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2:26 AM
Q: Genius imagination puzzle level

L. LawlietThere is something daily that works, truly, with the follow logic: 2+2=4, 6+5=11 and 6+7=1. Can you guess what is it? Note: In my university only one people who are really smart and have great imagination could answer, good luck guys.

3:15 AM
Q: A tournament, and a tight personal schedule

FeryllA 64-player binary tournament bracket is about to start. You plan to free up your schedule in advance to watch some of the matchups (meaning, you can plan to watch the second semifinal, for example, but you cannot decide to watch one game or another based on the results of previous matches and te...

3:42 AM
FUTILITIES = F + UTILITIES (Useless acts primarily for...)
I can feel the setters cringing
cringing? why?
CCCC hint 3: "head" is not an indicator.
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6:52 AM
just found out there's a politician named Mike Rounds... not a democrat, unfortunately :)
7:31 AM
@jafe well, if he's elected, then he's small-d democratic
(Anyway, @Deusovi surely wouldn't refer to him in a clue without a capital R.)
7:51 AM
yeah that's true
8:08 AM
Q: Buzzword Bingo Boss Battle!

happystarTwo bosses of different companies take turns delivering long speeches. Every speech much β€œclaim” at least one unused square by uttering the corresponding buzzword(s) in the table below. Victory is obtained by forcing the opponent to claim three squares in a row, horizontally vertically or diagona...

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9:12 AM
@msh210 oh right
"democrat rounds" could be like... primaries? caucuses? is there some term that only democrats use
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10:46 AM
@jafe both terms work if it's a small d
11:22 AM
Q: How to solve number and letter grid pattern

TheRealBillGatesNotEvenJokingI'm having trouble solving a question in which there is a 6x6 grid pattern. One of the rows have been erased and I need to find what number or letter is in the grid square with the question mark. 2 A 4 A 6 A C B 4 B 6 B 4 4 4 C 6 C ? 6 6 6 6 6 E K J I H G F The answer is supposed to be e, ...

11:57 AM
or maybe it's "old democrat rounds" and refers to some type of election round that is no longer in use
12:11 PM
Q: Almost impossible Sudoku like puzzle

PlasmanI was set a puzzle in my math class. I tried to do it using an equation but it didn't work it looked like a trial and error puzzle so I took it into school and the math teachers couldn't solve it. Is there a way to do this using an equation. This is not homework it's not set anymore. I was just c...

1:07 PM
@Deusovi I think the answer to the CCCC is OBLIQUE with "head count" representing IQ which is surrounded ("rounds") by BLUE (Democrat) after O (old).
1:48 PM
Q: This number sequence has entered my life recently

AJFaradayJust recently, I've noticed this sequence of numbers has become a pretty big part of my life. It goes like this: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 So here's the mystery: What is this sequence? Where do I keep seeing it? What comes next? Is there a formula for finding the next one? Here's some clues if you're s...

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3:25 PM
Q: IQ Test Common Question

EricNeed help to understand the answer C) on this question. Thanks.

3:37 PM
@hexomino That's correct!
@hexomino oh that's nice
@bobble and now I see that this was very close in analyzing "Democrat" correctly... :000000
eh, I just have random political knowledge from procrastinating on SE
I have strongly mixed feelings about Head count cluing IQ
It's genius and infuriating at the same time
@bobble noice
@Ankoganit same. for me it's because "intelligence count" would have been better, though that would give "IQ" away more easily. Is this the same reason as yours as to why you have mixed feelings about it?
3:56 PM
@oAlt I think it is, yes
not trying to discredit, tho
@oAlt why u keep spelling words rong?
On second thoughts maybe I'm just salty because I'd have never thought of that
@Ankoganit same. In the end I would have never gotten the clue in general lol
@bobble idk, "noice" sounds more fun(?????)
or rather less serious
I wonder if 'tho' will eventually replace 'though' altogether
Even in formal writing
Like 'donut' has pretty much replaced 'doughnut'
4:05 PM
CCCC: Digging through Doctor Who and Martin Luther. (7)
oh there it is
4:23 PM
@hexomino how*+King
(a word I had to look up)
random thought: jafe's "inning with exits" puzzle is one of the many puzzles that make me go "ughhhhh why hadn't I thought of that sooner >:( "
@oAlt link, please?
@msh210 sure
Q: Inning with exits

jafe Ice pie with mile. It'll eye something big. Inning with exits. Met a land, would use. Try kit with a Mal. It & it makes a sound. Answer is one word.

@msh210 That is correct!
@oAlt thanks
4:35 PM
What does "through" do here?
Or is "digging through" the whole definition
5:27 PM
Q: I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why

CrozierMy name is Beret K. (I think?) I am normally the one with all the answers, except for right now. I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why. Can you help me make sense of what all this riffing means or who I really am? Chris Griffin entered Fayetteville, Georgia creatively. Grif...

5:59 PM
@Ankoganit Yeah, that, methinks.
CCCC: Admit Republican Party is misled by head of country (3)
@msh210: COP? Republican Party = GOP misled (= changing head) head of country = C
6:16 PM
Q: Cryptic Family Reunion: Any Title I Can Think Of Would Give Away The Theme To Somebody

Jeremy DoverThe answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a cryptic clue would give away the theme, these cryptic clues use a family member (e.g., mom, siste...

6:43 PM
@JeremyDover yep, and the definition is "admit". I had expected that to go quickly. But I liked the surface.
@msh210 Cool, thanks. Mine is going to go pretty quickly too, because I'll never be able to use it in real life
(… and the "is misled by" indicator, which is unusual without being too tricky or incorrect, IMO, though I'd like to hear it anyone disagrees.)
I really like the "misled" indicator! That's pretty clever.
I liked it quite a bit, too.
A little newbie help, please: to get boldface in chat, surround by asterisks?
CCCC: Animal to urinate audibly in landscaping (8)
6:59 PM
@Deusovi thanks
@JeremyDover double asterisks
@JeremyDover thanks
@msh210 Thanks for the help! Too late for me to fix...will do next time.
7:11 PM
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9:30 PM
Q: Fill in numbers on the cube ... again!

Florian F You are given a cube. You are told to fill in each face with some of the numbers $4, 5, 6, ..., 11$, with no repetition. What is the probability that for each two faces that are connected by a common edge, he two numbers written on them are co-prime? Source: a mistaken understanding of that ot...

Q: The broken wheel

Display mathsA broken wooden wheel has the shape of a cyclic hexagon with different side lengths. When you draw all 3 diagonals that connect opposite vertices, you will notice that all the diagonals meet on one point (they are concurrent lines). Furthermore, every vertex each corresponds to a vertex of a regu...

9:54 PM
Q: This encoded code is the code that encoded the code

RigidityThis gibberish is the source code of what you use to encode and decode it. I'm curious if anybody can decode it and give me the original source code! I'm placing a decent bounty on this in two days because I think it's quite funny. https://hastebin.com/aqezusomut.js The text consists of the follo...

10:47 PM
@JeremyDover This isn't COWPEASE, right? (An old spelling of cowpeas.)
11:05 PM
@msh210 Nope, but I like the way you think!
11:56 PM
Q: Hard Equation 7(x–1)–5(2x+2)=49

Anirudhfind x in the problem 7(x–1)–5(2x+2)=49 i tried -32/3 and it did not work use the ORDER OF OPERATIONS X =

Q: Competitive puzzles

Lesair ValmontDo you know any sort of puzzles that can work in the context of a short competition? In other words, puzzles that have these features: The premise should be fairly simple to follow (but the solution might not be so simple). The puzzle should be engaging and fun. It should have not just one, but ...


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