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12:06 AM
@bobble I have an awful habit of looking at the answers if they're given, so I didn't have a proper go
bad ferret! bad ferret! bobble obviously never does that she says while peaking at notes during a practice test
@bobble I feel suitably admonished
12:50 AM
I did like them though. What did you use to make the grid?
1:01 AM
@bobble that was a nice cryptic! as you said, "nothing fancy", but it was a pleasant solve
Oh, I copied the image link from a previous (and poorer quality) 5x5 cryptic of mine
Thanks, Deus! :D
And it appears that image was copied from Graylocke's 5x5
so... you'd have to ask Gray
@bobble hmmm, wondering how useful it would be to ask, as I'd like to make a much much larger one
i'd recommend google sheets if you want to make a grid
it's a good puzzle-formatting tool in general
That's the sensible answer, but definitely not the most exciting... I was thinking of messing around with JavaScript and the html canvas...
Really the one advantage of that is in validating that each clue fits as does it's rotated counterpart
And also you could (potentially) generate it from written clues
1:12 AM
made in Sheets
o\ dinner
@bobble see, sensible. I'll be having none of that.
Oops. That is more the sort of thing I want
so, something like this?
(made in google sheets)
@Deusovi yes, exactly
I'll be clear, I know it's probably much easier to do it in sheets, I just want the extra challenge
fair enough
2:21 AM
@Deusovi bit late, but do you mind sharing which clues you thought were harder or easier? :)
i'd say 1D was definitely the hardest, and 4A was the easiest
But fair, hopefully?
yeah, definitely
if i considered it unfair, you would've known
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3:39 AM
@GarethMcCaughan Oh, duh. I was thinking of "attacks" as an ad-hoc word for capturing — but of course "attacks" has its own meaning in chess.
@AncientSwordRage see also quinapalus.com/qxw.html
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5:04 AM
updating c4 sheets rn and need bit of help in figuring out how "student" = L
L is used on learner's permits or something, iirc?
5:21 AM
yeah, cars have "L" stickers indicating a learner driver (at least here)
not sure how universal that is
aight thx
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6:55 AM
a small fact: proliferate has been clued by two different cccc's, same wordplay but slightly different surface and definition
1 and 2
(oops not "slightly")
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8:17 AM
i think islamabad was also clued twice with the same wp
Q: Jumping token on a grid

Dmitry KamenetskyA token starts at location (0,0) on an infinite grid. On turn $n$ it must jump $n$ units horizontally or vertically, in one of four directions. What is the least number of turns needed for it to reach the location (10,10)? Bonus: what about location (100,100)? Good luck!

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10:00 AM
@TakingNotes C4 hint?
11:00 AM
there was one given recently, should be on the starboard :0
well it's been nearly a day but the hint could be considered "recent" given that it was given more than two days after the release of the clue
but anyway, there is indeed a hint now
11:51 AM
Q: Knight or Knave

Mritunjay KumarOn the island of knights and knaves (where knights always tell the truth and knaves lie), you meet two islanders named Penny and Quinru. Penny: Both Quinru and I are knaves! Who is a knight and who is a knave?

12:44 PM
Q: How is this correct?

Mritunjay KumarHow is the following equation is correct?$29$ - $1$ = $30$ Hint-

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3:18 PM
Q: In company of thieves

Mritunjay KumarWhat am I? With thieves I consort, With the Vilest, in short, I'm quite at ease in depravity, Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the century of gravity.

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4:27 PM
whoa, font switch just happened - it's pretty weird to see
i know i'll get used to it but at the moment it just looks Wrong
I know D:
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5:38 PM
thanks stack exchange I hate it XD
5:54 PM
Q: How do I memorize parity algorithms for higher-order Rubik's cubes?

MCCCSI know how to solve a Rubik $4\times4\times4$ or $5\times5\times5$ or bigger, but I have problem with a specific algorithm: the parity error. What's the shortest parity algorithm for $n\times n\times n$, or is there a really easy way to memorize parity?

6:52 PM
@Deusovi I just came in here to ask exactly this. :P
A: We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Redwolf ProgramsCustom Fonts User Script: Revert or Improve the Font Updates (Stack Apps) For those of you who prefered the old appearance, or would like a different font to appear in code blocks or across the site as a whole, Custom Fonts is a user script I wrote this morning to allow just that. Features Custom...

if any of you hate it that much
7:25 PM
Lord almighty, the new font is.... something
i don't know why but it's slightly worse on my eyes than the old one, i'm going to use the font switcher to change it back :/
there's something about the slightly thinner text that just makes my diplopia go nuts
7:48 PM
to those with answer-delete rights, calling for VTDs here: puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/109958/69582 (no-explanation duplicate answer, someone Edited in review)
(interestingly, a different person than usual)

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