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 the puzzle, send your solution to the editors of SpecGram by August 15th, 2020, and you could win some SpecGram merch. The correct solutions and winners, if any, will be announced in the next issue of Speculative Grammarian, if any.
The solution to June’s “Οо Εе, Оο Аa Αa” Сrурtοgrаm is the following quote from Heinrich Heine: “If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.” If you have no idea how that happened, research homoglyphs and try again.
Each of the puzzlemeisters below has an idea of what happened, and will receive some moderately desirable SpecGram merch:
Vincent Fish • Doan Qui Thanh • Mikael Thompson • Dan Sidorov