This is an incomplete word rectangle:

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When completed, every row will contain a common English word with four letters, and every column will contain a word with five letters. All of these are common words that can be found in this list of the top 10,000 words in the English language. None of the words are names or abbreviations.

Can you fill in the blanks?


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I got

Wasn't sure about ADOBE, so I checked the word list linked by OP, it's there!

  • $\begingroup$ Did we just post an answer at the same time $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 4:46
  • $\begingroup$ I technically answered first lol, but I was editting my photo $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 4:47
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    $\begingroup$ Though my solution has an "R" instead of a "T" $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 4:47
  • $\begingroup$ +1; I got exactly the same words when I tried independently. Uncovered your answer just to check for "duplication" and there goes... It was fun anyway so no regrets! $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 9:22

There's multiple solutions, I'm sure, but here's one:

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This is what happens when you play too much Scrabble

  • $\begingroup$ Out of interest, how did you go about filling it in? Was 'v---l' or 'v--t' the easiest clues because of the rareness of the letter v, or what? $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Jan 31, 2019 at 9:45
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    $\begingroup$ This, along with deep thought's answer, is the only 2 solutions. $\endgroup$
    – Kruga
    Jan 31, 2019 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ @ZanyG Yup. I actually started with v--t and then went down: the -d-b- wasa the next most obvious one. And then v---l which filled itself in with the rest. $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ This is one of those cases where I really wish I could accept two answers. I'm giving it to deep thought because deep thought's answer was posted slightly before yours, and because deep thought's answer was the solution I had in mind, but your solution is equally good. $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2019 at 17:26

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