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Saturday Stumper #6

A weekend challenge for your entertainment: find three words that end in each of the letter sequences below.
The length of each word is indicated
Words valid across all Scrabble dictionaries. Proper nouns (names, place names etc), not included
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: May 22, 2021
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First submittedDecember 17, 2016
Times taken18,509
Average score44.4%
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Word Ending
#
Answer
ax
4
Coax
4
Flax
4
Hoax
isk
5
Brisk
5
Frisk
5
Whisk
dow
6
Meadow
6
Shadow
6
Window
Word Ending
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Answer
ctory
7
Factory
7
Rectory
7
Victory
riff
6
Tariff
7
Midriff
7
Sheriff
ncil
6
Pencil
7
Council
7
Stencil
Word Ending
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Answer
range
7
Arrange
7
Derange
7
Strange
erty
7
Liberty
7
Poverty
7
Puberty
quence
8
Sequence
9
Eloquence
9
Frequence
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Level ∞
May 22, 2021
Every time I see the answers on these it's a facepalm for me.
+24
Level 86
May 22, 2021
"What is the ridiculously obscure word no one has ever heard of that goes in this blank?"

(TIME RUNS OUT)

". . . it was 'shadow'."

+6
Level 76
May 23, 2021
I always get the least guessed one and then miss some completely "obvious" like, this time, window (widow did cross my mind, but...)
+3
Level 77
May 22, 2021
Got 11/27, realised that I recognised 14 of the 16 I missed. Oh how difficult this quiz series can be!
+3
Level 84
May 23, 2021
Great quiz. Kicking myself for the ones I missed, just like everybody else.
+7
Level 85
May 24, 2021
Have never heard the word "frequence" in all my years.
+1
Level 75
May 24, 2021
Me neither. I thought it was frequency. But another wonderful brainteaser from James, thanks.
+1
Level 81
Sep 4, 2021
It has an exceedingly low frequence of use.
+7
Level 55
May 25, 2021
I love Geography, so when I saw ax, I kept typing "Sfax", another thing playing quizzes on this site does.
+1
Level 70
May 25, 2021
When I saw "Saturday Stumper" in the title, I was afraid Stanley Newman had infiltrated JetPunk.
+1
Level 92
May 26, 2021
sadly doctory is not a word
+6
Level 79
May 30, 2021
Got a mental block once "orange" was in my head, couldn't for the life of me think of a longer 7-letter word with that ending.
+1
Level 53
Jun 19, 2021
Bailiff is another 7 letter word that ends in -iff!
+2
Level 63
Jun 19, 2021
The clue is riff not iff.
+1
Level 79
Jun 21, 2021
Frequence?
+5
Level 74
Jun 21, 2021
'Seax' is a word - any of lots of very sharp knives often used by dark age warriors to finish off downed enemies and a load of mundane things too, like cutting food to eat!
+4
Level 62
Jun 21, 2021
Interesting word, which I'd never heard of! My criteria for these quizzes is that the words be valid across all Scrabble dictionaries. This keeps the answers from being unreasonably obscure or archaic. Seax doesn't seem to be valid in any Scrabble dictionary.
+1
Level 65
Jun 22, 2021
I thought "Seax" too, though kiwirage's reasoning is totally valid
+1
Level 66
Jan 12, 2023
Well, turns out I can't spell. I tried 'sherriff' but not 'sheriff'
+1
Level 71
Jan 28, 2023
You should probably change the first set of words, since two of the “ax” words are in the bottom three most guessed.
+1
Level 66
Jan 29, 2023
Nah that's part of the fun, it's a really interesting arrangement of letters. (Also selfishly I was very satisfied when I caught on to the "oax" ending")
+1
Level 33
Jun 5, 2023
man i feel bad
+1
Level 49
Jun 29, 2023
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