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Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: 481 It looks like SE?ES or SE??ES._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.Last edited by Suspence on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:56 pm; edited 1 time in total
Gomez*
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 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: 482 Okay, I think I've got it. Each word is comprised of elemental abbreviations found on the periodic table. Furthermore, all the abbreviations which build each word are, in each case, to be found together in a specific row or column of the table (the row/column in question, of course, is different for each word) except[/] for one abbreviation in each word, which breaks the pattern by turning up in a [i]different row or column. For example, the elements which comprise the word "CARPAL" (C Ar P Al) are all found in the 3rd row of the table, except for C, which is in the second row. So we isolate C and move on to the next word. Doing this for each word gives us C O Rn Y Cl ?? Es. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that, since there's a Sherlock Holmes theme at play here, that the remaining element is a U that gives C O Rn Y. Cl U Es. Corny clues, of course, would certainly make the production worse. Call in Corny Clues.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: 483

 Gomez* wrote: Call in Corny Clues.

CORNY CLUES is correct. Bien.

There are really no video game nerds here? "Audio Games" is actually a pretty enjoyable puzzle.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: 484 I want to like Audio Games, but it's frustrating me to feel like I know them all but can't place any of them. I've spent some time trying old NES games I used to play on web-based emulators, but I haven't stumbled across any of the songs._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: 485

 Suspence wrote: I want to like Audio Games, but it's frustrating me to feel like I know them all but can't place any of them. I've spent some time trying old NES games I used to play on web-based emulators, but I haven't stumbled across any of the songs.

There's only one that I would say is semi-obscure, and even that's a stretch...they're all pretty well known games.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: 486 I tried Punch-Out, ExciteBike, Ice Hockey, Double Dribble. It either wasn't any of those, or else I stink at matching these tunes._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: 487

 Suspence wrote: I tried Punch-Out, ExciteBike, Ice Hockey, Double Dribble. It either wasn't any of those, or else I stink at matching these tunes.

None of those are represented.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: 488 Looking back at my list, maybe I played too many sports games when I was a kid. I also played TecmoBowl, Blades of Steel, California Games. Seems like every game I had outside of the 3 Mario Bros. was a sports game. I'll find a list of top NES games and give them a quick play tonight._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: 489 I resorted to Sporcle quizzes - http://www.sporcle.com/search/?p=1&s=nes+music #1 is MegaMan 2 (Bubble Man level) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruCYWffiiM#t=0m30s 0:13 of Audio Games Clip #1 #2 is Castlevania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYfgpodCVHE_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Greg
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: 490 3. The Legend of Zelda 4. Marble Madness 5. Metroid 6. Final Fantasy 7. Super Mario Bros. And back to lurking.
gftt*
Guest

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: 491

 Scurra wrote: I am impressed by the "aha" that spotted the elements though - I can't see anything that really points to it, although I grant you that "elementary, dear Watson" is a fine clue; it just seems a bit like hindsight in action.

Oh, definitely. I would never have thought of "elementary, my dear watson" and element symbols in a million years. I'm curious how it came about, too.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: 492 Greg rocks! But now what? I would have thought of "Elementary, my dear Watson" as a clue for elements, and I'm quite sure I have used it as a clue for this in the past. I just don't think I would have put Sherlock Holmes = "Elementary, my dear Watson" = elements together._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: 493 Wouldn't the next step be to identify what's going on in the game from the sound effects? Is it just me that finds it suspicious that the clips are 26 seconds each?
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: 494 I have to admit that with this one I listened to the first few, realised that I didn't know them, and stopped. If I had got to the end I would have recognised Super Mario Bros. straight away... And yes, I agree that the 26 seconds thing is clearly indicating a letter match in each clip somehow. Anyway, for #7 it sounds like the very beginning of the game - run along, jump on a whatsit, hit a block to create a mushroom, jump into the mushroom and grow. It all sounds very convincing to me._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: 495 Well, I'm ready to move on... not sure if there's anybody else, though.
jesternl
Yankee Doodle Dutchie

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: 496 I'm in most cases not good enough to even begin solving these I'm following with interset though.. But yes, next puzzle would be good methinks
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: 497 I'm unmotivated right now...maybe a new puzzle would fix that._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: 498 I'll get the new puzzle ready in a couple minutes, but here's a hint to put this puzzle to bed. 1. Suspence and Greg's identifications are all correct. 2. The "All are 26 seconds" insight is a good one. 3. If you've played the games, there's something a bit off about each clip.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: 499 New puzzle: Match Game by Patrick Blindauer.
Jack_Ian
Big Endian

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: 500 Solution is posted on that website, perhaps you can copy it to another location without the solution. Was working on it and noticed the link. Tried it to see if it worked. Can't unknow now what I know
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: 501 It's been that way on all puzzles...You have to resist the urge, it's part of the challenge, knowing you are only a click away from the answer, yet devoting hours of your life to come up with it the right way._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: 502

 Suspence wrote: It's been that way on all puzzles...You have to resist the urge, it's part of the challenge, knowing you are only a click away from the answer, yet devoting hours of your life to come up with it the right way.

That's something to consider: hosting the hunt in two formats, with and without solutions.

But, yeah...willpower is key. I'd rather not put each separate puzzle in a solution-free location. Lots of work for me.
Jack_Ian
Big Endian

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: 503 I'll try to resist next time
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: 504 First half: Row 1 CANOE/THANX NYMPH/NORAD OZONE/OBESE ELBOW/FEMUR? ???/??? Row 2 ???/??? WRATH/FENCE? ZELDA/SHERA? ARGUE/CHASM DANCE/LOOSE (or LOUSE?) Row 3 PESTO/GUMBY ???/WENDY? ETHEL/??? PRIMA/EDSEL EXILE/TRYST Row 4 METRO/??? HAZEL/??? BAMBI/STOLI? TORSO/SHREK ENTRY/ALIAS Row 5 TASTY/HERTZ ROGUE/RHYME ???/VIXEN VOGUE/NEPAL ACTOR/INDIA Row 6 SKYPE/FLASH TITHE?/TUTOR HYENA/DELTA? FABLE?/SAINT? RAZOR/RAVEN Row 7 SEVEN/VIRGO ???/WOOLS? BRAVO/KEANU GATOR/??? ADAMS/THETA Row 8 DINGO?/MEANT?? ISUZU/ESSAY CAVEL??/TIMED?
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: 505 Oh, I see, each card on top fills in the gaps of two of the 3 words of one card on the bottom. Assuming they all match up, that leaves 38 words on the bottom that are unmatched. What then?
gftt*
Guest

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: 506

 gftt* wrote: Oh, I see, each card on top fills in the gaps of two of the 3 words of one card on the bottom. Assuming they all match up, that leaves 38 words on the bottom that are unmatched. What then?

Wrong again, the 38 words on the bottom match up in 19 pairs, it seems. So now we have 57 words.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: 507 I can't do math. 95 words.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:22 am    Post subject: 508 So Image 5: Matches up with Image 40: To give VIOLA and MCFLY, with the top line of 40 unused. Image 6: Image 60: HEDDA and LOFTY, bottom line of 60 unused._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: 509 Words are in groups of 5, where the first 2 are on a card in the top half, the first three are on a card in the second half, the last 2 are on a card in the bottom half, and the last 3 are on a card in the second half. For instance, SEVEN VIRGO PORGY SKYPE LEASE is from r7c1 in the top, r1c1 on the bottom, r6c1 on top, and r6c3 on bottom. Keeping in the theme, PORGY has a natural match of BESS... not sure about the others. LEND/LEASE, perhaps? Let's try another: ROGUE RHYME LIFTS VIOLA MCFLY (bottom: r1c2, r1c5; top: r5c2, r1c5). RHYME or REASON... OK, not so useful.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:47 am    Post subject: 510 _________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.Last edited by Suspence on Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:52 am; edited 1 time in total
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:55 am    Post subject: 511 CANOE THANX PEKOE TORSO SHREK top: r1r1, r4r4; bottom: r2c4, r1c3. No real partners of any of these words, I don't think. I sure hope this doesn't have to do with the way in which the letters are cut into two pieces. That would get messy.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:59 am    Post subject: 512 PRIMA EDSEL EVENT ADAMS THETA CANOE THANX PEKOE TORSO SHREK ETHEL ALTAR TIMEX ELBOW LEMUR ACTOR INDIA BASIS ENTRY ALIAS FABLE SAINT QUITS WRATH FINCH SEVEN VIRGO PORGY SKYPE LEASE OZONE OBESE AESOP TASTY MERTZ HEDDA LOFTY HAFIZ SULFA WOOFS DINGO MIAMI SWANK HYENA DELTA EXILE TRYST ELAND ARGUE CHASM GAVEL TIMID HAGEN NYMPH NORAD ROGUE RHYME LIFTS VIOLA MCFLY GATOR DITZY YENTL PESTO GUMBY RAZOR RAVEN HEIDI PONZI WINDY TITHE TUTOR BEARD ZELDA SHERA METRO MYRRH RAOUL BAMBI STOLI VOGUE NEPAL LEHAR FAGIN VIXEN LANCE LOOSE NERVY BRAVO KEANU ISUZU ESSAY LOSER HAZEL IDYLL I think that completes all of the groups. Each group seems to contain 2 words that start with the same letter..._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
gftt*
Guest

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:49 am    Post subject: 513

 Quote: I think that completes all of the groups. Each group seems to contain 2 words that start with the same letter...

more than that, each position in each group has exactly 1 duplicate letter... they spell:

EDEMA
THROE
ELMER
ANTIS
FAITH
SERGE
OESTE
HOFFA
DIANA
ERASE
NAMED
RIFLE
GETTY
RANDI
TETRA
MAORI
VEGAN
LEAVE
ISSEL
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: 514 HOFFAITHROESTETRANDIANAMEDEMAORIFLEAVEGANTISSELMERASERGETTY Middle (unmatched) letters spell out FIRSTNAMEOFAGTSMART HO and TY are unmatched, but them's the breaks, I guess. call in MAXWELL
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: 515

 gftt* wrote: HOFFAITHROESTETRANDIANAMEDEMAORIFLEAVEGANTISSELMERASERGETTY Middle (unmatched) letters spell out FIRSTNAMEOFAGTSMART HO and TY are unmatched, but them's the breaks, I guess. call in MAXWELL

Correctamundo.

We'll see how this next one goes...Freshman Physics by Kai Huang.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: 516 Wow... Can you guys explain in a bit more detail how you solved Match Game? Edit: Never mind, I read the solution. Nice work.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: 517 Word Length In 2 to 2 for 3 for 3 for 3 from 4 Heat 4 Heat 4 HVAC 4 Flows 5 Fluid 5 Fluid 5 Human 5 Flight 6 Fluids 6 Humans 6 Indoor 6 Places 6 Freedom 7 Helpful 7 History 7 Horizon 7 Housing 7 Thermal 7 Thought 7 Traffic 7 Highways 8 Partners 8 Planning 8 Politics 8 Transfer 8 Implement 9 Pathogens 9 Therapies 9 Historical 10 Industrial 10 Integrated 10 Introduces 10 Introduces 10 Principles 10 Principles 10 Processing 10 Techniques 10 Turbulence 10 Foundations 11 Immigration 11 Positioning 11 Temperature 11 Therapeutic 11 Fundamentals 12 Hydrostatics 12 Introduction 12 Introduction 12 Technologies 12 Technologies 12 Psychrometrics 14 Immunotherapies 15 Instrumentation 15 Psychoacoustics 15 Pharmacodynamics 16 ........... ....... (.. & .... ......) (1 of 2) [12, 26] ......... ....... ............ ... ........ [29, 13] .......... .... ........ & ..... .......... [13, 9] .......... .... & .......-...... .......... [11, 17] ............: ........ & ....... ..... ........ (2 of 3) [3, 6] ............: ..... ......., ......., & ........ [3, 4] .......... ....... .......... ... ............... [23, 7] ...............: .......... ......... ... ......... (1 of 2) [15, 2] .. ......: ........... ........... & Pharmacodynamics [4, 19] .......... ............, .........., & ..... .......... [10, 6] ...... ....: ............, ............, & Psychrometrics (2 of 2) [13, 19] ...............: ......., ..........., & ...... ........... [1, 26] 50 words to be fitted into 10 five-word clues.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: 518 Some more easy ones... In 2 to 2 for 3 for 3 for 3 from 4 Heat 4 Heat 4 HVAC 4 Flows 5 Fluid 5 Fluid 5 Human 5 Flight 6 Fluids 6 Humans 6 Indoor 6 Places 6 Freedom 7 Helpful 7 History 7 Horizon 7 Housing 7 Thermal 7 Thought 7 Traffic 7 Highways 8 Partners 8 Planning 8 Politics 8 Transfer 8 Implement 9 Pathogens 9 Therapies 9 Historical 10 Industrial 10 Integrated 10 Introduces 10 Introduces 10 Principles 10 Principles 10 Processing 10 Techniques 10 Turbulence 10 Foundations 11 Immigration 11 Positioning 11 Temperature 11 Therapeutic 11 Fundamentals 12 Hydrostatics 12 Introduction 12 Introduction 12 Technologies 12 Technologies 12 Psychrometrics 14 Immunotherapies 15 Instrumentation 15 Psychoacoustics 15 Pharmacodynamics 16 ........... ....... (to & from ......) (1 of 2) [12, 26] ......... ....... ............ for ........ [29, 13] .......... .... ........ & ..... .......... [13, 9] .......... .... & .......-...... .......... [11, 17] ............: ........ & ....... ..... ........ (2 of 3) [3, 6] ............: ..... ......., ......., & ........ [3, 4] .......... ....... .......... for ............... [23, 7] ...............: .......... ......... for ......... (1 of 2) [15, 2] In ......: ........... ........... & Pharmacodynamics [4, 19] .......... ............, .........., & ..... .......... [10, 6] ...... ....: ............, ............, & Psychrometrics (2 of 2) [13, 19] ...............: ......., ..........., & ...... ........... [1, 26] 50 words to be fitted into 10 five-word clues.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: 519 I'm sure I'm not the only one who noted, but all words start with F, H, I, T or P, and there are 12 of each. There are 60 words and 12 clues, 5 words in each. This seems to suggest each line needs a word from each letter group. In all the ones we have F starts the 4th word. Could be a coincidence, or the same letters might need to start every word in a given position. EDIT: Most of the I's would seem a logical starting point. I'd guess Word 1 in all 12 groups must start with I._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: 520 I think I've confirmed my previous post. First words match with I. Second words match up with H lengths, 3rd to T, 4th to F, 5th to P. Then some words seem to fit logically into place: 1 Immigration ??????? To & From Places 2 Implement ??????? Technologies For ???????? 3 ?????????? ???? Transfer ????? ?????????? 4 ?????????? ???? ??????? ?????? ?????????? 5 Introduction: Highways & Traffic Flows Planning 6 Introduction: Human ??????? ??????? ???????? 7 ?????????? ??????? ?????????? For Psychoacoustics 8 Immunotherapies: Historical Therapies For Pathogens 9 In Humans : ??????????? Foundations & Pharmacodynamics 10 ?????????? Hydrostatics ?????????? ????? ?????????? 11 Indoor ???? Technologies, Fundamentals & Psychometrics 12 Instrumentation ??????? ??????????? & Freedom Positioning_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
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