I'm interested in finding English words that, when any one letter is removed, the result is still a valid, correctly-spelled English word. For example, the word "SPAY" is an example of such a word, as "PAY" "SAY", "SPY", and "SPA" are also words. I have an example of a five-letter word, but I'm interested to see what others come up with!


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A versatile word. That post contains several examples such as BOATS and LOOPS. A 6 letter example is also given: SHOOTS.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice! I wonder if there are any 6 letter examples? $\endgroup$ – Theo Bendit Aug 13 '18 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ @TheoBendit updated. $\endgroup$ – Riley Aug 13 '18 at 4:54

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