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epsh42

25th December 2012, 15:09
Clue is something to do with German Tradition.
Ten letters--1st letter is B.
2nd letter is same as 2nd last letter.
3rd letter is same as last letter.
Also 2nd & 9th letter is same as the 2nd, 4th & 5th letter in the word --B ? ? ? ? M(to which there is no clue).
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gok wan acolytes

25th December 2012, 15:45
The only words which seem to fit that second pattern are beseem, Balaam and beteem.

Balaam was a soothsayer in the Biblical story Ballam and the Donkey from Numbers.

A balaam can also be an unimportant paragraph kept in readiness to fill up a newspaper.
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rusty

25th December 2012, 16:11
Chambers Word Wizard lists 27 words which fit, including balsam, bantam, bedlam, becalm, biform, bottom and bunkum.
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rusty

25th December 2012, 16:16
No, forget my offering. Just reread last line of the original post and I am talking hooey!
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epsh42

25th December 2012, 20:56
That would make the 1st clue answer pattern either B A ? ? ? ? ? ? A ? or
B E ? ? ? ? ? ? E ? (something to do with German tradition). I presumed it was all one word although it doesnt actually say it is. So maybe its more than one word.
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epsh42

26th December 2012, 09:32
Reckon they've got me on this one so might have to give up !
The puzzle contains numbers in each square representating all letters of alphabet.
The only letters given are as follows:---
(1) B=8; ?=15; ?=21; ?=15; ?=15; M=14 (6 letters)
(2) M=14; O=6; O=6; ?=26; ?=3; ?=15; ?=7;
7 letters
(3) ?=10; O=6; O=6:?=5; ?=15; ?=7; (6 letters)
(3)?=21; ?=3; ?=25; M=14; M=14; ?=1; (6 letters)
(4) ?=20; ?=22; O=6: ?=21; ?=25; ?=21; (6 letters)
(5) ?=10; ?=4: ?=10; ?=10; O=6; ?=26; ?=11;
(7 letters)
(6) ?=21; ?=10; O=6; ?=22; (4 letters)
Still the main answerline needed =
B=8; ?=15; ?=18; ?=21; ?=7; ?=25; ?=9;
?=11; ?=15; ?=18;
(10 letters, with some connection however vague with German Tradition.)

Any help appreciated.









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