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Posted by S. Ryan on February 27, 2003

In Reply to: If I were you posted by Word Camel on February 27, 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.

: : : : $5 says that you're right.

: : : I'll raise your five and make it ten.

: : So if I bet against myself and ONE WORD is the correct answer, I win $15?

: I'd demand payment from TheFallen in pounds. I will pay in dollars, of course.

: It was a verbal trick and I have extracted payment from the little rascal. The question should have been... Can you make one word by using the letters R,O,E,N,W,O and D? I had already left the school for the day, and while driving home with my daughter, I posed the question. She answered immediately, "It is ONE WORD, Dad!" At least we have children who are still intrigued by the language... There is hope.