In puzzle books there used to be, and maybe still are puzzles where you are given a word and within a certain amount of moves, by changing one latter at a time and making a new actual word… here is an example from an interesting site, Braingle:
In this type of puzzle you are given a word that must be changed into another word in a series of moves. During each move, you much change one letter in the previous word so as to form a new word. In the example, you will see that WILD was changed to TAME in four moves.
Example – Wild, Wile, Tile, Tale, Tame
See if you can change the following five words in four moves.
- Face to Lift
- Hand to Book
- Neck to Ties
- Time to Card
- Left to Hand
I came across a visual version of this – well, in a way; there were six pictures – here is what they showed:
- the president of France
- a popular confection, very fashionable at the moment, made from meringue, two discs sandwiched together with buttercream or cream etc. and usually brightly coloured
- a small circular type of biscuit made from ground almonds, egg white, coconut etc, often decorated with a piece of glacé cherry
- a type of short pasta, often served with a cheese sauce
- an Italian inventor who was very much involved in radio communications and telegraph system
- a diminutive American film star born in 1914
I just thought it was really funny, and chuckled about it for longer than was necessary…
Here is who and what were shown:
- Mickey Rooney
… as for the other puzzles… answers tomorrow!