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Downsizing [BB452]

16 March, 2014

Scale down the measure in each cluster to create a word. Gallonz, say, is quartz, while ayard is afoot. In each case, the reduced measure retains the contex or nature t of the replaced unit. And of course, with each transition, a familiar English word will emerge.

Warning: the last quartet is knotty. (And feel free to contrive your own examples in the forum below, using byline and number in case we get a tonne of them!)

  1. mayweek
  2. brafootild
  3. imstone
  4. sileague
  5. tonnemar
  6. pachainy
  7. anngill
  8. bacrey
  9. diaghead
  10. epotm

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
BB451 SOLUTION: Mega gem, nano-Conan, space caps, elk cackle, nurses run, dairy myriad

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