Practice Meta #1: Because it’s never too early to start training for next year

In advance of this year’s Mystery Hunt, several of us on Palindrome created “practice metas” for our teammates to solve. I created three of them, and I’ll be posting these here over the next few days.

PuzzleMatcher.com

PuzzleMatcher.com is the only dating service exclusively for people who like puzzles! Examine the words below to see what this particular applicant appreciates more than anything. Maybe this person is just your type!

1. DESIRE
2. GUSTY
3. REDFORD
4. LEASED
5. APOLLO
6. WASTED
7. SEASIDE
8. ODESSA
9. STREWN

…hmm, maybe not.

No spoilers in the comments, please. If you know the answer, e-mail me (my full name, all one word @ gmail.com). I’ll add names to the solver list as they come in, and I’ll post the answer tomorrow.

Solved by: Jeffrey Harris, Mark Halpin, Todd McClary, Andy Arizpe, Scott Purdy, Trip Payne, Dorian Hart, Guy Jacobson, Doug Orleans, Chris Shabsin, Jaci Conrad and Albert Lin, Noah Snyder and Malia Jackson, Josh Mandel, Mike Greenberg.

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One Comment

  1. Eli
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I was stumped on this for awhile until I remembered I had previously solved it. Maybe I should take a break from puzzles.

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