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

Stop riots


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