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Under water

Hair ties

Wood work

Short let


Question What single word connects these pairs of words?

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    $\begingroup$ Is it lateral-thinking? $\endgroup$ – math Jul 26 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ Is it the same word for all pairs, or does each pair has its own connecting word ? $\endgroup$ – Bjorn Eriksson Jul 26 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Bjorn Eriksson - It is the same word throughout $\endgroup$ – chasly - reinstate Monica Jul 26 at 16:19
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This word may make the

cut

undercut
cutwater - the curved forward stem of a ship
haircut
cutties - e.g. surfing maneuvers or hares
woodcut -an engraved block of wood
cutwork - a form of embroidery
shortcut
cutlet

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If the connecting words are all different, then these are my guesses.

Under ground water - Underground, groundwater.
Hair bow ties - Hairbow, bowties
Wood needle work - Woodneedle, needlework
Short out let - Shortout, outlet

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