Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Puzzle me this!: GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution: Previously Valedictory Vowels

Last week's puzzle as presented, with the answers in-line: The word "facetious" is one of my favorite words. It contains all of the vowels, in alphabetic order. If you make it an adverb ("facetiously") then you get the sometimes-vowel "y" to boot. I believe that only "abstemiously" and "adventitiously" meet these same criteria, and a puzzle strictly about these words would be easily solved with a quick Google search. Are there many words that have 4 of the vowels (including "y") in alphabetic order, and can they be put together as clues? The answer is a resounding "yes."

Source: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09/geekdad-puzzle-of-the-week-solution-previously-valedictory-vowels/

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