LOOPBACK Volume 1: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a collection of 47 Moby-Dick themed LOOPBACK puzzles in a limited edition printed book.
Each LOOPBACK puzzle consists of a partially-filled grid of sixteen looping eight-letter words, each taken from a sentence in Moby-Dick. The missing word from each sentence will wrap completely around the corresponding numbered black center cell in the grid. It is up to you to determine where the word begins and ends, and also whether it reads clockwise or counterclockwise about its black center cell.
In this example, taken from the first puzzle in the book, you can see that the missing (admittedly contrived) word is MOBYDICK, which fits clockwise around black center cell number 5.
Print and solve the first puzzle here.
If you get stuck hints are available here.
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