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9 Nine Letter Words

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Puzzle ID:#42035
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:*** (2.66)
Category:Language
Submitted By:EditorAus*****!

 

 

 



Below, 9 nine-letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters. These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used. Can you determine what the 9 words are?

OME CLO ERE REF INT ERE BAR PLE PIN
ISE PHY GRA HNI BIO EWH EAP SOR FES
TEC CKW SOM QUE TPR PRO NCE TER FOO


Answer

Footprint, somewhere, pineapple, technique, reference, professor, biography, clockwise, barometer.
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Comments

brickhomeus*
May 28, 2008

well done ... loved it
FuchunkyAus*
May 28, 2008

Dang I only got footprint! Real fun!
(user deleted)
Jul 19, 2008

footprint
biography
reference
professor
clockwise
pineapple
somewhere
technique
barometer


good one =]
got me to sign up to the site.
mathgrantAus*
Dec 18, 2008

Fairly easy, but not trivial. The key was to start with trigrams like EWH and CKW which obviously were the middles of words, and determine which words could be made with them.

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