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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 16th Apr 19, 2:48 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:48 PM
    The Arms Brain Teaser. 16th Apr 19 at 2:48 PM
    The list of words below were originally a list of five letter words, but in each case two consecutive letters (though never the first two) have been removed. The 26 missing letters are all different. What was the original list?


    A N T
    A S S
    B A Y
    C O Y
    D I M
    E E L
    F A R
    M A R
    P I E
    S E E
    T I E
    T O P
    W I N
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    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 17th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
    A N GST
    A BYS S
    B ADL Y
    C O MFY
    DEN I M
    EXC E L
    F RIA R
    M A JOR
    P I QUE
    S E E
    T I THE
    T O P AZ
    W I N

    Not used: PVWK - so, a couple of those I've fitted in must be wrong. How close am I? Does this help anyone to finish it off?
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 19th Apr 19, 12:00 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 12:00 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 12:00 PM
    Answers:


    A Ngs T
    A byS S
    B Awd Y
    C Omf Y
    D enI M
    E xpE L
    F Aki R
    M Ajo R
    P Iqu E
    S Erv E
    T Itl E
    T O Paz
    W I Nch
    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 23rd Apr 19, 10:20 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 10:20 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 10:20 AM
    Thanks, Zinco, I was close, but not close enough!
    A Clutter Free Life - 2019 in 2019 - 558/2019
    • LHW99
    • By LHW99 27th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
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    • #5
    • 27th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
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    • 27th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
    in each case two consecutive letters (though never the first two) have been removed
    Doesn't this mean that the first 2 letters in each set of 3 are in the right places?

    If so, (generalising) the only places for the extra letters would be XY--Z, XY-Z- or XYZ--
    So the second word could be (eg) ASesS?
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