Telly Monster is a friend of mine who loves triangles (and puzzles). He has asked me to make him a wooden calendar using triangles for the months. Can you design 9 wooden triangles with a letter in each corner that when rotated or rearranged will spell out all of the months of the year.
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The first thing I had to realize was that the needed letters in their required numbers exhausted all 27 available slots, so no letter could be repeated more than the largest number of times it appeared in any one month:
The nine-letter month starts us off with a necessary spread to identify tiles:
Trial and error, making sure never to use more than the allotment for any given letter, starting with the -EMBER and -OBER months, gives:
Posted by Charlie
on 2013-08-06 13:59:23