# 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.

## 1 Answer

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. Apr 21 '20 at 18:22
• Got it, you can see the reasoning before the edits were included though. Apologies for interpreting a wordplay puzzle clue literally. Apr 21 '20 at 18:48
• Updated answer to fit the rules Apr 21 '20 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
Apr 21 '20 at 20:47
• Yep, forgot to update that last one with the shortage. Haste makes waste... Apr 21 '20 at 21:44