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12:10 AM
@HTM What's with Avi and codenames?
Also are you just stuck on the riddle portion now?
 
HTM
Yep, gotta figure that out before I can post my work
@North Exhibit A:
in Codenames, Nov 11 '19 at 18:24, by Avi
so uh metagaming time
 
Ah
@HTM I'm gonna go ahead and post a small hint
@HTM Alright a hint has been added
 
HTM
Bit busy right now but will check it out when I ya e the time
 
kay
I'm guessing this is exhibit B?
in Codenames, Nov 11 '19 at 18:34, by Avi
FIGURE - random guess
 
 
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Q: Prime Number Snake

Bernardo Recamán SantosPlace numbers 1 to 100 in the cells of the 10 x 10 board below in such a way that consecutive numbers occupy neighboring cells (either horizontally or vertically). Shaded cells should contain only prime numbers.

 
 
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9:13 AM
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Q: Keep it simple!

jafe Across 5. A retired grandmother accommodating man with amazing deal and great price (2,3,3,1,3) 10. Fourteen pounds – unlimited amount of weight (3) 11. Civil engineer is somehow very sour (8) 15. A cross is a straight line (4) 16. Poetic form is flowing, meant Peter (10) 19....

 
 
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12:16 PM
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Q: Lunch time riddle

Arnaud Mortier Collecting us all - quite an achievement Given that we are infinitely many Herculean task - some would say twice so Which is wrongly done for the sake of it. Nowadays a hobby, or sometimes a job Even so, lifetime's usually not enough Yet in some very special condi...

 
12:37 PM
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Q: Combinations and the vertical brother

George Menoutis When the vector product politely greeted the king, and when the symbol of faith was decor'ed with lint, we went silent for the kill. Hope you get the hint.

 
 
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1:58 PM
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Q: How to solve how many times the ball collides with the corner

Zuhair Sadman MahirIn the cartesian coordinate system, four points (0, 0),(20, 0),(20, 19) and (0, 19) are used as vertices to draw a rectangle. At first, a ball with negligible size is at the (0, 0) point. It then started to move towards the point (2, 1). Every second, the ball passes the amount of distance betwee...

 
Avi
2:20 PM
Did we reach a consensus that this question was of generally not reopenable status
until such time as they remove "I will be posting one hobby every day"
or is it just not reopenable at all
 
2:39 PM
0
Q: Cube Tubes & Cube Loops

gyanceyGiven a three dimensional n×n×n cube containing n^3 cubes of 1×1×1, Define a cube tube to be a sequence of 1×1×1 cubes from the n×n×n cube such that: 1) No cube appears in the list more than once. 2) Each cube in the sequence shares a face with the cube directly after it in the sequence. Defi...

 
2:49 PM
The heck is going on with the pillow spam?
 
I wake up, and the first thing I'm greeted with is that?
 
ikr
 
Literally three or four close votes for the same person
Is there a way to flag the user?
 
me this morning: *opens review* *sees a lot of spam from the same user* *begins flagging like crazy*
you can open a custom flag on their closed question
(don't forget, it's 2 users)
 
I feel like they're the same people
 
2:52 PM
of course it is. But they have 2 profiles.
 
yeah
 
aaaaaaaaaaanyway
 
Okay lowkey it's kinda funny
But it is super obnoxious
 
Allow me to disagree with one of those statements.
 
I raised a "in need of moderation intervention" flag
 
2:56 PM
yep
I did the same
stahp
juhst stahp
 
REVENGE FOR TREE PUNS!
Stomp it out
 
OK, that's fair.
Do you have any idea how to solve the CCs?
Maybe if we work together...
 
oh I'm so bad at them
we can try
 
First we need to find Deus's guide again.
 
hold up
 
2:59 PM
89
A: Cryptic Clue Guide

Deusovi(Throughout this post, I will be using cryptic annotations in code blocks. The answer word is made up of all of the capital letters; the punctuation, lowercase letters, and spacing is a guide to help understand how the answer was derived from the clue.) What is a cryptic clue? A cryptic cross...

 
I have it starred
It's the first thing I starred in PSE, apparently
 
lol
 
@Sphinx This is undoubtedly the best question ever
 
That wasn't Sphinx
also, hi, Adam!
 
Avi
uh wat
 
3:01 PM
Look @Brandon_J I would love to try help rn but I'm in a) Trignometree class b) I'm in zero period and it's 7:01 am rn and my brain's not awake
 
Avi
nobody has awarded this question reputation?!
do I go for 10k
or do I go and bounty 500
 
@Adam See I told Brandon that but noooo he didn't listen
 
Avi
tough decisions, tough decisions
 
bounty 500, duh
 
wait what did I miss
oh wait
 
3:02 PM
You can earn those back but these questions are once in a lifetime
 
@Avi I will bounty
 
Avi
The guardian cryptics link is soooo useful
 
Oh that's what you're talking about
It's already been awarded 350 bounty
 
oh
I thought u meant one of Avi's puzzles
then I looked and they were all already answered
 
They removed the PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW question
:(.....
I'm just kidding
 
3:04 PM
lol
 
@Brandon_J Long time no see!
 
@Adam same to you!
 
(About the crying, not the removed question)
 
Ah, the PILLOW has been removed of completely
@Brandon_J I have zero idea what's going on there lol
 
3:06 PM
:( no more pillow....
 
yeah, but I thought maybe @Adam hadn't seen it yet
hence, the shameless plug
 
PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW :(
 
Conspiracy Theory: The Pillow Users were North's socks.
 
Shucks, you figured out my other secret identity
 
looks like the main pillow account got nuked
 
3:08 PM
Yeah
 
Ali Abbas is still out there, though
 
Hm he has trees in the background
 
A fallen hero
 
@North it's all coming together
 
Wait why am I revealing my PILLOW identity?!
 
3:10 PM
have you been going soft?
 
No, just fluffy
Today, I'm a cotton tree
 
that's not a thing
 
It is now
2
 
11 mins ago, by Brandon_J
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A: Cryptic Clue Guide

Deusovi(Throughout this post, I will be using cryptic annotations in code blocks. The answer word is made up of all of the capital letters; the punctuation, lowercase letters, and spacing is a guide to help understand how the answer was derived from the clue.) What is a cryptic clue? A cryptic cross...

 
Bombax ceiba, like other trees of the genus Bombax, is commonly known as cotton tree. More specifically, it is sometimes known as red silk-cotton; red cotton tree; or ambiguously as silk-cotton or kapok, both of which may also refer to Ceiba pentandra. This Asian tropical tree has a straight tall trunk and its leaves are deciduous in winter. Red flowers with 5 petals appear in the spring before the new foliage. It produces a capsule which, when ripe, contains white fibres like cotton. Its trunk bears spikes to deter attacks by animals. Although its stout trunk suggests that it is useful for...
Also
Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. A somewhat smaller variety is found throughout southern Asia and the East Indies. Kapok is a name used in English speaking countries for both the tree and the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. In Spanish speaking countries the tree is commonly known as "ceiba". The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre...
 
3:13 PM
"cotton- like fluff obtained from its seed pods"
 
Fine
Today I'm a tree that's growing cotton flowers
 
"contains white fibres like cotton"
 
3 mins ago, by Adam
It is now
I'm a tree, don't tell me what I can and can't be, human!
 
Too late.
 
Avi
btw north
 
3:15 PM
yea
 
Avi
are there any ciphered messages in your "I'm back!" note?
 
No
 
anybody wanna play Contact/Codenames?
 
Avi
You say no but I say...
 
@Avi No
trust me, you're wasting your time. I'm being serious
 
Avi
3:16 PM
:( time to start looking for things that aren't there
 
We have 4 people me @Adam @North @Avi
 
Avi
"RED HERRING" encoded incoming
 
@Brandon_J eh idk if adam would play, but i'm down for codename
 
@Adam you up for a game?
 
Sorry I haven't learned codename
 
3:16 PM
Ooh it's fun
 
I could teach ya.
I only learned yesterday lol
We could be terrible together!
@North aww, you're so nice
thx for the bounty
 
No one's worse than avi
@Brandon_J Np ;)
You could take that as a welcome back! or good to see you again!
 
@Adam so if you have a better excuse, I'll take it, but "Sorry I haven't learned" is not acceptable.
 
rn I'm just skimming
 
See now that's a reasonable excuse
well, I'lll probably go and play some ToS
any ToS fans?
 
3:20 PM
@Brandon_J Yes
 
@Adam noice
 
Thoracic outlet syndrome?
 
Town of Salem
but close
 
oh ic
oh is this online mafia?
 
Not exactly
 
3:21 PM
Adios, amigos. leaving this tab open; if we have enough people to play a game, feel free to ping me
 
Avi
I used to play ToS
but it got boring after I started to win
so I started to play all-random matches lol
 
@Avi what about Dracula's palace?
best/most balance game mode, IMO
 
what's ToS?
 
Town of Salem
 
no ik
but like
what is it
 
3:23 PM
it's kinda like mafia, but more complex
if u have discord I can stream it and u can watch me play
 
not now
i'm in class i gtg
 
It's an investigation game where everyone is given secret roles. The point of the game is that the town roles identify other town roles and get rid of all evil roles
 
Bai bai
 
adios
 
Oh codenames looks interesting. Not gonna learn it yet but I'll come back to it at some point
 
Avi
3:31 PM
@Brandon_J Don't remember, it was like 4 years back lol
 
@Avi Oh
 
Avi
4:10 PM
CMC
 
wut
 
4:25 PM
XD
 
Avi
CMC = Chat Mini-challenge. I can't actually post this riddle since it has no tags
 
Maybe "password"? A tag may include a pass for entry to (say) a conference. "Tag" is a word. And there is a "password" tag (one of the ones that's near to but not yet past the 200-question threshold where it contributes to the Generalist tag).
 
@GarethMcCaughan gotta say I'm a little disappointed you didn't solve my latest puzzle within the first 8 minutes!
How dare you have a functional life outside of PSE that takes up some of your time.
 
@Brandon_J So sorry. I didn't even see the question until your shameless plug above.
I've now looked at it for at least 8 minutes but haven't solved it yet.
 
@GarethMcCaughan lol I was kidding of course
 
4:40 PM
shameless plugging works?!
jk
 
Wait a sec - did Rand pass you back up again?
oh it was the rep change
lol
 
Avi
@GarethMcCaughan 'twas Word+play
 
ah, that works too. VTC too broad.
 
Avi
agree
 
4:43 PM
+VTC
now the fake question goes into the fake review queue
wait is that how you spell that word?
 
Avi
review?
queue?
 
queue
 
revueu qiew
 
Avi
^ this is the correct answer
 
oh, duh
 
4:44 PM
reveu q
 
Avi
auq revoir
 
Can I take a minute to rant about how the word iron is pronounced iorn?
Or why the word "undisclosed" exists?
OK, rant done
thanks for your time.
 
Avi
isn't it more like ai urn
 
5:01 PM
well yes
but still, the transposition irks me
I mean I know that the vowel sounds are wacky in English, but the fact that it's vowel sound, vowel sound, consonant sound, consonant sound rather than v, c, v, c is so annoying.
 
5:56 PM
What's wrong with "undisclosed"?
 
@GarethMcCaughan I mean why not just say "closed"?
 
Well disclosure is to do with availability of information where as closed isn't
 
I know but why do we make that distinction?
 
6:13 PM
Eh, English admittedly doesn't make sense ¯_(ツ)_/¯
 
6:24 PM
(I wonder where the backslash vanishes to. Must be some sort of formatting that I'm unaware of)
\ test *test*
 
Backslash is used as an escape character to take away any special meaning of the character that follows. Try putting two in a row.
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
\\*test*
Ah
 
"disclose" is a useful word which doesn't mean the same as "open". Why shouldn't we be able to use it fully (including e.g. applying constructions like un- and -ed to it), just beause it happens to be derived from another word?
 
@GarethMcCaughan did y'all (moderators) check out that Ali Abbas account? It appears he was at least participating in the "pillow" spam with the nuked account.
I raised NAA flags before I thought of raising a Custom flag
also yeah I know that there are good reasons for the word. It just seems that the language would be more efficient if "disclosed" meant the opposite of "closed"
 
6:52 PM
Nvm the other guy wasn't nuked either
 
HTM
@Brandon_J Compare "undisclosed location" to "closed location"
The former means it's not known where that location is, the other means it's unaccessible
 
@HTM I know, I know. And I suppose having them as synonyms would probably be confusing.
er not synonyms
having one word mean those two things
 
HTM
Want something even more confusing? Inflammable and flammable mean the same thing
 
that one's just funny
 
HTM
And "alright" doesn't mean "all right"
Or at least people use them interchangeably when they shouldn't
 
6:58 PM
I didn't think that "alright" was technically a word.
 
"alot" isn't a word but I really want it to be
 
HTM
Alot is a town and nagar panchayat in the Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh, India. == Demographics == Alot has a population of 40,948. == Culture == Alot is a tehsil and a small town; it is a tahsil of Ratlam district and the hometown of the Jangalwa Dynasty. Alot is a main station for Jain thirth; Jain people go there daily for the darshan of Lord Jain Swetamber. A small village, Vikramgarh, is also part of Alot. This is because some of the land of Alot lies within the boundary of Vikramgarh so the full name of Alot is Vikramgarh Alot. Major attractions of Alot are Anadikalpeshwar Ma...
 
I'm not particularly fond of Alot of fire but I like this Alot more
 
HTM
7:14 PM
"I'm bored alot. I need alot of stuff."
 
7:37 PM
@Brandon_J Didn't nuke either of them. I don't believe either was spamming as such, just being silly.
 
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Q: Find the next number in the sequence: [12, 13], 25, 58, 52, 98, 108, 780, 568, 306

MilesZewGiven this sequence: [12, 13], 25, 58, 52, 98, 108, 780, 568, 306 What is the next number? Note the square brackets.

 
8:27 PM
2 hours ago, by Brandon_J
Nvm the other guy wasn't nuked either
@GarethMcCaughan yeah I realize that now
 
Avi
8:50 PM
If I say "those who hurt me shall all cry"
what is that a clue for
Shall otters have a substitute for dinner, perhaps? (7)
 
@Brandon_J Is your partial answer to your puzzle on the right track?
 
Avi
it has to be
 
Bc I think it'd be super funny if i answered it first
 
Avi
Aint aint a word?
 
I mean, sure?
 
Avi
8:56 PM
contradiction qed
this statement is false.
 
But "gg" and "ickel" isn't a word...
 
Avi
was talking about
Lane Street Avenue Drive Road
preceded by Doctor Electrician Farmer Clerk Saint
ARMER is probably a word, same with rive
same with venue
so it'd be F+AD
 
rive?
 
Avi
rive - to tear apart
probably grendel style
Pine is a word if you take off the last letter
so is Frog - as in "to and fro"
Maple is an anagram of Ample
 
DEER is REED backwords
CRAB---> CAB
BEAR---> BAR, EAR
LION---> ION
FROG---> FOG
 
Avi
9:05 PM
but what about FROG -> FRO
 
ehh
x to doubt
 
Avi
if we're just taking off random letters
 
but lemme see
 
Avi
| Bear | Frog | Lion | Deer | Crab
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Maple | | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Oak | | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Hickory | re | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Birch | | ar | | | ba
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Pine | | op | | |
 
oh hi
 
Avi
9:15 PM
hi
 
talking about my puzzle
nice
 
Avi
yeah, does it have anything to do with re ar ba op
using intersections of letters
 
ma dood is on the right track
(@cmxu)
 
Avi
well yeah I already saw that
actually
perhaps
it's just a plain lookup
first lines -> ar
then we figure out something for next lines to get another piece
and finally we get f + ad
fARM(E->O)R
cL(E->A)RK
nah, doesn't seem promising
 
Avi
9:21 PM
swoops in and intercepts secret
bwehehehe
 
that's just rude
 
wut
 
Avi
What do you mean "wut"
 
Sorry I had no clue about the context of those links so I viewed it without thinking
 
Avi
9:23 PM
xD
 
@Adam you better not be serious
 
Avi
he's serious
 
I didn't give context on purpose
 
I mean it was @Avi
 
Avi
nah I didn't peek
I was joking
 
9:24 PM
i almost clicked that link lol
 
Avi
@North The text of the message above this was "a secret"
I was tempting you
 
lol
didm't fall for it
 
I really shouldn't have said anything and left yous really confused :p
 
Hi again
So what's the consensus right now?
 
Avi
no idea
 
9:32 PM
@Brandon_J Check my sercret message pls?
 
Avi
this thing is probably a1z26
Red \ Orange\
|--------> af |--------> di
1.12.6/ 2.25.2/

Yellow\ Green \
|--------> tu |--------> ul
1.24.5/ 2.13.3/

Blue \ Indigo\
|--------> ti |--------> ec
2.1.4 / 2.17.1/

Violet\
|--------> am
1.6.3 /
 
I thought I looked at both so now they're now expired?
 
that was what i sent lol
 
Avi
looool
was that really necessary
 
yes
 
Avi
9:34 PM
Transformed text
Red \ Orange\
|--------> af |--------> di
a.l.f/ b.y.b/

Yellow\ Green \
|--------> tu |--------> ul
a.x.e/ b.m.c/

Blue \ Indigo\
|--------> ti |--------> ec
b.a.d / b.q.a/

Violet\
|--------> am
a.f.c /
ok so i've decoded it
 
it's AMF
and BNC
 
Avi
it's alf
 
12=m
 
Avi
I ran this through a computer program
1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h9i10j11k12L
 
hm whoops
Have you ever thought that the LANE, STREEt, etc could be initials
LN, ST, AV(E?), DR RD
boulevard is missing
BLVD
 
Avi
9:42 PM
oh, good point
 
also each row corresponds with a vowel
 
Avi
Avenue?
oh, in the table
yeah, I noticed that, but not sure how it would be helpful
axe and bad for a1z26 though
become xe and ad
oh waitt
here's what I think we do
first part gives us Frog + Birch = AR
next part should give us color + a1z26 thing = something
and then we just combine it
AR ID or something
 
Seems kinda random
Also IF doesn't fit anywhere
fun fact
 
Avi
ooooh
have you noticed
 
column is trees
PLANT---> PLAN
 
Avi
9:50 PM
that grid has every single letter of the alphabet in it
a-z
 
row is animal
ANIMAL---> ANIMA
 
Avi
the lazy jog dumps over the quick frown box
 
dumps?
11/10
wait I think you're on to something
OX JU QU
LA
 
Avi
of course I am on to something. the problem is that even I don't know what I'm onto
 
buts what's with the trees and animals
 
Avi
9:54 PM
it's a clue for ar
see the posted answer
 
no ik
but why those specific
 
Avi
uv, ud
if
ar, at
op, ox
are these just phonemes or is there a significance to the order of the vowel and the consonant
actually, they're not phonemes
interesting
 
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