This  is dedicated to all of us who are seniors, to  all of you who know seniors, and to all of you  who will become seniors.

“WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?!”
The irate customer calling the newspaper office, loudly demanded to know  where her Sunday edition was.

“Madam”,  said the newspaper employee, “today is Saturday.  The Sunday paper is not delivered until  tomorrow, on SUNDAY”. There was quite a long  pause on the other end of the phone, followed by  a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter,  …..”Well, that explains why no one  was at church either.


I have a puzzle for you to try and solve.  Can you think of a 9 letter word which is still a word every time a letter of it is removed until 8 letters are removed. When you give up scroll down and you will find the word and then you must remove a letter so that each time a proper word is left until you have removed 8 letters.

Good luck.                           

The word is STARTLING   When you have given up scroll down and you will find the solution.




Remove the letters in the following order:

Remove the letter  L  leaving the word   Starting

Remove the letter  T  leaving the word   Staring

Remove the letter  A  leaving the word   String

Remove the letter  R  leaving the word   Sting

Remove the letter  T  leaving the word   Sing

Remove the letter  G  leaving the word   Sin

Remove the letter  S  leaving the word   In

Remove the letter  N  leaving the letter  I