Apparently, yesterday was National Puzzle Day (in the US, I think).
As part of the celebration, American comedian Demetri Martin posted a puzzle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemetriMartin/status/1222580168692260866/photo/1
I won't share the image here because I'm not sure about permissions.
The essential idea is that the 26 letters of the alphabet are partitioned into 13 two-letter pairs.
There are 13 clues with each clue corresponding to one of the letter pairs.
The accompanying diagram had the letters arranged in a circle with a single pairing indicated by an arrow (so for example, the answer WE is indicated by an arrow from W to E).
In the original puzzle, the letter pairings were given at the outset.
Here, I present a similar puzzle but without the pairings (arrows in the diagram) and 13 clues as before.
- A valid Roman numeral.
- American pay television channel.
- Past and beyond.
- Famous alien.
- Unit of mass, abbreviated.
- Withdrawing tomorrow.
- A car manufacturer.
- During the time of being.
- Quicksilver symbol.
- Unknown if P.
- Abbreviated honorific.
- British comedy TV show.
- Professional law degree.
Can you determine the 13 pairings?
Feel free not to use the diagram, it is mostly for show.