The three overlapping ellipses form seven curved regions - place one tile in each region so that the tiles in any one ellipse can be re-arranged into an eight-letter solution to the corresponding clue!

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  • $\begingroup$ Do the letters in each two-letter tile have to be in order in the eight-letter word? Or can all eight letters be rearranged into any order? $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2022 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ Letters cannot be rearranged within tiles. (At least, in my answer they aren't.) $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 5, 2022 at 21:32

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Complete solution:

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The first word I got (perhaps surprisingly) was

fighter = PUGILIST.

Realising that "NG" is probably at the end of a word and preceded by a vowel, it didn't take much fiddling to get

pound = STERLING.

And then, by a process of elimination, the final word must be

prize = PULITZER.

Oh and the title?

"Beatboxer" means a boxer who beats people, not the other meaning.


The words are

PULITZER prize, PUGILIST fighter, pound STERLING

and the pieces are arranged as follows:

prize only: TZ; fighter only: GI; pound only: NG;
prize fighter only: PU; prize pound: ER; pound fighter: ST;
all three: LI.

  • $\begingroup$ Just 40 seconds in it :-) $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2022 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ So it would seem. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 5, 2022 at 21:39

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