# Difference between revisions of "News Stand"

## Solution

Shading the unclued answers reveals "F8·8" which equals 7C0 in hexidecimal.

## Clues

1. SHADING (2,2) (R5 D1 L6 D1 R4 L3)
2. RAGTIME (1,2) (R2 D2 R2 D2 R2 D2)
3. BATHTUB (3,8) (D3 L4 R6 U3 D4 L5)
4. UNCLUED (2,3) (L2 D4 U1 R6 D1 L2)
5. ANSWERS (2,5) (D3 R6 D1 L5 U2 R1)
6. LUGGAGE (4,8) (U2 L4 D5 U3 D1 L1)
7. REVEALS (2,6) (R5 R2 D2 L2 U1 L6)
8. CALZONE (3,12) (D4 L6 U6 R2 R3 D6)
9. MEMPHIS (7,13) (U6 L6 D6 L5 U2 R8)
10. JUKEBOX (7,1) (U6 R4 L2 D6 U4 L1)
11. PRODUCT (4,9) (R3 U2 D4 R1 U3 D2)
12. KUMQUAT (2,9) (R1 U1 D3 L7 D2 L1)
13. PAPRIKA (5,9) (D1 U3 D4 U6 R3 D4)

## Grid

 U R E A K Z M O I M N K E N S U G A R H U K U E O V D X O G S T A B P T L C C I G U A N R S L P Q A R E L I E G N I U M P S S A T C T A T D E E A A H W D U J H B G B L P E R U E A M

## Try 1

B1 = 2 LEFT

B2 = 2 UP

B3 = 2 DOWN

B4 = 2 RIGHT

C1 = 6 LEFT

C2 = 6 UP

C3 = 6 DOWN

C4 = 6 RIGHT

D1 = 3 LEFT

D2 = 3 UP

D3 = 3 DOWN

D4 = 3 RIGHT

E1 = 1 LEFT

E2 = 1 UP

E3 = 1 DOWN

E4 = 1 RIGHT

F1 = 4 LEFT

F2 = 4 UP

F3 = 4 DOWN

F4 = 4 RIGHT

G1 = 5 LEFT

G2 = 5 UP

G3 = 5 DOWN

G4 = 5 RIGHT

SAPHIRE seems wrong. 11 can be PRODUCT if you start at (4,9)

B4 = 2 R

B3 = 2 D

E3 = 1 D

D2 = 3 U

F3 = 4 D

C2 = 6 U

D4 = 3 R

F3 = 4 D

## Thoughts

• Each clue has 7 letters
• The grid is 7 letters high
• The letters are from A to H--8 letters total (A4 to H1 = 26 total combinations)
• There are 13 clues
• The grid is 13 letters wide
• You can get all the words to be in the grid by starting at a letter, and moving up/down/left/right to get a path with all the other letters. I'm still uncertain what the letter/number pairs signify...
• I wonder if it's the number of steps paired with a direction... there are 8 directions?
• If the codes represent (x,y)-translates, RAGTIME is probably our best shot. It can be generated starting from (1,2) if B4 denotes two steps right and B3 denotes two steps down.
• B means move 2, E means move 1,2, or 3. Numbers 1 through 4 signify directions. (4 = right, 3 = down, 2 = Up, 1 = left).