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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: word game Reply with quote

I cannot understand why letters C and I are circled.

“That scrambled word game” is how Jumble concisely defines itself. The brief directions tell us to unscramble four “ordinary words” of either five or six letters. It’s the first step in deciphering that day’s brainteaser. When you identify a word, you write it into an oblong area divided into five or six spaces for letters. Up to four of these spaces have been circled; the circled letters figure in the solution. A recent scrambled word was SCEXIE, with the second and fifth letter spaces circled. So figuring out the word is excise gives you an x and an s.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this kind of word game you have two tasks to do. First you have to unscramble all the words and write them in the boxes. Some of the letters are circled. After you finish unscrambling all the words, you take all the letters that are circled and unscramble them to finish the puzzle and get the solution. Let me know if you still don't understand.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
I still don't understand. What are all four words? In this case we are treating just one word SCEXIE.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realize you didn't have the jumble game. First, you can go here http://www.jumble.com/ and look at the game under "Daily Jumble" on the left side. You can see four words on the left to unscramble, and then the answer on the bottom. This is an example.

I tried to find one you could play, and the best I could find was here http://www.wordgames.com/en/daily-jumble.html Let me know if that works.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
At last I got. Thank you very much for taking time to answer my question. My first question was about only a partial process in solving Jumble Word.
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