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Removal Vans [BB447]

9 February, 2014

Ditch the right two letters, then mix to make a famous VAN-surname. When B and E are absent from ABSENT you get director, Gus van SANT. (One word has two answers.)

And for the more creative challenge, what other string of surnames can you manipulate by adding one or two more letters? (Feel free to submit an alternative list.)

  1. hogged
  2. dickey
  3. manhole
  4. turbine
  5. novella
  6. mermaid
  7. medicine
  8. lightness
  9. enthused
  10. inner rooms

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
BB446 SOLUTION: Peter Temple, Tim Winton, Peter Carey, Thea Astley, Kim Scott, Christopher Koch, Alexis Wright, David Foster, Rodney Hall, Murray Bail

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