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1:54 AM
Q: A balloon and a vacuum

Bob KermanYou have a metal water bottle entirely filled with a vacuum and a rubber party balloon (lets make it red). How can you use only the bottle to inflate the balloon with the air surrounding you. (The balloon does not have to inflate in the normal shape)

CCCC: What makes a male dragon, mistreated by numberless men, begin to snarl (9)
M == 1000 == number
Yup! (I thought this one might go quickly, but not that quickly. But then, I hadn't known Deusovi was lurking.)
CCCC: Crate, perhaps, when carrying on (in boarding)! (9)
2:09 AM
C(ON)TA(IN)ER:CTAER carrying ON, with IN boarding. Def is &lit.
Yep, that's right!
Not wild about the &lit-ness, I have to confess, since the first two words would define equally well :-). (But I see very few &lit clues I really like anyway.)
Is perhaps a common anagrind?
CCCC: Holding back, get in shape during break (9)
@Alconja Yes.
(I'm not terribly satisfied with the surface of my latest, but hopefully Deusovi will solve it in 10 seconds and set something better :-).)
2:19 AM
Fair enough! I acknowledge that it's probably a subpar definition, but I thought it was neat enough to share anyway
Yup, neat indeed.
Anyway, I'm AFK for a bit now.
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4:29 AM
@GarethMcCaughan this is RES(TRAIN)T
5:23 AM
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6:23 AM
got it
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8:28 AM
Q: Was a star-crossed lover

JS1 This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage orb, To the East: Half delta, anyhow a pair I was, To the South: A dual neb, I render hue ...

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10:18 AM
@Alconja @GarethMcCaughan Would you use "numberless" to remove all Roman numerals? e.g. "numberless insomniacs" --> NSONAS
Q: Yajilin minicubes: the Poppycock, the Balderdash, the Gobbledygook

jafe These are three-dimensional yajilin puzzles. In each puzzle, the four squares depict the layers of a $4\times4\times4$ cube. Shade some cells on each layer. The numbered cells show how many shaded cells (not including numbered cells) are in the direction of the arrow. Diagonal arrows...

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11:31 AM
@jafe Yup! (I couldn't decide between the clue I posted and a different version, "During break, exercise self-control (9)" which has a better surface but not so much "distraction" by way of things-that-could-be-indicator-words.)
@msh210 I might.
CCCC: Old American flyer: "One nation under God" (14)
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1:22 PM
Q: What is an R-complete Word™?

gustavovelascohIf a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an R-complete Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\tex...

1:42 PM
Q: How jolly identified you are sharing fake details in RRPG game?

Sayed Mohd AliYou recently registered in RRPG game example YOWORLD to make random friends, you have changed the gender of your avatar to female but in actual you are male. It is not possible to identify your gender until and unless you tell them by yourself in-game chat. you also gave you avatar a girl name "...

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3:20 PM
Q: The arrow of time flies in reverse

SlowMagicHere is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects two nodes (i.e., two short words) it means that the long word can be reversed and decompose...

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4:54 PM
Babies smell and are distracting. Please do not bring them to escape rooms.
5:18 PM
Q: Greedy for Cash

Quark-epochSolve this Cryptarithm     $GIVE$ $+$$MORE$ $---------$   $ MONEY$ Referenced from the Britannica Encyclopaedia No. 25 - "Number Prague"

5:37 PM
Q: Toroidal Heyacrazy: Rainstorm

DeusoviThis is a Toroidal Heyacrazy puzzle. Rules of Heyacrazy: Shade some cells of the grid. Shaded cells cannot be orthogonally adjacent; unshaded cells must be orthogonally connected. When the puzzle is solved, you must not be able to draw a line segment that passes through two borders, a...

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6:54 PM
Can we expect a projective-plane Heyacrazy next?
(maybe a Klein bottle is more muggle-friendly)
not sure. Projective plane has two degenerate vertices but I don't know if that helps or hurts.
@jafe Solution to your CCCC is QUETZALCOATLUS (one nation, the US, under a god, QUETZALCOATL). Only works if it's a down clue, of course.
Oh, that kind of flyer. Nice.
@GarethMcCaughan yes, that's it!
Spyfall and Contact are about to freeze, BTW
7:12 PM
We can always unfreeze them if someone actually wants to play...
Eh, my life support 'things' are fun to come up with
I actually want to play, it's just there's never anyone to play with
7:30 PM
@John I'll play.
so we have JD, me, GPR. That's almost enough. Any more?
eh... I'll play too :P
Which one?
looks like we got ourselves a game
7:41 PM
Never played but I'll try
Do you know the rules?
i don't so i'll spectate
7:56 PM
there's a link in the right sidebar of the Contact room to an explanation of the rules.
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9:25 PM
that was fun and slightly confusing
9:52 PM
Q: Chessplode: Knights in Shining Armor

PerpetualJThis puzzle is a level from the game Chessplode; I found this level pretty challenging and thought I would share it. If you’ve never played Chessplode and are a fan of chess, you should give it a try. The rules are just like normal chess with the following add ons: Capturing a piece removes al...

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11:52 PM
hi just wanna ask if it is common to use greenhouse gas to clue COO (CO2) thanks!

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