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8 puzzles by Barbara Lin
with Jim Horne comments

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POW Thu 10/27/2022
VOIDSOUTHORCS
PINAOUTDONOLA
SLOTCREPEECON
BREAKADIPOSE
RAGBRAYSFACES
ERACAFESFROST
DONTWASLYE
ONCEERIVONCIS
NPRCISTALL
AMANAMANICTOW
POWERINONECVS
UNASKEDGOTOE
SAKSCACTIENDS
ICEEHIMOMEDIT
CONEORATESOTU

Jeff is right that finding words for this theme is best done by coding, but just for fun, let's try RegEx.

Transformation at the first letter finds POWER MOWER and the old toys ROCKEM SOCKEM and BETSY WETSY,

Changing the last letter gives us TALL TALE and BREAK BREAD, but also QUEEQUEG and SWEEPSWEEK (although the latter doesn't break nicely in half).

Mid-word transformations like DONT DOIT are also possible but harder on our poor web servers.

Wed 3/23/2022
BRUTBIRDHARP
BONATRUEPUREE
QUICKSALEEFILE
SETTOEPICFAIL
FLEAENLISTS
CASUALSANDAL
HILLLIZSYNCS
ADABEATLESELI
TABOOEATGOOD
POLICYCHANGE
ADDISONSHAM
COINTOSSRENTS
UNTIEPLUNKDOWN
TUTOROUZOAVIA
ETONTRODYANG
Thu 5/27/2021
SPASAGOCRESS
TAMPTACTHONKS
URBANMYTHADDIN
PALMEARMREST
ODEWORDOFMOUTH
REDTAPEWASPIE
AGENTGASX
MOMENTOFTRUTH
ACHEWIRES
LEIMIAJOSHING
INGOODFAITHNON
TENUOUSOMAHA
CITESSYLVESTER
ARIASSEGARILL
LETMETATPEPS
Mon 2/22/2021
CASTANONPETAL
OTTOLIPOAGONY
REARPOEMCOWER
GIMMEABREAKEWE
INPEACEMULL
NSAPEPPERED
EMOTEGOALGALA
RANONCUECSI
INTLHAUSMAKES
EXHIBITSLIL
EUROGASLOGS
KGBOUTOFPOCKET
YEARNAXLEANNA
INLETDEALPOOL
VALVEANTSSWAK
Mon 12/7/2020
MEMOINCAPESTS
OPECDEALEXPAT
WENTDOWNTHETUBE
SENORSTOOLROE
OPUSPOSTOP
CANIGETALIFT
OBISLICEFATED
METZFLEASNAPA
BLEAKLISTSXIS
PASSTHETORCH
COPSTOMOUE
OHOROBOTIGLOO
CASHINONESCHIPS
ORIONACRETEES
AETNATEMPAFRO
Sun 8/23/2020 MUSICAL INTERLUDE
BASKALLINBFFCHEERS
ORCANUTRIRAEHOLDIT
AMAZINGDOGRACEENLACE
REMOTESBITTEFAKETAN
DEPOTFORESTERPARENT
YESITISROOT
DIMNPRCROWSAKIN
ORGANDOMINATIONGRATE
TAUTESTMACROANTLER
STEIGINAPTTYPOEMO
SCARFACERESOURCES
ADSTOYSENORMCRABS
DONKEYMUSTIMAHALIA
AVOIDPARASOLMILITARY
METACAGEREEGODD
SOSOSEAGRAM
GLAREATGRANDMASHAMS
REMORSEECIGSWIRETAP
ONESETTHEPITIEDPIPER
ATNINEOARNEPALSAVE
NODEAREBBGLORYTREE
Thu 6/4/2020
GOBITREADDARE
IVANOHARAOVER
FINDSWORKBORING
DEEPENSBSIDES
CURDBLAT
NEEDSAWEEKOFF
BARNSASIAETA
EDITRAGONWELD
DIEMEMEJADED
ASKSFORARAISE
IDOSTAFT
ORATORTHWARTS
WANTSMOREBREAKS
ERTEELENASTIR
SEENDAKARSEMI
POW Thu 1/23/2020
OCULARETASAP
SONORAYURTILE
TRICEPERGOLGA
ROCKSTHEBOWTIE
INOUTAXISICBM
CARPBRANAMORE
HENGIMMEASINAI
ARKLTD
THEGOODWIFICPA
MAMASRARASHAM
CLIPEIRELAILA
FREEVERSAILLES
TWASIDESTILTS
EATSTUNSENATE
AYEEPSTREXES