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ALPHABETICALLY-ADJACENT LETTER REPLACEMENT.

One letter of the first word is replaced by one of its 2 alphabetically-adjacent letters (1 in the case of A and Z). Using this principle, we can make various length word chains.

4 WORDS

AARON-BARON-CARON-DARON

CANE-CAME-DAME-DANE

DAM-DAN-CAN-BAN

FUN-GUN-HUN-HUM

LISTER-MISTER-MISSER-MISSES

SPOT-SOOT-ROOT-ROOS

BOG-COG-DOG-DOH

COSIES-COSIER-COSHER-COSHES

DASHED-CASHED-BASHED-BATHED

GARTER-FARTER-FASTER-EASTER

NAIL-MAIL-MAIM-MAIN

5 WORDS

BART-BARS-CARS-CART-DART

BATTER-BASTER-BARTER-CARTER-DARTER

BUSTER-BUTTER-CUTTER-CUSTER-DUSTER

CASES-BASES-BARES-CARES-DARES

MASTER-LASTER-LATTER-MATTER-NATTER

MOPS-MOOS-MOOT-LOOT-LOOS

MOSS-MOST-LOST-LOSS-LOTS

NATTER-MATTER-LATTER-LASTER-MASTER

ROUSER-ROUTER-ROTTER-ROSTER-ROSSER

THANE-THAME-SHAME-SHANE-SHAND

TOWER-SOWER-ROWER-ROVER-ROVES

6 WORDS

BARD-CARD-CARE-BARE-BASE-CASE

BAST (in Afghanistan)-BASS-BATS-CATS-CASS-CAST

LATHES-LASHES-MASHES-MASHER-LASHER-LATHER

LETTER-LESTER-LESSER-MESSER-MESSES-NESSES

LOTT-LOTS-LOSS-LOST-MOST-MOSS

LOVES-LOVER-LOWER-MOWER-MOVER-MOVES

MOOTER-LOOTER-LOOSER-LOOSES-MOOSES-NOOSES

RUM-RUN-SUN-TUN-TUM-SUM

TEAT-TEAS-TEAR-SEAR-SEAS-SEAT

7 WORDS

ARIES-BRIES-CRIES-DRIES-DRIER-CRIER-BRIER

BARED-BASED-CASED-CARED-DARED-EARED-FARED

DUSTER-CUSTER-BUSTER-BUTTER-CUTTER-CUTLER-BUTLER

LETS-LESS-MESS-NESS-NETS-NETT-NEST

REAM-REAL-SEAL-TEAL-TEAM-SEAM-SEAN

RONE-ROME-ROLE-SOLE-SOME-TOME-TONE

SANE-SAME-TAME-TALE-SALE-SAKE-TAKE

9 WORDS

DARE-CARE-CASE-CATE-BATE-BASE-BARE-BARD-CARD

RAND-SAND-SANE-SAME-TAME-TALE-SALE-SAKE-TAKE

11 WORDS

NILE'S-MILES-MIMES-LIMES-LINES-MINES-NINES-NINER-MINER-MIMER-MILER

My longest chain has 12 WORDS:

MATT-MAST-LAST-LASS-MASS-MATS-NATS-OATS-PATS-PASS-PAST-OAST

SUSAN THORPE

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

thorpeds@hotmail.com

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Author:Thorpe, Susan
Publication:Word Ways
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2017
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