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Dr Adequate
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Message 1 of 14 (605774)
02-22-2011 12:30 AM


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fire
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Message 2 of 14 (605988)
02-23-2011 12:28 AM
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02-22-2011 12:30 AM


No takers?

Let me explain the structure of the problem. Each line is a cryptic clue to one of a well-defined set of things. Some of the clues, such as "t" will be incomprehensible until you've worked out what that set is, at which point you should be able to deduce what the clue refers to.

The complete set contains about sixty members, of which I have provided clues to eighteen.

The title of the thread is another sort of clue --- if you can figure out what it's referring to, you'll be able to work out what the set is.

Use of the peek mode will help you to understand one of the clues.


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Message 3 of 14 (606012)
02-23-2011 9:48 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Dr Adequate
02-23-2011 12:28 AM


Let's see if I got this correctly.

So there is a set containing 60 objects, or members.

You gave 18 clues, each leading to one member of the total set. Once we have the total 18, we should be able to deduce the total set of 60 ?

Are these, math logic puzzles, or word games, or both, or something else ?

And I did the peek mode, and noticed you put put the code so that GI be in white, even though didn't have to. I am guessing this is the clue that should lead me to the related member of the set, but I don't get it lol

And did you invent this on your own ?


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Message 4 of 14 (606063)
02-23-2011 4:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
02-22-2011 12:30 AM


Hi Doc,

Sneaky!

I believe that the following would also be part of the set;

dwindle
boarder

Mutate and Survive


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Message 5 of 14 (606073)
02-23-2011 5:25 PM


I used the creationist method to solve the puzzle:

The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter is a Sherlock Holmes story, of which there is a set of about sixty (including four novels). I haven't managed to shoehorn the rest of the data into the hypothesis yet.

ABE:

Boil = The Blue Carbuncle
0, ¼, ½, ,1 = The Missing Three-Quarter
GI = The Blanched Soldier
NFL = The Red-headed League (my personal fabourite)

ABE:

confront = The Yellow Face
den = A Study in Scarlet

ABE:

o = The Red Circle
fire = Silver Blaze

Edited by ringo, : Answer hidden at Dr A's request. No cheating.

Edited by ringo, : Four more clues.

Edited by ringo, : Two more clues.

Edited by ringo, : Two more clues.


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Message 6 of 14 (606189)
02-24-2011 4:17 AM
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02-23-2011 4:55 PM


I believe that the following would also be part of the set;

dwindle

I considered using that one. In the end I didn't 'cos they weren't exact synonyms, but in retrospect it would have been quite fair.

May I ask which clue got you in, and which ones you have subsequently deciphered?

Oh, and do you see why the title of the thread is what it is?


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Message 7 of 14 (606284)
02-24-2011 3:02 PM
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02-24-2011 4:17 AM


It was the orange clue that provided the key. I listen to the radio a lot, so it was easily recognisable. As for the rest, the only ones I am unable to solve are clues 2,3,4 and 5.

Oh, and do you see why the title of the thread is what it is?

No and it's driving me crazy!

Mutate and Survive


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Dr Adequate
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Message 8 of 14 (606307)
02-24-2011 5:20 PM
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02-24-2011 3:02 PM


It was the orange clue that provided the key. I listen to the radio a lot, so it was easily recognisable.

NB to all the rest of you. This will only be the key if you're British --- for Americans this is a really tough clue, and you should start somewhere else.

As for the rest, the only ones I am unable to solve are clues 2,3,4 and 5.

Once you've got 4, 2 and 3 will follow.

5 is, I think, the one of the most ingenious clues of all, but not necessarily the most difficult.

No and it's driving me crazy!

It should take you slightly less than an hour if you're uninterrupted.

That was a clue, but not a very helpful one.

You will know when you've got it.

Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.


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Message 9 of 14 (606312)
02-24-2011 6:12 PM
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02-23-2011 9:48 AM


double post

Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.


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Dr Adequate
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Message 10 of 14 (606314)
02-24-2011 6:17 PM
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02-23-2011 9:48 AM


And did you invent this on your own ?

No, Satan helped me. But other than that it is a device of pure evil.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You may well be able to figure it out, but it will certainly be harder for a francophone.

P.S: It has nothing to do with creationism or evolution or anything else that this forum might suggest. It's just a fiendish problem.


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Message 11 of 14 (606557)
02-26-2011 1:41 PM
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02-22-2011 12:30 AM


Answer hidden. That way the only ones who know I am wrong had to cheat.

#13 - The Greek Interpreter
#18 - The Sign of the Four

Edited by Vacate, : No reason given.

Edited by Vacate, : No reason given.


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Message 12 of 14 (772089)
11-05-2015 11:33 AM


Bump.
  
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11-25-2015 11:56 AM


Bumpity bump.
  
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Message 14 of 14 (773148)
11-25-2015 12:04 PM


Umpity Ump
But it looks fun...if I only had the time...(Gotta go pick up the Turkey, go to a Union vote meeting and also work 8 hours. Family arrives tomorrow by train.

I need a clear mind.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain

  
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