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Set V of Three words - Heteronyms produced a night-long marathon for several puzzle enthusiasts.

By waiting a day to publish what perhaps will be Three Words' final installment,

Nikyma and Nayana were mercifully given opportunity for a full night's sleep.

But now, at the pleading of at least one puzzle solver, we're back, and we're badder than ever.

First is was THINK, then SET and BILL, then Silent Letters and Heteronyms.

Tonight it's the dreaded Contronyms. :o Those special words that are able,

on their own, to start an argument. Nay, to actually BE the argument.

These words are so contrary it wasn't easy to get them all into the same room.

In some cases, single words weren't enough.

So in this set, "three" must be taken figuratively.

Perhaps an example is in order.

generate _ _ _ | _ _ _ extinguish

Here the "|" character separates two 3-letter words.

The solution is PUT OUT. As in

The candle PUT OUT enough light for us all to see [generate]

Before leaving the room I will PUT OUT the candle [extinguish].

Enough help - you are all PRO's. ;)

Have at it!

Great job everyone.

Final tally:

Nikyma - 15

Gretty - 5

Nayana - 2

jword - 1

Grey cells - Honorable mention.

[ 1] view _ _ _ _ _ _ hide from view - Nikyma, Gretty

[ 2] start _ _ _ _ | _ _ end - Nikyma

[ 3] fasten _ _ _ _ separate - Nikyma

[ 4] secure _ _ _ _ run away - Nikyma

[ 5] deadly _ _ _ _ _ _ subject to death - Nikyma

[ 6] soften _ _ _ _ _ _ strengthen - Nikyma

[ 7] support _ _ _ _ | _ _ hinder - Nikyma

[ 8] approve _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ censure - Nikyma

[ 9] departed _ _ _ _ remaining - Nikyma

[10] separate _ _ _ _ _ _ adhere - Nikyma

[11] alongside _ _ _ _ against - Gretty, Nayana

[12] withstand _ _ _ _ _ _ _ wear away - Gretty

[13] advantage _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ disadvantage - Gretty, Nikyma

[14] beginning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ conclusion - Nikyma

[15] debatable _ _ _ _ not worthy of debate - Nikyma

[16] with seeds _ _ _ _ _ _ without seeds - Nikyma

[17] opposed to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ necessary for - jword

[18] supervision _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ neglect - Nayana

[19] remove from _ _ _ _ spread on - Nikyma

[20] fasten together _ _ _ _ _ _ fall apart - Gretty

[ 1] view SCREEN hide from view

[ 2] start WIND | UP end

[ 3] fasten CLIP separate

[ 4] secure BOLT run away

[ 5] deadly MORTAL subject to death

[ 6] soften TEMPER strengthen

[ 7] support HOLD | UP hinder

[ 8] approve SANCTION censure

[ 9] departed LEFT remaining

[10] separate CLEAVE adhere

[11] alongside WITH against

[12] withstand WEATHER wear away

[13] advantage HANDICAP disadvantage

[14] beginning COMMENCEMENT conclusion

[15] debatable MOOT not worthy of debate

[16] with seeds SEEDED without seeds

[17] opposed to CRITICAL necessary for

[18] supervision OVERSIGHT neglect

[19] remove from DUST spread on

[20] fasten together BUCKLE fall apart

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commencement? has 12 letters, puzzle shows 11 spaces. But, it feels right.

Nikyma now has [4] [7] [9] [10] [14] [15] and [16]

How many think she should save at least a few for Nayana - raise your hands ... ! :)

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Nikyma now has [4] [7] [10] [14] [15] [16]

How many think she should save at least a few for Nayana - raise your hands ... ! :)

I will! Can't dis my girl like that! Besides, I'm exhausted. Off to bed in a few minutes.

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WOW!! attacked by Nikyma already....nikyma u rock B)) unfortunately i dont have time now to solve..... :( have to go to classes... :ph34r:

They'll still be here, unless someone else solves, I'm off to bed. Have a great day! ;):)

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Nayana! I scolded her to leave some for you ... ;)

Good luck in class!

hehehe.....thanks...she is capable of solving all of them :) i dont think anything will be left for me.... i want atleast one on my name...this is the hall of fame.. B))

see u soon

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