December 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

So if you have nothing to do.  Here is a puzzle for you. 

In 1879 Lewis Carroll, author of Alice and Wonderland and professor logic at Oxford University, sent in a new type of puzzle he called doublets to Vanity Fair magazine.  He thought up these puzzles when two young girls told him they had nothing to do.  The object of a doublet is to change one word to another through a series of steps in which only one letter may be changed at a time.  Each change must form a new word.  For example, one of Carroll’s doublets was to change PIG into STY. 


Try these others:  CAT into DOG

                                     CAR into JET

                                    COOL INTO BELT   will give you some more puzzles.


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