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3 letters in a word

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:11 am UTC
by OmnipotentEntity
This is more of a puzzle game than a puzzle, so if it's not appropriate in this forum I apologize.

The purpose of this game is to find a (real) word that contains a given sequence of three letters.

An (fallacious) example is:

yst
OMGTEHDAYSTARITBURNSSSSS

A few more examples are:

mpl
example

nce
balance

Rules:
1) Must be a real word (preferably from the English language, or a common loan word.) Must not be an abbreviation. Must not be a proper noun.
2) When a word is figured out, the person who figured it out must pose the next set.
3) You must have figured out for the next set of letters before you post. No random zzz posts.
4) Abuse of the rules is encouraged.

gnn

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:04 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
Foreignness

hyt

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:19 am UTC
by OmnipotentEntity
rhythm

htn

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:35 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
lightness

fgh

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:22 am UTC
by Twasbrillig
Afghan.

Hard one: this word isn't in all dictionaries, but you've almost definately heard it.

ixt

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:06 pm UTC
by jestingrabbit
betwixt (is in the new shorter oxford english)

eif

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:14 pm UTC
by ekim
heifer

kke

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:19 pm UTC
by Torn Apart By Dingos
bookkeeper

hyg

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:35 pm UTC
by jestingrabbit
hygiene

asl

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:39 pm UTC
by Twasbrillig
asleep.

Congratz @ betwixt btw.

ulv

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
by Torn Apart By Dingos
vulva

gur

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
by Dashiva
regurgitate

hyx

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
by hyperion
asphyxiate

ghi

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:36 pm UTC
by skeptical scientist
laughing

sp3

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
by OmnipotentEntity
sp34k?

cwm

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
by Dashiva
cwm

lpo

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
by skeptical scientist
whirlpool

ldo

And I was thinking l33tsp34k, but I suppose just sp34k works. It said rules abuse was encouraged!

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:12 pm UTC
by Torn Apart By Dingos
dildo

seb

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:18 pm UTC
by Cosmologicon
sebaceous. At least check for a word that starts with your letters. :-)

hph

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:57 pm UTC
by Ritchell
catchphrase

lqu

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:01 am UTC
by Twasbrillig
catafalque

No, really.

I think you were going for the element, though.

uck

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:03 am UTC
by OmnipotentEntity
puck of the hockey variety.

hth

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:20 am UTC
by Twasbrillig
There's SO many for the omnipotent.

Here's the best I can think of: Chthonian.

Also: ichthyology, eighth, knighthood, etc etc etc.

pht

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:21 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
lighthouse

tchk

Edit: damn, someone beat me to it! I shall salvage my honor by simultaneously satisfying pht and hth:

ophthalmology

here's a hint: try to avoid having a word in your post satisfy the triplet. :P

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:22 am UTC
by Twasbrillig
Beat you to it, but fine.

Latchkey

pht, again.

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:28 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
Twasbrillig wrote:Beat you to it, but fine.

Latchkey

pht, again.

lol, you edited ophthalmology out of your post.

How about diphtheria?

Damn, it's hard to think of a pht word without hth!

How about dzo?

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:58 am UTC
by Hix
Gadzooks!

A classic: wkw

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:05 am UTC
by Ritchell
What an awkward classic.

Another classic?
yrr

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:06 am UTC
by WhiteWizard42
awkward.

i actually joined to post endzone in response to the last one, but Hix beat me to it.

also, a pht word i learned via playing Magic: phthisis

ypt

EDIT: i am beaten to this one as well. :(

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 am UTC
by Ritchell
TALES FROM THE CRYPT!

yrr still stands.

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:10 am UTC
by Torn Apart By Dingos
myrrh

gmo

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:34 am UTC
by Hix
sphygmomanometer

gpl

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:48 am UTC
by flatluigi
Hix wrote:gpl


eggplant.

ixa

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:53 am UTC
by OmnipotentEntity
fixable

ddr

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:19 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
address

xii

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:24 am UTC
by Ritchell
taxiing

ggu

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:25 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
Damn you got that fast.

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:26 am UTC
by Ritchell
reading an article on airplanes is damned helpful when you need to find a word like taxiing.

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:17 am UTC
by skeptical scientist
ziggurat

nxo

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:42 am UTC
by Relsqui
manxome, if you consider that to count.

in which case: ufa