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?
After a minor visit to dictionary.com to check that one of the words is, in fact, a word, I say it's "startling."
tsk too easy then. Let me think of a harder one
My first is a creature whose breeding is unclear.
My second, a price you must pay.
My whole can be found in the river of Time and refers to events of today.
What am I?