12 07:46 PM Three For Five
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In each row, find a 3-letter word whose letters, in some order, can also be used to complete the 7-, 6-, 5-, and 4-letter words. If you'd like to increase the challenge and amuse the rest of us, please answer by using all five words in one sentence.

-1. s-a-l-w, -al--p, be---, -o--, ---
-2. le-t--e, cl---h, -r--k, --r-, ---
-3. -l-a-ac, -edi--, --e-d, --i-, ---
-4. cl-t--s, b-t--r, -p-c-, --r-, ---
-5. b--di-g, -at-o-, l--e-, ---e, ---
-6. vi--at-, s-m-e-, p---e, ---n, ---
-7. p--ri-y, -lu-n-, -l-e-, --l-, ---
-8. s-r--ny, -o--rd, -h--k, -l--, ---
-9. c--r-er, --ris-, -r-p-, --n-, ---
-10. a--o-nt, -o-l-n, -r-m-, ---e, ---

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#853617 - 12/03/12 08:11 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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1. swallow, wallop, below, wool, low wave12

When I tried to swallow my wool sweater and began to choke, someone gave me a wallop just below my shoulder blades, but not too low. crazy
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#853619 - 12/03/12 08:20 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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2. lettuce, clutch, truck, curt, cut smile12
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#853626 - 12/03/12 08:50 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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Good solves! And great sentence, Sherlock! smile12
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#853634 - 12/03/12 09:56 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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10. Appoint, poplin, primp, pipe, pip

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#853643 - 12/03/12 10:45 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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3. almanac, median, amend, main man

The man decided to amend the almanac to show the newly installed median on main street.
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#853645 - 12/03/12 10:51 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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4. clothes, bother, epoch, hero, hoe

Trog became the hero of the dawn of the agricultural epoch by inventing the hoe despite the fact that he was known to not bother with clothes.

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Please disregard my questions about posting. I finally noticed the big Puzzle Forum Guidelines link. I was looking for a sticky post and so missed it before.


Edited by BobH (12/04/12 01:05 AM)
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#853646 - 12/03/12 11:09 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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9.
charger

garish,

graph

hang

hag

HANG it all, you GARISH HAG, check your flight plan on the GRAPH and grab your bag, then plug that electric broom into the CHARGER and get it in gear, because Halloween is over until next year.

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#853649 - 12/03/12 11:48 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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8. The coward picked up a long wooden stick to whack the scrawny crow
which lifted its claw and let loose a harsh caw.

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#853657 - 12/04/12 01:14 AM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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I've got 3 letters for #7, but can't make a 3-letter word with 'em.

Lol

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#853679 - 12/04/12 07:13 AM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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6. vibrato, somber, probe, born, orb wave12

A space PROBE flew by releasing sounds of an eerie VIBRATO. It's such a SOMBER moment since this ORB doesn't look like home and I miss the place where I was BORN.
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#853688 - 12/04/12 08:08 AM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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Brilliant solves and even more brilliant sentences! wave12

Helmer, I bet you have the correct three letters. The word is not a common one. smile12
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#853692 - 12/04/12 08:22 AM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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5. binding, nation, linen, nine, inn smile12
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#853706 - 12/04/12 10:12 AM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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7. pETriFy, FluEnT, FlEeT, FElT, FET

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#853750 - 12/04/12 01:49 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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manxman thumbsup12

Flo, so close! Only that last little word needs tweaked. smile12
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#853757 - 12/04/12 03:25 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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Haha! FET has meaning to us geeks as an abbreviation, if not a word: Field Effect Transistor
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#853783 - 12/04/12 05:14 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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Well, there's only so many combinations and none of them make words that I can see. So, here they are. Please, which one is the word.

tef tfe eft fte think


fet - Wiktionaryen.wiktionary.org/wiki/fetCached - fet (third-person singular simple present fets, present participle fetting, simple past and past ... (oblique plural fets, nominative singular fets, nominative plural fet )


Edited by Flo NS (12/04/12 05:19 PM)

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#853784 - 12/04/12 05:17 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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eft - going from memory, I think it is some kind of a small lizard
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#853786 - 12/04/12 05:21 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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Newt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewtCached - Newts metamorphose through three distinct developmental life stages: aquatic larva, terrestrial juvenile (called an eft), and adult. Adult newts have lizard-like ...


That must be it.

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#853816 - 12/04/12 07:55 PM Re: Three For Five [Re: Pandora]
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"Eft" is the one! I think the word might be more familiar to crossword puzzle enthusiasts. Well done, Bob and Flo!

And for the record, geeks are my favorite kind of people. smile12
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