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My first puzzle.

As I am, I can protect you against failure.

Remove a letter, I can protect you against cold.

Remove another letter, I can protect you against hunger.

What word am I looking for?

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I think the answer might be

Cheat

As I am, I can protect you against failure.

Cheat (to avoid failure)

Remove a letter, I can protect you against cold.

Heat

Remove another letter, I can protect you against hunger.

Eat

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  • $\begingroup$ That's it, well done. $\endgroup$ – Eldy Mar 7 at 21:09
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Could the answer be

TEACHER


TEACHER

HEATER

EATER (or maybe CATER or CARTE?)

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    $\begingroup$ Good idea, but I wasn't thinking about reordering the letters, should have specified that. $\endgroup$ – Eldy Mar 7 at 21:10
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I thought

Heart

As I am, I can protect you against failure.

Heart (resilience/determination in the face of failure)

Remove a letter, I can protect you against cold.

Heat

Remove another letter, I can protect you against hunger.

Eat

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    $\begingroup$ Not to mention, a healthy <one of those> protects against <one of those> failure! $\endgroup$ – Rich Churcher Mar 9 at 1:01

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