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Following in Bonanova's footsteps in following in Prof. Templeton's idea (PT's game)

You know...there have been 5 and 6 letter versions of this by Prof. Templeton and Bonanova (which I have thoroughly enjoyed)...I figured I'd go with the 3-letter version...this one could be super easy or really tough...not sure...

If you look at this grid, you should notice 2 things:

1) There are two letters which have a lot of 0s...solving these should be pretty easy.

2) Considering these are all 3 letter words, there are a lot of 2s and very few 0s (besides those two letters)...what does that tell you?

Here it is:

. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A . 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 2

B 1 . 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

C 1 2 . 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

D 2 2 2 . 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 1

E 1 1 1 1 . 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1

F 1 1 1 1 2 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1

G 1 2 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

H 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 . 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

I 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 . 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1

J 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 . 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

K 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1

L 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 . 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

M 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 . 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

N 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 . 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

O 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

P 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 . 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

Q 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

R 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 . 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 1

S 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 . 2 1 2 1 1 2 1

T 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 . 1 2 1 0 2 1

U 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 . 1 1 0 1 1

V 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 . 1 0 2 1

W 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 . 0 1 0

X 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . 0 0

Y 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 . 1

Z 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .

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QUA

XIS (plural of the greek letter XI)?

GOB (less certain about this one)

WED?

No, Yes, Yes, Yes...that's 3 of them...

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I must get new glasses: Q and U don't overlap, so...
QAT (as in "more than one way to skin a...")

Correct...look it up on dictionary.com...it is a valid word (and a GREAT Scrabble word...really, I've used it many times in Scrabble)...that's 4...those were the "easy" ones (sort of)

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CRY?
As you say, getting less easy and less certain

less secure:
AXE and ZAX

No, no, and no...however, I will say I originally thought of using ZAX...but decided to change it :c)

I will also say that after creating this, I haven't actually gone through and checked how easy it would be to solve...so, really all I can say again is notice that there are not many 0s in that grid...

Also, I'll let you know that words J, U, Y, and Z are not super common (along with the X and Q that has already been solved)...but the rest are pretty normal

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edit: added O word

ELK, ILK, FLY, ORB

No, No, No, Yes!!

5 down, 21 to go:

A - ?

B - ?

C - ?

D - ?

E - ?

F - ?

G - GOB

H - ?

I - ?

J - ?

K - ?

L - ?

M - ?

N - ?

O - ORB

P - ?

Q - QAT

R - ?

S - ?

T - ?

U - ?

V - ?

W - WED

X - XIS

Y - ?

Z - ?

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DOE, EON, ION ?
I think it is easier than the longer words. (Not that it's easy, just easiER)

No, Yes, Yes...

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FOE, HOW, JOE, LOW, MOW, NOW, ROW, SOW, TOW, VOW

HAHA...keep going with that...

No, Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes

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BOW, COW, DOW!, FOW?, JOW!, POW, YOW

Interesting! didn't know there were so many words ending in OW...

Yes, Yes, Yes, No (you already had F), Yes, Yes, yes...

Yeah, I always used to bet my friends that if I gave them 2 letters in a 3 letter word of hangman, that they would still never get it...I always won (just because you can arbitrarily choose whatever they don't guess)...

I seem to have misplaced my list of what you have guessed...but that was the bulk of it...I think you just had Z and U left? something like that...

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Got a problem:

Z shares 2 with ADO

Z shares 0 with QAT (so no A)

Z shares 0 with WED (so no D)

I don't think you should count ZOO as a 2, as there's only one O in ADO

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Got a problem:
Z shares 2 with ADO

Z shares 0 with QAT (so no A)

Z shares 0 with WED (so no D)

I don't think you should count ZOO as a 2, as there's only one O in ADO

OOPS...it should share 1 with QAT...

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