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    Word Puzzle: Something Beautiful

    This is sort of a jig-saw puzzle. When the letter pieces below are placed in the grid correctly, it will form 9 nine-letter words horizontally in the diagram. Also, if completed correctly, the vertical shaded spaces will reveal something beautiful. No tricks here... The nine-letter words are all very common. The letter blocks will not need to be turned, reversed, etc. They are placed just as you see them, jig-saw style.

    The next post has a spreadsheet attached that may be useful when solving as you can move the pieces around.
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    Re: Word Puzzle: Something Beautiful

    The attached spreadsheet my be useful in solving the <!post=puzzle,648,893>puzzle<!/post>.
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    A Hint If You Need One

    Well, it wasn't supposed to be easy. But, it is solvable...

    <!post=Hint Can Be Found Here,648818>Hint Can Be Found Here<!/post>
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    Re: A Hint If You Need One

    I think the clue has given it away, I think it is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Rainbow</span hide> but for the life of me can I work out what the words are.
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    Re: A Hint If You Need One

    Jerry - I was thinking...
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    If you believe that RAINBOW is the magic word, then there is only one available "W" among the puzzle pieces. That "W" has and "E" to the left of it. That would indicate one of the nine-letter words has an "EW" as the 4th and 5th letters. There's only a few words that fit that pattern...</span hide>
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    Re: Word Puzzle: Something Beautiful

    OK take it back...now we are cooking

    #1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">BUTTERFLY</span hide>
    #2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ADVERTISE</span hide>

    Stand by more to come
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    Re: Word Puzzle: Something Beautiful

    OK Final Answer <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

    #1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Butterfly</span hide>
    #2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Advertise</span hide>
    #3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Barracuda</span hide>
    #4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Billiards</span hide>
    #5 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Invention</span hide>
    #6 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Celebrate</span hide>
    #7 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Petroleum</span hide>
    #8 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Somewhere</span hide>
    #9 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Youngster</span hide>

    Keyword <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">RAINBOW</span hide>

    Thank you for a thoroughly infuriating puzzle <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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    Re: A Hint If You Need One

    OK so I have:

    #8<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">SOMEWHERE</span hide>
    #9<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">YOUNGSTER</span hide>

    Nnnnneeeeeddd help
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    Re: A Hint If You Need One

    Tricky,

    From TEA...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    blue water
    blueweeds
    blue whale
    bluewings
    byrewoman
    byrewomen
    cakewalks
    cheewinks
    codewords
    cone wheat
    elsewhere
    farewells
    firewalls
    fire-water
    fireweeds
    firewoman
    firewomen
    fireworks
    fireworms
    forewards
    forewarns
    forewinds
    forewings
    forewoman
    forewomen
    forewords
    freewheel
    freewoman
    freewomen
    Free World
    gapeworms
    have words
    hivewards
    homewards
    honeworts
    idle wheel
    latewakes
    life-weary
    likewalks
    limewater
    live wires
    lykewakes
    metewands
    nose-wheel
    pileworts
    pine-woods
    pipeworks
    pipeworts
    pokeweeds
    pome-water
    renewable
    rerewards
    rice-water
    Romewards
    rope-walks
    ropeworks
    rose-water
    rosewoods
    screw-ball
    screw-bolt
    screw-down
    screwiest
    screwings
    screw jack
    screw-nail
    screw-pile
    screw-pine
    screw tops
    screw-worm
    shrewdest
    shrewdies
    shrew-mice
    shrew mole
    sidewalks
    sidewalls
    sidewards
    side-wheel
    sinewless
    somewhere
    somewhile
    spaewives
    strewings
    strewment
    tapeworms
    tide-water
    tire-woman
    typewrite
    typewrote
    wire wheel
    wise woman
    wise women
    </span hide>

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    Re: A Hint If You Need One

    I also use TEA since it was something that you suggested several years back. I actually use it to help construct some of the puzzles I've put on the Lounge. First I decide what I want the solution to look like and then work backwards by finding words that fit the mold... Anyway, when I ran "...ew...." and searched for 9-letter words, TEA gave me a list of six. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Maybe I get a shorter list because I'm still using the evaluation version.

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    Re: Word Puzzle: Something Beautiful

    Well Jerry, I'm happy on two counts:

    1) You solved it successfully and have earned choccy bars for you and family..
    2) You found it infuriating <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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