Curios & Conundrums Codex

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Click the spaces below to reveal the letters in their correct positions:


I’ve completed the puzzle. How do I find the answer word?
Certain clues are marked with Roman numerals.
Take the answers to those clues in order to find your final clue.

What’s the final clue?
The final clue is GAG GUERILLA AROUND THE SOONER STATE.

What the heck kind of clue is this?
It’s a cryptic (British-style) crossword puzzle clue!

How do I solve the clue?
If you don’t know how to solve a cryptic crossword clue, ask your gran.
There are many excellent resources online as well.
Your local library probably has books on the subject.
To solve this particular clue, you need to break it down piece by piece.
Find out what “THE SOONER STATE” and “GUERILLA” are.
“GUERILLA” is a common cryptic crossword clue for CHE (Guevara).
“THE SOONER STATE” is the motto of Oklahoma, which can be abbreviated to OK.
The wordplay part of the clue is AROUND, which suggest wrapping one word around another.
If you wrap CHE around OK, you get CHOKE, which is a synonym for GAG.

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