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This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee.


If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Lefthide Word™. Use the example word lists below to find the rule. Each word can be tested for whether it is an Lefthide Word™ without depending on other words in these lists.

Note that font and capitalization do not matter.

Lefthide Words™ Not Lefthide Words™
WINDOW DOOR
TRUE TRUTH
NOTHING SOMETHING
FIRE FIERCE
WAIT WAITING
HERO VILLAIN
MAMA MOM
ASTRONOMY STAR
DAMAGE DAMAGED
ENTER LEAVE
SWEET CANDY
GOD ANGEL

CSV version:

Lefthide Words™, Not Lefthide Words™
WINDOW,DOOR
TRUE,TRUTH
NOTHING,SOMETHING
FIRE,FIERCE
WAIT,WAITING
HERO,VILLAIN
MAMA,MOM
ASTRONOMY,STAR
DAMAGE,DAMAGED
ENTER,LEAVE
SWEET,CANDY
GOD,ANGEL

There are a lot more Lefthide words, these are just a few.

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1 Answer 1

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Given the strange story of Lord Lefthide and Gustavo Gabriel's contribution to its solution, it seems likely (and the ones I've checked are consistent with this) that a Lefthide Word is

one that occurs in the title of a Metallica song.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you got it ;) $\endgroup$ May 11, 2018 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ Damn! Just beat me to it. $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    May 11, 2018 at 19:48
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    $\begingroup$ If only I had seen this riddle earlier... :p $\endgroup$
    – Keelhaul
    May 12, 2018 at 8:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Keelhaul Yeah, I was hoping you wouldn't see this, or it would be answered in 2 minutes ;) $\endgroup$ May 12, 2018 at 13:58

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