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12:00 AM
19A has an absolute beautiful surface
@Anonymus25 ik...
I got one, at least
@Deusovi nicely solved, fast, and... I have no words for myself.
12:33 AM
Well at least I can go back to sleep now :P
what can i do for now...
1:26 AM
@Anonymus25 Nice solution, too.
@GarethMcCaughan very nice solution...
1:58 AM
i forgot in literature i dont have 1000 rep. Thats why I couldn't see vote counts. (palmface)
2 hours later…
4:04 AM
its always quiet when im around... gets busy when im sleeping. :(
4:36 AM
"give instruction to soldiers" is a really natural unit but i suspect it needs to be split up somehow
for example "give instruction to" cluing a verb and then soldiers could be GIS or MEN or TROOPS or something
that way you can get the plural ending from "soldiers", with the left and right falling somewhere in the middle of the word
4:51 AM
I think I know the answer, but it's only because I've found out which restriction Stiv's next clue ought to have. Your suspicions are correct.
@MOehm wait what? restrictions?
@Stevo Look here. The next one in the series, previous to the current one, was ABOMINATION. This comment on one of Stiv's puzzles may also be relevant.
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Also this here.
5:02 AM
all inspired by this, i suspect:
A: Best "Cryptic Clue Chat Chains" (CCCC) Questions

AnkoganitNote: I'm going to have to bend a few rules with this submission. For example, even though it's technically about a single clue, I'd have to at least mention many other clues for reasons that will be obvious soon. Regarding potentially common solution to an archived minipuzzle?? (2, 4) — Sp3000...

Yes. Some people are just bored with the C4 game in chat, I guess. :)
5:17 AM
uh, I really want to not live in australia, most people live in uk/america, different timing... but hey, Alconja lives in Australia (or NZ) too...
5:29 AM
@Jafe Deus's answer C4 seems accurate :)
Reading up, it said 47th hint. How long did that C4 last?
3 hours later…
8:18 AM
@MOehm Care to answer? :)
Well, I seem to have driven away everyone else with my "revelations", so I might just move the chain forward.
On the other hand, I'm still a bit miffed that I got sniped on the graph puzzle. :)
But I agree with you that the graphs make pretty pictures.
Ha! Sorry :) (I'm on a conference and it's not holding my attention...)
I'm in the office on a Friday ...
By the way, I don't know how your little game will play out after this one, so I'll leave you in peace now.
@MOehm You are correct :) And I'm surprised I've got this far without somebody outing me! I'm going to see it through to the end even if someone does point it out, purely for completeness. It's just been a bit of fun working with this constraint. (And to those who have no idea what we're talking about here - sometimes, ignorance is bliss...!)
1 hour later…
9:37 AM
CCCC: Performed exercises in parade ground (8)
10:08 AM
Q: Imagine a Sudoku with Text-Only: A Gridless 6x6 Antiknight Antidouble Sudoku

athinImagine the following Sudoku: Imagine the Sudoku has a 6x6 grid with standard boxes, 2 rows and 3 columns each; and standard digits, 1 to 6. Imagine it has an antiknight rule: identical digits cannot be chess knight move away from each other. Imagine it has an antidouble rule: no digit is orthog...

10:58 AM
11:29 AM
@humn yes?
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12:32 PM
1:10 PM
@Jafe Yep!
CCCC: Report of recent event: Overtly gay whales terrorised Newcastle and surrounding areas (3,5,5)
1:25 PM
@Jafe Man, I hate when that happens.
and the answer is news out hwales*
that's right
1:51 PM
I don't have one prepared, I'm afraid. Expect it in no less than 26 hours. Sorry.
@msh210 I thought this was a joke solve, but I've just reprased it (And begun regretting the last 25 min) as (NEW S)(OUT)(H WALES)*
2:14 PM
Q: 4 steps with common theme

user694733What are the 4 steps, what is their theme, and what is the result? ██ ██ █ █ █ █ ███ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ███ ███ ████

very clever
7 hours later…
8:49 PM
Q: Hidden, concealed, imperceptible; What word is missing?

AmozWhat word is missing? hidden concealed imperceptible inconspicuous indiscernible obscured unseen shrouded unnoticeable unseeable cloaked imperceivable undetectable unnoticed unobserved clouded ...


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