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Puzzle ID:#46747
Fun:** (1.62)
Difficulty:**** (3.12)
Category:Other
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****
Corrected By:Gizzer

 

 

 



Arrange 25 five-letter words in a 5-by-5 grid. The five words in each row share a common letter. The five words in each column share a common letter. The five words in each diagonal share a common letter. There are 12 different common letters.

The words are: align, blind, chase, choir, climb, close, covet, death, depot, dowel, drake, drive, flame, giant, infer, knave, mauve, murky, prank, remit, renal, score, token, vault, waist.

The grid cells are identified by row (1 to 5, top to bottom) and column (1 to 5, left to right). Example: Cell 3.2 identifies Row 3 Column 2.

One letter of each word is provided in the grid.
Row 1: u h w d p
Row 2: f m b i y
Row 3: i o v e r
Row 4: c s h o t
Row 5: a n l g e


Answer

vault chase waist death prank
flame mauve climb remit murky
blind dowel drive depot drake
close score choir covet token
renal infer align giant knave

Common Letters
Rows 1 to 5: a, m, d, o, n
Columns 1 to 5: l, e, i, t, k
Diagonals 1 and 2: v, r

1) Cell 2.5 contains "y". There is only one word that has a "y". Cell 2.5 must be "murky". Cell 1.5 contains "p" and must share a letter with "murky". Cell 1.5 must be "prank". Cell 1.3 contains "w" and must share a letter with "prank". Cell 1.3 must be "waist". The words in Row 1 must share "a".
2) Cell 2.1 contains "f". There are only two words that have a "f". If it is "infer", then the word in Row 2 would have to share "r". However, Cell 2.3 contains "b". There is no word that has both "r" and "b". Cell 2.1 must be "flame". The words in Row 2 must share "m". Cell 2.3 must be "climb". Cell 2.4 contains "i" and must be "remit". Cell 2.2 must be "mauve".
3) The words in Column 3 must share "i". Cell 3.3 contains "v", so it is "drive". Cell 3.4 contains "h", so it is "choir".
4) Cell 1.1 contains "u", so it is "vault". The words in Diagonal 1 share "v". Cell 4.4 contains "o", so it is "covet". Cell 5.5 must be "knave".
5) The words in Diagonal 2 must share "r". Cell 4.2 contains "s", so it is "score".
6) The words in Column 5 must share "k". Cell 3.5 contains "r", so it is "drake". Cell 4.5 contains "t", so it is "token".
7) The words in Column 1 must share either "a" or "l". Since "a" is already used, then the words in Column 1 must share "l". The words in Column 2 must share "e". The words in Column 4 must share "t".
8) The words in Row 3 must share "d", "e", or "r". Since "e" and "r" are already used, then the words in Row 3 must share "d". The words in Row 4 must share "o". The words in Row 5 must share "n".
9) Cell 3.1 is "blind". Cell 4.1 is "close". Cell 5.1 is "renal".
10) Cell 5.2 is "infer". Cell 5.3 is "align". Cell 5.4 is "giant".
11) Cell 1.4 is "death". Cell 3.4 is "depot".
12) Cell 1.2 is "chase". Cell 3.2 is "dowel".

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