time in 2006 I read that it is possible to make 92 other English
words from the letters in “Planets.” I immediately started this
rules were given, but I’ve assumed the following:
plurals – So you can have Ant, but not Ants.
may not be used twice – so you cannot have Tent.
foreign words, except those that are so widely and commonly used as
to be now considered part of the English language.
I also assumed that some of the words are obscure, and that my early
list omitted some obvious ones.
a short time I came up with 73 words. In
December, 2007, I added six words, including such obvious ones as
“as,” “an,” and “at.” Having ignored the project for a
year seemed to have given me new perspective.
that I added another dozen words, including the seemingly
obvious pen, pelt, pent, plate, asp, spent and span.
to Clayton Walker who came up with nine words the same day he looked
at this page, and inspired me to add platen. Several of his words
were "obvious," and two were amazingly obscure. The next
day Jennifer came up with nine more, most of them also
"obvious." Then she sent four more!
no word uses all the letters (i.e., an anagram). “Staple” comes
now passed the magic number of 92, but there's no need to rest on
our laurels, so Email
us additional words and get credit below.
Estel, May 2014