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    Tetrablocks

    The eight shapes below fit into an eight by four unit grid (where the longest edge of each shape is 3 units long). When fitted together correctly it will spell out 4 eight letter words.

    Please note that some of the shapes will be on their sides or upside down when fitted together and therefore their letters will also be. However, a word will still be spelt from left to right.... <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> I think that is clear

    Call back if you want further clarification <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    On second thoughts <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    I understood that bit, but I'm having great difficulty seeing how this one is possible. I have a couple of blocks that don't seem possible in any orientation! I cannot imagine any 4 letter word that has any of the following 4 sequences <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">LFR, RFL, FG, GF</span hide> for example. But I have to have at least one of these from the <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Green</span hide> tetrablock.

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    Re: Tetrablocks

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>Well it certainly fits in my 8 x 4 grid......


    Maybe I should explain further....It is 8 units long and 4 units down. See example
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    Woops, reading failure, I read 8 * 4 letter words, not 4 * 8 letter words.

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    Re: Tetrablocks

    Thanks for the help

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Disavows, Swallows, Airflows, Dayglows</span hide>

    Do I get a bedtime [choccy bar]?

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    Re: Tetrablocks

    Excellent.....of course you do <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20>

    I may make this into a series <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    interesting, but <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">i solved two just by looking at the letters... didn't have the time to go through it to figure out the rest last night. swallows was the first i found and then i figured the rest would come somewhat easily if i had the time (disavows was mostly filled in by then). was there a certain method we were supposed to use to solve it?</span hide>
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    Hi John

    No just an experiment, one off the top of my head. This was a taster to see how it went down. I am planning another one which should be slightly more difficult but it will take a bit of planning and didn't want to spend 2 hours creating it if was to be solved in 2 minutes <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> - overall i liked the concept. i look foward to another such puzzle.
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