December 17, 2006


Attentive readers of Language Log should be able to quickly answer the challenge from Will Shortz on this week's Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle:

Think of a five-letter word starting with T. The word is plural. Add an S at the end, and you'll get a six-letter word that is also plural. What words are these?

Especially attentive readers should also be able to explain how misleading the challenge is. (I'll supply what I think the answer is after Thursday of next week, after the puzzle answer submission deadline.)

Posted by Eric Bakovic at December 17, 2006 01:33 PM