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Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:05 am    Post subject: 1 Link to the aforementioned puzzle. Happy solving!
Oscar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: 2 Hmmm... I've assembled the pieces and worked out what they mean, but they don't give a cast-iron final word. You could choose any of matador or toreador or bullfighter by my reckoning. I won't post a spoiler of the method yet since I'm sure some people will want to have the fun of getting the little cut-out pieces to stay in one place while trying not to sneeze. On the other hand, if there are sufficient folk already fed up with the diabolical jigsaw then I'll go ahead... After further research it appears that matador is the technically correct option[/edit]
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: 3 I've assembled some pieces of the puzzle but I don't think I've managed to fit everything together correctly yet. I haven't figured out how to interpret the result yet. Is it easy to recognize the solved jigsaw when you find it?
Oscar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: 4 I wouldn't say it was *easy*, because my first attempt wasn't completely correct. But there was sufficient repetition for me to notice complete elements, which, when I'd found their origin via Google, meant I could rejig to get the desired result.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: 5 Yeah I'm not sure what those elements are. Flags, perhaps? Btw I found this, which was intriguing but probably irrelevant: http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2010/01/18/color-identifying-system-for-the-color-blind/
Oscar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: 6 Interpreting that as two questions: correct and correct(intriguing and irrelevant). Hint: the jigsaw makes 30 flags in total
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: 7 A quick arts & crafts session with my kids revealed this: Now if someone can tell me what the flags mean...
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: 8 They look to be maritime alphabet flags: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_maritime_signal_flags#Letter_flags_.28with_ICS_meaning.29_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: 9 Yup, found it too... Rotated my picture 180 degrees to make it fit. P E R S O N W A V I N G A R E D F L A G I N A C O R R I D A PERSON WAVING A RED FLAG IN A CORRIDA
Dej Mar*
Guest

 Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject: 10 Absent of color with the need to rotate many of the "cut-out" pieces, the "quilt" of images is revealed to be a 5x7 image of 30 maritime signal flags surrounded by a dark border. The maritime signal flags spell out: PERSO NWAVI NGARE DFLAG INACO RRIDA With spacing, the message reads "PERSON WAVING A RED FLAG IN A CORRIDA". Such a person is called an ESPADA, the swordsman or chief bull-fighter. An espada is one of the several TOREROs (bull-fighters) that participate in a bull-fight, and is often the matador, i.e., the person who kills the bull.
Beartalon
'Party line' kind of guy

 Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: 11 No-one has said anything since August? "Corrida" means "race" as in "running of the bulls" (corrida del toros). That's an important festival in Pamplona, Spain, which I assume might be the solution. The puzzle is called "Colorblind" and no-one has mentioned how it's related to the puzzle. Cattle are red/green colourblind. Bulls bred for these events attack the moving cape, not the colour red supporting the answer above.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: 12 I thought Oscar solved this in Post 2 - MATADOR Given the puzzle flavor - The message is very short: "Someone in this café knows where you should go next." - I assume there's a fellow matching that description in the cafe._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Beartalon
'Party line' kind of guy

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: 13

 Suspence wrote: I thought Oscar solved this in Post 2 - MATADOR Given the puzzle flavor - The message is very short: "Someone in this café knows where you should go next." - I assume there's a fellow matching that description in the cafe.

I was reacting to the "where you should go next." I would have hoped that if the puzzle had been solved that it would have been confirmed by now.
referee
June 21st, 2004 Member

 Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: 14 de toros. Source: is Spanish._________________Jan 21st, 2008: The pillaging continues. Mar 4th, 2008: Rest in Peace, Gary Gygax. May your dice always roll a natural 20 wherever you are. Be the Ultimate Ninja! Play Billy Vs. SNAKEMAN today!
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:11 pm    Post subject: 15 The intended answer is indeed MATADOR The reason that I haven't put the next puzzle up is because I thought one of the Top GLer puzzles was slotted for the front page, so I was expecting MNO would get something up there himself or had someone who was going to help him do so.
Beartalon
'Party line' kind of guy

 Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: 16 Thanks for the confirmation, groza!
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