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Yours Initially [BB344]

8 January, 2012

Last week, for Birdbrain 343, you played with puzzles built from HEAD. Which makes sense that today’s puzzle looks at initials. If the Z in ANZAC stands for Zealand, what acronyms own letters that signify the fifteen words below? (PS – we avoid initialisms such as PS that aren’t pronounced as words.)

At first glance, this puzzle may seem out of reach. Though the easiest way to tackle the list is to think of any word that is created from initials – like ANZAC – and see if one of the entries can be recruited.

  1. Absent
  2. Breathing
  3. Cultural
  4. Deficiency
  5. Exporting
  6. Get
  7. Keep
  8. Loud
  9. Mobile
  10. Not
  11. Only
  12. Personal
  13. Stimulated
  14. Tactics
  15. Up

First light, phone line, restroom, homeland, set shot, upstart, strong wind, long way, Cold Case


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