hope all is well!

Back with a familiar puzzle, but for those that don't know the rules are as follows:

The three overlapping ellipses form seven curved regions. There are seven tiles. Place one tile in each region so that the four tiles in any one ellipse can be re-arranged to make an eight-letter solution to the corresponding clue! Enjoy!

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  • $\begingroup$ I think "Carefully like Rogers?" could be rot13(tvatreyl). $\endgroup$
    – Someone
    Jun 18, 2023 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ And then the top-left would be rot13(raqnatre). $\endgroup$
    – Someone
    Jun 18, 2023 at 14:10

1 Answer 1


The three words are:


ENDANGER (to put something at risk)


GINGER (Ginger Rogers was a famous dancer, and "gingerly" = "carefully")


ENERGIES (E is a common abbreviation for "energy")

So, reading across the rows:

DA - EN - ES NG - ER - GI LY

I initially got sidetracked on "E's" by thoughts of

the Shamen song "Ebenezer Goode", which involves repeatedly singing "E's are good" - we have EN, ER, and ES is pretty close to EZ.


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