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Q: A word challenge/competition! (ft. Categorically Deceiving words)

I N T E R E S T I N GHere are the rules: A Categorically Deceiving word is one whose letters can be mixed around to form a new word which belongs to the same category as the original (e.g. red and green belong to the same category, colors). "Good" matches are when there's no question about whether the second word f...

 
 
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4:04 AM
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Q: The Switchup-2.0

Rewan DemontayThis question from last year (which in itself was anticipated on CSE two years prior) has a complete switchup of all non-pawn pieces on the board. The idea is to optimize the amount of moves needed to reach the given diagram. In that puzzle, all of the pawns move to allow for fast switches. But ...

 
4:28 AM
may i ask if Unblock Me should be posted as sliding puzzle or not?
 
You mean gridlock?
 
I know how to Google, thank you
 
lel just asking
yep kinda @JohnDvorak
 
4:42 AM
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Q: A word challenge/competition! (ft. Categorically Deceiving words)

I N T E R E S T I N GHere are the rules: A Categorically Deceiving word is one whose letters can be mixed around to form a new word which belongs to the same category as the original (e.g. red and green belong to the same category, colors). "Good" matches are when there's no question about whether the second word f...

should be closed? such challenge is not allowed here?
 
5:27 AM
Yes, this is the exact type of open-ended question we (decided/clarified) is not allowed in the recent meta discussion.
 
6:04 AM
@Deusovi vtced
 
 
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7:41 AM
The community recently decided to do away with open-ended puzzles. This puzzle bears all the hallmarks of what we mean by “open-ended” — it uses a scoring metric to decide a best-so-far, allows an unbounded set of candidate solutions that is only as limited as the dictionary one elects to use and how loose your "categories" are, and neither seeks nor plausibly permits a proof that any proffered answer is demonstrably “best”. For these reasons I believe we must close it, and am doing so. — Rubio ♦ 44 secs ago
 
 
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9:43 AM
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Q: What is the missing number in the box

simonzackI found some online number puzzle as below: My guess was 436 (go up by 118 again, as the left & right go up by 1) but apparently it was incorrect. I cannot see any other patterns, any ideas?

 
 
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1:22 PM
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Q: A bicolour masyu

jafe This is a bicolour masyu puzzle. Instead of making one continuous loop, the goal is to make two separate loops, one blue and one red. The coloured circles must be used for the loop of the same colour, whereas black circles can be used for either colour.

 
hi @jafe see comments in q. thx and +1
 
Sid
2:18 PM
Damn, making Printer's Devilry clues are insanely difficult
Especially if you add a gimmick inside that gimmicky-cryptics
 
3:02 PM
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Q: Find the PSE user name

FlanManHidden in the ciphertext below is a user name from puzzling.stack.exchange. Who is it? The intended answer uses all of the ciphertext, not just a snippet that happens to match somebody in some way. TVOZOMMCYOTVOBEAUJJILLEXVRVTHFGVRUTXDLHMKDSBDLYHDMI CFDMWGFBKICHTBEFZFAAHGGWKLMOBKMODICEEIEGMBUIJ...

 
 
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4:37 PM
@OmegaKrypton Comments on a question already notify the OP - you don't need to bother them again in chat just to say you've pinged them in comments.
 
5:33 PM
fun fact: there are almost 8 times as many riley riddles as there are puzzles made by riley
i say if you come up with a new puzzle type you should get the right to claim taxes :P
if riley collected 20% tax from all reputation gained from riley riddles he would have an extra 2.4k in rep
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(multiple times that if he taxed answers as well)
 
Sid
@jafe Ha!
Talk about inspiring fellow puzzlers.
 
 
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8:00 PM
C4 hints: 1. "Simp" is of course in an unusual dialect (like South African English or 1970s English) or register (like slang or formal). In fact, words in unusual dialects/registers are rampant here: they're in the clue itself, they're in the solution (or component solutions) of the cryptic part of the clue, and one is the solution to the definition part of the clue. 2. This wouldn't work as an Across clue.
 
 
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9:21 PM
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Q: Is it simple Math or something else?

DEEMGrandpa with his mischievous smile said: "If zero belongs to One And two belongs to Four Twenty seven belongs to Seven Then what belongs to Three?"

 
 
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10:41 PM
CCCC is Cryptic Clue Chat Chains! Latest clue is ⤴ there! Join the fun! See Deusovi's Cryptic Clue Guide and GPR's Archive & Statistics of past clues.
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@msh210 that was a fun puzzle to solve
 
@GarethMcCaughan :)
 
@Rubio woof
 
@micsthepick Are you barking mad?
 
perhaps I was bark ing up the wrong tree
 
11:16 PM
@micsthepick when did North become apart of this?
 
North is like a Visa card
"everywhere you want to be"
 
11:40 PM
@Adam I would like to ask the same question, but perhaps how instead of when...
 
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Q: What am I? (ft. cool poems)

I N T E R E S T I N G Without me, There would be no vowel. Though consonants would exist, The alphabet thrown in the bowel. But, now, another problem occurs, For bowels exist not, When, Death, I am yours. But, worry not, For without me there is no person. And surely, nobody would be foolish eno...

 
I want to purchase more puns using the North card but there is insufficient funds...
Although, I'm A dam. I overflow with puns
 

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