Magazine article Word Ways

Confused Alternades-1

Magazine article Word Ways

Confused Alternades-1

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Just to reminisce a bit, an alternade is a word which can be divided into two smaller ones when every other letter is considered. Consequently, SCHOOLED qualifies for the label, since the odd-positioned letters spell SHOE and the even-positioned ones spell COLD. Here, we present the constituent parts of two dozen eight-letter confused alternades. To clarify, the first member of each given pair is a permutation of the letters which occupy the odd slots of the answer, while the second is a permutation of the letters which fill its even slots. Accordingly, the pair PURE / STEM can be used to form the confused alternade PERMUTES. Can you successfully unravel the twenty-four examples which follow?

1. ANTS / AIRS

2. BINS / HONE

3. BOAS / SETS

4. CAST / HIES

5. CRAG / HERE

6. DENY / NOSE

7. EASE / WEDS

8. ECRU / ALSO

9. GRIM / AREA

10. …

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