There is an old miner named prospector Pete.
Who seeks the treasure that lies under feet.
On a weary journey on a hungry mare,
he comes across a food stocked lair.
But the kitchen's guarded by a nasty sheep,
who only wants to bite and bleat.
And if he wants a meal from there,
he'll need to secure the beast somewhere.
Just to keep things short and sweet:
The previous parts are obsolete.
These words in order and sized with care,
the solution's hidden fair and square:
Ram rope, ore area, pea & meat.
Just one thing 'til it's complete.
And that one thing is simply:______
That one thing is simply:
you can pack it all in thus:
reading ROPE, AREA, MEAT across and RAM, ORE, PEA, and EAT down.
Though I remark that
we're awfully close to being able to get MARE in there too, which would have been nice :-).
The one thing is simply
Because if you arrange the words as follows:
The following is true:
Reading the columns gets you RAM, ORE, and PEA, and the final missing word, EAT.