narcoleptish wrote:Does this work?
It would work -- there's nothing wrong with "reposting" -- but you're not supposed to change the order of the letters.
So from PROTESTING you could only go something like:
etc. But I don't think any of those are valid words.
That's what makes this tricky. You can take letters away from any point in the word -- beginning, middle, or end -- but you can't rearrange them.
I can find lots of nine-letter words that work ... the examples in this thread, and others ... but I haven't yet found a 10-letter word that works.
If someone wants an easy one to get started, try DROWNINGS or CROWNINGS.