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2:50 AM
@samm82 yes indeed
 
CCCC: Responds about crimes (7)
 
@samm82 re torts
 
 
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4:13 AM
@juicifer Yup!
 
A tortious act is very often criminal — so I'm not taking issue with the C4 — but it's worth noting that when something is looked at as a tort, that's almost the opposite of looking at it as a crime. A crime is something the government can punish you for; a tort is something your fellow can sue you for.
So for example kidnaping, the crime, will be prosecuted by a government prosecutor and can carry a prison sentence, whereas kidnaping, the tort, will allow the kidnaped person and whoever else was affected to demand recompense from the kidnaper. (That's just a made-up example. IANAL and anyway it varies by jurisdiction.)
 
 
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5:24 AM
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Q: E Rebus Unum – a picture sequence puzzle

JafeThis is part 42 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today I have been taking it easy. You might even say it has been a walk in the park! I have admired a large, peaceful green area in the centre of a city which is famous for such a...

 
 
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7:56 AM
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Q: A Trivial Pursuit #17 (Science and Nature 3/4): Workaround

StivThis is part 17 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Solve the clues and enter their answers into the grid below as a single chain, where the last letter of one clue is the first letter of the next, and t...

 
8:37 AM
@Sphinx Dangit, I even transferred from my phone to the computer to continue working out the puzzle after I found the gimmick :P
Well I guess this is a sign that I should rest first
 
 
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10:04 AM
@oAlt Fear not, there's a very good chance the next one won't be snapped up within the first hour... I probably won't post it til Friday as it needs a bit more testing first to satisfy me it's definitely ready... Keep your eyes peeled!
 
 
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12:38 PM
CCCC: Make an estimate: $41,839 for IUPAC? (5)
 
12:53 PM
IUPAC handles the names of chemical elements, elements 4, 18 and 39 are Li, Ar and Y, and if your estimate for the value of that organisation is $41,839 it would probably be justified to call that a liar-y estimate
alternatively 41, 8 and 39 are Nb, O and Y, and when you present your estimate to them they'd probably be like "n'boy that ain't right"
 
@Jafe I'm not sure what periodic table you're working with, but on mine element 4 is Beryllium (Be), which would make this BEARY (which doesn't make any more sense).
 
my estimation of $41839 for IUPAC was called a bear-y estimate (this was before i realised they did chemical element names not bear names)
 
I suppose if you're referring to the stock market? Bear-y is sluggish, an undervalued estimate...?
 
1:38 PM
wow i'd say i remembered that wrong but i literally looked it up and still somehow failed
 
2:17 PM
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Q: A friend's sketchbook

Blue HerringI was going through some old sketchbooks with a friend when I found this page: I'm not sure what it could mean, but I seem to recall that this friend of mine loved making puzzles. Hint:

 
2:31 PM
839 for IUPAC is Ote. I don't see anything to do with that, though.
 
2:44 PM
what's Ote
 
@Stiv :D
 
A systematic element name is the temporary name assigned to an unknown or recently synthesized chemical element. A systematic symbol is also derived from this name. In chemistry, a transuranic element receives a permanent name and symbol only after its synthesis has been confirmed. In some cases, such as the Transfermium Wars, controversies over the formal name and symbol have been protracted and highly political. In order to discuss such elements without ambiguity, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) uses a set of rules, adopted in 1978, to assign a temporary systematic...
 
ahh
 
@msh210 839 for IUPAC may be 'ote' - but 41,839 for IUPAC is QUOTE - a synonym of 'make an estimate'!
 
ah nice
 
2:58 PM
@TakingNotes there you go
knew someone would get there eventually
 
CCCC: "Can I come out? I madly love tiny rears." (2, 2, 6, 4)
wouldn't've gotten it without the very helpful wikipedia page from msh though, lol
 
3:25 PM
@TakingNotes and I am unable to lie
4
 
3:45 PM
@TakingNotes I + (S IT NEARLY OVER)*, but I think I'm missing something, because that doesn't really mean the same as "Can I come out" to me...
Hi, @Ankoganit! Long time no see!
 
Hey @GentlePurpleRain !
 
 
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9:06 PM
@GentlePurpleRain no, this is correct!
i consider them pretty synonymous to me
 
9:27 PM
CCCC: Underneath wartime houses: Cross-brace or baffle. (6)
 
@TakingNotes What do they mean?
 
9:50 PM
I could see those both being said under similar circumstances, but there are also circumstances where one would make sense and the other wouldn't.
(e.g. Your child is telling you in excruciating detail a story about the bug their friend found at school (IS IT NEARLY OVER?), or the same child seeing you out in the yard, and requesting permission to join you (CAN I COME OUT?)
 
I could see "Is it over?" and "Can I come out?" used under the same circumstances, but I don't see how "Is it nearly over?" and "Can I come out?" would be.
 
10:08 PM
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Q: Can I award a second bounty to an answer that I have previously awarded a bounty?

Will Octagon GibsonIf I have offered a bounty and awarded it to an answer, can I subsequently offer a second bounty and award it to the answer that I awarded my first bounty to? My rationale is to increase the net reputation gain of the user who has an even more worthy answer.

 
10:23 PM
i would imagine it in the sense of two people watching a horror movie and one person is hiding behind a cushion or something similar
 
10:58 PM
Ah.
 
11:38 PM
@GentlePurpleRain THWART (hidden word)
 

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