In this part, we'll see how Sanborn derives the word 'PALIMPSEST'.
Step 1: Start With the Morse Code
This is what we'll be working with.
Step 2: The First Clues
Here we go.
Step 3: Match the Pattern
Just a matter of picking out the pattern.
Step 4: Finish the Pattern Matching
Find every one of them.
Step 5: Take the Middle Letter of Each
Pick out the letters and list them. Rearrange them into a word.
Step 6: Find the Missing Letter
We have to use some knowledge of crossword puzzles to do this.
Step 7: Examples
Here are some examples of wordplay in crossword puzzles.
Step 8: Find the One That Fits
Looking at several variations of wordplay for 'SOS' we find one that matches our pattern.
Step 9: 'DIGETAL'
The reason for the misspelling.
Step 10: On to 'ABSCISSA'
We're done with the easy part. On to something a bit more challenging!