Full Word Association Key:
COPES : It's not an anagram, keep trying.
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A 5x5 grid of blocks that spin, similar to a playground tic-tac-toe board.
A piece of paper that has the clue and word count
TL;DR: Play Codenames with a changing board.
Read the clue on the paper, find the matching words.
Turn the matching word blocks to the left, revealing a new word
Continue to read clues on the paper until the end
After turning a block three times, it'll show a letter. At the end, only 5 will be visible.
when the paper is finished, read the letters from left to right, top to bottom; it spells "SCOPE"
When they ask for help, ask them to tell you: (1) clue they are on, (2) what they think the associated words are.
Data (to be added) below will show you where each word needed is located. You can ask for either the row or col the word is in, the assumed wrong word is in, or ask them to read the whole board to you. Do not ask specifically about the cube the answer is in.
NOTE: Each block will only be rotated once per codeword.
Here's a list where people have had trouble. It's really for teams not thinking out of the box. Teams tend to get stuck only on one or two of them, and ask when they are tired of arguing. If all of the associations were easy, this wouldn't be a puzzle!
Most people get stuck on getting "fan" as in "fan-base". Sometimes I hint with "other definitions of base" "base also means groups of people"
"Station" is the other clue here. If they used "station" for "travel",
- "sheep" is one people get stuck with. Hint with: "What do you call people in a cult?"
"runway" is typically ignored. Ask them to think about different uses of the word "land"
Some teams associate "Queen" with "Land". Tell them to think about things with a stronger connection than that.
"Kingdom" is expected here. Some people don't asscoiate this with "land". Hint with realm, territory, but don't make them think "Queen" is an option. (King used to be available at this point, I removed King because people kept choosing it over Kingdom as a King rules over land. This is the biggeest risk for international translations, as Kingdom does not always correlate to Land as much as it does Realm/Dominion/Domain.)
- "under" as in "underdog". Ask for descriptors or prefixes, words that use "dog"
Yes an "ocelot" is a kind of cat.
"grumpy" is the overlooked clue. Ask for descriptors, prefixes, phrases that use "cat". Or memes.
"play" for play bill. Ask for descriptors/prefixes.
"duck" things that have bills
**"squirrel" - things that have obvious tails
"caboose", "butt" - the end of something
Go to Review->Protect Workbook to be able to modify the structure. Don't unprotect the sheet.
Right click a sheet tab to Unhide. This will give you to access to each grid pattern. You can solve the puzzle with the answers on the right of this page. If you get a VBA error hit ignore, it's normal. I didn't feel like making my guide an ultra robust source.
Final Configuration, read left to right, top to bottom spells S-C-O-P-E