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12:19 AM
@Stiv Oh wow, nice find. I don't think I would have gotten that in a week
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1:39 AM
I'll just note that Caesar himself is said to have encoded with ROT-3. So MXOLXV is an historically-accurate JULIUS Caesar. Well done.
2:27 AM
yeah that was clever
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6:46 AM
@Stiv Exactly so
@msh210 A tip of the hat to my classically knowledgeable audience.
7:20 AM
Ha, I noticed that the enumeration produced this particular famous Roman's name, wondered if his namesake cipher might be involved, and voila!
7:35 AM
CCCC: "Romance? Mayhem!" (British PM) (7)
@Stiv Cameron*
@msh210 Of course
Ack, I don't have one prepared. Please stand by…
CCCC: Maybe hit back a thousand times! (5)
8:38 AM
(somewhat weak, I'm afraid)
9:34 AM
if something is a hit it's in, that back is NI, a thousand is M, times is BY, and if someone proposes a thing in your backyard you might march against it a thousand times
yep yep
no, I'm kidding
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11:09 AM
May 10, 2023 at 15:54, by msh210
CCCC: Smack/strike (variable times) (5)
Hmm, I wonder if that's related to this clue somehow... it has the "hit" and the M for "thousand", and the "times" is there as well...
(My guess is no)
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12:20 PM
(Mine too)
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1:53 PM
if an UR is a hit (doubt it) then we could have RU< G BY, which would be a (somewhat weak) match to the surface reading
6 hours later…
7:32 PM
Q: Alternatives names for Context-free Visual Puzzles

Jaime YerbabuenaAre there other researchers designing and researching what Donalee Markus (designsforstrongmind) calls 'Context-free Visual Puzzles' (paper and pencil exercises) ? Are other words/keywords/synonyms for the concept of 'Context-free Visual Puzzles' ? Other ways in which this topic is known in the l...

A: You've Probably Seen Me Naked

Paul EvansAs a mixed-up romance, I lead tens of millions. As a gardening tool, I provide weekend evening entertainment and provide guidelines for proposals.

7:46 PM
(Since the chatroom formatting doesn't make it very clear, I posted the above to point out the similarity between the answer here and the linked C4 (regarding David Cameron).)
8:40 PM
Q: Find the heaviest and the second heaviest coins

Will Octagon GibsonEach of 32 coins has a different weight. In 35 weighings on a standard balance, find the heaviest and the second heaviest coins. This puzzle is from a Leningrad Mathematical Olympiad.

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