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Q: The Wind Blows as the Wheel Wills

CG.The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend and names fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the 2nd Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose. The wind...

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Relevance of hints:
Hint 1: refers to two "things" that have one thing in common. What is it, and how can it help?
Hint 2: The direction of the wind is relevant (essential) in all paragraphs
Hint 3: Assume it says Qari. (It's written differently because "names fade"
Hint 4: The starting _city_ could not have been derived from the original puzzle, only the area. The end city could be derived from the puzzle.
Hint 5: Using Hint 2, you can draw lines on a map. (Directions are only approximate. South-east can for instance be very close to east (like 95 degrees))
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8:23 AM
Q: Turn two cubes into one!

plasticinsectHere are two identical cubes: Your challenge: Start with two cubes of exactly the same size. Cut the surface of each of these two cubes along its edges and unfold the surface into a 2D shape. (So you now have two 2D shapes.) Now show how to re-fold these two 2D shapes to form the surface of a s...

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10:07 AM
Just came across this comment:
If the community needs a way to handle spoilers in comments, we'll find a solution :) — Stéphane Apr 6, 2016 at 7:40
11:07 AM
@Stéphane no pressure, but I would be interested in if there was anything still planned? — PuzzlingFerret 9 secs ago
11:25 AM
@AncientSwordRage see also this recent question
@msh210 thanks, it's one of the many ones I'm following :D
C4 hint: The answer starts with S.
11:39 AM
@msh210 There's a really obscure word this is making me try to remember
This isn't answer but I'm thinking it was shankshagged, (meaning leg-tired)
Definitely not searching for "medical occupations that start with s" right now
11:53 AM
@msh210 STRANGEL(-y) + OVE(-r)
Dr Strangelove is a character in the movie of the same name
Well the full form is "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" but you get what I mean lol
@oAlt aye
The nth time this has been said but
Oh no now I have to make another one
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2:50 PM
Q: Is this Rubik's cube broken?

user80403I am trying to solve the Rubik's cube in the picture using the layers' method. I used successfully the same algorithm on another cube, but somehow when I reach the last stage it just does not work. Does this configuration look legit (hence, I just need to try harder :) ) to you or is this cube co...

3:16 PM
Q: Find the 3 Item Amounts

JLeeLast week the store's receipt printer removed lines randomly from each item amount. A technician repaired the printer, but now it adds lines randomly to each item amount! The cashier told me that for receipts with 3 items (like mine below): The total is always correct. It adds more lines to the ...

3:26 PM
CCCC: Incident inside makes my feet number (7)
3:56 PM
@oAlt SEVENTY = _S (EVENT) _Y (def=number)
@Stiv correct!
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4:58 PM
CCCC: In Ascension Island (mid-ocean) one finds the ultimate in vacation spots! (4)
5:37 PM
@Stiv Well, if "ultimate" can mean "both ends" rather than "the end", and if we somehow find a way to rearrange the letters around the E, then we have I (Island) V..N (one finds the ultimate in VACATION) around E (mid-OCEAN), reversed (in ascension) for NEVI (spots). But I have a feeling that that's not what you meant.
(Had you meant it, you'd've perhaps clued "CCCC: In Ascension Island (across from mid-ocean) one finds the ultimate in vacation spots" — to get the V in the right place.)
@Stiv I think the spots in question are AC (_N) _E_
5:54 PM
@juicifer That seems much more likely.
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7:33 PM
@juicifer Indeed, they are :)
Q: The Queen of Starts - Is Her Bark Worse Than Her Bite?

AlteringIntegralEach tile belongs to at least one as-yet-unknown category but which belongs where and why?

7:51 PM
CCCC: Unusual Grindr file? (10)
Q: What is the measure of $\angle{BAE}$ and the lenght of $BE$ and $ED$ in a square?

Chris Steinbeck BellThe puzzle is as follows: Suppose that you have a square whose sides measure 1 inch. Let each vertex be $A$, $B$, $C$ and $D$. Now, pick a point $E$ on the interior of this square so that $\angle{EDA}=60^{\circ}$ and $\angle{CBE}=15^{\circ}$. With this in mind and relying only in synthetic geome...

@juicifer I'm not following how all words contribute...
What does mid-ocean and vacation add?
mid-ocean is the central letter of "ocean" and ultimate in vacation is the last letter in "vacation"
8:06 PM
@juicifer And a GIRLFRIEND would be &literally something unusual to find on Grindr (as well as being GRINDRFILE*)
@Stiv that she would!
@Jafe oh right
@juicifer (I've not used gridr but wouldn't there be F4F profiles?)
@AncientSwordRage I haven't used it either, but to my knowledge it's mainly for men who are looking for other men
it's possible that there are f4f users as well, but I think it'd be fair to call them unusual
I couldn't get Ascension Island to AC but mid-ocean was an E, but was labouring under the false impression that "The Ultimate In" was either N or E, or I should find Acne "in ascension" or "in vacation"
Definitely overthunk that
@juicifer quick Google says I've misunderstood Grindr and also that there's possibly no F4F on Grindr
8:25 PM
Q: The operator acts on two numbers to give the following outcomes

LifeGoalThe operator • acts on two numbers to give the following outcomes: 20•2=51 9•8=0 7•3=66 23•14=0 25•2=56 30•12=364 16•9=259 15•22=0 What is the value of 20•1? A. 0 B. 19 C. 20 D. 32 E. None of the above Any comments and suggestions on how to solve this problem w...

8:58 PM
CCCC: City is untidy, hence a pong! (10)
9:13 PM
@Jafe Yup!
CCCC: Writer John brought up ingesting LSD internally (1,1,5)
as opposed to, you know, however they were doing it before
@Jafe patches?
@Jafe Ha! T.S.ELIOT = TOILET< ('john', brought up) containing (-l)S(-d)
that's right! thought that would last longer...
I recalled hearing once that his name was an anagram of TOILETS, whereas his full name - THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT - is an anagram of LOATHSOME TRAIN SETS. For some reason that's always stayed with me...
(and I'm now wise to associating 'john' with the lav!)
9:28 PM
the most appropriate anagram of a name i've ever heard is "old west action" for clint eastwood
9:49 PM
CCCC: This keeps alcoholic drinks cool (strong liquors, ales, spirits, kirsch, snaps...) (3,5)
10:41 PM
@Jafe that and george bush being "he bugs gore"
@Stiv if "snaps" can mean first letter, this could be HIP + F + L_ A_ S_ K_
11:00 PM
@juicifer That's the intention :)
I've seen it used as 'snap of' preceding the target word, so I figured why not do it the other way...
yeah fair enough I suppose
11:26 PM
Q: incidental variant of monty hall

FirstName LastNamePlease close question if it is well known one. Or if it is a stupid one. Here is the quiz variant. After candidate chooses one door first time and before master, who knows which door hides prize, intentionally opens another one to reveal no prize, an uninformed person intervenes and opens a door,...


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