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New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:50 pm

What is the connection between the following words?:

fundry
jolling
tarekat
pulao
polocier
marocain
malet
telak
gau

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:52 pm

They all contain consonants.
There are three erors in this semtence.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:22 pm

Nice try Johnny-boy, but you're not right.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:50 pm

I think I AM right and your puzzle just has multiple solutions.
There are three erors in this semtence.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:55 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:I think I AM right and your puzzle just has multiple solutions.
Demonstrate another of your solutions, then.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:31 pm

Too soon for a cloo?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:36 pm

OK, here's a clue: they are not all in English and some of them mightn't even be words at all, in whatever language.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:52 pm

I notice they all have at least one anagram in some language according to apterous. Although for such short "words" that's probably not remotely surprising. Anyone have any idea how that might be significant?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:03 am

JimBentley wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:I think I AM right and your puzzle just has multiple solutions.
Demonstrate another of your solutions, then.
All of the words contain fewer than 65,536 letters.
There are three erors in this semtence.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:40 am

Suspended Russian athletes?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:30 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Suspended Russian athletes?
And they said satire was dead. No-one close yet, though Charlie's comment is interesting...

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:13 pm

I can now add the following to the list:

ka
polocier (again)
marocain (again)
malet (again)
jolling (again x 2)

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:24 pm

Questions.

Is the order relevant?

Could you only just add the new ones now, or could each new one have been added at a different time and you're just posting them all now?

Will we get more additions to the list at some point?

Why did you change your profile picture?
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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:27 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:Questions.

Is the order relevant?
No.
Thomas Carey wrote:Could you only just add the new ones now, or could each new one have been added at a different time and you're just posting them all now?

Will we get more additions to the list at some point?
I can only add new ones until the end of the month.
Thomas Carey wrote:Why did you change your profile picture?
Because Milkman Dan is badass.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:26 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:Why did you change your profile picture?
Because Milkman Dan is badass.
OK, that doesn't work any more, but Dan will be back.

To add:

raincoit

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:36 am

Is this still a new puzzle?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:42 am

I want to know if Graeme has been in yet.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:22 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Is this still a new puzzle?
Oh I'd ask Thomas about that, personally I lost track ages ago.























Haha not really.

Have I mentioned:

manh
dhol

can be added to the list?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:54 am

These new ones that get added to the list - is there an exact time and date when they were able to be added? Can we have the times and dates for them all?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:These new ones that get added to the list - is there an exact time and date when they were able to be added? Can we have the times and dates for them all?
I would if I could but I can't predict them, only report them. All I know is there won't be any more after the 31st of this month (and if there are, they'll have the devil in them (ask your great-granny)).

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:20 pm

My great-granny's dead so I had to use a medium. She said not to worry about the money, and that I should do that thing that I'm not sure about doing at the moment. If anything that has just confused me even more.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:08 pm

Jon Corby wrote:My great-granny's dead so I had to use a medium. She said not to worry about the money, and that I should do that thing that I'm not sure about doing at the moment. If anything that has just confused me even more.
No, I don't think you should do that thing that you're not sure about at the moment, it's totally the wrong time for that. In fact, it's never the right time for that sort of thing in polite society. Your great-granny must have been quite the libertine.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:51 am

JimBentley wrote:Your great-granny must have been quite the libertine.
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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:07 pm

Add:

gavania
downlod
babul
bruth
tarama

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:52 pm

OK, can't be arsed to continue this beyond here (although as I mentioned earlier, it could have gone on until 31st August).

The words I've mentioned constitute List A (18 items). I've reviewed them and as I've changed my mind about a couple of them that I might have mentioned above, this is the definitive List A:

babul
bruth
dhol
downlod
fundry
gau
gavania
hd
jolling
malet
manh
marocain
polocier
pulao
raincoit
tarama
tarekat
telak

There is a corresponding List B (24 items). Name a word from List B and win big prizes! *

* may not exist

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Re: New puzzle

Post by sean d » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:52 pm

Are we going to get an answer for this one Jim?

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:43 pm

sean d wrote:Are we going to get an answer for this one Jim?
You know, I'd quite forgotten about this, but since you mention it, I'll further prolong the misery by altering the presentation slightly:

1: babulbruthdholdownlodfundrygaugavaniahdjollingmaletmanhmarocainpolocierpulaoraincoittaramatarekattelakfemllkaadailunchghatpujasabrapuli

2: andbrewcapdonkeymenfuckhorniesinindexjingokakalilamedmangelmereofpandalspornopotiespregnancyqawwalisodsongthetripletsvideowhiteyarzoo

1 = 23, 2 = 28.

Same puzzle. I can guarantee that you will be disappointed with the answer, so much so that I'm going to now have to come up with a better puzzle later tonight, or tomorrow or something.

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:03 pm

Bump

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Re: New puzzle

Post by JimBentley » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:00 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Bump
OK, you got me. I don't remember a lot about this one (I was pissing about with lots of cryptography stuff at the time) and I've completely forgotten how to solve it. The one thing I do remember is that it was solvable given the information. Fuck knows how though.

And that just proves how good a code it was!

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:13 pm

I thought of a new puzzle for this section.
What is the longest Scrabble word you can make by adding a letter either side starting with a two letter word.
My best is SWINGERS from IN
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Euan Slatter » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:56 pm

Don't quite understand it, but SWANKIEST from AN?
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:57 pm

Swankiest cannot be done because each additional letter must make a word eg in, win, wing, swing, swinge swinger, swingers
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

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Re: New puzzle

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:38 pm

That really wasn't well explained. Now the explanation is satisfactory.

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