The answer to each clue below is a six-letter word that encircles its number in the hex grid. The indicator by each number shows where that answer starts, but you’ll have to figure out if the word should go clockwise or counterclockwise. When the grid is complete, the first and last column of hexes, reading down, will give you some magic words.
1. One of the four seasons
2. It makes the car go
3. Like treasure in the ocean
4. Breakfast cereal sound
5. ___ up (cleans)
6. Not outdoors
7. ___-Robbins (ice cream store)
8. Item in a car’s trunk that’s useful for refueling (2 words)
9. Soda container
10. California baseball team
11. Make possible
12. Confuse utterly, or a popular word game
Each silly phrase below is made from the letters from two United States, scrambled all together. Can you figure out which states are used in each phrase? The numbers in parentheses show how many letters are in each pair of state names.