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yuethomas
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: 41 The song is BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by QUEEN, and the underlined letters anagram to SHUFFLE, aptly enough._________________Tom Yue
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: 42 Yes, yuethomas! I can finally sleep peacefully. <3 _________________My logic puzzle blog
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: 43 Return of the Quickies. Grab some sleep: z (10)? Annoy some insects: bug (3,1,2) ? Force down some vegetables: still has 3,3 (b,c,m,p), (b,c,m,p) and one dropped Any ideas?
Ctuchik
Daedalian Member

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: 44

 AZu wrote: For Quickies Reloaded I get : 1.a2 Rxb1 2.Rg4+ Kd3 3.Ne5++ But that doesn't seem to be the password. Am I wrong?

Remember that you're looking for a lowercase password that I have somehow hidden in the puzzle.
Courk
Daedalian Member

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: 45

 ralphmerridew wrote: Return of the Quickies. Grab some sleep: z (10)? Annoy some insects: bug (3,1,2) ? Force down some vegetables: still has 3,3 (b,c,m,p), (b,c,m,p) and one dropped Any ideas?

For the last one: Perhaps "mom"? Unless "cob" means forced down, which I couldn't find.
Icarian Member

 Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: 46 Got it, but won't change password yet in case someone else wants it. I have an idea, but still needs a little polishing. --phw
yuethomas
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: 47 In the interest of keeping the thread moving, could I request hints for the two unsolved quickies?_________________Tom Yue
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: 48 It just goes to show how hard it is to judge difficulty sometimes! For my Scrabble puzzle - you're parsing the clues wrong; there are more than three answers..._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Jack_Ian
Big Endian

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: 49

Just to get it on the current page.
 Return of the Quickies wrote: Oh dear. I dropped one of my tiles on the floor... Grab some sleep, annoy some insects and force down some vegetables?
Hmmm...
Perhaps the clues relate to all valid words composable with the given tiles or more likely, words that can be formed crossing each other.
 Quote: 2 blank tiles (scoring 0 points) # 1 point: E ×12, A ×9, I ×9, O ×8, N ×6, R ×6, T ×6, L ×4, S ×4, U ×4 # 2 points: D ×4, G ×3 # 3 points: B ×2, C ×2, M ×2, P ×2 # 4 points: F ×2, H ×2, V ×2, W ×2, Y ×2 # 5 points: K ×1 # 8 points: J ×1, X ×1 # 10 points: Q ×1, Z ×1
Scurra
Daedalian Member

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: 50

 Jack_Ian wrote: Perhaps the clues relate to all valid words composable with the given tiles or more likely, words that can be formed crossing each other.
Or, more likely, it's actually a lot simpler than that! I suggest looking at the 3-point tiles again...
_________________
still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life.
New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: 51 I have the words: C's = Grab Z's = Some Sleep T's = Annoy B's = Some Insects G's = Force Down P's = Some Vegetables but got locked out trying to enter the password. I tried six- and seven-letter passwords, upper and lower case. Six are letters above; seventh is of course "S". jbv_________________jbv
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: 52 Why do you think it's "S"? (I'm interested, because it's not the right answer!)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: 53 I thought the droped tile was an "S" so that I could use it to make all of the above two-letter "words." They were plural._________________jbv
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: 54 I got the password now. It was ease, as in E's. jbv
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: 55 Phew [Yes, that's the other member of that "set" of words.]_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: 56 I'll try to post a new puzzle tonight. "S" did make sense, though, right? jbv_________________jbv
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: 57 Well yes, "S" does make some sense - but I think that it doesn't really work in the overall context of the actual answer words - otherwise I could have used any set of plurals..._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:57 am    Post subject: 58 Picture a rectangular box made of unit cubes with sides of lengths 100, 101, and 102. Draw a line between two diametrically opposite corners. How many of the unit cubes does this line pass through? Do not count cubes if the line only touches an edge or corner without passing through it's interior at all. Password is lowercase. jbvntx.
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: 59 Got it. I have no puzzle at the moment, but I will try to think of one. If you have one feel free to post it though. - Ctuchik
kaich
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: 60 In the Scrabble one, what distinguishes the answer from all the other words that could be made in a similar way? (Such as seas, eyes, use, wise, etc.)
kaich
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: 61 D'oh! Just figured it out. (They have to rhyme)
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: 62 Answer to previous: threehundred The unit cube in the starting corner is "1." Every time you move a full unit along any of the axes you "cross a boundary" and enter a new unit cube. You cross N-1 boundaries in each direction of length N, which means you cross a total of 300 boundaries. However, at the very center (and ONLY at the very center, as this is the only place where two side lengths share a factor) you cross two boundaries at once, so beyond cube 1 you enter 299 new unit cubes for a total of 300. Working on the new puzzle. -grz
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: 63 The following clues each clue a four-letter word, in alphabetic order. Solve the clues and then place the words into four 4x4 grids such that each grid reads the same across and down. A skin condition Part of a lot Ice and bronze, for example Woody's son Eating it is embarassing Simplicity A cardinal direction Farm females Flavor of hip-hop? Biting insect Positions, places Intersection point Petticoat Worry Spinning toys Favorable room feature
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: 64 A skin condition -- ACNE Part of a lot -- ACRE Ice and bronze, for example -- AGES Eating it is embarassing -- CROW Simplicity -- EASE A cardinal direction -- EAST Farm females -- HENS? Spinning toys -- TOPS Favorable room feature -- WALL??? . . . that's all I've got. The obvious ones. Boy, I suck at word puzzles. D=_________________My logic puzzle blog
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: 65 ACNE ACRE AGES* * Woody's son CROW EASE* EAST * Farm females HENS? * Flavor of hip-hop? GNAT* * Positions, places * Intersection point SLIP STEW* TOPS VIEW AGES GNAT EASE STEW
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: 66 Second square: E A S T A R L O S L I P T O P S jbv_________________jbvLast edited by jbvntx on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:31 pm; edited 1 time in total
mikeamok
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: 67 Farm females -- EWES Flavor of hip-hop? -- FLAV Positions, places -- LOCI?
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: 68 Woody's son == ARLO (Guthrie) EAST ARLO SLIP TOPS ACNE ACRE CROW * Farm females HENS? * Flavor of hip-hop? * Positions, places * Intersection point VIEW And the diagonals spell "ANEW" and "ERIS".
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: 69 Third square: F L A V L O C I A C N E V I E W jbv_________________jbv
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: 70 Haven't got a puzzle ready... - yuethomas
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: 71 And the fourth one: A C R E C R O W R O M E E W E S _________________jbv
yuethomas
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: 72 ROME is wrong, and try swapping ACNE and ACRE._________________Tom Yue
ralphmerridew
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: 73 I had NODE instead of ROME and switched some other words. That gave ANEW ERIS FORW ARDS on the diagonals.
yuethomas
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: 74 Surely you mean ANSW ERIS FORW ARDS?_________________Tom Yue
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: 75 Got it...new puzzle in a few minutes. Previous solution was forwards
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: 76 These things go quick when everyone jumps in at once, don't they!_________________jbv
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: 77 That's fine with me; I prefer a higher turnover rate
jbvntx
Daedalian Member

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: 78

 Return of the Quickies wrote: Answer to previous: threehundred The unit cube in the starting corner is "1." Every time you move a full unit along any of the axes you "cross a boundary" and enter a new unit cube. You cross N-1 boundaries in each direction of length N, which means you cross a total of 300 boundaries. However, at the very center (and ONLY at the very center, as this is the only place where two side lengths share a factor) you cross two boundaries at once, so beyond cube 1 you enter 299 new unit cubes for a total of 300. Working on the new puzzle. -grz

To expand on your answer, if you start with a box of sides X, Y and Z, the sum of the sides is X + Y + Z. Then take away one for each of the "edge" intersections, which is the greatest common factor on each plane, call it GCF (a,b) for each side. Then add back in one for each "corner" intersections, which would be GCF (a,b,c). The result, for any box, is then...

X + Y + Z + GCF(X,Y,Z) - GCF(X,Y) - GCF(Y,Z) - GCF(X,Z)

I tried this on several samples and it seemed to work (at least, that's how I made the puzzle in the first place). Anyone interested in confirming this, or correcting if needed?
jbv
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jbv
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: 79 I think you need to add one to that formula, but otherwise it makes perfect sense. edit: nm, I missed the part where you said "+GCF(X,Y,Z)"
Return of the Quickies
Solved That One!

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: 80

 Code: Binder   Brazes   Rarest   Repair   Preset  65 Endear   Reamed   Inroad   Deltas   Earner  65 Resist   Insure   Aliens   Eighth   Berate  65 Parent   Pleats   Impart   Squirt   Redial  65 Indent   Stable   Finest   Mattes   Wander  65 65       65       65       65       65

1) Poker, dinner, water, e.g.
2) How tall are you?
3) Worked for
4) Bother
5) Where you find deodorant
7) Basic necessity
8) Prison boss
9) Appoint
10) Sword
11) Knock off track
12) Existing from birth
13) Silicone alternative
14) Most domesticated
15) Filmed again
16) Take into custody
17) Closer
18) Riding whips
19) Like a bear
20) Mean
21) Endured
22) Overrun
23) NFL referees
24) Lure into a crime
25) Discount after a purchase

Hopefully this one will go quickly, like the last one - Suspence
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