June 7th, 2013

E-asy Wordsearch

After the dearth of them in Chris Hancock’s article about lipograms we thought we’d better give you a surfeit of Es to make up for it. And that got us thinking, specifically about words of 8 letters or more with at least half of the letters being Es. So we sucked our pencils… then each other’s pencils… stared into the middle distance and – without straying too far into the realms of obscure words – came up with these:

Beekeeper, beekeepers, deepened, enfeeble, esteemed, exceeded, exegeses, eyepiece, kedgeree, redeemed, refereed, referees, squeegee, teetered, veneered.

Have we missed any? No doubt you’ll tell us.

As further compensation here’s another wordsearch – this time there are 50 words to find, each containing four Es. The puzzle is here and the solution is here.


April 4th, 2014


A mental breakdown caused by excessive drinking.

September 5th, 2014


(Xhosa) Winter.

September 15th, 2015



June 12th, 2012


One who fakes a smile, as on television.

March 3rd, 2016


One who fakes a smile, as on television.

September 3rd, 2012


An exotic dancer, a stripper.

May 16th, 2016


An exotic dancer, a stripper.

September 18th, 2014


A pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy.

December 8th, 2014


Emergence, especially of insect from pupal case or larva from egg.