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    9X9 & A Bonus

    The 27 three-letter groups can be arranged in the grid to the left to form 9 common 9-letter words. If arranged correctly and in alphabetical order (1-9), then the shaded squares can be annagrammed to reveal a world city...

    A 5lb. choccy bar to the 1st one to name the city <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    hint: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">http://www.esclub.gr/games/wordox/9.html</span hide> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    <img src=/w3timages/blueline.gif width=33% height=2>
    <big>John</big>

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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    For a moment, I thought that you have solved the puzzle in a record-breaking 13 minutes. Thanks goodness, for I have yet to acquire the choccy... <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    Coor John

    I have just found another set of 4 letter words from that site which contradicts <!post=John Gray and I's,496967>John Gray and I's<!/post> discussion in July 2005. I have now got 3901 4 letter words <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

    Sorry Ricky back to the puzzle <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

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    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Which gives "TREUADSAM" which can be rearranged to "AMSTERDUM"</span hide>

    Steve

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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Amsterdum</span hide>? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    Well I get

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    A F F E C T I O N
    C O R R I D O R S
    I N N E R M O S T
    I R R E G U L A R
    K E E L B O A T S
    O D D S M A K E R
    P E S S I M I S T
    R E E X A M I N E
    S E E M I N G L Y
    </span hide>

    The capital <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Maseru with an extra Dat !!!!</span hide>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    I originally thought it a mistake in the position, but I googled and found hits for it. I assumed it was an "alternate spelling". <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>But Amsterdum has 2 M's in it and the answer does not <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    Hmmmm, an "alternate spelling". Yeah, that's right. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The real puzzle...
    1. <LI>Question: What went wrong, this time?
      <LI>Answer 1: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">When I sorted the wordlist, I only used one column (the first letter of each word). So IRREGULAR was placed before the word INNERMOST in positions 3 and 4. The shaded letters could be annagrammed to form the word AMSTERDAM. To solve the puzzle correctly, one would have to discover the nine words AND pickup on my inability to alphabetize a wordlist!</span hide>
      <LI>Answer 2: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">It's all Alan's fault. This is twice that he has failed to discover simple errors prior to me posting.</span hide>
    A big bar of choccy for Steve. Not just for solving the puzzle but for the graciuos offer of the "alternate spelling" excuse. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    Steve

    <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> Can I have a piece of your [choccy bar] for getting <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Maseru with an extra Dat !!!!</span hide>

    I got a capital what's wrong with dat? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    I dink dere's nothing wrong with dat.
    Steve's a good guy. I'm sure he'll share.
    Afterall, 5 lbs. is a lot of choccy. <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    Horizontally or vertically <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> .......to coin a phrase <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: 9X9 & A Bonus

    You can have the lb I can't finish.

    [My tumm-tum don't feel so good...]

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