From the Foxger’s Den #69: Letter Pairs

Editorial Note: “Double Word Puzzle Score?” Inspired to write his own letter pairs after solving Palmer’s (see previous post), Grant contributed this very fun submission which we are also publishing today for a rare double puzzle day.

Letter Pairs by Grant Fikes


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to alternate between a letter entry mode and a shading mode to mark off the clues.)

Theme: Months

Rules: Place the 12 words into the grid, one letter per cell, so they can be read from left to right or from top to bottom, without crossing or overlapping each other. A dot between two cells indicates that both cells must contain the same letter. All possible dots are given. Or see this example from the WPC instructions.

Answer String: For each column from left to right, enter the number of unused cells in that column (eg “3510563449”).

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: PDF

  • Figonometry says:

    Cool. That went all the way from “How in heck do I even start this” to “Let’s set a record for how quickly I write legibly in MSPaint” in about 20 seconds.

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