# A mystifying grid

Puzzle Name: TAKE TWOs

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L   R   D   N   S   D   Q
D   B   L   B   T   E   U
N   T   F   Y   P   K   U
A   L   M   C   D   O   N
Z   C   F   D   B   S   I
E   I   H   N   T   U   F
L   O   R   G   C   E   L
K   H   I   E   A   K   U
T   S   L   O   U   N   L


Solve this puzzle, and you'll discover a location that could be associated with the phrase "Take Two".

Hint 1:

There's a reason why the puzzle's name ISN'T 'Take Two'.

Hint 2:

The relative positions of the letters is a red herring (i.e. This puzzle is still solvable even if the entire grid is completely scrambled).

• Most certainly knowledge tag is applicable for this. Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 12:54
• I don't agree. To my knowledge, you can solve this without googling, and I have tested it out with people who were able to solve it without external knowledge. The final sentence is more of a teaser to the solution - you can safely ignore it and still figure the answer. Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 12:57
• I can't help but to see "BL", "BS" and think of BioShock and Borderlands from Take-Two. Seems to require knowledge though, and I can't seem to make anything else work with it.
– Tas
Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 1:01

After taking the letters appear an even number of times we end up with

AEEHRTT (we count the letters appearing 4 times as 2 * 2 times)

which gives the word

THEATER

that we can associate with the phrase "Take two" which give

• you got it, although the location isn't specific. The association is with the place being somewhere where you can watch movies, and movie directors yelling that phrase when shooting movies. As mentioned, the association is meant to be loose, and not needed to solve the puzzle. Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 10:25

Seems like

answer is FILM STUDIO (as we can see that pairs of letters are available in the grid as FI, LM, ST, UD, IO) and it is that place where generally for a re-take that word - Take two is used.

• I can see where you're coming from, but that is not the solution I have in mind. Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 13:19

It can be

EARTH / THRAE (taken letters in pairs i.e. occur 2 or 4 times in grid)

OR

E.T. (Extra Terrestrial) taken letters those occur four times

Take Two:

may be only two letters

• you are on the right track, but are you sure you took the right letters? Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 4:44
• ok edited but not sure yet Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 5:48
• I think you could get a better word if you took the letters that occur four times twice. Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 6:12
• @M Oehm i also think about it that it could be extra-terrestrial but no idea about take two. I have no knowledge:( Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 6:19
• M Oehm's got the gist! Just follow his thought process and you'll probably get the answer. You don't need external knowledge. Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 8:38

After counting the repeated letters:

L, U, N, D where the most repeated

The place is

LUND
It is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden.

Another place might be:

Dunet
Dunet is a commune in the Indre department in central France