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Puzzle 396: Seek and Spell 9

This puzzle, like the so-called "ring" in which the sport of boxing takes place, is a square. Formerly, groups of fighters would travel around to challenge local men, using a ring of rope to demarcate the site of the fight; even when the modern square "ring" became standard, the name stuck. This is also the source of the phrase "to throw one's hat in the ring", a phrase now more associated with politics, because that was literally how one would challenge the boxers at the time.

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