Puzzlers, your task is to uncover the hidden meaning in the text below. Hint: it is definitely not “fly, sigh, sentence ugly,” though it may cause readers of Chinese to fly into a rage, sigh heavily, or proclaim the sentence to be quite ugly.†
If you think you’ve figured it out, send your solutions to the editors of SpecGram by March 15th, 2017, and you could win some SpecGram merch.* The correct solution and winners, if any, will be announced in the April issue of Speculative Grammarian.
The solutions to last month’s puzzle, Mix & Match ‖, are provided here. The nine 9-letter words from the first puzzle are: intensity, elevators, honorific, assertive, hierogram, renewable, specifier, unsinking, designate; and the three additional words are: tenseness, narrowing, trivalent. For the second puzzle, the nine words are: diaphragm, addressee, teletyped, nonvalent, spherical, character, bomb squad, invariant, hellholes; and the three additional words are: aspectual, ideophone, preverbal. Each of the puzzlemeisters below will receive some moderately desirable SpecGram merch:
Margaret Crown • Sara Kessler • Daniel Swanson
In addition, the following puzzlers have achieved the everlasting glory that comes with an honorable mention:
Thorsten Schröter • Lieselotte Anderwald • Andrew Lamont
† In addition, there was no significant difference between the two groups (P <0.05). There was no significant difference between the two groups (P> 0.05). There was no significant difference between the two groups (P> 0.05).
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