Jan 172013
 

I didn’t really think this through, running a game that requires me to make a blog post today when I still need to pack for the Mystery Hunt, and also do actual day-job work for a few hours.

Yesterday’s words were:

ANCHORWOMAN
MUSTARD
CHAUFFEUR
LUMINOUS
SKIMOBILE
VIBRANT

Maybe six words is one too many, or maybe this game simply has a short shelf life: Entries and voting both fell off precipitously yesterday. But there was enough voting to get us a winner, and that winner is Tyler Hinman:

“Every word’s first syllable, roughly, has a homophone:

ANCH = ANKH
MUST = MUSSED
CHAU = SHOW
LUM = LOOM
SKIM = SCHEME
VI = VIE

Respectively, these homophones have 1, 3, 3, 2, 4, and 1 letter(s) that aren’t copied in the original syllable. We use these as indexes from the ends of the original words, as we haven’t used those yet. This yields the letters NAEUBT, so the answer is BUTANE.”

Very neat. Thanks for playing over the past few days, and for those of you going to the Mystery Hunt, I hope you have a great time. I’ll have my wrap-up the event in this space next week.

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