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Target and superquiz, Thursday, August 6

TARGET 8481

How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word.

Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in "s"; no foreign words; no proper names.

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Source: Chambers 21st Century Dictionary.

Today's Target: 12 words, good; 18 words, very good; 25 words, excellent.

Wednesday's solution: alpine, apse, aspen, lapis, lapse, leap, lipase, lisp, lupin, nape, neap, pail, pain, pale, pane, pause, peal, penal, PENINSULA, pilau, pile, pine, pineal, plain, plan, plane, plea, plena, plus, puisne, pule, pulse, sepal, sepia, slap, slip, snap, snip, snipe, span, spaniel, spiel, spin, spinal, spine, spline, spun, supine, unpin, unsnap

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Zidane about 3:2 with Betis: real can get better and will. A difficult game, but we believed in winning until the end
Dest said goodbye to the Ajax players and will fly to Barcelona today (Gerard Romero)