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Minimalism [BB464]

15 June, 2014

What’s the smallest word that can yield each trio? Apex, lame, peel, say, is EXAMPLE, while task, lamb, itch would be BLACKSMITH.

Note how a doubled letter must accord to your source word also having two of the same letter. (Feel free to offer your own trios.)

  1. ibis, suit, tics
  2. hoot, arch, atom
  3. sofa, oats, soft
  4. peek, peak, slew
  5. slur, lily, soul
  6. joey, door, dove
  7. yell, gala, near
  8. core, duty, mean

BB463 SOLUTION: Evander Holyfield, Arthur Upfield, (Earl of) Chesterfield, Winfield (slogan), Leo Schofield, Beaconsfield, Tenterfield, Holden Caulfield, Mansfield, Vicar of Wakefield, Garfield, Harbour Bridge engineer John Bradfield. Other fields may appeal.]

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