(North West) No. 7421, Vol. 258

ROLL IT!
Racers
Dick Dastardly
and Muttley
Password
DAFTLY
Hazard
BACKFIRING
BOOBY TRAPS
All of the yellow words can be rolled from a set of four dice if the letters on each die are:
• A, D, F, L, T, and Y
• B, J, K, S, W, and Z
• C, G, I, M, R, and V
• E, H, N, O, P, and U
All of the red words can be rolled from a set of four dice if the letters on each die are:
• A, B, J, O, P, and X
• C, D, N, Q, R, and S
• E, F, G, I, L, and U
• H, K, M, T, V, and Y
All of the blue words can be rolled from a set of four dice if the letters on each die are:
• A, G, M, N, O, and V
• B, I, L, T, X. and Z
• C, E, F, P, S, and Y
• D, H, K, R, U, and W
The overlaid letters presented at the bottom of the puzzle can be decoded by looking up each
pair of letters in the respective sets of dice, and finding a third letter which is present on the
same dice those two letters are present on. For example, the first pair contains a red J and a
yellow Z. The red die with a J also contains the letter A, B, O, P and X, while the yellow die with
a Z also contains B, J, K, S and W. The third letter present on both dice is therefore B. Decoding
the entire string of overlaid letters in this way leads to the hazard: BACKFIRING BOOBY TRAPS.
The puzzle title contains six letters which are presented in orange, green, and purple. If the
color orange is separated into red and yellow, the color green is separated into blue and
yellow, and the color purple is separated into Oscar nominations red and blue, there are now
letter pairs which can be decoded in a similar fashion. For example, interpreting the purple R
in the puzzle title as a red R and a blue R, the letters on the red die with the R (C, D, N, Q, S) and
the blue die with the R (D, H, K, U, W) have only the letter D in common. Decoding the title in
this way leads to the password: DAFTLY.
BAPHL 5 – Balloon, Autogyro, Pirogue, Hoof, and Limousine
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