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 [quote="xalolo"][quote="MNOWAX"]Quickfire #2: Hang by a Thread[/quote] The puzzle's title is "Happiness", btw.[/quote]
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referee
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: 1

"Go around!" Finally, Homer started and Flanders complained. = GO around finally Home(R) = GRO. Started (A)nd (NED) Flanders = Complained. G(R)O + A + NED.
xalolo
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:47 am    Post subject: 0

MNOWAX wrote:
Quickfire #2: Hang by a Thread

The puzzle's title is "Happiness", btw.
xalolo
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:58 am    Post subject: -1

LordKinbote wrote:
Which would make the last answer GROANED though I'm not exactly sure why.

Final answer: The extra letters, in order of the second set of clues, spell EUPHORIA

Correct, sir

Hope everyone enjoyed it! My first crack at writing Cryptic clues.
LordKinbote
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:16 am    Post subject: -2

Which would make the last answer GROANED though I'm not exactly sure why.

Final answer: The extra letters, in order of the second set of clues, spell EUPHORIA
LordKinbote
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: -3

Journalists' best friends, not: sweet, caring, egalitarian, samaritan leaders. = SOURCES (sour + c,e,s)
LordKinbote
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:03 am    Post subject: -4

Persona was right. The numbers are page/post indexes for the "What made you happy?" thread. The top clues all refer to one of them.

This gives us the words (in order of clue):

DRAGON
GARDEN
METEOR
ORANGE
PATENT
SALAMI
SCORES
VEGAS

All of the cryptic clue answers are anagrams of the above set of words + 1 letter. So GARDEN + R = GRANDER, for example.

Haven't finished it off yet.
Persona
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:48 am    Post subject: -5

A proven idea, an article mixed up Rome. THEOREM (THE + ROME ana)

A green herb of the perennial variety loses Lore's head, half of that weird Lady who is a girl but dresses like a boy dressing like a girl, and New Orleans. OREGANO (LORE - L + GA + N.O.)

Larger emergency room, after a thousand. GRANDER (GRAND + ER)

The numbers in brackets might be [page, post] or [post, word] combinations in the thread? I haven't looked into it.
LordKinbote
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: -6

I'll start it off:

Several gazelles left Raphael's weapon with a mixed up lamp inside. = IMPALAS (anagram of lamp inside backwards sai)

Doc's customer left Apple's Tap beside a Middle Earth tree. = PATIENT (backwards iTap + ent)

First see a vision, your measure in years, brutal. = SAVAGE (S + A + V + AGE)
MNOWAX
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: -7

Quickfire #2: Hang by a Thread

Quickfire for the next round is another classic from the last round

You must pick a Topic in the Grey Labyrinth to base a puzzle off of. VSP is banned from being picked, as are the GL's front page puzzles. Additionally, a topic can not be picked that has been made after the start of this quickfire.

You may not use visual aides for your puzzle. it must be in all text, and the words may not be used to create a visual puzzle.

You have one week to complete this puzzle

Oh and one last thing. If you win this challenge, you can not be eliminated in the next elimination challenge.

http://greylabyrinth.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=7212

Things that make us happy:

[1,6] [3,1] [15,11] [17,15] [21,8] [29,7] [57,9] [100,20]

Mythical creature. (6)
The promised flowery subject of a picture. (6)
A shooting star. (6)
It was upheld, saving a job. (6)
Delicious type of meat. (6)
Important numbers for college. (6)
A place to go in the desert. (5)

Things that make us even happier:

"Go around!" Finally, Homer started and Flanders complained.
Journalists' best friends, not: sweet, caring, egalitarian, samaritan leaders.
Several gazelles left Raphael's weapon with a mixed up lamp inside.
A proven idea, an article mixed up Rome.
A green herb of the perennial variety loses Lore's head, half of that weird Lady who is a girl but dresses like a boy dressing like a girl, and New Orleans.
Larger emergency room, after a thousand.
Doc's customer left Apple's Tap beside a Middle Earth tree.
First see a vision, your measure in years, brutal.
referee
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:46 am    Post subject: -8

I feel forced to say, however, that eight is greater than six.
xalolo*
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: -9

LordKinbote wrote:

Yes indeedy.
LordKinbote
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:11 am    Post subject: -10

groza528
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:44 am    Post subject: -11

Elimination Challenge 1: What's on TV?
During this challenge players were asked to create a puzzle inspired by a favorite television program. The genre of the program was not important, but contestants were instructed to demonstrate through their puzzles why the program was worth watching.

Cylon Detector
groza528
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:00 am    Post subject: -12

Solution to round 1 puzzle: Each of the words listed begins with a letter between A and H inclusive. Take each of the words that begin with the same letter and, preserving their orientation, overlap those starting letters. This will create the semblance of large letters which, taken in order from A to H, spell the answer: CIVILITY
jbvntx
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:26 am    Post subject: -13

So what was the answer? I never saw it posted.
jbvntx
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: -14

I had tried to make street signs out of the words first, like Stop sign or Yield. I guess maybe I'll take another look at this one if I have some time.
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: -15

Projectyl wrote:
This one's excellent. I took a look at it when it came out, thought, "eh, okay, it's semaphore", and went on to the next puzzle. Just came back around to actually try solving it and was pleasantly surprised to see I was wrong (and apparently couldn't count in a few places )

Thanks Proj glad you enjoyed it.
Projectyl
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:33 am    Post subject: -16

This one's excellent. I took a look at it when it came out, thought, "eh, okay, it's semaphore", and went on to the next puzzle. Just came back around to actually try solving it and was pleasantly surprised to see I was wrong (and apparently couldn't count in a few places )
jbvntx
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: -17

Well, I don't have an answer, but to get some discussion going, here's what I tried...

I assumed it was a word search taken apart, and if you put it back together some additional word(s) would be revealed in the adjacent letters. I also figured it would be a very tight packing or there would be too many ways to put it together.
I think the smallest possible packing would be 13x14 letters (due to CANCELLATIONS and CALCIFICATION not sharing the 7th letter). I don't see a

So far the smallest packing I made was 13x16, as follows:

N.GENETICS...
TO.MCITCALAG.
N.II......FS.
EGYT......EAS
MULYA.D...DN.
HBKA.CR...OAH
SENDURINGIRNA
IRA...BFT.AAM
LNR...BAI.SBM
LAF..DL.MCOEE
ETT..LEY.DLLR
BO.TE.NLA..AS
MR.CEO.CG..YC
EIN.MMO...E..
CLH.A..T...H.

It needs to be in Courier or other fixed-point font, not sure how to post that way. Use the dots as a guide to line it up. Anyway, even packing as tightly as 13x16, there's room to slide a few of the words around a bit, such as EMBELLISHMENT, GENETICS, GALACTIC, HAMMERS.

MNOWAX
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: -18

im using adobe reader 9 and it seems to work fine. if you are trying to open it, down load it first and then use Reader.
MNOWAX
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: -19

lemme check it.
Zag
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: -20

I get "There was an error processing a page. Invalid ColorSpace." when I try to open this.
MNOWAX
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: -21

The first Quickfire is a simple, yet very complex quickfire, you will have only two weeks to complete the making of this puzzle. You must make a puzzle using 25 words or less. It may not involve pictures, animations, or other items, just words.

http://www.glpics.com/mnowax/FriendlyDirections.pdf