My friend sent me an email this time. I had only just woken up, and was very sleepy (my head actually dipped down many times, but that helped me with this new problem.) It went like this:

Well, well, well. Good work with the first one, although it wasn't all that hard, was it? Well, here's another one. Find out the commonality with these words; the vowels are part of the problem, but not the whole key!

• Swerve

• Ted

• Rated

• Fatter

• Wade

• Gassed

• Scarf

• Qatar

• Trade

• Texas

• Vat

• Tracer

• Waxed

• Fade

• Serf

• Vets

I sent a reply email back to my friend before heading downstairs for a cup of coffee. Can you solve this one? What is the key to his second riddle?

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    $\begingroup$ I get the feeling you would like the 'What is a... Word?' series of questions that has done the rounds on Puzzling over the last few years. In fact this puzzle is pretty much the same as What is a Southpaw Word?! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 12:59
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know there were puzzles specifically about this. Thank you! $\endgroup$ Commented May 20, 2021 at 14:45

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All of these words

can be typed using just the letters on the left hand side of a (QWERTY) keyboard.


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