Pangrams – NYT style

The New York Times daily newsletter has a feature they call a Pangram. They provide a honeycomb arrangement of seven unique letters (six around a central one). The reader must find a pangram, that is, a standard English word that uses all the letters shown in the puzzle, and not containing any other letters. However, you may use letters in the puzzle as many times as you want. For example, if the letters were VELD you would solve it with DELVE, DELVED, LEVELED, and LEVELLED. Not acceptable are words with too few or extra letters such as LEVEL (no D) or DRIVEL (I not in puzzle letters). I’m not going to limit the length to seven letters. There may be more than one correct answer.

Here are a few examples for you to try your hand at. Scroll down for the answers, which will be written backwards so they are not immediate spoilers. Letters are shown in alphabetical order.

  1. DFILUY
  2. FLORSUWY
  3. CHOPST
  4. ABIORST
  5. CELMPSU
  6. AFILMORTY
  7. DEINQRTU
  8. CDGILMNOY
  9. ELNOTV
  10. ACILNOPRS

See answers below:

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| Answers are spelled backwards

    1. YLDIULF
    2. YLLUFWORROS
    3. HCTOCSPOH
    4. SROTARTIBRA, (S)TSAORBIR, (S)TSIROBRA
    5. (S)MULUCEPS
    6. YTILAMROF
    7. DETIUQERNU
    8. GNILDDOCYLLOM
    9. ETTELEVON
    10. (S)NOILLACSPAR

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