…Worked out the May Quipto last night – but quote seemed to leave one word out. I got “Life is the proper binge”. Is that right? I found references to Julia Child saying “Life itself is the proper binge.”
Just getting started with solving these – but sure enjoy them. I’m finding that making a list of words I see in the cube helps to make initial choices. Not sure what strategies others use….
Jane D., Vermont
You have a good eye, Jane – and a good ear. Yes, indeed, I did miscopy the Julia Child quotation, omitting the important word “itself”. Thanks for catching my error. (Actually, the full, correct quote is “impossible”; it can’t be spelled out on the Quipto® rack.)
In compensation for the misquote, we are offering the new Puzzle of the Month for May below; we hope that everyone enjoys it. (And we guarantee that this quote is accurate!)
Solving Reminder: All the puzzles that we have published so far are “half-rack” puzzles – those that involve only three mutually-adjacent faces of the Quipto® rack. The puzzles don’t really involve a third dimension, with one exception:
In exactly three cases, “cubicles” that don’t appear to be adjacent actually are – on the hidden back side of the rack. Thus, in the puzzle below, D is adjacent to O, U is adjacent to S, and L is adjacent to G. (We call this phenomenon a “hidden adjacency” or a “wraparound”.)
The puzzle below happens to involve two of these three wraparounds.
(BTW: Does anyone out there have any solving strategies to share with Jane? Please feel free to share them on this blog. Thanks. Jim)