Word Wrap

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Word Wrap

Postby Hud » Tue May 01, 2007 1:10 am

My local paper just started running this puzzle along with Kakuro. Can anyone solve it? If you get it quickly, post the answer in small font.

How to play
Find the word held in common by the three words in each puzzle.
The three solution words will form a fourth puzzle.
The numbers indicate each answer’s length, and the + tells you its position.
Example: The solution to +flower, Wailing+ and Berlin+ is Wall.

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+carrots
+Jane            4      ______+
+Wipes
                                             Final Answer
+value
+paint           4     +______           4    ______
+mask

+towel
+tiger           5      ______+
+plate
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Postby udosuk » Tue May 01, 2007 5:33 am

Word games are never my strength, so I have no confidence in my answers, especially the final one:

Lady+

+face

white+

flag

:?:
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue May 01, 2007 8:21 am

I would go with


Baby
Face
Paper

Doll


I hope that it comes out small. Apologies if not.
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Postby mikejapan » Tue May 01, 2007 11:24 am

I would go with

baby/face/paper then iguana.
Iguana's have babies and faces and I'm sure it's possible to make an origami one out of paper
:D

but I'm pretty sure it's wrong!
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue May 01, 2007 1:15 pm

Nice one Mike but you need something only 4 letters long for the last one. Pick another one
:D
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Postby Hud » Tue May 01, 2007 2:17 pm

You got it Bigtone53. Nice try Mike, but Iguanas are used to make fertilizer in the Gallapagos Islands. I think they call it Iguano?

Too bad the puzzle only comes out on Mondays. It took me awhile to solve it but afterwards, It seemed easy. Funny how that works.
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Postby mikejapan » Wed May 02, 2007 4:08 am

I didn't see the number of letters constraint.
How about "fish" then?

In the Puzzler magazine they used to have a crossword with this kind of thing in it. (maybe they still do, it's been a long time since I bought one) It was called a missing links puzzle and each clue had three words that either proceeded or preceded the word.
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Postby MCC » Wed May 02, 2007 8:48 am

Ok Hud, try this one I've just cobbled together.

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Out
Point            5 _______
Room

Pencil
Down             4 _______            4 _______
Black

Date
Grove            3 _______
Drill



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Postby mikejapan » Wed May 02, 2007 1:42 pm

On mcc's the middle one is mark

While I ponder the others, here's another


flower
sweet 4 -----
circle

condition
royal 4 ---- 6 ------
sauce

ice
box 5 -----
sirius
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Postby Cec » Wed May 02, 2007 2:35 pm

Hud, These are starting to get me in:) How about the answer to MCC's first one being...
blank

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Postby MCC » Wed May 02, 2007 3:55 pm

The middle one of Mikes is:
"Mint" = Mint condition; Royal mint; Mint sauce

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Postby Hud » Wed May 02, 2007 8:01 pm

Re: MCC's puzzle. On these toughies, does anyone mind if we post our partial answers for the world to see them?

I also got Mark for the middle one as did Mike.

Is the first one "check" as in check out, check point, check room?

I wonder what 3 letter word goes with "grove"?

Cec, what was your rationale for blank with room?
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Word wrap

Postby Cec » Wed May 02, 2007 10:37 pm

Hud, for some reason - which I now see as a bit odd - I was thinking of a school classroom which would usually be full of students or empty (ie "blank"). Now it does seem an odd choice.:(

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Postby mikejapan » Wed May 02, 2007 11:18 pm

I reckon mcc's final answer is "book" but I don't know the three-letter word.
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Postby Hud » Wed May 02, 2007 11:48 pm

OK, I figured out MCC's third word. It's "man" as in mandate, mangrove, mandrill. Pretty sneaky since it's a partial word, but I'm sure it's legal for this kind of puzzle. Now I wonder if we can have:
check book
book mark
book man?
I'm starting to doubt my "check" but will await a ruling from London. I'm off to the Phoenix Suns' Basketball Game shortly so will try out Mike's puzzle tomorrow.
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