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From a word of five letters

Take out the ten

Scramble the remaining letters

And you will get back to ten

Hint:

The word and what you get after scrambling have a common property

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I think the answer is

Xenon

Take out the ten

Remove the X (Roman numeral for ten)

Scramble the remaining letters

enon -> neon

And you will get back to ten

Neon is the tenth element of the periodic table

The word and what you get after scrambling have a common property

Both chemical elements/ noble gases

Title

The name xenon derives from the Greek word ξένον xénon, neuter singular form of ξένος xénos, meaning 'foreign(er)', 'strange(r)', or 'guest'.

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    $\begingroup$ Purpx bhg gur zrnavat bs Kraba $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2021 at 0:12
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Alternate answer:

From a word of five letters

MIXED

Take out the ten

-X -> MIED

Scramble the remaining letters

DIME

And you will get back to ten

a dime is ten cents

Title refers to how things that are "mixed" become "stranger".

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  • $\begingroup$ Clever answer. Butrot13jbeq QVZR vf abg eryngrq gb ZVKRQ-- V guvax $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2021 at 20:32

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