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Sofis

 Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:05 am    Post subject: 1
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 4:50 am    Post subject: 2 OK, let me get something straight... this is Skinny we're talking about, right? So maybe he isn't really in a bar after all...
Will
Won't

 Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 6:24 am    Post subject: 3 the numbers on the high and low chart can give you the number to the bar and then the number below can give you the address. [This message has been edited by Will (edited 12-28-2002 01:28 AM).]
Kd
Guest

 Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 12:45 pm    Post subject: 4 Hey Hey.... it's me again, totally off track as usual.... 'Bar' got me thinking of a weather chart... as the note is about weather (I'm assuming low and high temp for each day). I know it seems like I've read into it too much, but I'm more of a lateral thinker than an outright puzzle solver, which could be why I'm not too good at this. 2 things strike me as odd: Why are Saturday and Sunday not shown, and (possibly more importantly... or not ) what's with the R symbol? Could just be there to serve the code. Eh, whatever.... hope to see you all soon.... might even bother to register Kd
Frog
Guest

 Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:36 pm    Post subject: 5 I'm may be onto something, but then again maybe not... A = -2 e.g. Monday O+A=-4 -2 + -2 = -4 E = +5 This works for all the 'lows' figures. I = +1 O = -2 U = -1 :0)
pob14
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:05 pm    Post subject: 6 Isn't it obvious? He's at the Iso Bar!
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:43 am    Post subject: 7 The puzzle answer is likely words, since we don't know the addresses for any fictional bars. Why are the tempuratures so low? Why doesn't it change on Wednesday?
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:48 am    Post subject: 8 Maybe "I'm always one step ahead of you!" is a clue?
Dave Appleby
Guest

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:25 pm    Post subject: 9 POB14. Ouch that's awful. BTW is Isobar a common Bar name? I've only come across it once. Have Fun. DaveA
Kd
Mei Li De Hua

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: 10 Isobar... LOL that could actually be a logical answer.... Kd
Will
Won't

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:49 pm    Post subject: 11 4 0 1 6 5 2 6 1 7 0 8 2 1 9 7 2 2 6 4 0 1 2 4 4 2 3 2 5 3 6 2 2 3 2 5 1 7 0 3 6 2 i have been looking at this for awhile and came to nothing. i was thinking that 401 can mean something because that is in it twice. along with 170. But i am lost on this.
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 7:26 pm    Post subject: 12 Will: I just did some calculations that led me to estimate the average number of repeated 3-digit sequences in a 41-digit sequence at about 1.404. So one repeated sequence and two repeated sequences both seem like likely coincidences. But the repetitions *could* mean something, I just don't think it's likely.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 3:17 am    Post subject: 13 Remember: there is an inn halfway between Fairbanks and Anchorage. It was, seriously, made by someone called Skinny Dick. Ok..now put those two sentences and get the name of the inn... and this is true btw
Tec_Picasso
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 7:15 am    Post subject: 14 My reasoned theory... Screw the numbers... they don't have to mean anything... they could just be there to throw you off and make it more difficult than it really is... Skinny is behind the door... He is in his own home... A bar is the part of a law court where a judge sits; Skinny is the judge of his wager... He has spies and will know; he'll know if you turn and leave his house... he is one step ahead of you. So is the house, if your at the door... the numbers are on-back, they might not have anything to do with the puzzle... In regards to DUDE down below... The city is in a brownout, it says earlier in the puzzle, and if true the lights of Skinny's house could have gone out and this would not necessarily mean that Skinny is home. Also you never knock (at least the puzzle does not say), but if I see a note on the door I would not knock either, I'd read the note first... "I see you. LoL." -Skinny [This message has been edited by Tec_Picasso (edited 01-08-2003 12:58 AM).]
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:03 am    Post subject: 15 Well, Finally got around to registering.
Will
Won't

 Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:22 pm    Post subject: 16 well if he is always one step ahead of you can take all the numbers and add one? wouldn't that help anything?
jay
Guest

 Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: 17 barometer
DUDE
Guest

 Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:58 am    Post subject: 18 Skinny cant still be in the house because it says "you arrive at skinny's house but he has already left for the night"
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:24 am    Post subject: 19 As this is the first puzzle I've posted can I ask what the etiquette is on posting a hint etc.. How long do I leave it? How obscure do I make it? Is it down to me to do or is it the Minotaurs job? I saw the hint given for Restroom Poetry but that was from the incumbant Minotaur. Thanks DaveA
Sofis

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:23 pm    Post subject: 20

A hint should be reasonably obscure, at least at first. If no progress is made after you post it, you can give a less obscure hint.
 Quote: How long do I leave it?
Just leave it. Seems fairest to me; if anyone gets a hint, everyone gets a hint. You might want to put it in [inv][/inv] tags, though, to make it invisible, so that people can avoid reading it if they wish. Example: very secret stuff here.
 Quote: Is it down to me to do or is it the Minotaurs job?
I think I'll leave it up to you, since you're paying attention to how the puzzle solving is going.
SaberKitty
one can always be hopeful...

 Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:16 am    Post subject: 21 I wouldn't mind a slight nudge in the right direction. -SK
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:42 am    Post subject: 22 OK, As a hint, All Data is Valid. The plot's worth paying attention to Skinny was only used as he hadn't been in a puzzle for a while. I can't seem to get the Invis tags to work. It seems just to change the font colour to a Dark(ish) Green. Have fun DaveA [edited for invisibility -Sofis] [This message has been edited by Sofis (edited 01-09-2003 02:09 PM).]
SaberKitty
one can always be hopeful...

 Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:37 am    Post subject: 23 it only appears green when previewing. it is invised in the forums
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:26 am    Post subject: 24 Ah in that case can we make a note of that in the Invis section of the BB code guide (or did I miss it?) Alsko sorry about the LACK of spoiler space! I take it I should have used a BR tag? Thanks DaveA
Sofis

 Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:11 pm    Post subject: 25 No [BR] tags, I'm afraid. The way to get a blank line is to put a space on the line in question: Like so.
beorngreybeard
Guest

 Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: 26 skinny is at a coffee bar at the AA meeting at NYU. maybe.
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: 27 Not quite Davea
Darren
Guest

 Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:14 pm    Post subject: 28 The weather hint could be false- the numbers mean something, but don't actually relate to the weather. Look at all the predictions. At least where I'm from, weather usually shifts about 20 degrees from sunrise to the days high temp. There is ALWAYS a difference, also. No forecaster would ever put up a prediction saying that the temperature wouldn't change all day. How are we supposed to transform numbers into letters? There aren't enough different numbers to do it directly. Unless the temperatures have something to do with grouping the numbers into letters... *shuts up*
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:07 pm    Post subject: 29 A clue has been requested. In true Cryptic Ccrossword form. For the first Part. Invisible. Take a Horsedrawn Wagon to a Water Source for a location? Anyone want more? DaveA
OcularGold
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:57 pm    Post subject: 30 I think i need a hint for that hint.
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:20 pm    Post subject: 31 How long before I give the solution? BIG HINT BELOW Look at what else you could do with the forcast apart from directly decoding Davea
KittyKatz
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: 32 Could it be so simple that the answer is "BAR GRAPH" ?? maybe not. The invisible hint on the first part is wacking me out.
Applebyd
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:48 pm    Post subject: 33 quote: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Could it be so simple that the answer is "BAR GRAPH" ?? maybe not. The invisible hint on the first part is wacking me out. Keep going DaveA
Jinxkitten
Icarian Member

 Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:32 am    Post subject: 34 OK... bar graph done, now i have a city skyline.... LOL can we get that first hint solved (i am useless at Cryptic crosswords) and no, please don't solve it yet... LOLOL...
robichelli
MI:6 Agent

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:50 am    Post subject: 35 I put the numbers on a graph, that came up nothing, then I put the 4 0 1... thing on a graph and that turned up nothing. On a totally random note, all the lows, and all the highs added together get me 2 and 30 whatever that means
scribe
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:44 pm    Post subject: 36 From the thread about "Get Out!"... Originally posted by Applebyd:I'm wondering how much of the info is redundant (Which is funny because in a "New Years Drink" you need to use everything) I wonder if that includes the table title... So far, I've got a rough bar chart and I'm wondering how to cross reference a string of numbers that go up to 9, when 9 isn't even reached on my chart... Hmmm.
DropOfaHat
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:50 pm    Post subject: 37 I may be way off track here, but I interpret the verbal clue as referring to a "Cartesian Well", which I believe has something to do with graphs (perhaps a 3-D graph?) I have no idea what to do with this information, I'm just throwing it out there...
ZutAlors!
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:00 pm    Post subject: 38 Ah. I'm thinking that the cryptic is simply "Cartesian." If you interpret the temperatures as x,y points, you get: (-4,6), (2,8), (8,8), (-3,6), and (-1,2) code: -8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 | * * 7 | 6 * * | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 * | 1 | 0----------------|----------------- -1 | -2 | I tried this approach before, but I don't see where it leads to. Unless you're suppposed to graph the numbers below, but since there's an odd number of them, it doesn't lend well to graphing. [edit: Unless you're supposed to apply the temperatures to the list of numbers below in some way? Start in one location, go back four, forward six, etc.? Or start at the beginning, and cycle through the temperature list numerous times until you repeat?] [This message has been edited by ZutAlors! (edited 01-28-2003 01:13 PM).]
DropOfaHat
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:05 pm    Post subject: 39 Hey, if you connect the dots, doesn't the above kind of look like a "square root" sign? I tried finding the square root of the series of digits, all I got was "6337606938602276.7639618553725786", and I have no idea what to do with it... it also kind of resembles a "long-division" sign
ZutAlors!
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:39 pm    Post subject: 40 It does look like a square root sign, although only if you connect the dots Mon-Thu-Fri-Tue-Wed instead of Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri. Although Mon-Thu-Fri-Tue-Wed is in the order of "average temp", so maybe there's something in that idea.
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