This is the fifth Rasmus Rask puzzle, devoted to the original Mr. Charming Scandinavian Linguist. The puzzle is similar to a crossword puzzle, in that there is a grid for filling in words and phrases, and clues for the ACROSS and DOWN directions. However, all the squares in a Rasmus Rask puzzle are filled with letters, and the answers to the clues may (but are not required to) overlap. Clues for a particular row or column are given together, in the order they appear in the grid. No indication of the amount of overlap between clues is given. Letters spelling out RASMUS RASK in a diamond shape are given to provide a framework for filling in the answers.
Complete the puzzle and send your solutions to the editors of SpecGram by April 15th, 2017, and you could win a prize.* The correct solution and winners, if any, will be announced in the upcoming May issue.
• A sudden, repetitive vocalization
• Latin for among others, (abbrev.)
• City abbreviation for military mail
• A variable unit of distance in India, being one to three miles
• 3P.SG copula
• A trademark that is not for a product
• The ambal number applies to this kind of group
• One per
• onset + nucleus
• Documents who say you are who you claim you are
• A thing that has been written after another thing
• Language that sometimes uses the Shuǐshū script
The solution to last month’s puzzle, Fly, Sigh, Sentence Ugly, is this:
The notion of representing a sound by a graphic symbol is itself so stupefying a leap of the imagination that what is remarkable is not so much that it happened relatively late in human history, but that it happened at all.
If that makes no sense at all to you, the word you are looking for is Cangjie
Tuuli Mustasydän • Nick Miller • James Constable
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