Just for my own sense of closure, long after the fact: I had the exact same experience with LISZT/LIZST. So much for my years of musical training and subsequent years of devotion to music! But I also failed to catch on to the, well, audio component of the puzzle. I found MEN/MENU, NOT/NOTI, and even BOWS/BOZO, but I failed to grasp (even after I corrected my entry) that BEES/BIZET yielded A and that HIGH/HEIDI were part of the solution! Ah well, at least now we have another method of meta concealment under our collective belt!Devilbunny wrote: ↑Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:45 pmAnd I like to pretend to myself - though we'll never know, because after this lesson that WILL be burned into my mind - that I would have spelled it correctly if asked - but with ZST sitting there waiting, it was so easy. Note to self: if the answer can be confirmed with basic Goog search, and you're not 100% sure, check it.
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