Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Long and Short

I’m a ten-letter word, but when I am heard,
It is a surprise, but I’m half that size.

My first sound is found when half isn’t around.
When a pair is amiss, the other is called this.

The second has one where normally two form a pair.
You will get the nod if you look in a pod.

Together, my fifth and third hold music that is heard.
A pair you are seeking, alphabetically speaking.

And the fourth sound, it will be found
If you look where I send, in the middle of end.

What word am I?

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2 guesses to Long and Short

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  • Ice Princess

    “x” from the “pair amiss”, like an ex-wife.

    “p” from the “look in a pod”, like a pea.

    “d” from the “music is heard”, the first of a music note pair.

    “n” from the “middle of end”, the letter n.

    “c” from the “music is heard” once more, to accompany the d.

    Saying them all in a row gets you, expediency.

  • Dude

    Correct, Ice Princess.

    Expediency (XPDNC)

    The five letters, XPDNC, sound just like the ten-letter word expediency.

    After a divorce (a couple is amiss), the former partner is called an ex (X).

    Normally there are two peas in a pod, but here we just want one pea (P).

    C and D are beside each other in the alphabet, and together hold music as a CD.

    In the middle of END is the letter N.

    You are today’s winner.