word riddle?

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Anonymous:
"There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time? "

if you can help, it wold be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance
I think there are a few solutions to this, here's one.......

STARTLING

STARTING

STARING

STRING

STING

SING

SIN

IN

I
Full Member424
Here's another.

RESTARTED

RESTATED

RESTATE

ESTATE

STATE

SATE

ATE

AT

A
Anonymous:
abridgers
abridges
bridges
ridges
rides
rids
rid
id
I

cleansers
cleanses
cleanse
cleans
clans
cans
can
an
a

pilasters
plasters
pasters
pastes
pates
pate
ate
at
a

roadsters
roasters
rasters
raters
rates
rats
rat
at
a

shinglers
shingles
singles
singes
sines
sins
sin
in
I

sparkling
sparking
sparing
spring
sprig
prig
pig
pi
I

restarted
restated
restate
estate
state
sate
sat
at
a

splatters
platters
platter
latter
later
late
ate
at
a

stampeded
stampede
stamped
tamped
tamed
tame
tam
am
a

stampedes
stampede
stamped
tamped
tamed
tame
tam
am
a

startling
starling
staring
string
sting
sing
sin
in
I

strapping
trapping
rapping
raping
aping
ping
pig
pi
I

stringers
stingers
singers
singes
sines
sins
sin
in
I

stringier
stingier
stinger
singer
singe
sine
sin
in
I

tramplers
trampers
tampers
tamers
tames
tams
tam
am
a

trampling
tramping
tamping
taping
aping
ping
pig
pi
I

trappings
trapping
rapping
raping
aping
ping
pig
pi
I

wrappings
wrapping
rapping
raping
aping
ping
pin
pi
I

replanted
replated
related
elated
elate
late
ate
at
a
Anonymous:
startling

starting

staring

string

sting

sing

sin

in
I
Anonymous:
what is the anwser.
STARTLING

Remove L, Staring
Remove T, Staring
Remove A, String
Remove R, Sting
Remove T, Sing
Remove G, Sin
Remove S, IN
Remove N, I
Junior Member74
Anonymous:
The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I
Anonymous:
STARTLING
- L = STARTING
- T = STARING
- A = STRING
- R = STING
- T = SING
- G = SIN
- S = IN
-N = I
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