Coffee Break: Dirty-to-Clean Chain

Otis

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Arrange the following words to form a chain that goes from DIRTY to CLEAN. Each pair of adjacent words must form a common phrase, compound word or hyphenated word.

DIRTYTOOTHSTICKDEEP
KEYNEWFRONTSTONE
FIREDRYPIGBRAND
COLDPOOLBRUSHSHIFT
SKINGUINEAFREEZECLEAN

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Dr.Peterson

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Sort of a verbal jigsaw puzzle!

DIRTY
POOL
STICK
SHIFT
KEY
STONE
COLD
FRONT
TOOTH
BRUSH
FIRE
BRAND
NEW
GUINEA
PIG
SKIN
DEEP
FREEZE
DRY
CLEAN
 

ksdhart2

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I got the exact same answer, but I was only able to arrive at it by placing together all the clues around the one I couldn't figure out. What is
FIRE BRAND?
 

Otis

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Sort of a verbal jigsaw puzzle!
Yes, that's a good description. Some of the pieces were intentionally designed to give the appearance that they fit together when actually they don't (just like a regular jigsaw puzzle).

You aced it!

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Otis

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… I was only able to arrive at it by placing together all the clues around the one I couldn't figure out …
More power to ya!

 
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