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3 letters in a word

Postby OmnipotentEntity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:11 am UTC

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.

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Postby skeptical scientist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:04 am UTC

Foreignness

hyt
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Postby OmnipotentEntity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:19 am UTC

rhythm

htn
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Postby skeptical scientist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:35 am UTC

lightness

fgh
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Postby Twasbrillig » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:22 am UTC

Afghan.

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

ixt
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Postby jestingrabbit » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:06 pm UTC

betwixt (is in the new shorter oxford english)

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Postby ekim » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:14 pm UTC

heifer

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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:19 pm UTC

bookkeeper

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Postby jestingrabbit » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:35 pm UTC

hygiene

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Postby Twasbrillig » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:39 pm UTC

asleep.

Congratz @ betwixt btw.

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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

vulva

gur
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Postby Dashiva » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:56 pm UTC

regurgitate

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Postby hyperion » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:14 pm UTC

asphyxiate

ghi
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Postby skeptical scientist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:36 pm UTC

laughing

sp3
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Postby OmnipotentEntity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:22 pm UTC

sp34k?

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Postby Dashiva » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:33 pm UTC

cwm

lpo
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Postby skeptical scientist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:47 pm UTC

whirlpool

ldo

And I was thinking l33tsp34k, but I suppose just sp34k works. It said rules abuse was encouraged!
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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:12 pm UTC

dildo

seb
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Postby Cosmologicon » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:18 pm UTC

sebaceous. At least check for a word that starts with your letters. :-)

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Postby Ritchell » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:57 pm UTC

catchphrase

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Postby Twasbrillig » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:01 am UTC

catafalque

No, really.

I think you were going for the element, though.

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Postby OmnipotentEntity » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:03 am UTC

puck of the hockey variety.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:20 am UTC

There's SO many for the omnipotent.

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

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

pht
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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:21 am UTC

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
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Postby Twasbrillig » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:22 am UTC

Beat you to it, but fine.

Latchkey

pht, again.
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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:28 am UTC

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?
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Postby Hix » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:58 am UTC

Gadzooks!

A classic: wkw
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Postby Ritchell » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:05 am UTC

What an awkward classic.

Another classic?
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Postby WhiteWizard42 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:06 am UTC

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. :(
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Postby Ritchell » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 am UTC

TALES FROM THE CRYPT!

yrr still stands.
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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:10 am UTC

myrrh

gmo
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Postby Hix » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:34 am UTC

sphygmomanometer

gpl
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Postby flatluigi » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:48 am UTC

Hix wrote:gpl


eggplant.

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Postby OmnipotentEntity » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:53 am UTC

fixable

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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:19 am UTC

address

xii
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Postby Ritchell » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:24 am UTC

taxiing

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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:25 am UTC

Damn you got that fast.
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Postby Ritchell » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:26 am UTC

reading an article on airplanes is damned helpful when you need to find a word like taxiing.
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Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:17 am UTC

ziggurat

nxo
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Postby Relsqui » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:42 am UTC

manxome, if you consider that to count.

in which case: ufa
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