Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
September 2022
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Diminishing Returns

There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word – from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

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2 guesses to Diminishing Returns


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  • acorn

    Startling

  • Dude

    Correct, Acorn.

    startling
    starting
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    i

    You are today’s winner.