Merry Christmas, fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers! (And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then Happy December 25th, fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!)
I’m a sucker for a festive event, so I’ve got a puzzly double feature lined up for you today.
First, allow me to present a delightful video concocted by friend of the blog Hevesh5. Lily is a domino master who has created numerous domino chains and Rube Goldberg-style machines with elements that fit a given theme. So naturally, given the season, she’s devised a marvelous domino chain with all sorts of holiday elements. Enjoy!
And since we’re on a holiday kick, there’s an anagram challenge for you too!
What are the longest common words you can make from the letters in the following phrase?
No plurals or proper nouns are allowed, and you can only use the letters in the phrase. (Meaning, for instance, you can use 3 Rs, but not 4, since there are only 3 in the phrase.)
We came up with one 10-letter word, four 9-letter words, twelve 8-letter words, and thirty 7-letter words.
Let’s see how you do!
Have a marvelous holiday (or day), and happy puzzling to you!
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