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Archive for December, 2007
Just as in a regular word seek, the nineteen words and phrases below can be found in the hex grid, reading forward or backward along the rows and diagonals. When two Bs appear next to each other, they share a single cell. Can you find all the words?
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Which domino should replace the question marks?
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There are ten six-letter words below. Half of them have been written on top of the other half, rendering the whole set quite difficult to read. If you untangle all of the words, you’ll find they can be arranged into five different two-word phrases.
In no case are the two words in an answer phrase written on top of each other. So if one of the answers was TENNIS RACKET, the first word would be found in one messed-up pair, and the second word in another. Can you figure out all five phrases?
Change one letter in each word so that all the words have something in common.
First, answer as many of the twelve clues as you can — all of the answers are four-letter words. Then, place two letters in each box so that any two consecutive boxes, reading across or down, will answer one of the clues. For instance, if one clue was “Golf course target,” you might put HO in one square and LE in the square next to it to make the word HOLE. Each of the nine boxes will have a different pair of letters in it. If you need a hint to start you off, click here to see which letters go in the center square.
2. Barking sea animal
3. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner
4. The Christmas season
5. City in Alaska
6. Floor cleaners
7. Guitar holder
8. Large European mountain range
9. Lead singer for U2
10. Quick note in the office
11. ___ Raton (Florida city)
12. Ticklish Muppet
Each of the clues below leads to an answer that begins and ends with the letter M. Can you get them all?
1. “___ in the Middle”
2. Neither large nor small
4. It connects you to the Net
5. Where you might see dinosaurs
6. Pizza topping
7. The very most