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Unholy Hybrids [BB354]

18 March, 2012

Dredge your myths, plumb ye olde Norse, flick back through all those folk tales of drop-bears, yetis and the Yosemite sasquatch, as this Birdbrain is chasing cryptozoological cocktails. The what? Here’s how it works:

If a Mermaid = Woman + Fish (or M = W + F), or C = M + H (Centaur = Man + Horse), can you magically solve all eight other equations, each one entailing a different mythic hybrid? By and large, the herd of horrors should be on your average crossword radar.

  1. M = M + B
  2. S = W + L
  3. G = E + L
  4. F = M + G
  5. H = W + B
  6. C = R + S
  7. C = L + G + S
  8. M = M + L + D

Any more hybrids equations to make – in myth or mammalia?

Mark, mobile, horse, pen, oil, searching, tuner, watering, course, surgeon, revoir

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