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Games Online Contest #17

5 First Prizes: A one-year subscription to GAMES

This contest closed on April 30, 2008. A new contest began on May 1.
Here was the challenge:


Name Game

Group the 44 three- and four-letter strings below into 16 sets in such a way that each set spells out a one-word proper name that will correctly replace one of the 16 red one-digit numbers in the sentences (a–f) that follow. Letters within strings will not be rearranged, and none of the letter strings will be left over.

Each number that is to be replaced indicates the position of a letter within its answer word. The indicated letters, read in order, spell out three common English words that are the answer to the contest.

a. What’s known as Inuinnaqtun in 5 is called 3 in 8.

b. According to some sources, the same infamous bounty hunter tracked 7 7 in 21 BBY and went after both 7 and Wat Tambor in 19 BBY.

c. Stacy 1 and Virada 5 have competed in many of the same events.

d. 1 is the great ash tree that joins the nine worlds of Norse cosmology.

e. 3 7 found 2 in the country ruled by the 8.

f. Milla 6 played 5 7.

ABO
INA
KHAK
NMS
TUK
AMOS
ING
KUG
OOS
UEL
ARMI
IRYU
LEM
PATH
ULU
DRA
IVER
LIB
PONG
UTUN
DVAR
JHOR
LUK
PORN
VICH
GILR
JOVO
MANA
PRAM
YAH
GOV
KANG
NANA
SIL
YGG
GULL
KATH
NIRA
SUDH
YHNH
HOU
KATI
NKA
TOK

 

The completed answer sentences (with some explanations) are:

a. What’s known as Inuinnaqtun in Kugluktuk is called Kangiryuarmiutun in Ulukhaktok.
(an official language of Northwest Territories and Nunavut, closely related to Inuktitut)

b. According to some sources, the same infamous bounty hunter tracked Gilramos Libkath in 21 BBY and went after both Jhordvar and Wat Tambor in 19 BBY.
(in the Star Wars universe; the bounty hunter was Boba Fett; BBY = Before the Battle of Yavin)

c. Stacy Prammanasudh and Virada Nirapathpongporn have competed in many of the same events.
(Both are female professional golfers.)

d. Yggdrasil is the great ash tree that joins the nine worlds of Norse cosmology.

e. Lemuel Gulliver found Yahoos in the country ruled by the Houyhnhnms.
(Gulliver’s Travels)

f. Milla Jovovich played Katinka Ingabogovinanana.
(in Zoolander)

The three answer words were UNTO HAPPY MEANING.

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