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12:24 AM
@Rubio That'd be SHREDDED WHEAT - def: breakfast, from SH_ED (lose, about), RED+D (red=Russian with Roman D after) W(ash) H(ands, starts) + EAT.
It is indeed.
And as is tradition, I don't have any up by sleeve, so give me a bit...
(also, IMO the ? was not necessary)
12:50 AM
I'm sure I could tidy the surface a bit better, but I need to be elsewhere... So:
CCCC: Rubio and Gareth help returned with Deusovi and GPR taking on new starter? (8)
What happened to the £ in Rubio's clue?
(I have the solution to Alconja's clue but have too much I need to be doing to post anything new, so I'll let someone else do it.)
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2:40 AM
@GarethMcCaughan it was ... just there. punctuation(ish) things can be ignored, unless they can't be, no?
To me £ doesn't seem like punctuation; "£500" is the same thing as "500 pounds" and you can't just ignore "pounds".
welp. I did toss a ? in there just in case. :)
(I'll avoid that in future. I seem to remember prior clues containing unused $)
It's possible that my opinion on this is idiosyncratic.
It's possible that my opinion on this is idio...tic
Incidentally, I almost made it "Lose ~$500 ..." with ~ being "about", but figured that was one step too far
2:53 AM
@Alconja DIAMONDS is AID< + MO(N_)DS
@GarethMcCaughan if you're still around and confirm that's what you had (I can't imagine it's anything else) I'll post a new one. Since I have to run for a bit and made sure I had one ready before I answered. hehe
@Rubio bingo
welp nevermind then
CCCC: Woman, taking in pet with ruined tail, is injured (7)
3:17 AM
And yes, I recall "someone" else recently using $100 => C
4:01 AM
May 19 '17 at 7:26, by Sp3000
CCCC: "Fantastic weapon: $5", our disheartened friends promise (6, 5)
also, the C4 game has been going on for over 2½ years now. wow. :)
4:41 AM
@Rubio wow
hi, was searching cryptic clues for “between”. one of them was Ben gets cute in the middle
can anyone figure out the wordplay? thanks
“Twee” is a briticism.
It means cute or quaint.
So you have be(Twee)n.
oic thanks!
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6:40 AM
Q: Word Wall of Whimsical Wordy Whatchamacallits

XDVVI was making a particularly difficult word wall, when I misplaced all the words for it. Luckily, I still had the clues. However, poring through the clues, I realised that I had nine clues, yet my word wall had eight? Above all, I couldn't remember the words, so I couldn't remove the faulty clue. ...

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9:03 AM
Q: Prof. Roman emails his Class this unusual Math Quiz ahead of

UvcHis usual Monday Morning 8am class. This is for extra AAA credits. $A$, $B$, $C$ are distinct digits. $AA$, $BA$, $BBAAA$, $CBBBAB$ are distinct numbers. Please deduce these with concise reasoning from the given relation: Rearrangement of the terms in the Equation gives interesting Prime Rela...

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10:04 AM
Q: Anagram Within an Anagram!

Mr Pie The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ease, in waning age; And in this aim there is such thwarting strife, That one for all, or all fo...

10:41 AM
@Alconja $100=C is a special case because a $100 bill is sometimes called a C-note.
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1:27 PM
Q: Maximum number of disjoint clue-sets that determine the same Sudoku solution?

agc"Do sudoku answers always have a single minimal clue set?" No. Solved Sudoku puzzles may have more than one set of disjoint clue-sets. And those clue-sets can vary in difficulty, so one might be easy and another diabolical, even though their 81-number answers are identical. Gareth McCaughan p...

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2:28 PM
Q: Which of these men is her husband?

WoeitgWhich of these men is her husband? I found this puzzle in the Reddit but I don't have any idea about the answer: https://www.reddit.com/r/terriblefacebookmemes/comments/9cw99e/which_of_these_men_is_her_husband/ I spent like 1 hour searching every where to find any clue but noway :-(

3:25 PM
^ Ugh! Uli Stein brings his unfunniness to PSE.
4:10 PM
Q: Give these Digits their own Place..Place them Right

UvcIn their own Circle. Such that the arrows point to successive numbers . Start with 1 and end with 9. There might be more arrows than necessary.

4:30 PM
Q: Missing symbol from number sequence

slomilWhat number(or maybe other symbols) should replace the question mark in sequence(maybe number series or something else) $$ ?,\ 170 \ 2/3,\ 0.00000005215406418,\ 8333333333 $$ ?Question is from some puzzle test. I tried to find out if it's a sequence of some reciprocical numbers, tried to consecu...

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6:32 PM
Q: It is not as Simple as it Looks to get the right Alignment

UvcOf these US Coins (Quarter and Dime Combo). Initial arrangement of the coins as shown in the picture is as follows... Q D Q D Q D Q Objective is to attain the final configuration... Q Q Q Q D D D. $Rules:$ You are allowed to move a pair of coins (QD or DQ) as a unit . You have to place them...

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8:15 PM
fun fact: the "s" in "gnats" stands for "swarm"
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9:18 PM
@GarethMcCaughan Huh, never heard that before. Thanks.
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10:57 PM
Q: The Puzzling Reverse and Add Sequence

Bernardo Recamán SantosThe sequence of numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 11, 22,... (AO56964 in the OEIS), in which the nth term equals n+reversal of digits of n, poses a number of intriguing puzzles. Here just four: Does it contain infinitely many square numbers? Infinitely many cubes? Infinitely many pairs...


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