Hints & Solutions Edit

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Hint 1:
A fill-in-the-blank puzzle that uses story context and common sense to reveal the pairs of letters that ultimately form words which complete the story.
Hint 2:
There are no duplicate letter combinations. If "44" is equal to "LY", then no other number will also be equal to "LY"
Hint 3:
No, "44" is not equal to "LY", in fact the correct pairing of letters for "44" is "OD"
Hint 5:
Petey is a bird.
Hint 6:
The islands mentioned in the story are real.
Hint 7:
The correct pairing of letters for "1" is "CH".
Hint 8:
The first missing word is "CHARTERS" (which gives you the correct pairings for 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Hint 10:
The full missing word list and keyword is found in the next block of text. If you do not wish to be spoiled, please do not continue.
The Solution:
The full missing words are as follows: charters, balinese, nobles, treasuremap, mainsails, sinbad, portofcall, threemaster, eyepatches, tricornehats, cannonballs, galleon, capeofgoodhope, safeharbor, sealions, albatrosses, lifeboat, parrot, incoldblood, slicedanddiced, feather, galapagosislands, lagoon, sunkenchests, goldcoin, pearls, chalice, goblet, laddies, barbados, bootstraps, garrotte, alligator, machetes, holsters, rapscallions, harpooned, theplank, portends, theseagods, chantey. The keyword is "PIECES OF EIGHT"
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