In this game of Letter Cubes, a different letter of the alphabet is on each face of each of the 4 cubes so that 24 of the 26 letters of the alphabet, including B, occur. Words are formed by rearranging and turning the cubes so that the top letters spell a common 4-letter word. The 13 words below have been made using this set of cubes.
Can you recover the 6 letters on each?
(puzzle originally from www.allstarpuzzles.com)
(In reply to Solution
I agree with Gamer's answer. It's rather difficult to reconstruct in a posting the scribblings on paper that lead to the conclusion, but one starts by noting that I and P are on the same two cubes as O and G (from CLIP and CLOG), and various other such pairs of letters from pairs of words. This includes such things as M and R being on the same two cubes as F and Z (from FAZE and MARE). Then when FURL shows that F and R can't be on the same cube F must share a cube with M and Z with R. You then have the beginnings of the four separate cubes:
(based on the word FURL).
Once letters are tied to others, their individual prohibitions and ties apply to each other, similarly to the original Letter Cubes
Posted by Charlie
on 2003-06-29 03:58:43