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

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Our first game is called "Photo Grab." The game takes about a mitnue and 20 seconds. This is your first time playing my game. Okay. Let's see how well we can do. There are three iamegs. And we have 24 seconds each. Where is that? I'll play as fast as I can. But if you can see it, sohut out the answer. You get more — Down, okay, yeah where is that? Oh, yeah. There, okay. J-O and — I guess that's that part. We got the bow. That bow helps. That's his hair. You get a lot of figure-ground problems. Yeah, that one is easy. Okay. So, ahhh! Okay on to the next one. Okay, so that's the lens. Anybody? Looks like a blcak shpae. So, where is that? That's the corner of the whole thing. Yeah, I've plaeyd this image before, but even when I make up my own puzzles — and you can put your own images in here. And we have people all over the world doing that now.

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Our first game is called "Photo Grab." The game takes about a ______ and 20 seconds. This is your first time playing my game. Okay. Let's see how well we can do. There are three ______. And we have 24 seconds each. Where is that? I'll play as fast as I can. But if you can see it, _____ out the answer. You get more — Down, okay, yeah where is that? Oh, yeah. There, okay. J-O and — I guess that's that part. We got the bow. That bow helps. That's his hair. You get a lot of figure-ground problems. Yeah, that one is easy. Okay. So, ahhh! Okay on to the next one. Okay, so that's the lens. Anybody? Looks like a _____ _____. So, where is that? That's the corner of the whole thing. Yeah, I've ______ this image before, but even when I make up my own puzzles — and you can put your own images in here. And we have people all over the world doing that now.

1. played
2. shout
3. shape
4. black
5. images
6. minute

#### Original Text

Our first game is called "Photo Grab." The game takes about a minute and 20 seconds. This is your first time playing my game. Okay. Let's see how well we can do. There are three images. And we have 24 seconds each. Where is that? I'll play as fast as I can. But if you can see it, shout out the answer. You get more — Down, okay, yeah where is that? Oh, yeah. There, okay. J-O and — I guess that's that part. We got the bow. That bow helps. That's his hair. You get a lot of figure-ground problems. Yeah, that one is easy. Okay. So, ahhh! Okay on to the next one. Okay, so that's the lens. Anybody? Looks like a black shape. So, where is that? That's the corner of the whole thing. Yeah, I've played this image before, but even when I make up my own puzzles — and you can put your own images in here. And we have people all over the world doing that now.

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