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Christmas-Themed Puzzler

By: Coffinberry - December 11, 2009

Let’s celebrate Christmas and Friday both, with a puzzle submitted by Coffinberry!

As usual, please solve only one letter so that readers who come a little later can play too; if there are still letters to solve late in the morning, feel free to solve another one.

My whole has 18 letters:

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

1. 10-3-8-11 is what they did to the tree (and cultural hall!) beforehand.

2. Everyone brought a 4-8-9-6 to share.

3. 6-15-11 is what you likely ate there.

4. Angelic voices from the 14-7-8-11-2-16-18 probably sang to you that night.

5. 1-12-9-6 is what the same ten people did afterward.

6. Cuz’ it was His birthday, after all: 5-6-3-8-13-17.



34 Comments »

  1. 8 is I. That should get things moving.

    Comment by Last Lemming — December 11, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  2. 14 is P

    Comment by Mark B. — December 11, 2009 @ 8:45 am

  3. Now we’re cookin’ –

    8 is indeed I (and, as if he had bought the right vowel from Vanna, Last Lemming has chimes chiming and lights lighting all over the puzzle board).

    Mark B. knows that 14 is indeed P.

    And since I didn’t create the puzzle and had to solve it on my own, I get to play, too: 11 is M.

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I _ _ M _ _ P _ _ _ _

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 9:27 am

  4. 6 is H

    Comment by Amira — December 11, 2009 @ 10:01 am

  5. It is!

    _ _ _ _ _ H _ I _ _ M _ _ P _ _ _ _

    (That means, in clue 3, that “what we ate there” was “H_M” — gee, I wonder what 15 could be?)

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 10:14 am

  6. 1 is W

    Comment by Justin — December 11, 2009 @ 10:35 am

  7. Yup:

    W _ _ _ _ H _ I _ _ M _ _ P _ _ _ _

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 10:51 am

  8. I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that 15 is “A”

    Comment by kew — December 11, 2009 @ 11:09 am

  9. Now we’re rolling, kew (you ham!)

    W _ _ _ _ H _ I _ _ M _ _ P A _ _ _

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 11:24 am

  10. 6=H

    Comment by John Scherer — December 11, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

  11. DOH! Nevermind

    Comment by John Scherer — December 11, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  12. :) Plenty more to solve, John — please do another one!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

  13. 7=R?

    Comment by John Scherer — December 11, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  14. Bingo!

    W _ _ _ _ H R I _ _ M _ _ P A _ _ _

    That means, according to clue #4, that those angelic voices came from the PRIM_ _ _ — come on, what’s the most angelic choir you’ve ever heard? Hm?

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  15. 9 is S

    Comment by Maurine — December 11, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

  16. I’ve got it figured out, but will cease from giving hints.

    Comment by Maurine — December 11, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

  17. Thanks, Maurine. (But I won’t lay off the hints myself! :) )

    W _ _ _ _ H R I S _ M _ _ P A _ _ _

    So what do we do to the tree (clue #1)? We _RIM it! Gee, I wonder what letter 10 is?

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

  18. Er… could 10 be T? :)

    Comment by Researcher — December 11, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  19. Um, I’ll plug it in, tentatively, and we’ll see whether it works out, Researcher …

    W _ _ _ _ H R I S T M _ _ P A _ _ _

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

  20. 2 = A?

    [fingers crossed]

    Comment by Hunter — December 11, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  21. If I could set off skyrockets, I would! Hunter plays, and scores!

    W A _ _ _ H R I S T M _ _ P A _ _ _

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

  22. 18 = Y

    Comment by Bruce Crow — December 11, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

  23. Thanks, Bruce. We’re up to:

    W A _ _ _ H R I S T M _ _ P A _ _ Y

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

  24. This is fun. Maybe I’ll share it at our Stake Holiday Celebration, if I can get out of being part of the same 10 people….

    Comment by Matt W. — December 11, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  25. And what are you and your 9 friends doing, Matt? How many letters does it have, and what are they?

    Time to open up the puzzle to anybody who wants to solve a second or third letter — please.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  26. 17 should be T.

    Comment by kew — December 11, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  27. Oo! The game’s back on!

    W A _ _ _ H R I S T M _ _ P A _ T Y

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  28. I’m guessing that 5 is C.

    Comment by Mark B. — December 11, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

  29. I’m guessing that you’re right …

    W A _ _ C H R I S T M _ _ P A _ T Y

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

  30. 3 is R

    Comment by Maurine — December 11, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

  31. W A R _ C H R I S T M _ _ P A _ T Y

    Thanks, Maurine. I’m sure anybody who checks back already knows the solution, so should I just finish it up?

    W A R D C H R I S T M A S P A R T Y

    That was fun!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  32. I’ll buy a vowel, seeings as how Ardis says we can do two more parts of the puzzle. 12=A

    Comment by Maurine — December 11, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

  33. We crossposted, so you can keep the price of the vowel. :) Thanks for helping to make this a success!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 11, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  34. Thanks to Coffinberry for coming up with this fun puzzle. You were a bit tricky by assigning letters to two or three numbers sometimes, though.

    Comment by Maurine — December 12, 2009 @ 10:42 am

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