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Crossword PuzzleI can't find an answer to what interrupted Piggy's conversation with...

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kawaiistars2 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 13, 2011 at 9:25 AM via web

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Crossword Puzzle

I can't find an answer to what interrupted Piggy's conversation with Ralph when they first met.

9 letter word

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM (Answer #2)

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This one has me stumped as well.  At first, Piggy and Ralph converse until Ralph stops smiling and points to the conch.  But, of course, this word does not have nine letters.  Then the boys' conversation is interrupted by the appearance of the child named Johnny, neither of which words have 9 letters.  Other children come, but still there is no 9 lettered word. Perhaps children is the answer and the clue should have been for 8 letters instead?

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kawaiistars2 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 16, 2011 at 7:59 AM (Answer #3)

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are you doign the same crossword puzzle as i am?

another clue: used to establish the existence of ghosts

what's the answer for that? 4 letter word.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:26 PM (Answer #4)

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My first thought was the moment when Piggy has to leave Ralph because he got "caught short." The American spelling of this malady is diarrhea; however, the British spelling is diarrhoea. That's the only thing I can think of, and it seems a bit of a stretch, but it may help.

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