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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 exceptional words contain other words?

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longest non-trivial charade IN-DISC-RIM-IN-A-TI-ON (16)
longest forward and reverse charade
MAT-HE-MA-TI-CAL, LAC-IT-AM-EH-TAM
longest snowball or rhopalic T-EM-PER-AMEN-TALLY (15)
longest reverse rhopalic HETERO-TRANS-PLAN-TAT-IO-N (21)
highest ratio of subwords/length (logogram)
FIRESTONE: RE, TO, ON, NO, IF, FIR, IRE, RES, TON, ONE, NOT, RIF, FIRE,
IRES, REST, TONE, FIRES, STONE, SERIF (20/9)
longest charlinkade FORESTALL: FOREST, ALL; FORE, REST, TALL (9)
longest alternade TRIENNIALLY: TINILY, RENAL (11)
shortest three-letter-minimum word deletions
PILGRIMAGE: RIM, GAG, PILE; GRIM, LAG, PIE
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Unless noted otherwise, all words occur in Webster's Third New International
Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 1961.

 

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