Sunday, January 27, 2008

HOWLS:

I have invented a new kind of word puzzle: The “HOWL”, or Homonymic Word Ladder. In an ordinary word ladder, you change one word into another in a series of steps. At each step, you change one letter, in place, to form a new word. In a HOWL, you are also allowed to replace a word by its homonym. Here's a simple example: Build a HOWL from Duet to Pucker:

Duet
Duct
Ducked
Sucked
Sucker
Pucker.

Here's a simple one for you: Build a HOWL from rind to shine.
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