Each of the other words remains a real word if you remove the first and last letter: seventy, brawl, clover, proper, swing, change, travel, sacred, stone.
I was travelling from Chesterton to Newcastle recently when I came across a sign which had fallen off its post at the crossroads.
It was marked to Newcastle, Chesterton, Knutton and Silverdale.
Unfortunately I didn't know which road to take to Newcastle and had hoped the sign would help.
Luckily I had a brainwave which helped me put the sign back pointing correctly to Newcastle.
What was my idea?
Hint: How many different ways could the sign be placed back?
I simply pointed Chesterton back the way I had come and this left the sign in its correct orientation.
Hidden in the grid below are eight, 7 letter words. Each word begins with the central V and you can move one letter in any direction to the next letter. All of the letters are used exactly once each. What are the words?