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    Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    Fill the grid on the left with the puzzle pieces on the right to form ten 9-letter words. A few extra pieces have been added to confuse and aggravate the solver. When the 9-letter words are positioned correctly, there will be FIVE related words reading top to bottom in the shaded spaces....<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Oops, I forgot to shade the spaces....</span hide>. A sixpack for the one who can present the five mystery words...
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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    Not the solution, but what we're left with is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">very cruel</span hide>!

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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    Right, you are. But as cruel as it seems, the puzzle remains solvable... When the nine-letter words are arranged correctly, the five hidden, related words are easily spotted. No tricks, they read top to bottom as one would expect...

    <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> Hope you enjoyed dinner. I'm thinking about bread pudding with rum sauce for dessert.
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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    How annoying, I have found the words and agree with <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Very cruel</span hide> so off to solve <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    Right Ricky, beginning to give up on this one as I can only see one word <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">SCUBA</span hide> here are my words

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

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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Tricky on 19-Nov-05 16:51. More difficult than I thought... Heres the 5th and final clue.)</P>If you're interested, here's a hint or two to get you started. But, if you use the hint(s) and become the first to solve the puzzle, your prize will not be chilled! This is supposed to be difficult but not impossible so don't use more clues than you need... Have fun

    Clue 1 - Word number 6 in the grid is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">SAPPHIRES</span hide>.

    Clue 2 - Another 9-letter word within the puzzle is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">COASTLINE</span hide>, but I forget exactly where it goes...

    Clue 3 - The <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">letter "R"</span hide> in row <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">number 6</span hide> is one of the letters that I did not shade. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Clue 4 - Another 9-letter word within the puzzle is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ESOTERICA</span hide>.

    Clue 5 - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">letter "R" </span hide> mentioned in Clue 3 is the first letter of a 5-letter word reading downward.</span hide>
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    Re: Old Puzzle / Dirty Trick

    The correct solution is attached as a spreadsheet. If you're still playing with this one, then don't look.
    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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