Today is  the Autumn Equinox.

What words of 4 or 5 letters can you make from the letters in the word EQUINOX. (Hint : you needn't use the Q or X in some of the words).

 

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There are 9 words, well done if you got more than 5.

 

EUOI

EXON

 

NIXE

 

ONIE

OXEN

 

QUIN

QUINE

QUINO

QUOIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our apologies.

 

Since our last puzzle, "ITS HOT" based on the hot weather we were experiencing then, Summer seems to have disappeared. We clearly jinxed it. Sorry.

So as a valiant attempt to bring it back again....

 

What are the 7 letter words you can make with ITSWET and a blank ?

 

There are quite a few. A reasonable number to find would be between 5 and 10, but there are a few obscure ones too...

Answers below.

 

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With an A,  ITSWET makes TAWIEST, TWAITES

With a D you can make DEWITTS and TWISTED

With an E, WETTIES.

 

With an H you can make TEWHITS, WETTISH, WHITEST

With a N ENTWIST and TWINSET

With an O, TOWIEST.

 

With an R, RETWIST, TWISTER, WITTERS

and with a U - WETSUIT.

15 words in all. Well done if you got more than 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were going to have a different quiz this week but as ITS HOT, here is a question based on ITS HOT.

What 7 letter words can you make from ITSHOT and a blank.

 

There are 4, one of them is relatively obscure.

 

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HOTTIES

HOTTISH

OUTHITS

SOTTISH

From time to time you may find your rack contains rather a lot of consonants, and you may need to play a few of them off to keep a balanced rack. This is relatively straightforward if you have a 'Y' on the rack (hint : that's the next quiz). But what if you have no Y ?

 

So what are the three letter words containing no vowels or Y ? Answers below. (A small hint, two of them require a blank).

 

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BRR

CWM

GRR

HMM

MMM

NTH

PHT

PST

PWN

SHH

TSK

TWP

ZZZ

 

The letter X is commonly used in the middle or end of a word, but how many 2, 3, 4 and 5 letter words do you know that start with 'X' ?

 

Here are the answers...

 

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2s : XI   XU

3s : XED XIS   (note no XUS !!!)

4s : XRAY XYST

5s: XEBEC   XENIA   XENIC   XENON 

     XERIC    XEROX  XERUS  XOANA

     XRAYS   XYLAN  XYLEM   XYLIC

     XYLOL   XYLYL   XYSTI    XYSTS