An Add-A-Gram takes a word, adds a letter, and then shuffles the letters to make a new word (I guess you can call this an Add-A-Gram's Add-A-Grammar). In this game, I will define an Add-A-Gram chain, and a solution should contain the complete list of words in the chain.

For example, if I provided this definition: depend inside a race inside a counselor

The answer would be: rely -> relay -> lawyer

Here is the definition for this Add-A-Gram chain:

a constant inside the supertonic inside days of yore inside insightful one inside a dwarf wanderer inside Q.T. inside parrots inside arcane inside humour inside operations inside a treater inside a return inside hot potatoes inside nurseries

For those of you who worked on my first Add-A-Gram, n.b. I made an attempt to use less obscure words and put more work into the clues.

As I am just developing this puzzle type, I welcome your continued feedback!

Happy Add-A-Gramming!


1 Answer 1



1. constant = e
2. supertonic = re
3. days of yore = ere
4. insightful one = seer
5. dwarf wanderer = Ceres
6. QT = secret
7. parrots = recites
8. arcane = esoteric
9. humour = secretion
10. operations = resections
11. treater = intercessor
12. return = retrocession
13. hot potatoes = controversies
14. nurseries = conservatories

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    $\begingroup$ I hope you're enjoying this puzzle! +1 for the progress made so far. $\endgroup$ Jan 12, 2017 at 6:06
  • $\begingroup$ Well I have to say, I am very impressed! :) $\endgroup$ Jan 12, 2017 at 6:14
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    $\begingroup$ Nice!! +1 Well done :) $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:14
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    $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson This was fun. May I create my own? $\endgroup$
    – MikeQ
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:18
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    $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson Just a tip, some of these were a little vague which forced us to move in an incorrect direction. Like, the QT and the preposition one. A couple others were the dwarf and parrots. :) Make a precise one next time ;) +1 already for both - the question and the answer :) $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:22

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