PEST is an anagram of STEP. LIVE is an anagram of VEIL. Morph STEP into PEST by changing one letter at a time. Do the same for VEIL and LIVE. The catch is that the VEIL-LIVE morphing must be part of the STEP-PEST morphing. Each step must produce a valid word in the English language. No word can be used more than once.
STEP ----> VEIL ----> LIVE ----> PEST
I'm posting one puzzle, riddle, math, or statistical problem a day. Try to answer each one and post your answers in the comments section. I'll post the answer the next day. Even if you have the same answer as someone else, feel free to put up your answer, too!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Step to Pest
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STEP STEM SEEM SEAM SEAL VEAL VEIL
VEIN VAIN LAIN LAID LAND LANE LINE
LIVE LIFE LIFT LEFT LEST PEST
interestingly, i worked this out and got as far as LAIN (using the exact same sequence as you) and then i got busy at the office and gave up on it. we all have to do work eventually!ReplyDelete
I think I've mentioned before that working on answers here can be charged under training.ReplyDelete
wouldn't that depend on your job? i am self-employed actually, running my own biotech company.ReplyDelete
It all depends on your billing structure, I suppose. Congrats on being in charge, though. How can you afford the insurance rates, these days?ReplyDelete
it's a small company and all my insurance costs are actually under $2k annually.ReplyDelete