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Take me whole, I can be quite resourceful
Remove one letter, I’m something you can pull
Remove once more, I can be present anytime
Remove once again, I won’t be here this time

Who am I?

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I think you are

CLEVER

which is quite resourceful.

Remove one letter, I’m something you can pull

LEVER you can pull a lever.

Remove once more, I can be present anytime

EVER meaning that you were, and you are, and you will be.

Remove once again, I won’t be here this time

EVE the famous Eve who was one of the first human beings. Now, not here. This could also mean a period of time before an event, hence not the present.

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I think you are

Crafty

Take me whole, I can be quite resourceful

Crafty = adept in the use of subtlety and cunning

Remove one letter, I’m something you can pull

Craft = a boat especially of small size, cf the example of tow-boats

Remove once more, I can be present anytime

Raft = bring or fasten together (a number of objects) side by side. Rafting ensures a constant connection.

Remove once again, I won’t be here this time

Aft = in the stern of a ship or the tail of an aircraft (also used as an abbreviation for afternoon, if we are looking specifically for the link with time).

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