Puzzle 571: Two Minus Three. Just drop it, okay?

Last week’s freestyle solution

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I realized that quite a few common two-word phrases in English share some letters in common. I know, not exactly a groundbreaking discovery in the world of wordplay. But it was the starting point to this variety puzzle. The premise of this puzzle is that you take a common two-word phrase whose two words have at least three letters in common. Then, remove those three common letters from each word in the phrase… and that’s it. Your goal is to restore the phrases. The difference between the Easier and Harder versions is that the easier version still maintains the space between the word and the harder version doesn’t. For example, the two words in CARAMEL LATTE each have an A, E, and L. In the easier version, you would see CARM TT, and in the harder version, you’d see CARMTT.

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6 thoughts on “Puzzle 571: Two Minus Three. Just drop it, okay?”

  1. Done. Number 29 took me as long as all the others put together, including nine hours of hiking over the weekend and my final hour of “sleep” this morning. Glad I did the “easy” version … 😜.


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