This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter. Each one is a single word, and it must match the part of speech as the clue.
Example: a scratch inside a charge inside jackets; the solution is "rasp", "spark", "parkas".
Initially I wrote two Add-A-Gram puzzles... but in my hurry to post them, it seems I've managed to mix them up, unfortunately. The chains were made separately, each with 12 clues. The clue pairs are in the correct order; the 1-letter words are together, then the 2-letter words, then the 3-letter words, and so on. They must have gotten tangled on the way to the "Ask a Question" page.
Below is the chain for you to solve and split. Can you split it into two chains?
(a person / nothing) inside (a non-person / a non-assent) inside (an evergreen / an age) inside (a gas detector / a dirt deposit) inside (a channel / a rock) inside (an adornment / an array) inside (a devil / a device) inside (a short lesson / a foulmouth) inside (identifiers / an organic compound) inside (a pact / detectors) inside (organelles / a scientist) inside (skeleton seers / a pseudo-scientist)