Guessing Game: Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

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Sally lives in the UK. Her work has been featured in a Korean magazine about queer people and their pets, and a book about haunted prisons. She never intended for any of this to happen.

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  1. Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

    very happy with this considering I don’t know what the Dickens the clue was referring to.

    But dyke drama and word puzzles I am familiar with

  2. oh the drama

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  3. When I saw the theme my first thought was “The Fingersmith” and then somehow it took me a while to find “Tipping”. Waters definitely has a niche…


  4. It took me a minute but then it came to me! Love doing these

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  5. Aaaah that took me longer than it should have!
    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  6. Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  7. I was thinking of the wrong Dickens but once I figured out that it wasn’t referring to the creator of Foolish Child, I got it. Thanks for the little dopamine shot on a gray, blustery morning.

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  8. My brain still has trouble coming up with words that aren’t exactly five letters. But once I got the first word the clue did the rest!

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  9. ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪

    I too wanted to somehow fill those bubbles with beringg and wellss before figuring it out!

  10. I’m so disappointed in myself for how long it took me to guess this!!! I love this [redacted]!!

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  11. Someone else once said starting with the short word is a mistake. I should’ve listened.
    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  12. 6 minutes and 23 seconds – I was VERY scared I’d lose because of the 2nd word!

    Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

  13. Dyke Drama, Dickens Style

    very pleasantly surprised!

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