Anyone looking for pointers for this month’s puzzle might have been well served by looking at the answer to January’s puzzle, in which the pens were literally pointing (1) to a knight, and (2) to the Scrabble tiles F, E, B.
As shown to the left: the 100 scrabble tiles, when arranged in order into a 10-by-10 grid. A knight’s tour of the grid, starting at the letters T, O, U, R, is spelled out for the first 90 steps. There is only one way to complete the last 10 steps (the shaded squares), and steps 96 through 99 — which correspond to the ‘????’ in the original puzzle — spell the word MOJO.
Congrats to this month’s solvers!