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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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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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Dr Adequate
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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 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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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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11-05-2015 11:33 AM


Bump.
  
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11-25-2015 11:56 AM


Bumpity bump.
  
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