This puzzle has two parts. First, answer each clue. The answer in each case will be a nine-letter word, which you can assemble from the three-letter pieces shown below. (Each piece will be used exactly once.) Then, take three letters from each word, and put them into the grid below. The numbers in each column will tell you which letters to take.
For instance, the answer to the first clue is HOPSCOTCH. The seventh, second, and fourth letters of this word should be placed into the first column, as shown below.
Solve all the words and place the letters correctly, and you’ll spell out a quote from John Lennon.
ADJALSARYAVECONDIN DOWECTEME ENT EYEGIN HOPHOSIMAIVELETMAN
MICNCY OSAPITRGEROW SCOSHATCH TERTINURS
Clues a. Game whose board is usually drawn with chalk b.Not real; dreamed up c.Item with a popcorn button, often d.Talk show host David e.Something in a make-up kit f.Surgeons’ workplaces g.The last of them existed 65 million years ago h.Giant land mass, like Africa i.Crisis j.Word that describes things
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You can drop each letter into one of the empty boxes below it to form words reading across. Letters in a given column may need to be rearranged as you drop them. A black square indicates the end of a word. If you place all the letters correctly, you’ll spell out a quote from Mark Twain.
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