Superstition: A Word Game
I was reading a newspaper from 1843, and I found a puzzle called an enigma. It was constructed from a series of riddles, and the riddles were taken from words derived from a phrase. The phrase was the answer to the puzzle. Solve the riddles, place the numbered letters in the correct slots, and solve the phrase.
So I got the idea of making one of these myself, to see how they were put together. I just pulled a word out of my head, and came up with “superstition”.
Then, I turned it into a different game. I made this little verse from words that are found within the word “superstition”.
Note, pest, persist, I issue petitions
I upset, press upon
Not sputter, stop or rest
Nest in tents
Presto! sprite, I trip