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  • The star is from 5 straight lines, each line for 1 word.
  • The 2 double circles have same letter.
  • The 2 dashed circles have same letter.
  • The direction is Top-Down. For horizontal line is Left-Right.
  • Each number in anagram is the letter taken from the crossword.

Crossword clues:

  • Mean "united" in Japanese
  • Kingdoms.
  • Different or unequal
  • Things which are difficult to remove.
  • An amount of money that is returned.

Solve These anagram, all have connection with “PUZZLE”:

  • [11,12,14,16,17,18,20,3,6,10]
  • [10,14,3,7,17]
  • [16,7,17,11]
  • [1,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,19,20]
  • [2,3,4,6,11,12,18,19]

What is the 6-letters-word which describes the anagrams?
(The answer is not PUZZLE)


1 Answer 1


United in Japanese




Different or unequal


Things which are difficult to remove


An amount of money that is returned



solved star

The rest was vastly aided by ffao and (the now inactive) Hose Pipe.


IKTTSUEANN -> Ten Tsunaki


NTALS -> Slant




RUNLMNIKBE -> Numberlink


EARNIKUB -> Nurikabe

and the six letter word that describes the anagrams?

Nikoli - the publisher of the puzzles named above.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikoli_(publisher) $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Apr 19, 2017 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ +1 The crossword is right. Slant and numberlink is right. others are still wrong. $\endgroup$ Apr 19, 2017 at 7:56
  • $\begingroup$ EARNIKUB is Nurikabe, TLSI is LITS, and I'm not sure what IKTTSUEANN is; it's certainly not an anagram of anything I'm seeing on my numerous lists of Nikoli puzzles. My closest guess is BIJUTSUKAN, which is three letters away. $\endgroup$
    – edderiofer
    Apr 19, 2017 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ I must say, IKTTSUEANN contains a lot of different possibilities when splitted into two words: ssynth.co.uk/~gay/cgi-bin/… $\endgroup$ Apr 19, 2017 at 14:45
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ IKTTSUEANN is ten tsunaki; all answers were in the link I posted in my first comment $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Apr 19, 2017 at 15:41

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