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Puzzle ID:#9950
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Category:Language
Submitted By:snaps*au****

 

 

 



The first 4 letters in the words below have been removed. There is a common property held by the following six 6-letter words that make them somewhat unique when compared with other 6-letter words. What are the words and what is the unique property?

_ _ _ _le
_ _ _ _on
_ _ _ _cs
_ _ _ _ng
_ _ _ _ng
_ _ _ _ad

Also, can you find any other 6-letter words with the same property as those above?



Answer

The common and somewhat unique property of these words is that the first two letters of the word are repeated.

So, the words are:
icicle
cocoon
mimics
miming
piping
reread

Other 6-letter words (and this isn't an exhaustive list) with this property are:
acacia
jojoba
papacy
vivify

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