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Can you name the words that begin and end with consecutive letters of the alphabet (A__B, B__C,... Y__Z)?
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There are 20 Z__A words as bonuses. See how many you can figure out!
Silent Letters A-Z
Part of speech that usually ends in -ly; 'usually' is an example of one
Superman nemesis whose name has come to mean a very intelligent person
In 1924, The New York Times called this puzzle a 'sinful waste'; now, most people consider the NYT to have the best one
The original name for this material was 'Nobel's Blasting Powder'
This was invented by 15-year-old Chester Greenwood in 1873 to keep himself warm while ice skating; the city of Farmington, Maine holds a yearly parade in his honor
One of only five different sports that have been a part of every single Summer Olympics
He is mentioned in the Bible as having a height of 'six cubits and a span', which means he was 9 feet, 9 inches tall.
Magician born Ehrich Weiss in Hungary; he gave himself the middle name of 'Handcuff'
Abbreviation of the part of the United Nations also known as the World Court
To cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner; it may be classified as a misdemeanor in some states
Once a playground staple, this sport has become popular with adults
Although its name is derived from the Greek for 'stone', this is the lightest of all metals
The last American-born to win this annual NYC event was Bill Rogers in 1979
This Japanese company began selling playing cards back in 1889, 90 years before they entered the video game business
When someone buys a stock, they obtain a small part of this in a business
1980s acronym featured on U.S. Census forms that was replaced by the term 'unmarried partner'
This extremely distant object can be one trillion times brighter than the Sun
Meaning 'present yourself' in French, it is a meeting at an appointed time and place
Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, or Joel Gosselin of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' fame
Although this coffee-dipped dessert has only been around for 30 years, it has become one of the most popular Italian cakes
Peter who won two Best Supporting Actor Oscars for 'Spartacus' and 'Topkapi'; he also voiced Prince John in Disney's 'Robin Hood'
Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg take a little time to enjoy this every weekday
S.C. Johnson recommends to use a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth with this product for a streak-free shine
It can be used to detect cancer, but too much of it may cause cancer
Nickname of Red Sox great who played in more MLB games than anyone besides Pete Rose; or a birth control pill that was cited by the FDA for its inaccurate TV commercials
This country was known as Northern Rhodesia until October 1964
A type of droopy mustache named for a Mexican Revolution war hero
Rock musician Frank who has a daughter named Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen
The fifth largest city in Spain
This Persian prophet completes the title of the Nietzsche work 'Thus Spoke ___'
Surprisingly, this animal is black with white stripes, not the other way around
Hyrulean princess, Sabrina Spellman's witch aunt, or F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife
Anthony Hope's novel 'The Prisoner of ___'
Keebler's saltine crackers brand
It is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet, but it means 7 in the Greek numeral system
The M*A*S*H quote 'Are you getting fit or having one?' is an example of this
Coors product that was an early alcopop; its name means 'winter' in much of Europe
Adding this colorful Mexican flower to your garden will help attract butterflies
Also known as zirconium dioxide, its cubic variety is a popular imitation diamond
French author of J'Accuse, a letter decrying the government for jailing Alfred Dreyfus
Lions, and tigers, and bears, and fish, and birds, and bugs, and cats, and dogs, oh my!
Neale Hurston who wrote 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and 'Dust Tracks on a Road' during the Harlem Renaissance
1964 titular Greek movie character
Scientific name for the cheekbone
Genus of weevil that is the last word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
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