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12:20 AM
@bobble THanks :)
 
12:42 AM
wait, rubio is tom hanks?
wait, tom hanks is a dog??
 
turner & hooch suddenly makes a lot more sense
 
1:23 AM
hmm maybe the c4 is simply BACK+FIRE, which apparently can be a noun?
oh oh even better is CAMP+FIRE
a camp is a retreat, to send a salvo is to fire, and a campfire is a hot spot
 
2:25 AM
oh that's probably it
 
I'd be surprised if it's not
somebody should probably ping tom hanks
 
2:42 AM
@rubio ping
 
@Jafe it is indeed CAMPFIRE.
 
that's nicely put together
CCCC: Where the first covid patient may have got the disease initially? (3,3,3)
 
@Jafe off the bat ddef :P
 
ah nice
 
2:57 AM
that's right
 
CCCC: Up-and-comer owned by Greta Thunberg? (4)
 
3:09 AM
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Q: Monthly Topic Challenge #11: Now in 3D

MTC_BotThis is the eleventh installment of the Monthly Topic Challenges with topics suggested and voted on here. This month's topic is "Now in 3D" (suggested by Jafe) and will span from the 1st of June to the 30th of June. During this period, we will compile the list of relevant questions and post it as...

 
3:33 AM
@juicifer _T ate_ < &lit
 
attention is one hell of a drug
 
3:51 AM
@juicifer I was unaware, myself. I found the story by Googling thunberg pwned
 
that probably brings out an entire list of people
 
He was top of the list. :-)
CCCC: USVI Governor Mike Tanner (8)
 
@juicifer Hah nice, I didn't know it was possible to make an &lit out of that
 
 
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5:07 AM
governors named mike include parsons from missouri and dewine from ohio... the US virgin islands have not had a governor named mike
 
@Jafe Or have they?
(No, you're right, they haven't.)
 
surprise governor!
a solarium is a tanner, and mike can be the letter M... hmm
 
Somehow Gov. Solariu sounds like he'd be from Romania rather than the USVI.
 
hah i was just about to say it sounds like a romanian name
 
 
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6:47 AM
@msh210 is this sixpence (tanner) = six ("US VI", i.e. the equivalent of "VI" in the US) + Pence (Governor Mike, former governor of Indiana (and former vice president of the US))?
 
7:11 AM
@oAlt precisely so
 
7:32 AM
CCCC: Surrealist art, Joker's Gin (unfinished), depicts City of Stone (11)
 
 
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9:09 AM
argh i'm 89% sure i know how this works but i still can't find anything
 
9:36 AM
Can "surrealist" indicate changing b to d, W to M, etc.? :-)
 
 
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10:59 AM
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Q: A slippery puzzle

Prim3numbahReplace the question mark with a fitting image.

 
 
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12:11 PM
@msh210 fair enough lol
@oAlt yeah I was thinking about that whole thing again and realized that her name contained his name in reverse and the clue basically wrote itself lmao
 
1:00 PM
@oAlt well I had to look it up but I don't think anybody was gonna come up with gjirokaster(-n)* without looking it up
 
@juicifer correct :) out of curiosity did you find the answer there as well or somewhere else first?
or I guess, to rephrase the question, what was your "in"? Did you search for cities which were called "City of Stone", or did an anagram server happen to be more helpful than Qat?
 
fwiw i went to a whole bunch of cities "of stone" without coming across that one
 
1:17 PM
same. and anagram servers utterly failed me also. kudos on finding that mouthful :)
 
^ yeah
 
@oAlt I plugged it into nutrimatic
 
Ahhh
 
it sounds like a type of wizard who can conjure up spinning things
 
lmao
 
1:20 PM
Lol
 
CCCC: Improvised solo finally cracks Billboard Hot 100 (2 3)
 
_O cracks AD H C = ad hoc (improvised)
 
ah nice
 
@Jafe right on
 
1:36 PM
CCCC: Slept in ground, baked bread (5,8)
the enumeration gave it away hehe
 
@Jafe pound sterling (bread, slang for money) = baked "slept in ground" (hat tip to Qat)
 
that's right
 
ah nice
lowkey thought that was gonna be a ddef somehow
 
thought "bake bread" would be enough of a natural unit to conceal the indicator... apparently not so much
 
CCCC: Back in the last part of March, I had a schedule with someone denying fundamental things (8)
 
1:50 PM
not-C4: Stripped, baked bread (5)
 
@Rubio bared* :)
 
hehe
 
heheh
 
@oAlt IN< + _H + I + LIST (schedule) -> NIHILIST (someone denying fundamental things)
 
@Rubio yep :)
 
1:56 PM
CCCC: Mythical creature turned and snatched first weapon in local challenge (9)
 
@Rubio Give me your shoe.
 
You appear to be assuming I wear them.
 
Ah, right, yeah, paws.
 
I don't think you can snatch my paw, very sorry.
The tone of conversation in this room is much more amenable to my nature than ... that other room we're in.
so don't go riling up the natives with your challenge :)
 
2:11 PM
I'm convinced that the c4 is cheezroll somehow
 
2:52 PM
If "first weapon" is not W, then recall that Cain killed Abel with a stone.
 
doesn't mean that was necessarily the first thing he tried
 
 
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4:06 PM
do we need to tidy up some older posts again here? -
https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7265/monthly-topic-challenges-topic-suggestions
 
4:17 PM
@ChrisCudmore did he? It doesn't say that in Genesis.
 
Wikipedia.
 
5:07 PM
@Rubio Yes please! I started that yesterday but can't delete any of them myself - any chance you could delete Game/Quiz Shows and the Mobius strip one, please? (Thanks)
 
@Stiv Done :)
 
Ace, thanks for doing that :)
 
5:33 PM
Damn, initially I was thrown off by the new design of the voting buttons, and after catching up a bit on meta.se it feels like the whole SE network is at war O_O
 
6:22 PM
another day in the life.
 
@msh210 Following CC's suggestion to look in Wikipedia, it seems that there are some Islamic traditions about Cain and Abel that specify that a stone was used. Make of that what you will.
 
6:49 PM
@GarethMcCaughan yeah, I saw. Fair enough.
 
 
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9:27 PM
@GarethMcCaughan this is news to me
 
 
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10:51 PM
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Q: Find the secret 7-letter message embedded within this message (unsolved)

Kyle HeThere is a mystery 7-letter message embedded within this, and my friends and I have been attempting to solve it for days without succeeding. Can you help me find it? Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was. Scientists discover the world that exists; e...

 

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