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Puzzle ID:#1314
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:*** (2.63)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Michelle***
Corrected By:tedger

 

 

 



What word contains seven letters and has ten words inside it without rearranging any of its letters?


Answer

Therein: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, and herein.
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Comments

dgoertz
Jan 29, 2002

You say therein has ten words inside it so you cant count "therein" as a word inside of the word "therein" so it only has 9 words inside of it
Main Entry: thereĀ·in
Pronunciation: [th]a-'rin, [th]e-
Function: adverb
1 : in or into that place, time, or thing
2 : in that particular or respect
missie
Jan 29, 2002

Good one!
HistoryBob
Jan 29, 2002

Good thinking from "Posted by dgoertz." That seems to be a minor error though. With a quick change of the question "Therein" will be used as the tenth word.
ThinksForFun*
Jun 29, 2016

Actually, "I" and "re" are words too. So, not counting "therein", there are (at least) eleven words inside the word "therein". They are, in alphabetical order:
1. ere
2. he
3. her
4. here
5. herein
6. I
7. in
8. re
9. rein
10. the
11. there

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