Artful Linked Letters

Posted by: Cue

Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 07:12 AM

Decipher the members of a hidden category by linking letters together. Each letter on both sides of the arrows is used at least once. Answers can be one word or multiple words. As you solve, you may find words that don't fit the category - these should be discarded.

Start with a letter on the left of an arrow and link it to one of the letters to the right of the same arrow. Find that second letter on the left and link it to a letter on its right. Continue the process until an answer is formed.

The number in parentheses indicates the number of answers in the category. Each answer is at least four letters long. Please answer an entire category.

--CATEGORY 1: (9)

A -> GKNPS
B -> ELU
D -> HL
E -> AIRT
F -> F
G -> L
H -> IO
I -> AFLPT
K -> I
L -> ELMO
M -> AE
N -> DI
O -> DMNOTU
P -> AEIOP
R -> AO
S -> T
T -> AITW
U -> LN
W -> EH

--CATEGORY 2: (9)

A -> BCDLNT
B -> ABL
C -> K
D -> ESZ
E -> ADEFLNP
F -> U
G -> R
H -> A
I -> NR
K -> SY
L -> ADEIY
N -> AHIY
P -> ELPU
Q -> U
R -> ADPUV
S -> AHK
T -> EH
U -> ELRS
V -> A
Y -> NR
Z -> E

--CATEGORY 3: (9)

A -> ABLNRSY
B -> O
C -> H
D -> AH
E -> AENRSW
G -> DIR
H -> AOR
I -> NSV
K -> SW
L -> AELO
M -> A
N -> DEGKTZ
O -> GRUW
R -> DIOS
S -> DGT
T -> EHIM
U -> N
V -> AI
W -> AEY
Y -> E
Z -> A

--CATEGORY 4: (9)

A -> DLNRST
B -> AO
C -> AKO
E -> AL
G -> O
I -> CNTU
K -> E
L -> ADETU
M -> I
N -> IU
O -> BLNT
P -> LO
R -> B
S -> IS
T -> AI
U -> M


Posted by: Redz

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 08:09 AM

3. Holidays (special days)

Christmas
Thanksgiving
Easter
Valentines Day
Groundhog Day
Halloween
New Year's Day
Labor Day
Arbor Day

uh-oh...Arbor Day doesn't work crazy

How about...Kwanza kissy
Posted by: Cue

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 08:24 AM

Good solve, Joan bravo Yes, Kwanzaa is what I was looking for smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 03:01 PM

4. Elements (thanks for the corrections Cue) smile
Nickel
Aluminium
Gold
Lead
Cobalt
Titanium
Carbon
added: Potassium, Platinum
Posted by: BobH

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 03:33 PM

Wow! These are really hard. My hat's off to the solvers. I think I know the categories to 1 and 2 and have a few examples but not getting them all.

Good luck to all and thanks Cue for an interesting puzzle.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 04:10 PM

manxman, I wasn't being that specific. I was just going for elements on the periodic table. It's like chemistry class here today and you're doing well. lol "tin" is too short according to the rules and "cadmium" doesn't work. Look at the available letters because I believe you haven't used all of them.

Bob, I borrowed this puzzle from our illustrious leader - Pandora. I'd like to claim the credit but... The hardest part is cracking the category. Once you work that out the rest should come a little easier.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 06:11 PM

Thanks Cue, corrections made wave
Posted by: Jema

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/23/13 07:07 PM

1. Dogs puppy

Akita
Beagle
Bloodhound
Bullmastiff
Papillon
Pomeranian
Poodle
Rottweiler
Whippet

I haven't seen one of these for a long time. thanks Cue
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/24/13 12:49 AM

2. rock bands wave

Queen
Led Zeppelin
Nirvana
Grateful Dead
Black Sabbath
Van Halen
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Deep Purple
Rush
Posted by: Cue

Re: Artful Linked Letters - 04/24/13 09:49 AM

Excellent solves, everyone! praise

You're always welcome, Jema. grin