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From the Ted Talk by Alex Gendler: Can you solve the secret sauce riddle?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

One of the top chefs from Pasta pclaae has been kidnapped by operatives from Burger Bazaar hponig to learn the location of their secret sacue recipe. Little do they know that a third party— susagae Saloon— has sent you to take advantage of the situation. As their top spy, your skills range from infiltration and subterfuge, to safecracking and reading faces for signs of deception.
You’ve tracked the captors to where they’re holding the chef prisoner. From your hiding spot, you can see him on the other side of the glass, while in fornt of you an ionorrgetatr wearing headphones speaks into a microphone.

Open Cloze

One of the top chefs from Pasta ______ has been kidnapped by operatives from Burger Bazaar ______ to learn the location of their secret _____ recipe. Little do they know that a third party— _______ Saloon— has sent you to take advantage of the situation. As their top spy, your skills range from infiltration and subterfuge, to safecracking and reading faces for signs of deception.
You’ve tracked the captors to where they’re holding the chef prisoner. From your hiding spot, you can see him on the other side of the glass, while in _____ of you an ____________ wearing headphones speaks into a microphone.

Solution

  1. sauce
  2. interrogator
  3. palace
  4. front
  5. sausage
  6. hoping

Original Text

One of the top chefs from Pasta Palace has been kidnapped by operatives from Burger Bazaar hoping to learn the location of their secret sauce recipe. Little do they know that a third party— Sausage Saloon— has sent you to take advantage of the situation. As their top spy, your skills range from infiltration and subterfuge, to safecracking and reading faces for signs of deception.
You’ve tracked the captors to where they’re holding the chef prisoner. From your hiding spot, you can see him on the other side of the glass, while in front of you an interrogator wearing headphones speaks into a microphone.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
burger bazaar 2
chef answers 2
answers truthfully 2
interrogator thinks 2
chef answered 2

Important Words

  1. advantage
  2. bazaar
  3. burger
  4. captors
  5. chef
  6. chefs
  7. deception
  8. faces
  9. front
  10. glass
  11. headphones
  12. hiding
  13. holding
  14. hoping
  15. infiltration
  16. interrogator
  17. kidnapped
  18. learn
  19. location
  20. microphone
  21. operatives
  22. palace
  23. pasta
  24. prisoner
  25. range
  26. reading
  27. recipe
  28. safecracking
  29. sauce
  30. sausage
  31. secret
  32. side
  33. signs
  34. situation
  35. skills
  36. speaks
  37. spot
  38. spy
  39. subterfuge
  40. top
  41. tracked
  42. wearing