Tonight begins the Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. I’m on my way to a softball tournament in Minneapolis with the team, so figured this was a good time for another mental aerobics. This is a good exercise to improve your vocabulary and English skills for those of you that don’t speak English as your first language. (Like you guys in Miami!) And it’s a great way to improve your lateral thinking processes.
Here’s your challenge…
Below you will find 26 words, each with two letters missing. Arrange the 26 letters of the alphabet in the first empty column (all the missing letters on the left side), and again in the second column (the spaces on the right side). You can only use each letter once on each side. Some of the words can be completed more than one way. However there is only ONE way to solve the whole puzzle.
Because I’m feeling magnanimous, I’ve given you the first word already. So that means that ‘G’ is used on the left side, and ‘M’ is gone for the right side.
The first person to solve it will receive worldwide fame and adulation. Let’s see what you got. I’ll post the answers when I return.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. No matter where you live, please take some time this weekend to remember those that gave their lives for your country and appreciate those still serving.
WARNING: There are some answers here already. So if you don't want a spoiler, don't scroll down further until you are done.
The answers are:
Love your blogs - so thought-provoking and stimulating!
Kate from London, UK
Geeezzz & Here I thought I'd just be stuffing my face All weekend. Will this even Take that Long??
Oye, here in Miami... Us Bi-Lingual Spanglish types Love word games while drinking our Mojitos & Cuba Libres (Rum&Coke) it gets easier to figure out the more we drink!! jeee jeee
Enjoy your weekend RG & Lots of Love, Respect & Gratitude to Everyone who's served & is serving in our military... to their families also. My father was in the Marine Corps, So Uuurrahh & Semper Fi to All.
Happy Memorial Day to you to Randy. Safe travels and take some time!
Happy and safe Memorial Day to everyone!
Took a while but here's my take:
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
oops...scrolled down.... 🙂
At last! Someone who undresntads! Thanks for posting!
For games like these preferred to study medicine. Happy Memorial day. MV
I love your brain challenges....I got almost all of them promise.....before peeking!
Have fun in Minnesota & have a great memorial day weekend!
Ok, a bit late... but not too bad considering not having English as my first language. Great mental aerobic.
Blessings on Memorial Day. All the best /Alex
this reminds me of being in college. I was in a marketing class and enter class was given the challenge of finding the answers. There must have been 10 groups (all with 12 in them). Thinking I was dumb- I purchased the "study guide" for the class. I remember looking at my group as they frantically brainstormed for answers. I said "Guys the answers are on page 35 of the study guide." I was then dubbed a genius. LMAO..thanks for the memories Randy! PS My group won the assignment though I now way would win this one:)
REGIMEN - THANKYOU
PO_O_ER - NO IDEA
SIZABLE - not sure if this is the American spelling of Sizeable
BOLWFUL - not sure if a valid word, but will risk it for worldwide adulation
ASKANCE - may be a word used in olde english
the first 17 came in about 15 minutes while the remainder took another 45.
i figure out couple in hour.....it's so hard for me...:(
If dificult for me.... Mejor en Español, jejejjeej. Greetings.
Good work all! No need for me to post the answers because you got it. Big shout out to Kate who solved it first!
Kate did not actually get it first....her last word is wrong. She repeated the M that was in Regimen. The last work is Taxicab not Taximan. (sorry Kate)
Have a great day. Hope your games were stellar.
Ah! So you get the worldwide fame and adulation then!
Nice work Jeanne!