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Is it a trick question?

Posted by R. Berg on February 26, 2003

In Reply to: The rules, please posted by R. Berg on February 26, 2003

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: : : : : : We are having a problem in class.
: : : : : : Can anyone help with a word that uses R, E, W, O, O, N, D ? All letters used only once! quick response if possible...

: : : : : I'd like to help but my mind doesn't work that way. Maybe some of the other guys will check in.

: : : : How about "OVERWOUND"

: : : : No... Use only the given letters once...

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: : Am I understanding the question properly?

: Is the answer a 7-letter word that's an anagram of the given letters, or is it a longer word that contains those letters and at least one more?

One anagram of the letters (see my post below) is ONE WORD. If the question arose in a context involving verbal tricks, maybe that's the answer.