# Daily Brain Puzzlers Calendar

I met my allotted puzzle time and didn’t figure out 7 or 8. I’ll come back to it after I get some work done.

EDIT - I figured out #8 and PatientZombie got #7.

1. Handful
2. Safeguard
3. Daffodil
4. Scaffold
5. Handcuffs
6. Affidavit
8. Decaffeinated

Decaffeinated

Spoilers man!

I just came back here because I figured out #8. You really think #7 is Fiddlehead? I saw that (and Difflehead) but didn’t think those would be the actual solutions.

Seems like a blank is missing in #5 and isn’t fiddlehead a type of crab?

Huh. I just thought it was a lame insult. Turns out you were right though!

Whoops! Fixed now.

Gotta be quick here!

I’ll post the next one, but I don’t have time to work on it now.

1/6/21 - Pathfinder

A path of 36 consecutive numbers, connected horizontally or vertically, and never diagonally, will complete this grid. Some numbers are given to get you started. Can you fill in the rest of the path?

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[details=“Summary”]
|—|—|—|—|—|—|
|22|21|38|39|40|41|
|23|20|37|36|35|42|
|24|19|32|33|34|43|
|25|30|31|46|45|44|
|26|29|54|47|48|49|
|27|28|53|52|51|50|
[/details]strong text

Cell B5 in your grid is wrong (you listed 28 twice). But other than that, you are correct!

fixed, still works, just a typo

I figured it was just a type since everything else was correct.

The next one is a grid, so I need someone to tell me how @Vorian_Atreides made that grid.

might be a first, a typo of typo

lol. Speling isn’t my strong suit.

Do this, just remove the percent signs.
Alternatively, if you type it in excel and hit copy paste the software does the formatting for you

%| - | - | - | - | - | - |
|A|B|C|D|E|F|
|R|P|S|M|P|O|

Nice! Thank you!

1/7/21 - Gimme Five

A pentomino is a tile made of five squares joined edge to edge. Divide this grid into five pentominoes, each containing the five letters A, B, C, D, and E. The regions will not all have the same shape. A starting hint appears upside down at the bottom of the answer page.

E C C B E
C A B E A
D B D A D
A A D C B
E D E B C