Try it Yourself! - Answers
How did you do? Were you able to find all the matches and also identify which York didn't have a match?
1 = 5. The similarities here include the lead in stroke on the 'y', as well as the connections between each letter being formed in a similar way.
2 = 10. Here we have the advantage the pen ink is darker with both Yorks. Other things to look at are the close spacing of the 'y' and 'o', as well as the wide spacing between the 'r' and 'k'.
3 = 7. Spacing and letter connections are often more important than the letters themselves. Here there is a break between the 'y' and 'o'. The 'o' and 'r' are connected, then another break before the 'k'.
4 = Nothing. The 4 is the only York that does not have a match.
6 = 8. This one may have been a bit trickier for some. There are many differences between these two "Yorks" but enough similarities to identify them as having been written by the same author. The 'k' has a similar construction in both, and the 'y' of both yorks contains a full loop. There is also a break between the 'y' and 'o'. Despite the differences in the construction of the 'r' and the different lengths of the 'y' loop, both yorks were definitely written by the same author.
9 = 11. Here there are unique breaks between the 'y' and the 'o'. The 'k' also has a very unique and identifiable structure.