# And now you see it

It tickles me that the word TUNA is found within FORTUNATE. And there is a COFFIN in SCOFFING. And who put the LAGER in the VILLAGER? The SKIER in RISKIER? The ROMAN in the MICROMANAGER? The TURBAN in DISTURBANCE? The ONCE in CONCERN? The MEAT in PERMEATE?

These words have always been there. Although I've been looking at them my whole life, I've only just noticed them recently. They were hidden in plain sight!

Maybe you've noticed them before. Let's test your powers of observation on some others.

Example:

Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 5-letter word to complete all the words:
P_____G
ST_____G
DIS_____G

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because it completes all the words:

PROBING
STROBING
DISROBING


See how many of the 10 below you can solve.

Super helpful clue: The fill-in word is semantically and etymologically unrelated to the containing words. (Well, almost always.)

1.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 4-letter word to complete all the words:
SI____NES
MO____NG
FI____TY

2.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 6-letter word to complete all the words:
S______
B______
CA______

3.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 6-letter word to complete all the words:
CH______
REP______
IMP______T

4.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 5-letter word to complete all the words:
C_____NG
G_____NG
_____T

5.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 4-letter word to complete all the words:
VI____S
CHO____S
WAL____S

6.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 5-letter word to complete all the words:
_____RD
_____UNT
_____VER

7.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 4-letter word to complete all the words:
____DS
L____T
SE____
ST____
S____ESS

8.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 6-letter word to complete all the words:
EX______G
INS______G
RES______G

9.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 6-letter word to complete all the words:
PU______S
FLE______S
FLA______S

And this one is just too icky not to include:

10.  Fill in the blanks below with a well-known 5-letter word to complete all the words:
BA_____T
EA_____T
HOR_____


NOTE: Problem #2 relies on an obscure word which is often mistaken for a more common word. I am disqualifying it and removing it from consideration. However, you may still try to solve it, if you like.

Epilogue:

@Randal'Thor and @El-Guest — That was some quick solving! Good work.

Here are more fun facts about these words:

1. DELI is also contained in YODELING, DANDELION, and CHANDELIER

5. RUSE is also contained in UTERUSES and ABSTRUSE

7. AMEN is also contained in ORNAMENT

10. Also AMUSEMENT and CASEMENT

Now be sure to check out the B side here.

• Obligatory Simpsons reference – El-Guest May 6 '19 at 14:28
• NOTE: #2 relies on an obscure word which is often mistaken for a more common word. I am disqualifying it and removing it from consideration. However, you may still try to solve it, if you like. – SlowMagic May 6 '19 at 14:51
• Fun puzzle, @SlowMagic! – El-Guest May 6 '19 at 15:03
• Nice ham you've got here! It would be a shame if someone put s and e on the sides of it! – Thomas Blue May 7 '19 at 12:16
• "List of words containing "meow": meow, meowed, meowing, meows, homeowner" – Teleporting Goat May 7 '19 at 13:41

1. From me

DELI (sidelines, modeling, fidelity)

2. From me and Rand al’ Thor, somewhat simultaneously

LENDER (slender, blender, calender)

3. From me

AIRMEN (chairmen, repairmen, impairment)

4. From Rand al’ Thor

RABBI (crabbing, grabbing, rabbit)

5. From Gareth McCaughan

RUSE (viruses, choruses, walruses)

6. From me

DISCO (discord, discount, discover)

7. From me

AMEN (amens, lament, seamen, stamen, sameness)

8. From Rand al’ Thor

PECTIN (expecting, inspecting, respecting)

9. From Rand al’ Thor

SHINES (pushiness, flashiness, fleshiness)

10. From me

SEMEN (basement, easement, horsemen)

• Between us we have all except #2 now ... – Rand al'Thor May 6 '19 at 14:46
• Nice!! Great answers so far (although 2 looks the hardest @Randal'Thor haha) – El-Guest May 6 '19 at 14:49
• Given the OP's latest comment, I think mine fits better than yours for #2 :-) – Rand al'Thor May 6 '19 at 14:55
• @Randal'Thor LOL just found it! – El-Guest May 6 '19 at 14:57
• I suspect rot13(ehfr) is actually intended for #5. – Gareth McCaughan May 6 '19 at 15:14

El-Guest already solved #1, #3, #5, #6, #7, #10. The remaining solutions are:

2.

LENDER (slender, blender, calender). Either the OP misspelled "calendar", or we're allowed to use rather obscure words. Or there's a better answer.

4.

RABBI (crabbing, grabbing, rabbit).

8.

PECTIN (expecting, inspecting, respecting).

9.

SHINES (pushiness, fleshiness, flashiness).

• Nice teamwork! :) – El-Guest May 6 '19 at 14:58