News Stand
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Solution
Shading the unclued answers reveals "F8·8" which equals 7C0 in hexidecimal.
Clues
- SHADING (2,2) (R5 D1 L6 D1 R4 L3)
- RAGTIME (1,2) (R2 D2 R2 D2 R2 D2)
- BATHTUB (3,8) (D3 L4 R6 U3 D4 L5)
- UNCLUED (2,3) (L2 D4 U1 R6 D1 L2)
- ANSWERS (2,5) (D3 R6 D1 L5 U2 R1)
- LUGGAGE (4,8) (U2 L4 D5 U3 D1 L1)
- REVEALS (2,6) (R5 R2 D2 L2 U1 L6)
- CALZONE (3,12) (D4 L6 U6 R2 R3 D6)
- MEMPHIS (7,13) (U6 L6 D6 L5 U2 R8)
- JUKEBOX (7,1) (U6 R4 L2 D6 U4 L1)
- PRODUCT (4,9) (R3 U2 D4 R1 U3 D2)
- KUMQUAT (2,9) (R1 U1 D3 L7 D2 L1)
- 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)
Try 2
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).