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To Ride or not to Ride

Begin with a five-letter word, and change one letter for each rung on the synonym ladder.

An animal you might ride
Scandinavian
Executioner's tool
An animal you probably wouldn't ride

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Noisy Animal, Silent Animal

Can you start with a loud animal noise and change one letter at a time to make a silent animal?

Loud animal noise
Request
Fun
Look to the future
Family
Silent animal

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Toy Story Villain

Can you make sense of the following word equation?

PRISON INMATE + TOY STORY VILLAIN + VOWEL + COLOR = EVALUATED

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A Canine Restraint

What is a Hinky Pinky (rhyming pair of words) for the following: A canine restraint that is a challenge to remove?

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Snake, Money, and an Inlet

Can you solve the following word equation? This one is tricky, because there are multiple items on both sides of the equation, and the two sides are SYNONYMS!

SNAKE + ME + JAPANESE MONEY* = INLET + A PUZZLED RESPONSE

* You might find a web search helpful for this one. This is a former currency unit!

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Animal to Action

Change one letter at a time to get from an animal to something you might do to that animal.

Animal
Vertical
Action

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Exercise to Argument

Change one letter at a time to get from an exercise to an argument.

A form of exercise
Thin
Close abruptly
Narrow piece of wood
Argument

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A Calm Gentleman

Hinky Pinky:

Find two rhyming words that describe a calm gentleman.

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Working Together

Solve the following word equation:

LOW POINT BETWEEN MOUNTAIN PEAKS + RESEARCH FACILITY + A CONJUNCTION + DEVOURED = WORK TOGETHER

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The Bishop's Hat

We'll end the summer with one last Synonym Word Ladder. Start with a bishop's hat, and arrive at something smelly by changing one letter a time!

Bishop's hat
Unit of measurement
Measured out
Honored
Stinky

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