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Q Follow the clues below to get the 8-letter mystery word. But this is tricky-for each letter in the correct answer, you'll have two letters to choose from.

Hint:The mystery word names a group of people in American history.

Here are the clues: The first letter is in PEACE but not in CAR. The second letter is in GIVE but not in VERY. The third letter is in MILK but not in HIKE. The fourth letter is in GOAT but not in BOTTLE. The fifth letter is in FREE but not in BE. The sixth letter is in HIM but not in THEN. The seventh letter is in YAM but not in THAT. The eighth letter is in SEAT but not in BEAM.

The mystery word is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.


 
A The mystery word is PILGRIMS. Cross out the letters in each word that can't be right. You'll be left with two possible letters for each correct letter in the word:

P G M G F I Y S
E I L A R M M T

By trying out different combinations, you can get the answer.

Source: Highlights Puzzlemania 29/01, p. 20