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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.


If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Shifted Word™.

Below are some examples which can be used to uncover the rule.

Shifted Words™

Note: "YEWS" should be "YAWS"

Here it is in CSV.

Shifted Words™,Not Shifted Words™
GLUE,TAPE
YAWS,SICK
VIEW,SIGHT
CLAW,HANDS
RUB,DOUSE
OUR,YOUR
RUN,WALK
LOO,BATHROOM
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I think...

A Shifted Word™ is a word that can form a new word by utilizing a QWERTY keyboard and shifting right one key (P, L, and M shift around the keyboard to Q, A, and Z respectively).

So...

  • GLUE = HAIR
  • YAWS = USED
  • VIEW = BORE
  • CLAW = VASE
  • RUB = TIN
  • OUR = PIT
  • RUN = TIM
  • LOO = APP
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  • $\begingroup$ Nice! You even caught my error! $\endgroup$ – Nik Jan 24 '17 at 21:20

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