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THE

Solve for six missing words, using enigmatic clues and a penchant for rhymes. The words are divided into three couplets, separated by ampersands.


Beat the Ampersandi and share your result.
Continue your streak every Monday & Friday.

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HOW IT WORKS

You'll be presented with three lines of clues and three couplets. Each couplet contains two boxes (missing words) separated by ampersands.

 

At least one of the clues will allude to a common phrase that includes "and" (ex: cats & dogs, flotsam & jetsam, etc).

But the puzzle may also include pairings that have no relevance to each other or the other words (ex: hats & pogs, bats & hogs, etc).



 

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THE RULES

1. All the words on the left side of the ampersands will rhyme with each other, and the same goes with all of the words on the right side of the ampersands.

2. The words on one side of the ampersands will never rhyme with the words on the other side.

3. On occasion, imperfect rhymes may be used (ex: dark & monarch, etc).

4. If a clue contains an ampersand, it's meant to be read as two separate things. If it contains the word "and," both clauses may have something to do with both words.

Once you submit your guess, the ampersands of the correct couplets will turn gold and you will no longer be able to change them. The ampersands of the incorrect couplets will morph into a new ampersand design but remain black.


If one of the words in a couplet is correct but the other is not, your couplet will be marked as incorrect.
This may prove infuriating.


 



 

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Example of completed puzzle:

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SHARING

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Share your result and your message will tell how many tries (&s) it took you to solve the puzzle and the date. For example, on August 11, this person solved each couplet in one try. Great job!



 

HINTS

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The Pillbox Games Twitter account will publish one hint per puzzle, unless we forget. You may also beg for more and we will consider it.