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Q: Try to solve this mathematical puzzle involving factorials

David JamesSolve for A,B, and C such that none of them are 0 but they satisfy the following conditions: C + 100*A + B*10 = B! + A! + C! and A+B >= C. Good luck.

 
 
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2:02 AM
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Q: A cube filled with water

Vassilis ParassidisIf a cube holds 4393.999997 cubic meters of water, how do I construct the side of such a cube?

 
 
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5:46 AM
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Q: three people wearing hats

deleted beforems.doha gave hats with different non-zero single digits(two of which are factors of the third)to ms.haha, ms.lola and mr.hehe. the three of them cant see the digits on their on hat though they know of the rule that two are factors of the third. the following conversation ensues. ms.haha: I don't...

 
 
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9:51 AM
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Q: Date from 2 wooden cube puzzle

Ajeet VermaIn an interview the interviewer asked me a question based on date. Suppose in a office, at the manager's desk there are 2 wooden cubes to show the date of month, every day the manager sets the cubes to show the current date of month. What will be the number at the surface of cube?

 
10:31 AM
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Q: What will you do for this country?

Rik Suppose 70% of people in a country of 100 crore population loses their jobs. What will you do to provide a steady income($10/day as per current value)those people who lost their jobs?

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Q: Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet v2

PlogThis is a follow on from my previous word puzzle: Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet The twist in this puzzle which opens it up a lot more is that the alphabet can be traversed in a circle. More formally: We define the circular alphabetic distance of a word to...

 
11:25 AM
CCCC Hint: The sixth letter is i
 
 
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12:48 PM
@hexomino well, there's a bird called the ihi, so this must be I+MINI+I+IHI = IMINIIIHI, which anyone in his right mind would refuse.
 
1:31 PM
@hexomino CHAFF is worthless trash or refuse. There is a small island in Ireland called INCH. And a CHAFFINCH is a bird.
 
interesting
 
@Rubio Correct!
 
not to be confused with the wheatfinch
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1:46 PM
I should clarify INCH is used more generally in Scotland and Ireland to refer to a small island - e.g, Alloa Inch, Tullibody Inch
 
so inch island is basically "small island island"
 
Like the La Brea Tar Pits.
"The early small island bird gets the inchworm."
 
@jafe I think so
 
@MOehm "In inches, inspired inchbirds ingest inchworms."
 
i assume the first word is not a preposition but an abbreviation for inch
 
1:53 PM
And the ″straight″ quotation marks are inch symbols, too.
 
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Q: Number puzzle. Can you replace the question mark?

Prim3numbahReplace the question mark. If, [5 22 5 14 19] 12 16 19 21 [[15 20 23]] = 65 then, [[8 5 18 20 5]] 9 13 19 14 21 [14 14 5 9] = ?

 
@msh210 I didn't want to refuse your answer for fear of giving it greater legitimacy.
 
Avi
sigh
need help cluing a word, but don't want to give the clue away
what to do?
 
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Q: Decode this message to stop the destruction of Science!

Thomas MarkovAn extremist religious organization called "The Redeemed Against Scientific Usurpation of God's Authority", or RASUGA, have converted the world's leading time travel researcher to their beliefs. Using his credentials, he assisted RASUGA in stealing his time machine from his lab at the CERN facili...

At what point do you guys think I should start adding hints?
 
2:16 PM
Hints or further messages?
 
@ThomasMarkov I wouldn’te add hints until at least 24 hours have gone by with no forward progress, and I personally tend to wait 48+ in general. If there’s some piece or step you expected to be pretty quickly gotten and it wasn’t, that might be worth dropping a hint earlier on to get eyes on it again.
 
The idea there is that "hints" come in the form of intercepted transmaissions/spy intel.
 
Ah, okay. I thought that new messages just added more "fodder" for the decryption.
 
So I think I’m going to pull my CCCC from the OK room here as I think that room’s cryptics are intended to be easier than that one is, and it hasn’t seen any progress in a good while. Anyone think that’s cool? ...not cool?
 
not cool :)
just kidding, go ahead
 
2:21 PM
Psh, who are you to have an opinion of what happens in the OK room ;)
 
OK, fine? ... :)
 
CCCC: Song from the King in the Castle about endless dunes? (8)
 
give them the hint as well maybe?
and post an alternative there if you would? thanks
 
People who want the hint can go find it, I’ll post it here in 24 to 48 if it’s still unsolved
 
I dont think adding more encrypted messages would be particularly helpful lol
 
Avi
2:42 PM
@GarethMcCaughan good idea
but only 2 CCs left before CCross is done :(
 
3:00 PM
@Avi search on wordplays.com for ideas ;)
 
3:14 PM
@hexomino :-)
 
Avi
@OmegaKrypton only 1 left to go :(
 
I think the pinned CCCC might be sandpiper (a small island bird), but I'm not sure how to tie the clues together.
It also fits the hint (i as 6th letter).
 
@Hosch520 welcome here! The CCCC pinned has already been solved. Check the conversation above to find the answer, CHAFFINCH. The next CCCC is being constructed.
 
Ohh, sorry!
I never read past the hint :(
For the record, I'm not great at puzzles; I'm just trying to solve them to keep from going insane because there's nothing to do at work.
 
3:50 PM
@Avi Look in a few different dictionaries and thesauruses (thesauri?) for inspiration. You could also try a site like this, to find existing clues for a given word.
 
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Q: Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

StivThis 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 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was coming up to five-twenty-five and Hercules had finally reached the last item on his laborious lis...

 
Avi
4:08 PM
@GentlePurpleRain Don't worry, I'm in the process of posting now
Finished creating last clue
 
Avi
4:58 PM
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Q: A Butcher's Brawl

AviBeastly brawl begets batch of black and blatantly blue butchers. Crack the coming crossword to create curious clues, then tally total troublemakers that tussled: Clues: Across: 1. Vote to mention cutoff by heartless ultimatum (10) 6. Warden tried to conceal burning (6) 8. Marry at last afte...

 
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Q: A Butcher's Brawl

AviBeastly brawl begets batch of black and blatantly blue butchers. Crack the coming crossword to create curious clues, then tally total troublemakers that tussled: Clues: Across: 1. Vote to mention cutoff by heartless ultimatum (10) 6. Warden tried to conceal burning (6) 8. Marry at last afte...

 
Avi
Enjoy!
 
 
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10:03 PM
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Q: 8-puzzle (with not more than 12 steps)

RichardThis quiz is about the 8-puzzle. It is a board with 9 fields. There are 8 tiles with numbers from one to eight. One field is empty (0). You can slide numbers around the board: But only numbers next to the empty field can be slid into the empty field: The puzzle is: 0 ...

 

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