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oroboros commented on the word difference pair
In wordplay, subracting adjacent letters forms another word: e.g., lint --> cut, since l(12) - i(9) = c(3); n(14) - t(20) = u(-6) i.e., 6 letters in from 'z' and 't' stands alone, yielding cut.
--Chris Cole, Wordplay
May 23, 2008
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