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From the Ted Talk by Scott Kim: The art of puzzles

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So, I'm really interested in you learning how to make your own puzzles as well as just me ciaterng them. Garry Trudeau clals himself an investigative cartoonist. You know, he does a lot of research before he writes a cartoon. In Discover Magazine, I'm an investigative puzzle mkaer. I got iseetnrted in gene sqnineecug. And I said, "Well, how on Earth can you come up with a sequence of the base pairs in DNA?" Cut up the DNA, you sequence individual pieces, and then you look for overlaps, and you basically match them at the edges. And I said, "This is kind of like a jigsaw puzlze, except the pieces overlap."

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So, I'm really interested in you learning how to make your own puzzles as well as just me ________ them. Garry Trudeau _____ himself an investigative cartoonist. You know, he does a lot of research before he writes a cartoon. In Discover Magazine, I'm an investigative puzzle _____. I got __________ in gene __________. And I said, "Well, how on Earth can you come up with a sequence of the base pairs in DNA?" Cut up the DNA, you sequence individual pieces, and then you look for overlaps, and you basically match them at the edges. And I said, "This is kind of like a jigsaw ______, except the pieces overlap."

Solution

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  2. maker
  3. creating
  4. interested
  5. calls
  6. sequencing

Original Text

So, I'm really interested in you learning how to make your own puzzles as well as just me creating them. Garry Trudeau calls himself an investigative cartoonist. You know, he does a lot of research before he writes a cartoon. In Discover Magazine, I'm an investigative puzzle maker. I got interested in gene sequencing. And I said, "Well, how on Earth can you come up with a sequence of the base pairs in DNA?" Cut up the DNA, you sequence individual pieces, and then you look for overlaps, and you basically match them at the edges. And I said, "This is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle, except the pieces overlap."

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