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Two for One
 
Q Change each of the following words to a different word by replacing the letter indicated by TWO letters. The two new letters have be consecutive ? that is, they have to come right after one another in the alphabet, such as the letters AB, or BC. For example, you can change CAR to DEAR by replacing the C with the letters DE.
  1. TILE (replace the I)
  2. TINT (replace the N)
  3. HAMPER (replace the P)
  4. COUPE (replace the P)
  5. CHOOSE (replace the H)
  6. COLD (replace the O)


 
A
  1. TABLE
  2. TIGHT
  3. HAMSTER
  4. COURSE
  5. CABOOSE
  6. CHILD
STRATEGY: Write down the letters of the alphabet in a row. Then write the whole alphabet in a second row right under the first but start the second row with the letter B. That way you can see all the consecutive letter combinations you have to choose from ? AB, BC, CD, DE, and so on:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Source: Idea from Will Shortz's puzzle segment on "Weekend Edition," WNYC (NY City's NPR station)