# Find the missing words #2

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle.

Find words to fit the clues. Each pair of $$\text{X}$$'s should be replaced with the same two letters (in order).

$$\begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\color{white}{\textbf{Pattern}}}\def\NT{\color{white}{\textbf{Clue}}}\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[teal]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{101px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{ X _ _ _ _ _ _ X }&\text{ mistake }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ X _ _ _ _ X _ }&\text{ active }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ X _ _ X _ _ }&\text{ №1 }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ _ X X _ _ _ }&\text{ field }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ X _ _ X _ _ }&\text{ direction }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ X _ _ _ _ X _ }&\text{ cut }\\ \hline ~\text{ X _ _ _ _ _ _ X }&\text{ seizure }\\ \hline \end{array}\end{gather}$$

The first $$\text{X}$$ in the first row represents the same letter as the first $$\text{X}$$ in all other rows and the second $$\text{X}$$ in the first row represents the same letter as the second $$\text{X}$$ in all other rows.

Here's my updated shot at this:

XX = IN

ILLUSION - Mistake

DILIGENT - Active

ORIGINAL - No. 1

DOMINION - Field

GUIDANCE - Direction

DISCOUNT - Cut

INVASION - Seizure

• I think you misunderstood the puzzle. It's not in each row, the two letters are the same. It's the same pair of letters in every row. Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 18:22
• Got it, you can see the reasoning before the edits were included though. Apologies for interpreting a wordplay puzzle clue literally. Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 18:48
• Updated answer to fit the rules Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 20:02
• Re your new answer: There's a typo in your 2nd (9 letters) and your 6th doesn't have enough letters (7 letters)...
– Stiv
Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 20:47
• Yep, forgot to update that last one with the shortage. Haste makes waste... Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 21:44