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Re: Page 53

Post by Tallis » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:50 pm

This is fairly straightforward and doesn't require too much creativity, but has a quirk at the very end that may hang people up for a bit. Below is are graded hints leading to the solution. It assumes you know keys 26 and 22. If you don't know them, don't continue.
1) In this puzzle, you draw a figure on the large grid using the data below it, and then use the keyword phrase and the figure together to get the final answer - a single word (although there are two different answers that will work !)
2) The upper left corner of the grid has a '1' over the first column, and an 'a' (no, its not a '2' even tho it looks like it) next to the first row. Go ahead and label columns 2 to 14 to the right of column 1, and label rows b to m below row a. You will have a grid of columns from 1 to 14 and rows from a to m.
3) Beginning with 'd7', shade in the box at the intersection of column d and row 7. Do the same with the rest of the coordinates in the set. When you're done, you should have a well known image of a piece from the game of chess.
4) Knowing where a rook begins the game on a chess board, look at the keyword phrase 'two pieces away'. What chess piece(s) begin the game two pieces away from the rook? Note that 'two pieces' means that there are 2 pieces that lie between the rook and the target piece you are discovering. American audiences will probably respond to the phrase 'three pieces away' better.
And the final answer is:
5) 'king' or 'queen' depending on which rook you are imagining on the board. Either answer will work.
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