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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Today’s the big day. You’re an ielgennltit creature of matter amidst a caotihc crowd of alien races. Every hundred million yreas, sentient species of the gxalay send emissaries to the core to pay tribute to the galactic seed you’re all descended from. Each of the 27,182 attendees has brought a cube of matter and a cube of antimatter. Except you: you’ve been chosen to represent your femad aetncsor and reenact its moment of choice. Everyone places their mttear and antimatter cubes in a ring. Your job: pick a spot to stand where you won’t be aeilinthand. The ring is too large to simulate aonaitilnhins like before, but you have a programmable device you can point at sopts between cubes. The device can detect the full sequence of cubes around the circle, count cubes of each type, perform arithmetic, and carry out simple logical commands.

## Open Cloze

Today’s the big day. You’re an ___________ creature of matter amidst a _______ crowd of alien races. Every hundred million _____, sentient species of the ______ send emissaries to the core to pay tribute to the galactic seed you’re all descended from. Each of the 27,182 attendees has brought a cube of matter and a cube of antimatter. Except you: you’ve been chosen to represent your _____ ________ and reenact its moment of choice. Everyone places their ______ and antimatter cubes in a ring. Your job: pick a spot to stand where you won’t be ___________. The ring is too large to simulate _____________ like before, but you have a programmable device you can point at _____ between cubes. The device can detect the full sequence of cubes around the circle, count cubes of each type, perform arithmetic, and carry out simple logical commands.

## Solution

1. famed
2. intelligent
3. chaotic
4. ancestor
5. matter
6. annihilated
7. years
8. spots
9. galaxy
10. annihilations

## Original Text

Today’s the big day. You’re an intelligent creature of matter amidst a chaotic crowd of alien races. Every hundred million years, sentient species of the galaxy send emissaries to the core to pay tribute to the galactic seed you’re all descended from. Each of the 27,182 attendees has brought a cube of matter and a cube of antimatter. Except you: you’ve been chosen to represent your famed ancestor and reenact its moment of choice. Everyone places their matter and antimatter cubes in a ring. Your job: pick a spot to stand where you won’t be annihilated. The ring is too large to simulate annihilations like before, but you have a programmable device you can point at spots between cubes. The device can detect the full sequence of cubes around the circle, count cubes of each type, perform arithmetic, and carry out simple logical commands.

## Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

### ngrams of length 2

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simulate annihilations 2
nestled pairs 2

## Important Words

1. alien
2. ancestor
3. annihilated
4. annihilations
5. antimatter
6. arithmetic
7. attendees
8. big
9. brought
10. carry
11. chaotic
12. choice
13. chosen
14. circle
15. commands
16. core
17. count
18. creature
19. crowd
20. cube
21. cubes
22. day
23. descended
24. detect
25. device
26. emissaries
27. famed
28. full
29. galactic
30. galaxy
31. intelligent
32. large
33. logical
34. matter
35. million
36. moment
37. pay
38. perform
39. pick
40. places
41. point
42. programmable
43. races
44. reenact
45. represent
46. ring
47. seed
48. send
49. sentient
50. sequence
51. simple
52. simulate
53. species
54. spot
55. spots
56. stand
57. tribute
58. type
59. years