Start with a word.
For each line below, add one letter to the last word, then anagram, to get a word that means:

  • pitch
  • fleet
  • slowly
  • anent
  • public
  • adverse

What word did I start as and what words did I become?

Part of a entry: I, for one, welcome our new ...

  • $\begingroup$ "anent", the archaic Scottish preposition, or is that a typo? $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2017 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor It is not a typo. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Apr 14, 2017 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "last word" ? $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2017 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidHuang The word from the prior line (or the initial word, for the first line). I probably should have said "previous" - sorry for the ambiguity. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Apr 14, 2017 at 18:40

1 Answer 1


The word you started with was


The sequence is as follows:


This matches up with the title because

AT also stands for "Additions & Twists" (thanks @BeastlyGerbil)

  • $\begingroup$ There's two good ways to know which of the two words you offered as first word is correct. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Apr 14, 2017 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ How does your second word mean "fleet"? $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2017 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ The first word was AT from Additions and Twists $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2017 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor In the same sense as an expression fleeting across someone's face. It's not the most common usage, but I think it's valid. $\endgroup$
    – Carmeister
    Apr 14, 2017 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil That's one of the two ways. There's another also, not that it's important. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Apr 14, 2017 at 18:52

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