School-Safe Puzzle Games

## Word Puzzle: What do these words have in common?

Can you figure out what these words have in common?

Banana

Dresser

Grammar

Potato

Revive

Uneven

Voodoo

Feel free to post your answers in the comments section below; will unmask them in a couple days to give everyone a chance to work at it.

### 12 Comments to “Word Puzzle: What do these words have in common?”

1. jerry | Guest

If you drop the first letter, the remaining letters are symmetrical around an interior letter

2. coupland | Guest

If you drop the first letter then the remaining letters are the same whether you read them forward or backward. I win, I want my lollipop.

3. Scott | Guest

they all have 2 sets of 2 of the same letters in the word.

4. Bored. | Guest

Groups of repeating letters, not including the primary letters, centralized around either a single letter or a pair in the middle of the word.

One could also describe the pattern as — besides the initial letter — 5 letter palindromes.

5. Joe | Guest

They would all be palindromes if their first letter were dropped.

Second letter and last letter always the same

7. David | Guest

two sets of two of the same letters (explanatory skills down the drain.. XDDD)

Banana -> n and a
Dresser -> r and s (or s and e, or r and e)
Grammar -> r and a (or m and a, or r and m)
Potato -> o and t
Revive -> e and v
Uneven -> n and e
Voodoo -> o and o

8. Frank | Guest

Two pairs of doubled letters each. The pairings are symmetric either about another letter or about their own centers. Not sure if there is anything else.

9. FunnyBoy | Guest

I don’t know if the 2nd Comment is the same as to what I’m going to say, but ohwell – Dropping the first letter and putting it on the end…then the word is the same backwards as it was forwards (before dropping the letter)

10. Angelo Francisco B. Veloso | Guest

Each word has a pair of identical letters

11. equalizer | Guest

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter,

place it at the end of the word, and then spell the

word backwards, it will be the same word.

12. AustinsLover25 | Guest

TAKE THE FIRST LETTER PUT IT AT THE END. THEN YOU SPELL THE WORD BACKWARDS