3:06 AM
I really feel like it's BANDITRY, but not sure how the wordplay would work

4:02 AM
I really feel like it’s going to be necessary for Deus to give us the first through fifth letters too before I’ll get this. And even then I’m not sure :)

I really feel like it’s going to be necessary for Deus to give us the first through eighth letters too before I’ll get this. And even then I’m not sure about the wordplay :)

5:04 AM
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There is a single word association to the image.

5:44 AM
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I can't see the answer for this one and it's really bugging me. Can you solve it?

6:05 AM
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Let's say you have (a) a chessboard with figures and (b) a text from a book. The figures configuration is the Cardan grille, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardan_grille When you put the chessboard on the text, you need to read the word from the letters that are under the figures. Question. Ho...

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A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4

it's been half a month...

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I am trying to relearn a method for solving the 3x3 Rubik’s cube that I was taught many years ago by a departed relative – it is for this reason that I want to relearn this method, eventhough it is not the quickest method. (eg there is no “white cross” in this method). The method follows the fol...

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Let's say you have a sphere-maze. The sphere is fixed on the fixed half-ring (1) and two independent rings (2) and (3). These rings are connected at point A. Inside the sphere one can see a small ball (point B). When you are rotate two rings, the ball begins to spin. Suppose that the initi...

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9:08 AM
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This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 From the golf course Hercules sped as quickly as possible to Dark Horse Bookmakers, stepping inside as a clock chimed two o’...

Can "Elementary boy (2)" clue H2 (ddef)

9:26 AM
@OmegaKrypton I've no idea how "Elementary" or "boy" means "H2". Also, numerals are not usually used in crosswords (though there are exceptions).
CCCC solution: OCAPITA. The wordplay is "SUPPORTER OF ENDING TO CAPITALISM obstructs by seizing", meaning it contains as a substring, and the definition is "means of gathering resources", because pinterest.com/ocapita is a vehicle-rental business.

One of these days msh's bad solution will turn out to be correct.

sorry i meant He

9:49 AM
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11, 12, 26, 615, 153X, ? Just to clarify, the "X" stands for a single digit and the "?" stands for the next number in the sequence.

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10:54 AM
@user58 not this time, it has too few letters :-)

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1:28 PM
@OmegaKrypton I don't think "elementary" can mean "He" in a cryptic. In a regular crossword, "Elementary boy?" can mean "He", I think, as a punny clue.

2:14 PM
hmmm, ok then

2:39 PM
of course, I'm no authority

@msh210 check out my newest puzzle... it'll be FUN, i promise

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You were yawning at your seat, being forced to attend this will-be-boring lecture by an always-boring teacher… “Good morning class, today, we’ll look into the use of different materials. Well, as we all know, cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger…” ...

@msh210 have fun

@OmegaKrypton did you mean "apprehension" or "comprehension"?
(near the end)

it's fine, it means "understanding"
thanks for reminding tho

2:48 PM
it can mean understanding but usually means worry
comprehension is better unless you need apprehension for the puzzle

on the other hand, misapprehension is always the former rather than the latter

@GarethMcCaughan yeah

I agree that if the puzzle allows then "comprehension" works better in this instance

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You were yawning at your seat, being forced to attend this will-be-boring lecture by an always-boring teacher… “Good morning class, today, we’ll look into the use of different materials. Well, as we all know, cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger…” ...

@OmegaKrypton There are other oddities of English, too, but those are in the professor's speech fragments so I assume are on purpose for the puzzle purposes. I'll mention them here anyway just in case they were accidental: "And no one or animals can survive without eggs" should be "And no person or animal can survive without eggs". "cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger" should probably be "cracked eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger".
@OmegaKrypton thanks

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4:49 PM
ending to capitalism is M... obstructing BY so it's B(M)Y... seizing (something) so B(xxxxx)(M)Y
not sure how "supporter of" could contribute to the wordplay so i assume it's (a part of) the def

the solution is BMYGUEST, with jafe's observations + guest=supporter, the definition is seizing means of gathering resources

5:42 PM
@Quintec the Puzzling user? What does he have to do with anything?

@Deusovi PROMOTER (supporter) is PER (by) “seizing” ROOT (means of gathering resources, for a plant) -> PROOTER, “obstruct[ed]” by _M.
That was fiendish.
True confession time - I was actually trying to come up with a plausible #BadC4Solution when I accidentally solved it for real :)
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6:27 PM
by = per aiyaaa
well i had the _M part right :P

@Rubio Very nice.

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7:53 PM
@Rubio That's correct!

Well done!

CCCC: Forcibly remove right to clear need (7)

@Rubio very nice

Credit to @Deusovi. I just solved it. Making it was probably harder. :)

I really wanted to use "means of production", but I figured that would be sketchy at best and the clue was hard enough as-is

8:08 PM
@ThePuzzlingPlatypus joke

I think “gathering resources” was actually harder - if for no other reason than I had to take seriously the potential that it in fact meant _E_+_U_
(Or GR for similar reason)

ah fair enough

Though I suppose UC could be argued for in the single word case, it doesn’t seem as likely to be written that way

@Rubio How's that?

the middle letters of gatherinGResources

8:13 PM
ah

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11:27 PM
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There was a time when I created some letter series puzzles. This one is an old one, yet have never been asked. Replace the question marks. P, Ca, ?, ?, O, Ca, P, Ca, ?, ?, ?, Ca