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Avast Mateys (Posted on 2017-09-26) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Seven words associated with pirates wind through the grid below. From letter to letter you may go horizontally or vertically but not diagonally. Each word begins on one of the light blue squares and is at least five letters long.

When the words are completed, there will be ten letters in the grid not used by the words—one in each column. In the bottom row write the next letter of the alphabet after the unused letter in that column; it will spell out another pirate term.

E N G N T R E A D A
A R R I X O H S N N
I B E K N R R U A Q
O O P I P Q E F D N
T P K O T T A P E A
Y A R R H C N E Y B

From Mensa Puzzle Calendar 2017 by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson, Workman Publishing, New York. Puzzle for September 19.

  Submitted by Charlie    
Rating: 3.0000 (1 votes)
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Starting with the blue square in the upper left corner and proceeding with the blue squares left to right and top to bottom, the words are:

earring
treasure
hornpipe
booty
parrot
eyepatch
bandanna

The unused letters

INKKXQNFDQ   become
jollyroger

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionDividing the spoils (Spoiler)Steve Herman2017-09-26 10:06:16
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