I’m into the forties (out of the stated goal of 48). I also had one of those tossed out here, and thought it perfectly acceptable So, some more to go, I guess…
I have trouble seeing how “pasts” could have been acceptable given the diagram.
Here’s what I have so far:
[spoiler]ALLEY APSES CHORD CHILL CHOPS CHITS CHIPS CHORE CASTE CADRE CASES CASTS CACAO CHILI DACTL** DROPS HOPER HITCH LAMER LEAPS LAPSE LLAMA METER MERER OASTS OASES POACH PITCH PORER PAPER ROAST ROPER ROACH REMAP REPOP* REPET REMET SPILL STILL SPALL SPITS SPORE SEAMY STEPS STERE TITLE YESES*
*Asterisks after the ones that I am unsure of.
**Technical term, may not be acceptable
So, REMET still included although I’m not sure now. Met seems to imply a first time occurence, so REMET would be contradictory, wouldn’t it? Perhaps the same logic applies to REPOP. And no, I’m not going there :rolleyes: .
How about ASTEP? Is that a word?
Wow, toward the end I was really grasping for anything. C’mon Dopers, we’ve got the brains to get 'em all!