### Word Connection by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Numbers

Author/Opus: This is the 88th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Place the words into the grid (one letter per cell) so that they do not touch each other, not even diagonally, and so that they can be read in a straight line in a vertical or horizontal direction. Some letters in the words are already given in the grid. Then find a path that passes through every cell of the grid, starting with the first letter of the first word, passing through the words in order from their first letters to their last letters, and ending at the last letter of the last word.

Or see this example:

Answer String: Enter the number of turns the path takes between each of the words in order as a single string of numbers. (Ignore turns in cells with letters.) The answer for this example is “224”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

Solution: PDF

• Jack Bross says:

I found this one particularly satisfying. A bit of careful set-up and logic to get things sketched out, and then everything just snaps together neatly.

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