# What is a Triple-decker word™?

I have a rule which makes a word a triple-decker word™.

Use my list below to see if you can figure out the rule:

Triple-decker Words™ Not Triple-decker Words™
BABOON CAPUCHIN
RAVINE CREVASSE
REFERS IMPLIES
BOUGHT STOLE
EMBLAZONRY EMBROIDERY
FIVERS TENNERS
FANS NEUTRALS
EARNER MOOCHER
GNAT ANT

Text-only version:

Triple-decker Words™, Not Triple-decker Words™
BABOON,CAPUCHIN
RAVINE,CREVASSE
REFERS,IMPLIES
BOUGHT,STOLE
EMBLAZONRY,EMBROIDERY
FIVERS,TENNERS
FANS,NEUTRALS
EARNER,MOOCHER
GNAT,ANT


This puzzle can be solved by testing the Triple-decker words™ without using the non-triple-decker words™.

• I'm a bit confused, are "TRIPLE-DECKER WORDS" a triple-decker word and "NON-TRIPLE-DECKER WORDS" a non-triple-decker word? I assume they are not Commented May 4, 2018 at 9:04
• Sorry, I don't quite follow. As far as I know there isn't already such a thing as a triple-decker word already. There is a specific set of words I am thinking of, which triple-decker words are part of and non-triple-decker words are not in this set. Commented May 4, 2018 at 9:07
• I've applied something like the usual template. I hope this clarifies the issue discussed above. Commented May 4, 2018 at 9:36
• (The formatting isn't quite right -- for me, at least, it looks OK while editing and goes wrong when displayed normally. I think @Rubio is the expert here; the template was his originally. Perhaps he will drop by and figure out what's wrong. Or maybe it's just my browser being odd.) Commented May 4, 2018 at 9:38
• It looks fine to me, hopefully just a browser issue. Commented May 4, 2018 at 9:38

Triple Decker words are surely

Words that are anagrams of themselves when rot13'd.

Triple Deckers:

       REFERS -> ERSREF               RAVINE -> ENIVAR
FANS -> SNAF                   GNAT -> TANG
EARNER -> RNEARE               BABOON -> ONOBBA
FIVERS -> SVIREF           EMBLAZONRY -> RZOYNMBAEL
REFERS -> ERSREF               BOUGHT -> OBHTUG


• (I've formatted your word list with <pre> inside the spoiler. If you don't like it, roll back. Unfortunately, markup inside spoiler tags is a bit tricky.) Commented May 4, 2018 at 13:09
• So why are they called "triple-decker words"? Commented May 4, 2018 at 13:33
• @BálintBudavölgyi I think it's because "decker" sounds a lot like "deca", and "triple" + "deca" ... Commented May 4, 2018 at 13:58
• @Hellion correct, I was going to go with triskadeka-words but thought that would be a little bit too obvious. Commented May 4, 2018 at 15:16
• I was going for something totally different, with the word 'deck', I looked at which letters had a 'top platform' in their shape on which you could make a deck :) and quite a few have 3! Commented May 4, 2018 at 18:13