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Toss & Tweak

11 August, 2011

Nib, a regular Dabbler, sent along a puzzle this week where solvers had to toss one letter, then change another, to create new word. Among his examples were BARQUE turning into ARGUE, or FRACAS becoming RACKS. A simple formula, and a catchy one too. Ever since I’ve been dreaming up a few more specimens, convinced there must be some gems to find, using the same recipe.

Supplied the mother word, then the missing word’s solution, can you Toss & Tweak this list to find the seven answers? Feel free to share your answers, or other variations, in the Comments.

Example: Perjury – neediness = PENURY

  1. Shilling – relative
  2. Pasture – sharp
  3. Bandied – open
  4. Written – twist
  5. Quilt – fit
  6. Campsite – flip
  7. Rafting – voluptuous

(Can you toss & tweak your own examples? Must be some rippers to find.)

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