Polygon 24 June

Polygon puzzle
Using the given letters no more than once, make as many words as possible of three or more letters, always including the central letter. Capitalised words, plurals, conjugated verbs (past tense etc), adverbs ending in LY, comparatives and superlatives are disallowed.
You can make two words using all the letters.
How you rate: 12 words, average; 16, good; 20, very good; 25, excellent.
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Source: The Times.

Answers in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Polygon 24 June

  1. due, duet, dun, dune, dunt, dust, nude, nut, nuts, stud, stun, stunt, sue, suet, sun, tendu, tun, tune, tut, unset, use, used, ute
    Student, stunted are the words you can make using all the letters.
    Susan, as usual, a couple of weird ones here!

  2. Hello, Maxine! I got either eighteen or nineteen. I actually listed only eighteen, because I omitted ‘nuts’ considering it a plural…unless they mean nuts as in ‘wacko’? What am I missing? I’m a little concerned about ‘used’ too, although taken as an adjective I suppose it’s acceptable. I got ‘stunted’ but not ‘student’!

  3. I got 16. “nuts” is plural. “ute” should be capitalized because it is the name of an Indian tribe or the language they speak. And isn’t “stunted” a tense for “stunt”? Otherwise, I got those three but ignored them because I didn’t think they met the rules. But I missed three easy ones.

  4. I think they can get away with “nuts” becuase you say “Maxine is nuts” not “Maxine are nuts”. “Stunted” is a bone fide adjective (“stunted tree” etc).
    Ute, you got me!

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