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Below are thirteen 5 lettered words, each of which has had two of its letters removed.

In total these 26 letters are A-Z.

The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order.

There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc).

Can you determine the original words?

--UST
-UE-N
O-O-E
--AND
-A-ER
ID-O-
-UC-Y
E-I-T
HEA--
TOU--
-RIE-
-RY-T
H-M-N

Puzzle Copyright © Kevin Stone

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Answer:

--UST >> JOUST
-UE-N >> QUEEN
O-O-E >> OZONE
--AND >> BRAND
-A-ER >> WATER
ID-O- >> IDIOM
-UC-Y >> LUCKY
E-I-T >> EXIST
HEA-- >> HEAVY
TOU-- >> TOUGH
-RIE- >> FRIED
-RY-T >> CRYPT
H-M-N >> HUMAN

or

--UST >> JOUST
-UE-N >> QUEEN
O-O-E >> OZONE
--AND >> BRAND
-A-ER >> WAFER
ID-O- >> IDIOM
-UC-Y >> LUCKY
E-I-T >> EXIST
HEA-- >> HEAVY
TOU-- >> TOUGH
-RIE- >> TRIED
-RY-T >> CRYPT
H-M-N >> HUMAN

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