# Cannibalistic Words

Drawing from the word pool below, find the twelve Cannibalistic Words.

(Note the and tags.)

1. WILD
_ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐
2. PENS
☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ _ _
3. DEED
_ _ _ ☐ ☐ _ _ _
4. BLED
_ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐
5. MINI
_ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ _
6. REED
☐ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ _
7. NEST
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ ☐
8. BRAT
_ ☐ ☐ _ _ _ _ _
9. AUNT
_ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ _
☐ ☐ _ _ _ _ _ _
11. BARE
_ _ _ ☐ _ _ ☐ _
12. COED
_ ☐ _ _ _ ☐ _ _

Word Pool:
DISH, CATS, EACH, VIED, PORT, HOLY, SIGN, FLED, LIES, VOLT, BEER, EXES

## What do Cannibalistic Words end up with?

• Is Cannibalistic words a concept invented for this puzzle or some kind of common puzzle? If the second, could you explain how it works? Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 7:55
• @Masclins The term was invented for this puzzle. Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 11:49
• what are the squares meaning?
– user52327
Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 12:55
• @Chowzen With another great puzzle! +1 Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 14:02
• I just noticed it says " find the ten Cannibalistic Words " when there are 12 pairs. Is this a hint for the final answer or an error? Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 16:17

To solve:

Each numbered word either takes in a word from the word pool, or is taken in by one to form an 8 letter word. Then, note the letters in the boxes and anagram them.

1. WILD + BEER = BEWILDER -> WR
2. PENS + EXES = EXPENSES -> ES
3. DEED + PORT = DEPORTED -> OR
4. BLED + EACH = BLEACHED -> ED
5. MINI + DISH = DIMINISH -> M
6. REED + VOLT= REVOLTED - > RV
7. NEST + HOLY = HONESTLY - > Y
8. BRAT + VIED = VIBRATED - > IB
9. AUNT + FLED = FLAUNTED -> LE
11. BARE + CATS = CABARETS -> AT
12. COED + SIGN = COSIGNED -> ON

Final letters:

WRESOREDMRVYIBLELIATON

What do Cannibalistic Words end up with?

EDIT: Thanks entirely to @Walt, the letters unscramble to:

Irritable Vowel Syndrome

• Let's dispense with the no-computers tag for the Anagram. I know that 22 letters is a bit much. Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 16:30
• I've been at this for a while. I feel like 22 letters gives too many options for an answer with no guidance on word count/ word length for the final phrase. Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 19:20
• The checkmark is yours if you add the final answer. :) Commented Oct 14, 2018 at 14:46

TwoBitOperation deserves most of the credit, I'll just provide the punny answer...

WRESOREDMRVYIBLELIATON = Irritable Vowel Syndrome ;)

• Nice! I was about to add a hint on number of words and number of letters/word, but now I don't have to. +1 Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 19:45
• I wasn't even close; good solve! Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 2:05