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Q: Pipes Puzzle Uniqueness

FeryllIn the puzzle game Pipes, a space-filling tree of pipes (which may have either one, two, or three neighboring connections each, but not four) is scrambled by a series of tile rotations, and the goal is to reconstruct the solution. Main puzzle statement: Is it possible for a Pipes puzzle to have m...

 
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1:00 AM
@Deusovi Huh, that's... not that great, even if it is for charity. Thanks for the heads up
 
 
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2:06 AM
Solutions to all the HNQCCs I've posted so far, rot13ed to avoid spoilers in case any of you want to try them out:
Alignment in Forest (3): rot13(SBE = SBE_, qrs "Nyvtazrag")
Calculation of a series (3 or 9): rot13(FHZ be FHZZNGVBA, qqrs "Pnyphyngvba" + "n frevrf")
Curved perspective (4): https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/57566474#57566474
Stuck pedal, say: "I've tried everything"? (5): rot13(CYRNQ = (CRQNY)*, qrs "fnl: 'V'ir gevrq rirelguvat'")
Model MERS mutation nomenclature (5): rot13(GREZF = G + (ZREF)*, qrs "abzrapyngher")
 
 
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4:49 AM
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Q: Make numbers 1-100 using the digits 2, 0, 2, 2

rwoosh boyRules: Must use all numbers 2, 0, 2, 2 combined to form an equation that equals 1-100 The order of 2, 0, 2, 2 can be reversed Except for 2, 0, 2, 2, no other numbers can be used You can use 2, 0, 2, 2 to combine into numbers with different values such as 20, 220, or.02 (0.02 can be used as .02) ...

 
5:00 AM
For some reason, after resuming posting activity here it's been all answers, whereas before I was doing almost all questions... not entirely sure what the cause is. And not even just answers to grid-deductions!
 
 
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7:54 AM
CCCC hints: 1. The fifth letter is E. 2. "for" does not clue a letter/word replacement. 3. "twirling" is neither an anagram nor a reversal indicator.
And again, another one of my CCs remains unsolved for nearly a week... Maybe I should just accept my fate at this point (or maybe I should make fairer clues)
Actually, given the past discussion, I don't think this current hint is all that helpful, lemme think of a different one...
CCCC hints: 1. The fifth letter is E. 2. "for" does not clue a letter/word replacement. 3. "twirling" is neither an anagram nor a reversal indicator. 3.5. chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/14524?m=57006363#57006363
Feb 9 at 11:26, by msh210
C4 hint: Knowledge of American sports may prove helpful.
There, a 2 for 1 for you all since you've all been such nice customers :)
 
 
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1:32 PM
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Q: Who was this girl?

VickyIn a country full of ancient trees known as the Republic of the Golden Bear, in what would have been the 8th month of the year, a girl was born. Victor, her Papa, went into the capital to announce her birth. Standing in the square where marriages were declared, he cleared his throat. "Ahem!" He h...

 
 
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4:27 PM
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Q: Sudoku: Episode 64 - Attack of the Clones

Lukas RotterAn 8x8 Sudoku where you technically only have to figure out 32 cells! Twice Half the cells, double the clues! Penpa (Ratio dot replaced by green X) Rules Normal Sudoku rules apply. Values are 1-8. Boxes are the 4x2 regions Cells that are a chess knight's move apart must not contain the same nu...

 
 
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6:31 PM
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Q: Tricky cost of food

KRITANTJuggie loves food. He loved everything his mother cooked and his favorite foods of all were pizzas and chocolates. There was one food he did not like and that was carrots. Juggie's mother told him that he could buy as many pizzas as he liked. But he must buy twice the number of chocolates and mor...

 
7:21 PM
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Q: What is the age of the old man?

ThomasLIn autumn of the year 2003 an old man was asked about his age. He answered: "I was born on a Sunday morning in summer and I celebrated my seventh birthday on a Sunday morning too!" How old was the man, when he was asked about his age in 2003?

 
8:12 PM
Based on the latest hint, I wonder whether the C4 has definition "Power" and wordplay along the lines of the classic "two girls, one on each knee" clue.
Oh, I see @Jafe already thought of that.
 
Sid
One I can think of, is BATTERY meaning Power (I guess in a source of power thing) and battery also refers to a pair of Catcher + Pitcher in Baseball
 
@LukasRotter, you could make a proper "ratio dot" in Penpa by setting it to input on borders and using the Shape tool
 
Sid
Very tenuous, I would add. I am not sure what twirling is doing too
 
8:28 PM
@bobble Ah yes, thanks! Edited
 
:)
 
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8:46 PM
@Sid That's correct! If you're wondering about "twirling," "twirl" can also mean "to pitch a baseball", so "a twirling pair" = "a pair that's involved with pitching" = BATTERY
 
 
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10:00 PM
And of course, I had an alternate to clue that: "Hitter adversary, in the end! (7)" = BATTERY (BATTER + _Y, &lit)
 
10:40 PM
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Q: Divisors ending with digits 0-9 each

ThomasLWhat is the smallest positive integer, which has - for each of the digit 0-9 - a divisor ending with this digit?

 

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