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What Word...

Riddle:

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?

Answer:

The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I

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