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One in Eight (Posted on 2014-09-29) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The words CHIMP and GLORY are encoded below.

 C      H      I      M      P
. .    . .    . .    x .    . .
. x    . .    . .    . .    . .
. .    . .    . .    . .    . .
. .    x .    . x    . .    x .


 G      L      O      R      Y
. .    . x    . .    . .    . .
. .    . .    . .    . .    . .
x .    . .    x .    . x    . .
. .    . .    . .    . .    . x

What word does the following code represent using the same rules?

 ?      ?      I      ?      ?
. .    . .    . .    . x    . .
x .    . .    x .    . .    . .
. .    . .    . .    . .    . .
. .    . x    . .    . .    x .


From Mensa Puzzle Calendar 2014 by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson, Workman Publishing, New York. Puzzle for September 22.

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Solution Possible solution | Comment 1 of 2
In the upper puzzle, the letters appear to follow the following counterclockwise pattern starting at the lower right corner:

EMU      DLT
FNV      CKS
GOW     BJRZ
HPX      AIQY

The lower puzzle has I in a different position so, if still counterclockwise, the pattern MAY be:

HPX       GOW
AIQY      FNV
BJRZ      EMU
CKS       DLT

But if clockwise, then:

BJRZ      CKS
AIQY      DLT
HPX        EMU
GOW      FNV
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Possible letters from each group are arranged:
AIQY  DLT  I  GOW  CKS   if counterclockwise
or
AIQY  FNV  I  CKS  GOW  if clockwise

One possiblity is ADIOS, so "bye for now"

  Posted by Larry on 2014-09-29 15:28:17
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