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mole
Subterranean Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:48 am    Post subject: 1 Well, you have six of CV's eight mages so far. The seventh is waiting for you here.
Taflinel

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:51 am    Post subject: 2 Well...to save most of you from the searches... 1. It's Only a Paper Moon 2. Cote d'Ivoire 3. Red China 4. 5. Orion's Crystal 6. Ebony & Ivory 7. 8. Bronze(?) 9. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 10. 11. Steely Dan 12. Pottery Barn 13. Ivory Soap 14. China Grove 15. Silkworm 16. Leatherface 17. Ivory dealer 18. Jackie Paper 19. China Beach 20. Pottery wheel 21. Leather glove Thx to referee for correcting 18... I'll leave the real minds to come forward now... Ta ta [This message has been edited by Taflinel (edited 08-12-2003 06:58 AM).]
referee
June 21st, 2004 Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:07 am    Post subject: 3 No. It's Jackie Paper, not Draper. Wasn't that number 19? For number 8 I solved the equations. Those are elements numbers 29 and 50. Great Job, Taf.
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:57 pm    Post subject: 4 10=Flowers for Algernon. First thought how to proceed: The three Cina's suggest linking the answers in groups of 3.
Highest Prime
2^43112609 - 1

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:03 pm    Post subject: 5 (sudden flash of inspiration on) I'm guessing we're supposed to translate these into numbers, using the anniversary with which each gift mentioned in the answer is (traditionally) given: 1. It's Only a Paper Moon (Paper = 1) 2. Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory = 14) 3. Red China (China = 20) 4. The Bronze Age (Bronze = 8) 5. Orion's Crystal (Crystal = 15) 6. Ebony & Ivory (Ivory = 14) 7. Something with Flowers or Wood, which when squared will = 25 8. Bronze (Bronze = 8) 9. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Crystal = 15) 10. Flowers for Algernon (Flowers = 5) 11. Steely Dan (Steel = 11) 12. Pottery Barn (Pottery = 8) 13. Ivory Soap (Ivory = 14) 14. China Grove (China = 20) 15. Silkworm (Silk = 12) 16. Leatherface (Leather = 3), times 7 = 21 17. Ivory dealer (Ivory = 14) 18. Jackie Paper (Paper = 1) 19. China Beach (China = 20), minus 1 = 19 20. Pottery wheel (Pottery = 8) 21. Leather glove (Leather = 3) Taking the numbers as a straight substitution gives ANTHONYHOEKHNTLUNASHC, which seems so promising with the "Anthony" in the front before trailing off to gibberish. H' [This message has been edited by Highest Prime (edited 08-12-2003 09:05 AM).]
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:08 pm    Post subject: 6 Kudos! I never would have thought of that.
Galto
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:16 pm    Post subject: 7 Hi, Well, my first post, but I've been checking things out here at GL for a while now... Here are my additional thoughts on this puzzle... #4 = Bronze Age #7 = ????? I'll have to dig deeper! At first glance these answers seem to correspond to traditional anniversary gifts for certain years... and since none of the numbers go beyond 26 (including the ones with "mutter math" added) I'm hoping the alphabet is my friend :-) So... (with math included for #10, 16, and 19...) 1 paper 1 A 2 ivory 14 N 3 china 20 T 4 bronze 8 H 5 crystal 15 O 6 ivory 14 N 7 ??? ??? ??? 8 bronze 8 H 9 crystal 15 O 10 flowers 16 P 11 steel 11 K 12 pottery 9 I 13 ivory 14 N 14 china 20 T 15 silk 12 L 16 leather 21 U 17 ivory 14 N 18 paper 1 A 19 china 19 S 20 pottery 9 I 21 leather 3 C Where to go from here? Anagram the letters, I think, but not many vowels here... perhaps a letter substitution first? I too will defer to greater minds. - Galto [This message has been edited by Galto (edited 08-12-2003 09:29 AM).]
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:18 pm    Post subject: 8 It's awfully close to Anthony Hopkins Lunatic
Galto
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:22 pm    Post subject: 9 Good call, Prime... and Dragon I'm there with you... But a few letters are a bit off. [This message has been edited by Galto (edited 08-12-2003 09:23 AM).]
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: 10 maybe pottery=9 instead of 8 (which is bronze)?
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:29 pm    Post subject: 11 Hah! Googling shows that pottery can be 8 or 9!
Galto
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: 12 Yes I saw that too (see my edited list above), but that would still leave #14 & #19 incorrect... unless the mutter math was meant for #14 INSTEAD OF #19 [This message has been edited by Galto (edited 08-12-2003 09:32 AM).]
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:53 pm    Post subject: 13 The GLer in question 7 was quicksilver. Silver is associated with the 25th anniversary, confirming the Y we have. Anthony Hopkins' lunatic would, of course, be Hannibal Lector.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 7:16 pm    Post subject: 14 Beautiful.
Galto
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:29 pm    Post subject: 15 Yup.. Gotta be it. Was just a bit messed up by 14 and 19. Did I miss something or was there a mistype in the puzzle? - Galto ------------------ - Happy Star Wars Day - 05/04/BwithU [This message has been edited by Galto (edited 08-12-2003 04:32 PM).]
Dragon Phoenix
Judge Doom

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:31 pm    Post subject: 16 Mistype (just confirmed by Lepton on AIM) - he'll correct later.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:32 pm    Post subject: 17 What he said. Sorry about that, folks. I'll proofread a bit more carefully in the future.
Galto
Icarian Member

 Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: 18 No prob. Great fun all around! Amazing how useless information can actually be useful!
Degenerate Operator
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:47 pm    Post subject: 19 Hindsight is 20/20 "Fine by me. I’ve always thought I had a gift for trivia.” :groan:
The Cruciverbalist
Lucrative Britches

 Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:08 pm    Post subject: 20 Heh. Yeah, that sort of clue pops up all the time in the MIT Hunt (the one on which this was based).
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