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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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What word has the most variant spellings?

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catercorner

There's eight spellings in Webster's Third.

catercorner
cater-cornered
catacorner
cata-cornered
catty-corner
catty-cornered
kitty-corner
kitty-cornered

If you look in Random House, you will find one more which doesn't appear
in Web3, but it only differs by a hyphen:

cater-corner

---
Dan Tilque -- dant@techbook.com

 

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