Magazine article Word Ways

Eggshells-1

Magazine article Word Ways

Eggshells-1

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An eggshell is what remains when two different pairs of identical consonants are removed from a word. Consequently, E S H E is an eggshell which results from the excision of two "G"s and two "L"s from the word EGGSHELL.

Twenty eggshells are displayed in the list which follows. Simply insert the missing consonant pairs into their appropriate positions to rediscover the words from which these eggshells originated. No scrambling is necessary.

1. AAED

2. AUAY

3. CAEE

4. MARE

5. OBAS

6. SOUE

7. AEATE

8. DIINE

9. GUEIA

10. HEARE

11. MIEIA

12. OREOR

13. …

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