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12:39 AM
Is anyone willing to sit out this CC and offer feedback?
I could, but I'm no expert
@micsthepick I hope this doesn't offend you, but I would prefer one of the regular cryptic gurus to take a look
@EricTressler as I said, I'm no expert :)
Don't worry, someone will wander by eventually. There's no rush
1:13 AM
@micsthepick Sure, I'll take a look.
That's the solution annotation, not the actual clue.
The clue is on the starboard
does it match the current C4?
oh that one :P
Yeah, looks okay to me.
onetimesecret.com/secret/7v86jmpyzindqcwwzvtwi221ip7gvi1 (password is the solution, all-caps)
1:24 AM
okay. Thanks for taking a look, and apologies for spoiling it for you
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3:49 AM
Q: Can the assistants open the safes?

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4:10 AM
Q: A dirty limerick

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4:38 AM
@Deusovi that’s a brilliant idea
using that as a password
5:18 AM
Q: Who am I? My second puzzle

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I cant find the syntax for a multiline spoiler, with blank lines in the middle. It keeps exposing my exclamation marks.
With blank lines between multiple spoiler blocks? Or blank lines within one spoiler block?
>! Line one__
>! __
>! Line two
(where: __ = 2x space)
That's for a single spoiler with a blank line in the middle. The best you can do with putting a blank space between two separate spoiler blocks, is to put some non-text between the two (eg.   or ---)....
5:38 AM
>! Line 1
>! Line 1 <br>
>! <br>
>! Line 3
or that, if you prefer html to double spaces (__ == <br>)... which is useful if you want to do things like have lists inside spoilers (>! <ol><li>...).
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6:55 AM
Thank you guys, I wanted to do it without the oppressive >! in every line. Multiline as in /* */ instead of // # etc.
<br>, __ and <p> helped a little, but then the markup becomes unreadable if you cant use line breaks.
Q: Python: Search file and replace string from mutiple paths

Netapp Python. I have searched for file in a directory then i got list of files with extension and path. I placed the file path in empty list. I want to call each path from the list and modify the content of something if found the file, replace the string with others import os import glob list = [] f...

7:53 AM
Q: Born on the same day, but one is two years older

user3306356Two people were born on the same day and share the same birthday. One is 2 years old the other only a few days old. What's going on here?

8:11 AM
Q: What can I be? (First attempt)

K. Yen Different people regards me differently Though I meant little importance and I am intended primarily as entertainment Yet there is a house made just for me I am also needed by plants and I am needed by those who read this I can be bright but I can also be dull and pale Wh...

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10:54 AM
@Mithrandir Ugh. All gone now.
Q: When should the knowledge tag be used?

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12:15 PM
Q: How much money can we make? v2

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12:52 PM
Q: Which coins i have used?

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1:28 PM
could refused just be a joining indicator? re-fused?
1:48 PM
I can imagine refused meaning re-fused in a crossword clue -- but I think it would genuinely have to be re-fused somehow, not just fused.
2:46 PM
ungh, it could conceivably mean "taken apart and then fused back together", which gives a tortured answer:
Elected revolutionary -> washington -> nowanights, which is a word at least in M-W. Luckily it isn't a valid scrabble word.
also, it isn't "about time", but rather an expression about time.
That would be an indirect anagram, which is a Very Bad Thing.
considering the more likely answers, "about time" might just be "plonk a time unit somewhere in the middle"
Q: Difficulties solving Cipher Riddle of an ARG

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3:06 PM
@Bass For what it's worth, that's what I've been assuming. (Though it might be "t", or a word meaning "time", or something like "era", rather than a unit as such.)
3:43 PM
@Deusovi Bass was assuming his above definition of refused, so not quite indirect, just stretching it.
@thecoder16 Huh? No, it would definitely be an indirect anagram. An indirect anagram is when you anagram a synonymized word (here, "washington").
Oh, oops, got my terms confused
Q: Knights and liars

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5:34 PM
Q: My birthday is uncommon

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puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/62343/… seems like it would be a dupe, are there not existing leap year questions?
5:54 PM
hmm, let's see
Well it seems different enough. I didn't find anything I would close it as dupe for either.
6:30 PM
Q: Who/What am I talking about?

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6:59 PM
if a sequence is easily found on oeis.org, do we still answer it?
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7:58 PM
Q: Who is this great man?

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8:29 PM
C4 hint (24h): D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
@Jordan.J.D Ideally, point them at Number-Sequence Puzzles: What (Not) To Do? for some guidance on how to turn a number-sequence challenge into an interesting puzzle.
8:44 PM
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9:01 PM
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9:35 PM
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10:09 PM
@Sphinx Can anyone help me on this one?
Q: Who owned each heirloom?

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11:03 PM
Q: Password in Rubik's cube

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11:30 PM
@Eric - DE(TERM)INED< (def: elected)
@Alconja That's right. Nice work!
I asked Deusovi to look at it because I wasn't sure TERM or the def were fair synonyms
Yeah. Slightly non-obvious synonyms, but I agree with him that both are fair.
11:54 PM
Yeah, that non-obvious-ness was what I commented about in my response.

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