Your challenge in each puzzle below is to find six nine-letter words that each contain two four-letter words (not that kind), in the correct order but not consecutively. The word NATURALLY, for example, contains the letters for NARY and TALL in that order, plus an extra U (or NULL and TRAY, plus an extra A). Each word to be identified adheres to this pattern-two interwoven four-letter words and one additional letter.
To help you solve, we’ve provided a clue for each nine-letter word, and indicated which blanks the two four-letter words will occupy by shading them in pink and gray. The additional letter is shown. All of the four-letter words to be used are listed at the top of each puzzle; you may cross them off as you solve. The first letter in Puzzle A has been filled in as an example.
Puzzle A: Balladeer, sovereign, secretary, humiliate, stagehand, dandelion
Puzzle B: Pitchfork, Videotape, transport, pedigreed, machinery, shrewdest
Puzzle C: Truckload, botanical, porcelain, paramount, fusillade, cabinetry