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# Manifold Tiles II

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You have in front of you a 3x3 matrix of Manifold Tiles. Each of the tiles has one letter on its face. The tiles are folded in the fourth dimension, and whenever a row or column of tiles is shifted, the tile that leaves the matrix reappears on the other side. For example, if one row of tiles is ABC, and the entire row is slid to the right, the C would move to the left to form the word CAB.

The matrix is set up in this arrangement:

Row 1: A C U

Row 2: E D N

Row 3: E T D

Making only three shifts, can you form a crossword? A shift constitutes sliding a row or column (but not a diagonal) far enough so that exactly one tile disappears off an edge of the matrix and reappears inside the opposite edge. Each shift is on a different row or column, and you may shift left, right, up, or down.

The matrix is set up in this arrangement:

Row 1: A C U

Row 2: E D N

Row 3: E T D

Making only three shifts, can you form a crossword? A shift constitutes sliding a row or column (but not a diagonal) far enough so that exactly one tile disappears off an edge of the matrix and reappears inside the opposite edge. Each shift is on a different row or column, and you may shift left, right, up, or down.

### Hint

The A is not touched, and neither is one of its neighbors.### Answer

Step 1: Shift the bottom row to the right.Step 2: Shift the right-hand column down.

Step 3: Shift the central row to the left.

You should now have:

Row 1: A C T

Row 2: D U E

Row 3: D E N

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