Long, long ago (okay, about eleven years ago), when I lived in San Diego, I would pick up the city’s version of The Reader newspaper. It was a lovely large weekly periodical, but I enjoyed it for its weekly puzzle. One puzzle (eons ago) was a series of pictures that were drawn using nothing but the letters of the word itself. The purpose of the puzzle was to figure out what the objects were. For example, a kite was drawn using only the letters “K”, “I”, “T”, and “E”. The letters could be in any combination, could be lower or upper case, and could be manipulated in any way so long as the letter still remained recognizable.
Intrigued by this concept, I created my own versions of this puzzle. Recently, I re-discovered this cache of drawings and (surprise, surprise) I feel like sharing them with you.
Now I cannot recall what these puzzles (which were all the rage in the 1920s, if memory serves) were called, but I have given them my own name: Cavlands.
So…here we go with my first four that I found. Can you guess what they are:
Hope you had fun with these and I’ll see if I can post more.