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Puzzle ID:#1314
Fun:*** (2.54)
Difficulty:*** (2.64)
Submitted By:Michelle***
Corrected By:tedger




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


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

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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
Jan 29, 2002

Good one!
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.
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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