Linked to This word chain will come back to me.
That puzzle got some very creative answers and comments. Although the puzzle itself took some work, I found it very interesting.
So here is a more general puzzle.
What is the longest word chain/cycle can you create that is a full cycle as shown below for 6 words using the following word transitions in ANY order:
5 Rhyme Word
6 Rot 13
7 Translate: French or German or Spanish only one time All other words must be English
9 "Is a part/substring of" or "Is a portion of" see the link for example
All words must be separate words from Merriam Webstar dictionary (except the translation words of course)
You cannot use the same type of transition twice
You do not have to use all the 9 listed transitions
Since 6 words cycle is already done, there is a minimum of 7 words.
If you use translation then the next word in cycle must be english.
Synonyms and Antonyms can come from Thesaurus.com or Wordhippo.com
I do understand that this is a bit open ended puzzle but hope the Community will allow it. If not I am "open" to "closing" it (antonym of open!)