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12:08 AM
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Q: Another series of fortunate (and sideways) transpositions

SlowMagicExtensive experimental evidence suggests that the fun level of this kind of puzzle increases exponentially with the number of horizontal possibilities, so I have devised this new version which emphasizes sideways movement. Using only a sequence of transpositions, see if you can take this: t...

 
12:25 AM
Okay, this has been bothering me. Now that (I think) I've got it, I can go to sleep. :-)
@jafe _f rank's in a tra_
 
Avi
12:56 AM
wow
that was actually evil
thank you for that brilliancy
 
1:20 AM
@Avi I recognized both icons, but the speaker won't be uniquely solvable
 
1:50 AM
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Q: Next palindrome date and time

Dmitry KamenetskyDate and time is formatted as "hh:mm:ss DD:MM:YY", where hh is a 24 hour clock, mm are minutes, ss are seconds, DD are days, MM are months and YY are the last two digits of the year. All terms can have leading zeroes. A palindrome date and time is one that reads the same forwards and backwards. W...

 
Avi
2:01 AM
@Deusovi Don't worry; I changed my mind about using icons
in the meantime I have a quick Riley riddle, probably
 
 
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3:30 AM
@msh210 @jafe wow, that's really nice.
 
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Q: Restless worker (6-letter word)

Ébe Isaac I may not be the head But strong to the bone I bear the load of my company Yet I’m rarely found alone Who am I?

 
3:52 AM
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Q: On The Subject of S.E.T

Deusovi (This is the first in a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is necessary for any of these puzzles except the final meta; each puzzle resolves to a single wor...

 
Oh my.
@Sphinx @Deusovi (If applicable, it may be worth noting that no knowledge of SET is needed either?)
 
 
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5:20 AM
I should mention, @jafe, that if my C4 solution is correct then— nicely done, that was a very nicely red-herringy clue
 
 
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6:43 AM
@msh210 thanks! the answer's correct, of course
 
6:57 AM
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Q: Wrapping a Galaxy Around a Cube

plasticinsectThe following galaxy-like shape: can be folded onto the surface of a cube in a way that perfectly covers the entire cube with no gaps and no overlaps. How can it be done?

 
 
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8:39 AM
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Q: How heavy each of these 7 creatures weights?

Leonard GreenlandI was thinking about creating some riddle for TED-ED and somehow I came up some math riddle something like that: "A group of seven creatures weights together 1000 kg, the largest one and second smallest one weights same as smallest one and second largest one, 3 largest ones weights same as 4 sma...

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Q: I think I saw William with one

George Menoutis As noun, my foes find me traumatic (Balls! they say - quite cinematic). As verb, my use ain't systematic; but phrasal, my limbs go erratic.

 
 
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10:01 AM
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Q: Three shy fairies performing two thousand times

melfntThree shy fairies participate in a dance competition. Since they are shy they don't want to be seen by anyone except for the five judges of the competition. The competition is composed of $2000$ matches in which the fairies perform a short ballet in a tiny room and then each judge votes for the f...

 
10:12 AM
CCCC: Primal scream pro is the apologist for an unpredictable treatment, perhaps (9)
 
 
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2:05 PM
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Q: Riddle of meh day

GlitterNNI am in darkness, I’m not in the shadow, What am I? I’m trying to figure it out please help! cri Who knows—

 
thank you, @mukyuu for the bounty!
 
Avi
which puzzle
 
Avi
hmmm
I can't be bothered to transcribe it normally
but since people are asking...
 
htm's already trancribed it but wants to wait until he figures out the riddle
I feel like my riddle is too vague
 
Avi
2:17 PM
C D E C D F C (rest) C C D D C D F |
I mean, if it were me
I would interpret the sentence lengths as characters
and then try to figure something out from there
but you said there were no hints there
C D B C C C C D F C C (rest) |
C C G C rest G (fermata) |
C (rest) B C C B | C C B C C A (rest) G F |
boooooring
leaves
 
i thought it was interesting :(
 
ending with a tree pun, of course
 
i'll give you a small hint: transcribing isn't necessary if you know your theory
 
Avi
x.x
I didn't go to music school
I just play on the side
 
2:23 PM
you don't need to
it's fundamental theory
i can't say more
 
Avi
so then it's scales
but I don't care - I stopped caring after making the 'boring' pun
 
scales? that sounds too fishy
 
Avi
don't make me give you the silent tree-tment @jafe >:c
 
hehehe
 
Avi
my favorite food is pas-trees
 
2:25 PM
stop
 
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Q: A Codenames challenge. What was the clue?

DEEMHere is the scenario. The other day I watched two excellent well informed teams playing Codenames. Amazingly the first team got six out of nine in their first attempt! The three words remaining for them were Mud Fact Deep The assassin was: Bulb The other team was faced with...

 
Avi
^ this is making me scratch my head
possibly like the world cup
or some other sports/pop culture thing that I don't follow
 
the wolrd cup makes you scratch your head?
 
Avi
perhaps the clue is CHAMPIONSHIP
college championships happen
championships are scary/high pressure situations
 
too stretched
 
Avi
2:28 PM
yu-gi-oh championship
for egypt of course
tennis championship
 
duh
 
Avi
music championship
which ling ling always wins, duh
 
@Avi Those don't really exist....
@Avi Of course
 
Avi
it's a dream to win the championship
england hosts some championship probs
if you are a leader, you are the champion
 
"the word had a single vowel (used once)"
 
Avi
2:29 PM
oof
 
when someone says championship, I don't think music
 
Avi
find synonyms, quick!
BRIGHTLY
CHRYSLER
CRYSTALS
CYCLINGS
CYCLISTS
FLYSPECK
GLYCOSYL
HYDROXYL
LYNCHING
MCCARTHY
PORPHYRY
PROMPTLY
PSYCHICS
RHYTHMIC
SCHLOCKY
SCHWARTZ
SCRAGGLY
SCRATCHY
SHREWDLY
SHYSTERS
SKYLIGHT
SLIGHTLY
STRENGTH
STRICTLY
STRONGLY
SYMMETRY
SYMPATHY
SYMPHONY
SYMPTOMS
SYNONYMS
SYNONYMY
TRIPTYCH
#N : 32
this is what my regex (common word) search came up with
perhaps triptych?
though I have no idea what is a music triptych
oh wow it's actually part of music theory
breaks on cluing "college" though
 
Hi.
 
Avi
ah, that's only 8 letter words though
hello @Brandon_J
 
What's all this?
 
Avi
2:35 PM
common 8 letter words with 1 vowel
maybe scanning 6-9 letter words would be useful too
 
(Step in time; what's all this? Step in time - never need a reason; never need a rhyme - what's all this? Step in time!)
 
Avi
D:
no
 
You don't like Mary Poppins?
 
Avi
solve puzzle first, then sing
 
Oh, got it.
I do some of my best work while singing, though.
 
Avi
2:37 PM
perhaps the answer is "Trip"
College trip
trip abroad
tennis trip
music trip
don't see how "lead" would work, though
it would be scary, if you trip and fall
 
Is it fall?
 
Avi
ohhhh
you might lead a trip, if you're a trip leader
 
Nah nvm
 
Avi
"dream" = "trip", on LSD lol
I'm gonna try it
 
there's scary sharp, sharp signs in music, sharp people in college, sharp lead in pencils...
could be "sharp"
 
Avi
2:42 PM
england sharp?
egypt sharp?
 
hmm yeah i have nothing
nvm think i got it
 
Avi
oh well
I posted mine
hopefully get some upvotes until the real thing is there lol
 
@Avi You probably shouldn't say that :/
Sounds kinda sus
 
Avi
i mean
hopefully mine is right
but my riddle answering skills are mostly subpar
I rely on regex, thesauruses, and a healthy dose of luck
 
@jafe I'm not sure about music and Egypt
 
Avi
2:53 PM
ouch -1
who is so vindictive
 
King of Egypt (Arabic: ملك مصر‎ Malik Miṣr) was the title used by the ruler of Egypt between 1922 and 1951. When the United Kingdom ended its protectorate over Egypt on 28 February 1922, Egypt's Sultan Fouad I issued a decree on 15 March 1922 whereby he adopted the title of King of Egypt. It has been reported that the title change was due not only to Egypt's newly independent status, but also to Fouad I's desire to be accorded the same title as the newly installed rulers of the newly created kingdoms of Hejaz, Syria and Iraq. The only other monarch to be styled King of Egypt was Fouad I's son Farouk...
that's a real thing, at least
 
oh okay
I still kinda sus about music
 
Avi
king of music
elvis presley?
 
i mean there's a term called "musicking"
 
elvis is the "king of rock n' roll", bb king is the "king of blues", michael jackson "king of pop", etc
 
Avi
2:55 PM
ah
 
@jafe Oooh maybe it's a reference to Queen
 
think there are multiple kings in blues though... albert king, freddie king...
 
like king---> Queen
 
oh oh and earl king
 
Avi
Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically. Honorific nicknames were used in classical music in Europe as early as the early nineteenth century, with figures such as Mozart being called "The father of modern music" and Bach "The father of modern piano music". They were also particularly prominent in African-American culture in the post-Civil War era, perhaps as a means of conferring status that had been...
so many kings
 
2:56 PM
Sorry Queen the band (not Queens)
 
yeah
 
I could see all those being guessed in codenames
 
Okay but actually scary----> Stephen King was what got me convinced this was probably right
Not to mention he is considered the "king of horror" when it comes to horror writing
 
Avi
i mean - it's probably right
that doesn't make the riddle better for not considering things I can google and find a result for
 
3:00 PM
Lol.
 
Avi
though technically people may not know those, since you can't google during codenames
 
XD
\
 
Avi
+1 to the answer, but +0 to the riddle
I'm pretty sure I came up with a 30-something character pangram or something
that was pretty sick
Radical note composed! (11)
hopefully that works
radical note composed -> that makes a (DECLARATION)*
@North Are you an extraterrestreeal?
Perhaps North won't answer; after all, a noble tree may look down on members of the gentree
But perhaps he will; after all, patreeots of the same nation should treeat each other without vitreeol
 
Avi
3:31 PM
Angry rioters go after panda's butt (9)
@Deusovi thought you might like this surface
compared to most of my CCs lol
 
@Avi ?
DECLARATION? I don't understand
! is an &lit, I'm not sure how RADICAL and NOTE COMPOSED or RADICAL NOTE and COMPOSED make DECLARATION
 
@North looks like an anagram, no?
 
But what's the definition?
 
@North Looks a bit stretchy "radical note composed" is the definition I guess (like the Declaration of Independence?)
 
Avi
declaration of independence was what I had in mind, yes
(Radical note)* = Declaration
 
3:42 PM
composed is indicator for the anagram?
 
Avi
yes
similar to "arranged" as an indicator
 
interestibg?
 
Avi
Software, tableware, wanderlust, rewritable
wifebeater
weatherwise
These are all "Soaked" words - what does that mean?
 
@Avi they have water in them
in some order
 
Avi
yep!
too obvious?
 
3:46 PM
@jafe but championship has a single vowel used once: a. :-)
Oh no wait, it has o also. Darn.
 
@msh210 hahaha
has "a" single vowel
 
@Avi probably
 
Avi
@msh210 I was this close to having an alternate answer
but the fact that championship was invalid led me to think it was a much shorter word
 
so I read a joke the other day that I thought was pretty good
 
yeah?
 
3:49 PM
Yes, if you're looking for one-vowel words, 12-letter words are probably not the best place to start.
 
Trusting a politician is like taking an ex-lax and trusting a fart.
@msh210 quite true
CMC: [no-google]: what is the shortest word in the English language to use all five vowels?
 
Avi
aeiou
 
@Brandon_J as in both fart and politicians are airy?
 
Avi
sacreligious?
 
@OmegaKrypton heh, no
 
3:51 PM
@Brandon_J i recall a grain that is the anagram of (aeiouq), but i cant remember the spelling
 
Avi
sequoia?
 
@Avi ya got it
 
I think abstemious and facetious are usually given. But maybe there are some rarer words
 
and what is CMC?
 
Avi
chat mini-challenge
 
3:52 PM
Oh, oops, that's all five in order
 
Avi
loool
 
lolol
 
@OmegaKrypton the point of the joke is that ex-lax is intended to make you....regular. Thus, what you think is a fart might in fact be...something else.
 
Avi
I define "aeiou" as "Inane, perhaps intentionally"
 
so yeah, it's a poop joke.
but at the same time, it feels like an intellectual one.
Also - @Avi - you ready to sing now?
 
Avi
3:59 PM
why
when did I promise to sing
 
@Brandon_J There is also this word although it doesn't appear in all dictionaries
 
Avi
So, aeiou, basically
 
lol
 
Avi
but not as aeiou as aeiou
 

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