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Shuffle Boards [BB305]

10 April, 2011

I’ve only played it once, and that was in a pub in Bright, but shuffleboard is the ideal game to to use a Birdbrain springboard. Because if you shuffle a board-type (such as ‘shuffle’), and drop the new combo into each cluster below, you’ll spell a common word. For example, a shuffled DART converts leo(4) into leo-TARD, while a tweaked KEY turns che(3) into che-EKY. Are you bright enough to bag all twelve?

1 p(4)ox
2 (4)trate
3 adv(4)
4 du(4)ity
5 (4)owy
6 d(4)ize
7 (4)eng
8 fat(4)t
9 (5)og
10 (5)ote
11 b(5)ead
12 rej(6)

Care to extend the list? Or create a new mixable category?

Chopping block/blocking chop, knocking shop/shopping knock, gaming house/housing game, rolling stock/stocking roll, hitching post/posting hitch, branding iron/ironing brand, dressing down/downing dress, running back/backing run

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