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Word Wrap Proverb

An old wise saying is contained in the star path above (starting at top left and moving counter-clockwise). Can you guess it? Here are some hints:

  1. Superstitious number
  2. A protective layer of paint
  3. Suffocates his wife in this Shakespeare tragedy
  4. Person who wears a mask at a ball
  5. A part of speech
  6. Peach variety
  7. Wasted on the young
  8. Live entertainment at a restaurant

Each of the hints above represent a word that stretches across each of the 8 ‘star lines’.  So if the first word were ‘Seven’, the top star on the left would be an ‘S’ and the top star on the right would be a ‘N’.

12 Comments to “Word Wrap Proverb”


  1. engjs1960 | Profile

    Too many cooks spoil the broth


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  3. cheddarmelt | Profile

    Too many cooks spoil the broth


  4. Mashplum | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    THIRTEENTH
    OVERCOAT
    OTHELLO
    MASQUERADER
    ADVERB
    NECTARINE
    YOUTH
    CABARET


    “TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH”


  5. nattlebattle | Profile

    “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”


    1. Thirteenth
    2. Overcoat
    3. Othello
    4. Masquerader
    5. Adverb
    6. Nectarine
    7. Youth
    8. Concert


    I feel like some of the clues were a stretch. For example, if asked to find a number, I would choose “thirteen”, not “thirteenth”. As for a protective layer of paint, I would not choose “overcoat”, as I understand that to mean a long jacket. And I certainly do not consider music at dinner to be a “concert”.


    There’s always the chance that my responses are wrong, but nothing else that fits comes to mind. Either way – still a fun puzzle!


  6. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Too many cooks spoil the broth


    1- Thirteenth
    2- Overcoat
    3- Othello
    4- Masquer or Masquerader
    5- Adverb
    6- Nectarine
    7- Youth
    8- C??t


  7. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    THIRTEENTH
    OVERCOAT
    OTHELLO
    MASQUERADER
    ADVERB
    NECTARINE
    YOUTH
    CABARET


    TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH


  8. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Has Shawn’s post slipped through moderation? :D


  9. RK | Founder | Profile

    ooops!! sorry about that guys! just put all comments up.


  10. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    I AM OMNIPRESENT!!!


    I CAN NOT BE CONTAINED!!!!


  11. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Shawn, one more post that slips past moderation and you’ll have a pair of slippers :D


  12. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    Groooaaannn!!


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