Letters in Chains / Hints

Posted by: Cue

Letters in Chains / Hints - 10/31/17 08:40 AM

I think Pandora may have posted this puzzle some years ago. It has a Halloween flair. ghost

Find the members of a hidden category by linking letters. Each letter on both sides of the arrows is used at least once. Most answers are single words, but some may be hyphenated or multiple word answers. 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 five letters long. Please answer an entire category.

Category Hints: These hints are listed in alphabetical order

A medical officer on The Enterprise
He wrote It
What you get when you reset reset
Word with apple or eye

***Category 1 (11):

A > ILT
B > EU
C > HK
D > IJUS
E > DRST
F > I
G > E
H > FU
I > ELNOST
J > OU
K > ADIL
L > EKLM
M > IO
N > DEGIT
O > LNORTY
R > AFMOS
S > HIKW
T > EKLOST
U > BCDJNT
W > E


***Category 2 (10):

A > DNTV
B > LU
C > CLOY
D > I
E > LMR
F > EI
H > UY
I > BCDU
L > AEL
M > AEU
N > DU
O > CI
P > A
R > ANU
S > T
T > E
U > LMRS
V > I
Y > OX

***Category 3 (11):

A > LPRSW
B > IU
C > HKOU
D > E
E > NY
H > AO
I > LNR
K > E
L > AEILNO
M > A
N > DUW
O > CDNOPRTW
P > ELO
R > CN
S > PT
T > HOT
U > CST
W > AIOT
Y > E


***Category 4 (12):

A > GMRT
B > AO
C > AHK
D > EFR
E > ADEMRST
F > BIU
G > OS
H > EIR
I > AENORS
K > EN
L > T
M > ACIMNY
N > EGINOS
O > CFMN
P > E
R > AEIRSTY
S > EOPT
T > ACEHIOS
U > L
Y > K

Posted by: Cue

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/02/17 08:09 AM

Added category hints in the original post.
Posted by: Redz

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/02/17 10:26 AM

4. Stephen King

Christine
Misery
Carry
Pet Sematary
Dreamcatchers
Firestarter
Tommyknockers
Needful Things
Desperation
The Mist
Bag of Bones
Thinner

crazy
Posted by: Cue

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/02/17 02:03 PM

You're well read and well puzzled, Joan lol
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/02/17 07:06 PM

2. Bones

clavicle
coccyx
femur
fibula
humerus
hyoid
mandible
patella
radius
sternum
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/02/17 07:19 PM

I love that you're sharing this, Cue. I created this puzzle in October 2010. I was not kind enough to provide hints. lol
Posted by: Redz

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/03/17 07:16 AM

1. CANDY

Almond Joy
Kit Kat
Junior Mints
Jujubes
Butterfingers
Skittles
Tootsie Roll
Chuckles
Raisinets
Milk Duds
Swedish Fish

pacify
Posted by: Cue

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/03/17 01:30 PM

You've broken the code Sondi and Joan grin

Originally Posted By: Pandora
I was not kind enough to provide hints.


Yeah, it must have been a moment of weakness on my part or maybe too much candy. lol
Posted by: Redz

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/03/17 02:34 PM

3. TREES

Hawthorn
Cottonwood
Locust
Walnut
Larch
Poplar
Willow
Aspen
Maple
Birch
Linden

Obviously I like these
fall

Posted by: Cue

Re: Letters in Chains / Hints - 11/06/17 10:30 AM

Well, obviously Joan! grin Nice solve thumbsup