Traditional Dominosa is a puzzle game that requires you to pair numbers corresponding to the faces of dominoes. You are presented with a rectangular grid of numbers. Each number must be paired with one of its vertical or horizontal neighbors. As in a set of dominoes, each numerical value pairs exactly once with each other numerical value. See the original “Domiphones and Dominasals” (SpecGram CLXXXV.1) for a simple example if you are unfamiliar with the genre.
Naturally, SpecGram’s version of the puzzle involves some linguistics-
If you can complete one or both of the puzzles, send your solutions to the editors of SpecGram by December 15th, 2019, and you could win some SpecGram merch. The correct solutions and winners, if any, will be announced in the first new issue of Speculative Grammarian in the next decade.
Each of the puzzlemeisters below will receive some moderately desirable SpecGram merch:
Carl Joshua Quines • Cole Perry • Olive Long
In addition, the following puzzlers have achieved the everlasting glory that comes with an honorable mention:
Vincent Fish • Keith Slater