NYT puzzle. Help.
August 7, 2012 1:18 PM Subscribe
PuzzleFilter - Must. complete. this week's NYT variety puzzle [PDF]
. Help. (Selected answers after the jump)
posted by obscurator to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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.
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:
So, any idea how I can get two-letter pairs wedged in my already-existing words above and why?