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mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 3:05 am    Post subject: 1 code:``` ASPEN Wheel of Letters (WOL) C B O U QUALM T Jotto (J) U DEPOT Mastermind (M) E L E S E T SWEPT Lingo (L) L JW M O L Across Down Across Down Lingo 1.bEaTS 1.hEarT Jotto 1.ALIEN-2 1.CORES-3 2.STEel 2.ejEcT 2.QUAIL-4 2.CLOSE-4 3.STErn 3.SpEnT 3.QUILT-3 3.SCOLD-5 4.SPElT 4.gUild 4.QUALM-5 5.SWEPT 5.QUEST Mastermind 1.SUINT 1.ORATE Wheel of 1.FJORD 1.LUNGE -11 -22 Letters -15 -0122 2.SPARE 2.SPITE 2.QUIPS 2.MELEE -20 -22 -25 -00000 3.DEPOT 3.FLUTE 3.ASKED -55 -32 -0005 4.BUTTE 4.ASPEN -55 -00000 ``` This is a crossword with 8 five-letter words. Your goal, GL, is to guess them. You will have a certain number of guesses for each one, and for each wrong guess, you will be given a clue. Use logic (and intersecting letters) to solve them! The following is an explanation of the rules for the four games used here: LINGO (5 tries): Based on the game show on GSN. If a letter in the guess isn't in the real word, it will be lowercase. If it's there, but in a different spot, it'll be UPPERCASE. If it's in the correct spot, it'll be UPPERCASE and underlined. MASTERMIND (7 tries): Based on the Pressman logic game. You'll be told how many letters in the guess are in the word, and how many are in the correct position, but you won't be told which ones. This makes Mastermind tougher than Lingo. JOTTO (8 tries): Based on the pencil-and-paper logic game. You'll be told how many letters in the guess are in the word, but you won't be told how many are in their places. This makes Jotto tougher than Mastermind. However, an important feature about Jotto is no letter may repeat in the word or in a guess. This makes the game similar to the Mastermind round of The Worst. However, an anagram of the word will not be accepted as correct. WHEEL OF LETTERS (7 tries): Based on an idea that I had. Not based on Wheel of Fortune. Imagine a circle with the 26 letters of the alphabet in it. (Or look in the Examples section ) Notice that we can calculate the distance between two letters to be anything from 0 to 13. A is 7 from T, and B is 10 from L. The distance is found between each letter in the guess and the corresponding letter in the real word. All distances that are at most 5 are given as the clue, but like Mastermind, you don't know which distances go to which letters. Sound hard? Not for the GL, it isn't! Example guesses for the four games: code:``` Lingo: Word: LINGO BINGO Guess: LOVER CARDS Clue: LOver cards Mastermind: Word: COINS SOLAR Guess: MONEY LEARN Clue: 21 30 ABCDEFG Z H Jotto: Y I Word: NIGHT NIGHT X J Guess: TODAY THING W K Clue: 1 5 V L U M Wheel of Letters: Wheel ---> TSRQPON Word: WORLD ANGRY Guess: ROUND WRATH Clue: 00234 244``` All words must be valid in Scrabble, according to OSPD3. Good luck! ------------------ GL DPWestley: I had my backspace key removed and a beverage dispenser pur in it's place. See? I can't go back and fix "put." GLmathgrant: I once was banned from a M:TG tourney for bringing over 50 banned cards! They were Ace of Clubs, Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts, Ace of Spades, 2 of Clubs. . . [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 04-11-2003 05:50 PM).]
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 3:39 am    Post subject: 2 Lingo: horizontal - beats vertical - heart
wordcross

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 4:30 am    Post subject: 3 oddly enough, this game doesn't really interest me...
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 4:32 am    Post subject: 4 Jotto across: ALIEN Jotto down: CORES
CrystyB
Misunderstood Guy

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 4:44 am    Post subject: 5 I like to patch things up to (almost?) perfection... code:``` J M +-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | WoL +-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | +-+ +-+ | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ J | | | | | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | | | M +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | +-+ +-+ +-+ | | | | +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | | | L +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ L W ``` [This message has been edited by CrystyB (edited 03-21-2003 12:04 AM).]
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:00 am    Post subject: 6 Crysty, the top two rows should be: code:``` +-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | WoL +-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | +-+ +-+```
CrystyB
Misunderstood Guy

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:03 am    Post subject: 7 heh damn i thought it was a mistake on mg's part, leaving a space out!
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:33 am    Post subject: 8 Lingo Across: 1. bEaTS Lingo Down: 1.hEarT Jotto Across: 1.ALIEN-2 Jotto Down: 1.CORES-3 [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:27 PM).]
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:59 pm    Post subject: 9 Lingo: Across - Steel Down - Eject
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 1:38 am    Post subject: 10 Lingo Across: 2.STEel Lingo Down: 2.ejEcT I hope this thread gains more interest. [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:28 PM).]
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: 11 Lingo: Across- Stern Down- Spent
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 5:39 pm    Post subject: 12 Lingo Across: 3. STErn Lingo Down: 3. SpEnT [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:30 PM).]
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:44 am    Post subject: 13 Since nobody's started on Mastermind and Wheel of Letters, I'll be the first. WOL Across: FJORD WOL Down: LUNGE Mastermind Across: SUINT Mastermind Down: ORATE Lingo Across: SPELT Lingo Down: GUILD The above words were chosen based on a calculation that, on average, we'd get more information from them than most other words. (Yes, I did have a reason for trying GUILD: the four remaining possibilities for that one are "blest", "doest", "guest", and "quest".) Hope we get some more participants.
CrystyB
Misunderstood Guy

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:19 am    Post subject: 14 heh i was just about to post slept for lingo across
CrystyB and Lepton
Guest

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:43 am    Post subject: 15 Lingo: Across-Slept
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:27 pm    Post subject: 16 LW's SPELT came first, so I will use it. WOL Across: 1. FJORD-15 WOL Down: 1. LUNGE-0122 Mastermind Across: 1. SUINT-11 Mastermind Down: 1. ORATE-22 Lingo Across: 4. SPElT Lingo Down: 4. gUild Only one guess is left for each Lingo. You must guess correctly or I win. I'm sure you'll get them right though [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:32 PM).]
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:06 pm    Post subject: 17 I know what Lingo Across is, but I will choose to let someone else take it. Lingo Down: QUEST And I'll try this: Jotto Across: QUAIL
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 6:46 pm    Post subject: 18 Lingo Down: 5. QUEST -- CORRECT! Jotto Across: 2. QUAIL-4 [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:33 PM).]
mikeamok
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 7:48 pm    Post subject: 19 Lingo Across: SWEPT
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:59 am    Post subject: 20 Lingo Across: 5. SWEPT -- CORRECT! [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 12:34 PM).]
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:07 pm    Post subject: 21 Jotto Across: QUILT
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:35 pm    Post subject: 22 Jotto Across: 3. QUILT-3
casinopete
Emergency Backup Antrax

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:48 pm    Post subject: 23 Mastermind: _Across: spare _Down: spite
Trojan Horse
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:04 pm    Post subject: 24 Jotto Across: QUALM
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:34 pm    Post subject: 25 Jotto Down: CLOSE WOL Down: MELEE
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:02 pm    Post subject: 26 Mastermind Across: 2. SPARE-20 Mastermind Down: 2. SPITE-22 Jotto Across: 4. QUALM-5 -- CORRECT! Jotto Down: 2. CLOSE-4 WOL Down: 2. MELEE-00000 -- CORRECT! [side note]No one ever uses the word MELEE. I don't think it was ever used until Nintendo announced the title for their Super Smash Bros. sequel. [/sn] [sn2]With MELEE solved so quickly, I'm wondering if I offered too many guesses for WOL. "Wheel" just have to see the fate of WOL Across to decide that [/sn2] [This message has been edited by mathgrant (edited 03-24-2003 02:03 PM).]
casinopete
Emergency Backup Antrax

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 1:50 am    Post subject: 27 Mastermind Across: DEPOT
status update
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:02 am    Post subject: 28 code:``` J M +-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | | | WoL +-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | +-+ +-+ | | | | ......+-+.. +-+ J .q.u.a|L|m. | | ......+-+-+-+-+-+ .u. | |E| | | | M ... +-+-+-+-+-+ .e. .L. | | ... ... +-+ .s. .e. ... ........... .t. .s.w.e.p.t. L ... ........... L W ```
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:11 am    Post subject: 29 Mastermind Across: DEPOT-55 -- CORRECT! This is going fast.
Highest Prime
2^43112609 - 1

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject: 30 Mastermind Down - FLUTE
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:13 pm    Post subject: 31 Mastermind Down: 3.FLUTE-32
Lucky Wizard
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:38 pm    Post subject: 32 Jotto Down: SCOLD And I'll try: WOL Across: QUIPS
casinopete
Emergency Backup Antrax

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:50 pm    Post subject: 33 Mastermind Down: Butte?
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:15 pm    Post subject: 34 Jotto Down (after Scold): Loser
casinopete
Emergency Backup Antrax

 Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:30 am    Post subject: 35 but Jotto Down has an 'L' in the fourth position. (I actually guessed Depot for MA because I though JD was scold)
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: 36 Jotto Down: SCOLD-5 -- CORRECT! WOL Across: QUIPS-25 Mastermind Down: BUTTE-55 -- CORRECT! I think I made this game too easy
Trojan Horse
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:08 am    Post subject: 37 Before this gets too far down the list: WOL Across: ASKED
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:56 pm    Post subject: 38 WOL Across: 3.ASKED-0005
Trojan Horse
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:22 pm    Post subject: 39 I think I got it! WOL Across: ASPEN
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:39 pm    Post subject: 40 WOL Across: ASPEN-00000 -- CORRECT! Question: How can I make this game harder? It's obvious I made it too easy, with you solving all the words so quickly (30 out of 54 allowed guesses!). Then again, everyone ALWAYS solves Botticelli, and the mods don't say "20 questions is too much!" So, what should I do? Leave the game as-is, or modify it? ------------------ GL DPWestley: I had my backspace key removed and a beverage dispenser pur in it's place. See? I can't go back and fix "put." GLmathgrant: I once was banned from a M:TG tourney for bringing over 50 banned cards! They were Ace of Clubs, Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts, Ace of Spades, 2 of Clubs. . .
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