Puzzle 35: Know Your Odds. I’ll BET that you’ll have fun with this one.

Last Friday’s Anagram Crossword 2 solution

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Good luck to all in Stamford competing at the ACPT!

Sometimes, I see a word or a phrase that has a particular strange characteristic, and that’s the impetus for making puzzles like this. For this particular puzzle… that wasn’t the case. I think it just popped into my head — probably in the shower, or something — to see how many long words I could find whose odd-numbered letters also spell a word. (For example, taking every other letter in the word FaLcOnEr, starting at the first letter, spells the word FLOE.) Turns out there were a lot more than I expected, and that was good news to me… that meant that I had a puzzle idea that I could work with.

The puzzle behind the link takes pairs of words like FALCONER and FLOE above and puts them in the context of sentences. I’ve composed 26 such sentences in which two words following the characteristics I’ve described above are missing. Using the contexts of the sentences as clues, the object is to figure out the missing words.

I’ll be back with another crossword puzzle, of course, on Tuesday. The answer to Freestyle Puzzle 20 will appear there too. But I hope this will tide you over until then.

As always, I’d like to know, folks… comment is welcome! Come say hello! Let me know how you did! What did you like? What could I do better? Who knew that she had the goods? If you can get room service in a hotel, do babies get womb service in a uterus? Why was “Titanic” such a high-grossing movie if we all knew how it was going to end?!

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