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August 7, 2012 1:18 PM   Subscribe

PuzzleFilter - Must. complete. this week's NYT variety puzzle [PDF]. Help. (Selected answers after the jump)

Not sure if this is legitimate AskMe terrain, but the linked puzzle has nearly destroyed my workplace productivity, and I'm pleading to the hive for relief from its steely grip. It requires inserting a two-letter pair twice into another word to make a new word. The example given is:
MOTE. Add "ON" and you get M | ON | OT | ON | E.
MONOTONE.

A few that I've solved:
1. LORE ---> L | IC | OR | IC | E - LICORICE
9. ALTI ---> ME | ALTI | ME - MEALTIME
23. DERATE ---> DER | IV | AT | IV | E - DERIVATIVE

Sadly, I cannot solve the following and am thus, according to the puzzle's creator, not a genius:
7. PEON
8. LICE
11. LINK
19. VALES

So, any idea how I can get two-letter pairs wedged in my already-existing words above and why?
posted by obscurator to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Well, number 7 is petition. Give me a moment and I'll see about the others..
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 1:24 PM on August 7, 2012


Lenience; bobolink
posted by muhonnin at 1:31 PM on August 7, 2012


Rivalries
posted by eruonna at 1:35 PM on August 7, 2012


I thought of lenience, but then couldn't find non-y usage.
posted by obscurator at 1:35 PM on August 7, 2012


Answers provided by the NYT Wordplay blog in the comments here. WARNING: The ones you're missing are stupid words.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:36 PM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was a pretty good puzzle, bobolink nonwithstanding.
posted by obscurator at 1:40 PM on August 7, 2012


15) CALM is Car ALarM
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 2:25 PM on August 7, 2012


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