CISRA Puzzle Competition 2007 - Solutions
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Intuitive leap: When the missing letters are filled in, each column forms three words: a three-letter word, a four-letter word, and a five-letter word.
We need to find five-letter words in each column such that the last four letters and last three letters of each five-letter word are also words. Some words which fit in each column are:
An anagramming program may help to find these words. (Note that other more obscure words are possible, if using an unabridged dictionary.)
The first letters of each five-letter word form the following:
The only word matching this pattern is the solution: SABOTAGE