Today's Brain Game requires a cell phone. Don't own one? Just pretend that you do. In fact, pretend that your cell phone has a texting feature, and that the numbers 2 through 9 represent letter groupings in the typical fashion:

phone

Like most texting phones, to reach a letter of the alphabet, you'd press a particular number to cycle through its letters until you reach the one you want. Given the above image as a guide, here's your puzzle. Good luck:

Come up with an eight-letter English word
that would require pressing
each of the
8 letter-coded numbers
at least once.

Here are some ANSWERS.

POSSIBLE ANSWERS:

adroitly
blintzes
haylofts
idolatry
knitwear
playtime
unfairly

I'm sure there are other words that would work, as well. Did you come up with a different answer? Or do you have any odd or funny texting stories? Please share them with us in the comments. Thanks for playing!

adroitly
dilatory
idolatry
knitwear
playtime
uneasily
unfairly