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Manx Zoo [BB301]

13 March, 2011

Manx cats lack a tail. Ditto these other mammals sheltering in the common English words listed below. If S(3)LEN, say, leads to SWOLLEN, gaining a tail-less WOLF, just as FORG(4)N requires a Manx OTTER to render FORGOTTEN, can you add the vital details to these other fourteen? The list is skewed to move from friendly to downright feral. Mind you don’t mauled.

1 ext(5)ate
2 (4)oca
3 trans(5)d
4 (4)erry
5 aut(4)
6 ex(4)
7 coer(4)
8 infa(4)
9 (5)roo
10 (4)ra
11 m(4)ge
12 (5)ement
13 e(6)
14 (6)on

Care to add to the Manx menagerie? Post your extra puzzle in the Comments.

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