Polygon 9 July

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.

How you rate: 13 words, average; 18, good; 22, very good; 27, excellent.

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Source: The Times

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2 thoughts on “Polygon 9 July

  1. cel, celt, cert, clue, cru, cruel, cruet, cue, cult, cur, cure, curl, curt, curve, curvet, cut, cute, cutler, ecru, ecu, luce, lucre, rec, tec, truce, ulcer
    culvert is the word using all the letters. (Does that word travel, Susan and Tom? Over here is is quite commonly used for a ditch or natural drainy thing below a hedgerow).
    Incidentally, Tom, if you are reading this, yesterday I overheard someone say “do you have a ten pence?”, not very grammatical but I suppose it demonstrates use of pence as a collective noun — or truncated adjective, as one would say “ten-pence piece” to be accurate.

  2. Only 16 today, Maxine. I got culvert, which is a common word in Canada and likely also in the U.S. I missed some of the easier words – e.g., clue, cue, curl. It’s odd that such a simple little format can produce such a challenging puzzle!

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