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Rules:

  • 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)

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United in Japanese

subaru

Kingdoms

realms

Different or unequal

unlike

Things which are difficult to remove

stains

An amount of money that is returned

rebate

Yielding

solved star

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

[11,12,14,16,17,18,20,3,6,10]

IKTTSUEANN -> Ten Tsunaki

[10,14,3,7,17]

NTALS -> Slant

[16,7,17,11]

TLSI -> LITS

[1,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,19,20]

RUNLMNIKBE -> Numberlink

[2,3,4,6,11,12,18,19]

EARNIKUB -> Nurikabe

and the six letter word that describes the anagrams?

Nikoli - the publisher of the puzzles named above.

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    $\begingroup$ en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikoli_(publisher) $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ +1 The crossword is right. Slant and numberlink is right. others are still wrong. $\endgroup$ Commented 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
    Commented 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/… $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 14:45
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    $\begingroup$ IKTTSUEANN is ten tsunaki; all answers were in the link I posted in my first comment $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 15:41

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