With 6 I'm round.
With 5 I'm flat.
With 4 I'm round.
With 3 I'm flat.

What 6-letter word am I?

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    $\begingroup$ This deserves more attention IMO. +1 $\endgroup$ Aug 11, 2021 at 1:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Tacoタコス I appreciate it, thanks! $\endgroup$ Aug 11, 2021 at 12:34

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You are

PLANET -> 6 letters and despite skeptics, round/spherical

with 5

PLANE -> a plane is a flat surface

with 4

PLAN (as suggested by the OP) -> a plan can be well-rounded
but not PANE, my original guess -> a window can have a round pane, but not sure on this

with 3

PAN -> a pan is flat, and a pancake is the poster child for flatness

  • $\begingroup$ 4 could also be PLAN, but not sure how this would work either $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2021 at 21:35
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    $\begingroup$ I love this answer! I hope it's correct lol $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2021 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ @riskymysteries that's some lateral thinking! Perhaps the lateral-thinking tag would be a good fit here? $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2021 at 22:35
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    $\begingroup$ Personally, I would find applying "well-rounded" to the four-letter word distinctly unnatural-sounding. It's not a construction I would use. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Aug 10, 2021 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ someone show this guy an appam pan... jk good answer $\endgroup$
    – Ankit
    Aug 11, 2021 at 0:42

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