The note from the Editor looks like a good place to START.
The words that fit in the blanks based on the context seem to have a couple things in common.
Each word is 4 letters. Each word has “is” in the middle.
Fish = F is H (and vice versa, so H also equals F).
Crlrgr hiekg gwo heom wfolr, bads gferr heom falh, hiekg houe heom quaegre nogrk.
Delete first two from whole, back three from half, first four from quarter notes.
R IS E (rise)
D IS C (disc)
K IS S (kiss)
F IS H (fish)
G IS T (gist)
Use these substitutions to decode the gibberish text.
Utilize these guidelines with Caroling Guidelines section.
Get rid of the first two letters from each word under whole notes.
Get rid of the last three letters from each word under half notes.
Get rid of the first four letters from each word under quarter notes.
The spacing in the word “FISH” in the title looks a little off.
Find a friend and sing both music lines at the same time.
Or I guess just connect the top letters to the bottom letters to form words.
STRING SIX MIDDLES OF EVENTS THAT REPLACE LIME CHERRY CARROT LEMON MILK COFFEE
First we’ll need to know how to replace one food with another. The article can help with this.
Mr. Hincks says the best way to replace foods you’re running low on when cooking is to find a food that’s the same color.
B. Lou Berry sounds like a familiar food, but not one that matches a color on the list.
Now head to the Winter Hinckslympics section to and take a look at the event champs.
LIME = green = Brock Leigh (broccoli)
CHERRY = red = Tommy Tow (tomato)
CARROT = orange = Ken Tullope (cantaloupe)
LEMON = yellow = Ben Nanner (banana)
MILK = white = Cole A. Flowers
COFFEE = brown = Chuck Ullot (chocolate)
Add the aisle number to each row of seconds.
Brock Lee = Add
Tommy Tow = Aisle
Ken Tullope = Then
Ben Nanner = Covert
Cole A. Flower = To
Chuck Ullot = HMMSS
Convert this new list of seconds to HMMSS
(hour: minute minute : second second)
String together the middle words from the events titles of these food names in that same order.
These numbers look similar to another section in the paper. But first we’ll need to finish filling it out.
16, 8, 4, 2, 1 notate the value of that slot. 1 or 0 represents if that slot is “on” and adds that value, or “off” and does not include that value.
The first one with a blank to fill in is 9. So far the value equals 8. We’ll need to put a 1 in the 1 slot in order to add that value and create 9.
Full chart in next hint.
Use the filled in chart to match HMMSS to binary.
10000 = P
01111 = O
10100 = T
01100 = L
10101 = U
00011 = C
01011 = K
POTLUCK! What a great idea!