Take the first 3 letters and you can find this on your keyboard

Take the first 5 letters and it means to change something

Take the last 6 letters and it is still a word

What is the word?

Extra Hint :

It is an adjective


1 Answer 1


I think the answer is

alt is a key on the keyboard
alter means to change
last 6 letters make the word 'native'
And alternative is an adjective

  • $\begingroup$ Hi @KevinL, and welcome to PSE! Your puzzle is a bit broad in that there are several words that fit all the clues. Our convention is that any answer that fits about as well as the intended answer is "correct", even if it wasn't the answer that the asker intended. If you want to make the answer unique (that often makes a puzzle better), the simplest way to rule out the "alternate" answers is, of course, adding more clues. Nice to have you here, and happy puzzling! $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Aug 13, 2018 at 5:47
  • $\begingroup$ @nikki Correct! Did the hint make the answer too obvious? $\endgroup$
    – Kevin L
    Aug 13, 2018 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Bass Noted. Will do so in future questions. $\endgroup$
    – Kevin L
    Aug 13, 2018 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ I actually think the hint helped to narrow down the candidate answers. Without it, there would probably have been many answers like Bass mentioned. Although, I do think the first line made it a little simpler to guess, the one about the key on the keyboard. I would have found it a little more difficult with just the 2nd and 3rd lines and the hint. But good riddle, and welcome to PSE! :) $\endgroup$
    – nikki
    Aug 13, 2018 at 5:51

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