Strike-Outs: Even-Letter Deletions

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Word Ways, Vol: 10, Issue: 4, Page: 21

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Payne, Stanley L.
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Various kinds of wordplay can be devised using deletions: the APRICOT contains a PIT, household GARBAGE yields GARAGE sales. The May 1967 Word Ways featured Tom Pulliam's synonymic deletions: INDOLENT contains IDLE, to DECLINE is to DIE. This article features a special class of deletions -- those in which the even letters of a word are struck out, leaving another word.