2:07 AM
anybody have a particular type of hint they'd like to get for my softball puzzle?

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11:51 AM
CCCC hint: The first letter is B

Clearly the definition is woodland dweller = babe magnet.

the lumberjacks get all the ladies

thanks, now that song is in my head
(though there certainly are worse songs to have stuck in one's head)

12:21 PM
If somehow "Middle Eastern" could clue RANG, I'dâ€¦ sort-of have it. Maybe. But it can't afaict.

12:33 PM
Ah! It's bush + Turkey
^ @Jafe

yup

(I'd been trying to make it fit bush ranger.)

yeah i figured that must have been why you'd want the rang

CCCC: Candy Land card (red) ends tournament, effective shortly (5)

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What are the next 3 terms in the following sequence? How many terms are in this sequence? 19, 43, 59, 23, 79, 83, 109, 463, 569, ?, ?, ?

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A friend gave me a sequence of prime numbers 17 23 5 1013 2027 13 and said that they have a pattern. I tried to find something but I am stumped by the fact that the numbers first increase, then kill, increase and then decrease again. How do I find the next number?

1:08 PM
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This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It was Christmas at Captain Pun's house, and he had invited his good friend Captain Clumsy round for lunch. Over t...

Oct 9, 2020 at 4:48, by jafe
my favourite is "captain pun"

Ha, it's been 3 and a half years since he had an outing, so I thought it was time to bring him back!

good of you to let him out once every few years

2:17 PM
Consider it parole...

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5:17 PM
@msh210 CRETE (first letters), a land formerly known as candy

5:48 PM
@juicifer It feels like a word extraction puzzle. If so, how many words are there to be extracted in total?

6:29 PM
@juicifer precisely so

1 hour later…
7:39 PM
CCCC: Half a ton is two leagues? (3)

@juicifer M lb. = MLB

precisely so

very neat

thanks

CCCC: A singer north of Jerusalem, perhaps (5)

7:48 PM
@msh210 A+SIA+N ?

@DanielS aye

CCCC: Determination with oracle providing both sides. (11)

Import and Unity are both Oracle products, and importunity is determination, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this is not the intended solution.

8:09 PM
@msh210 Your susppicion is spot on.
It is however a great fit.

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9:27 PM
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This puzzle is related to this math question. Consider \$4\$ lists of integers: \$(0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0)\$, \$(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1)\$, \$(2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2)\$, \$(2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2)\$ where order does not matter. We want to apply repeatedly some swaps, i.e. exchange an element of a list with an element of another list,...

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11:43 PM
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Family member who knows I enjoy puzzles sent this and I can't figure out the author's intent here. Wondering if anyone here can decipher, or if it is just nonsense.