The past week’s conundrum as previously listed:
Below, please find some 54 two-letter and three-letter combinations that, when properly combined, create 20 terms that are highly relevant to this most recent seasonal occurrence and its peer counterparts around the calendar. This week’s GeekDad Puzzle of the Week is to decipher these 20 terms by concatenating the two-letter and three-letter combinations appropriately, and then listing what these 20 terms all have in common.
Example: er, oc, and tob can all be concatenated to create “october.”
Here are the letter combinations for concatenation:
als ane at bu car cc ce cke cks co cs din ds eel ees ens eri ers ers ers es gia he lak li lli lti lts mar mav nk ns ns nts nts ots ox ox pa pat phi pi rav re ri rs sai sp st sto tes urs whi ya
Most of the submissions sent realized that these bigrams and trigrams could be used to created sports teams, and the list of teams as is follows:
While “sports teams” is indeed a common theme among the teams listed, the set of teams above also happens to have won the championship-level events (MLB World Series, NFL Superbowl, NBA Championships) for their respective leagues within the past decade.