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[SOLVED: ROOTS] [12] Magic Squares

edited 2013-12-07 15:51:41 in Puzzlers Chat

Yeah, can't think of anything right off the bat.

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  • edited 2013-09-21 22:59:29

    Top Right: QUADRICEP; INTEGRAL; DENMARK; METALLICA; KENNEDY 4


    Middle Right: QATAR; JACKSON; HEXAGON; VAN HALEN; CONVERT 6

  • edited 2013-09-21 23:07:11

    Bottom right: INTESTINE, PRODUCT, ROOSEVELT, FINISH, GENESIS

  • edited 2013-09-22 04:53:46

    I see 5 different categories. 


    * President last names
    * Body parts
    * Countries
    * Math terms
    * Bands

  • edited 2013-09-22 04:50:36

    Center Top: TRUMAN, INITIALS 


    Middle left: GERMANY, FOREIGNER. NEGATIVE, PIERCE, KNEECAP

  • edited 2013-09-22 04:42:01
    Center Bottom: FILLMORE, WRIST, ANGOLA, DIVISOR, MAGIC

    Bottom Left: THAILAND, MANDIBLE, MATRIX, OASIS, SQUARES

    So MAGIC and SQUARES both seem to appear.
  • edited 2013-09-22 04:44:08
    Can we start to map these categories maybe?
  • edited 2013-09-22 05:11:08
    Top Left: HOOVER, ICELAND, UVULA, FRACTION, URIAH HEEP
  • In the middle: CONVERT INITIALS FINISH MAGIC SQUARES.
  • The answer is ROOTS.
  • If you represent it as five magic squares, one for each category, and use the missing initial letters as the numbers (a=1, b=2, ...) there are two missing numbers for each square: the center square and one other. The center squares are the numbers 11-15 which give the order for the other missing numbers. These numbers when converted back spell ROOTS.
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