[Community Puzzle] Tabloid Couple-Names ๐Ÿ’•

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Created by @Lisa-Has-Ideas,validated by @cedricdd,@_O-MEGA and @MrWaldron.
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Found: Frida plus Diego = Dida Fridiego Friego
Expected: Frida plus Diego = Fridiego Friego

Question : why not Dida ? beginning of โ€œDIegoโ€ with the end of โ€œfrIDAโ€ with only 1 common letter. There is also 1 common letter in Fridiego and Friedo.

โžค Must not be shorter than the shortest individual-name.
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Dida would be a great Couple Name, but it violates the minimum length rule :slight_smile:

OK I missed this rule, thank you.

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I never thought I would ever click on such banner picture and link name of my own free willโ€ฆ
Nice easy puzzle idea - as now becoming usual from you :wink:

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Haha, thank you for the high- praise :smile_cat:

a nice challenge with lots of rules to trip up on
excellent tests

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Ben and Jennifer
Why not : Jennifen ?

Tarzan and Jane
Why not : Jarzan Tane

Heidi and Spencer
Why not : Spenceidi Hencer

for the first 2:
โžค Include only Couple-Names with the most overlapping-letters possible

for the 3rd one:
there are 3 possible results and they must be listed in alphabetical order


thx and for finish

Ben and Jennifer
Why not : Jen

Jen is not Ben and not Jennifer

Rule ?!
Cannot be the same as either of the individual names because thatโ€™s just silly

Thanks for playing my puzzle :slight_smile:

Ben plus Jennifer could be โ€œBenniferโ€: That has 2-overlapping letters (โ€œenโ€ from Ben and โ€œenโ€ from ennifer).
So per rule โ€œOnly Max Overlappingโ€ we will NOT include any other options where there are less than 2 overlapping letters.

For Ben plus Jennifer to equal Jen (and have 2 over-lapping lettters), you would have to take the first part of Jennifer (Jen) and smoosh it with the last part of Ben (en). (The 2 over-lapping letters are โ€œenโ€).
That is not acceptable since it violates the โ€œMust contain at least one letter from each person, that isnโ€™t part of the overlapping-letter(s).โ€ rule. Benโ€™s entire contribution would be just the overlapping letters (โ€œenโ€). (Poor Ben)


Only Max Overlapping:
โžค Include only Couple-Names with the most overlapping-letters possible. For example, if there is a Couple-Name that has 2 overlapping-letters, donโ€™t show others that have less than 2 overlapping-letters.