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Neo
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: 1 Link to puzzle Good luck and happy puzzling!_________________ Ad Astra
thok*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: 2 I believe the answer is shrapnel. For those who need a fairly big hint try spelling the word elliptical.
3iff
very unbifflike

 Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: 3 Thok, Yes, looks like you're right...I had a short time with the puzzle and got nowhere... except that I did try to focus on tica.
/dev/joe*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: 4 I did exactly what thok did, both the final answer and the starting point.
p t c h r a [s b]*
Guest

 Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: 5 How to play this game? I'm pretty new.. just find out the site
Amb*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:00 am    Post subject: 6 Well - the idea is that you have to figure out what to do. This forum is a place where you can suggest ideas as what to do. And people can drop hints. Your hint is that the letters in the pieces should lead you to something...
Alexian*
Guest

 Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: 7 When you solve the puzzle -- it will be clear that you have found the valid solution. Couple big hints: 1) Rotate the puzzle pieces as the letters indicate. 2) As indicated by the grid at the bottom, this is really two small puzzles -- both 5 x 6.
welkin25
Icarian Member

 Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: 8 So I looked at hints and solved it... it's such a neat puzzle! Only the L at the end... it would've been nice if it looped back to the beginning changing cantakenrous to some word like "laboratories" would work
amb*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: 9 Making it loop never occured to me Oh well - maybe next time...
jameseyryan*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:42 am    Post subject: 10 it's like a jigsaw, you have to rearrange it until it reads something. why else would the puzzle have a similarly sized "window pane" to fit the stane glass stuff into?
jameseyryan*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: 11 maybe i'm wrong but all these pieces resemble pieces from a gameboy game called daedalian opus about solving jigsaw puzzles, but this one has a hint where you arange the letters so they are facing the right way up
snasl*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: 12 Hm, isn't it obvius that ELLIPTICAL is the keyword?!
Ian*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: 13 I would have thought I'd solved it except that I can't work out what the eff Thok is talking about when he says "shrapnel". It looks like this, right? CANTANKERO USKIRMISHE LICOPTERUT ABAGATOPUM PKINOMINAT ELLIPTICAL ...So what am I missing?
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: 14 Take it as a series of letters CANTANKEROUSKIRMISHELI...
Ian*
Guest

 Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: 15 I understand that it's a list of words where the last letter in one word doubles as the first letter of the next word, but what I don't understand is the significance of "shrapnel" — is it simply that we wind up with fragments of words?
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:51 am    Post subject: 16 You noticed that it's a list of words where the last letter in one word doubles as the first letter of the next word. You are very close.
Ian*
Guest

 Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: 17 Oh, man, do I feel dumb. Thanks for helping me through that one, Ralph.
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: 18 If you need to abbreviate my name, use "rm". In any case, my name is all lowercase.
Ophion*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: 19 After a delightful little tinker with this rather sobering but fragmented piece of art, perhaps, I have come to the conclusion that the answer is indeed shrapnel. Although it is possible to get a few other words due to the freedom given to rotating the individual letters coupled with the compliant shapes of a thousand solutions...
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