What Do These Words Have in Common?

The Puzzler

RAY: Well, you could actually solve it by just using the first two words.

TOM: Really?

RAY: Yeah.

TOM: Deft and first.

RAY: What all of these words have in common is they all contain three consecutive letters of the alphabet.

TOM: Oh.

RAY: Is that sneaky?

TOM: So they do.

RAY: D-E-F-R-S-T-L-M-N, N-O-P in canopy.


RAY: G-H-I in laughing, et cetera, et cetera, S-T-U in stupid.

TOM: Very, very good.

RAY: A-B-C in crab cake. Do we have a winner?

TOM: H-I-J. Yeah, yeah we do.

RAY: You didn't trust me did you?

TOM: No I didn't. Yeah, we have a winner. It's John Leete, L-E-E-T-E from Arlington, Virginia.

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