As most readers will be aware, there are many words which become other words when merely a single letter is deleted. For example, if the first letter of AMORAL is deleted, it becomes MORAL; if the L of MELTED is deleted, it becomes METED; and so on.
"Letter-Deletions: A type Collection,"
Word Ways: Vol. 23
, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol23/iss3/22