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Change One Letter Puzzle from Penny Dell Puzzles

Back in September, I ran across this tweet from Penny Dell Puzzles. Change one letter in each word so that all five words have something in common: BLANK, BLOWN, GREET, MELLOW, and WRITE. Add another to the list that follows the pattern.

I was amused by this puzzle, so I decided to put it up on my dry erase board to see what my students would do with the puzzle.

Change One Letter Puzzle from Penny Dell Puzzles

Most students ignored it, but a few were intrigued and ended up adding a few words of their own to the list.

Student Suggestions

I thought I should give this puzzle its own blog post so I can find it again in the future!

change one letter puzzle

Want more puzzles? Check out my puzzles page!

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not make answers to the printable math puzzles I share on my blog available online because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are non-google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.