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10:01 AM
Anyway, obviously left to solve are:
- the unindexed cryptics
- orange 1
- Everything green
- purple 3-6
 
Why don't you try continuing on my puzzle while you're waiting for us to make progress on yours.
 
Obviously there is some meta stuff that won't become obvious till some of these are solved
 
The last 3=pat is correct
You might need google.
Then again, if you were looking at the original i+1 basher's computer...
 
1 1
That's all I'm getting from google
 
?!
 
10:03 AM
xD
 
No, do the obvious rest. I haven't stanza-ised the riddle
 
Wait what
EKRPAT is a thing
 
Ya
 
something to with Dvorak keyboard, apparently
 
If you type DVORAK on the QWERTY keyboard but have keys mapped to the Dvorak keyboard, it types EKRPAT
 
10:04 AM
ohhh
 
THIS WASN'T THE GIRL EVERYONE KNEW.UP OF ALL THE THINGS IN THE WORLD - IT WAS PATS THAT HE NEEDED. PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTERCEDE. WHO ON EARTH WOULD EAT GLUE AND PASTE? I KNOW YOU'RE HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING IN - CAN YOU PLEASE DRIVE THE CAR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE? MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DROWN DAD. I AM ASSUMING YOU WILL.FRG <CNNv
 
wha..
 
creepy
It's a stage in bobo's puzzle
 
You doubled up FRG <CNNv = YOU WILL.
Now, solve the riddle.
 
easy for you to say :D
 
10:07 AM
By the way, if you type in Dvorak translator, the first thing that comes up (for me) is Will's Qwerty to Dvorak translator.
Is that creepy?
 
I'm not a good riddle solver
Nah.
Anyway, hopefully my partial is enough to set someone on the right track
 
your spoiler is broken
 
:o
I can't format
 
heh. Spoiler markup is super weird
 
Who knows how to, anyway?
 
10:10 AM
I do
I did it
 
noted :P
 
AROUND is useful too
 
My first thought was that it would be parsed as A Round, and implied some overlaying of lines
 
The idea was in one part that you would go around the riddle to find ERKPAT on the other side.
 
ah, i think i got red3
 
10:11 AM
Yup!!!
 
imaginary (i) fare (rate)
 
But that's not all that you need...
 
that means, that it is the pair of =orange5
 
With 'mad', of course, as the definition
Yup
 
pirate-irate=p
 
10:12 AM
you don't know what to do with the p yet... things will get clearer as more of the indexless cryptics get solved
 
Tailor drain probably DDEF
 
Indeed
 
Got it!
 
Yup!
Oof, SOMEONE has almost got orange 1!
 
Apparently I'm an ifrit...
 
10:17 AM
Indeed
 
Is R1 correct?
 
Yup
It's hard to clue short words nicely :P
 
Hey TGE, do you think this is a good ad?
(Click on it)
 
yeah I have
I'm not sure
I still don't really get community ads
 
It needs 1 more upvote and I'd (personally) like to be able to see how much bounty there is without clicking on the tab.
And adding it all up
 
10:23 AM
I UVed already
 
welp. i'm off for the night folks
goodUGTnight everyone
 
Gnight Rubio!
 
@Rubio noon!
 
Oh, hullo Mith!
 
Hello Mith!
You any good at CC's?
Either Deus forgot to switch off their computer or they leave it on as they sleep - which is worse?
 
10:31 AM
Both are great.
 
Why?
 
I leave my computer on during the night... :o
 
Can we get @the answer to purple 3 from what we already know?
 
@boboquack It means spammers are always under the delusion that 'THE MODS ARE WATCHING'
 
I think it'll be fairly obvious when you can do purple 3.
 
10:33 AM
R2 is 'AT'?
 
yup!
Ooh, lots of progress since I last checked the sheet
 
i've used all these for purple3
i mean, found all the words in the square
 
Yup
What happened with purple 1 after finding words?
 
but i guess, we should also use, that they are all of different lengths form 1 to 6
 
Mmhm, but maybe not for purple. Check your instructions again
 
10:39 AM
0
Q: Mithrandir's chat puzzle!

boboquackSo Mithrandir's chat profile has a puzzle: Hello. There's a puzzle here. You will need EG7Rx. However, you start at: https://i.stack.imgur.com/hSUe2.png Can you help to solve it? (I don't know how to tag...)

 
trails
 
but it can be put in to two places right now
 
@Mith How long has that been there?
 
Hullo Maria!
 
10:44 AM
Hi from me too!
 
Hi, all. :)
It's my lunch break now, so that's why I am peeking here. :)
 
Why do people often have more rep on Puzzling than their main accounts?
 
Selection bias, you're looking at accounts of people who frequent Puzzling
 
Good point
@elias Don't reuse for everything?
 
i don't get your point
 
10:50 AM
Neither do I, but TGE said check your instructions
 
oh, that one is just don't rotate for everything
stops the crossword and masyu from being silly
 
Oh
 
ok, i think we can get which red, orange and blue squares belong together
the red-orange pairing was already done
 
Yes
P+SHI=PISH
 
the length of the words can be paired with the blue that has the japanese name of the number
 
10:51 AM
TI+SAN=NASTI
 
P=ICHI
TI=NI
KED=SAN
 
Nice! Elias, you're storming through this puzzle
 
@boboquack a little while. Since the one for MOehm went up.
 
LEAR=SHI
 
Oh, so |A| is the size of set A in this case.
 
10:53 AM
@boboquack mine is backwards... Puzzling is my main but I have more on SFF...
 
Do you like to do @the imgur-maze puzzles?
 
I do... :P
 
Ah, @elias!
 
My main is SO, but I mostly read there
 
Theres two letters I put in the wrong way around in purple 5
 
10:58 AM
oh, are there?
are you sure?
i also made a fault when getting the pairs together
 
I definitely put two letters in wrong
I'll fix them now
 
I've provided the funny purple squares
as a transcription onto the sheet
 
I edited the question to tag it properly. Oh wait, forgot one...
 
Do @the funny purple squares come in yet?
 
...funny purple squares?
 
11:05 AM
From the black row
 
Oh are these difference in line widths significant?
 
They look like some code
 
There's no steganography
 
What!
 
11:06 AM
It's just bad things happen with small shapes
i don't know why
 
Aw, you should have told @boboquack before
 
you fixed the letters in the spreadsheet as well, am I seeing right, @TheGreatEscaper?
 
Anyhoo, you need to find a way to link the green squares with the rest
 
I'll leave it as a gimmick
 
Yes, I fixed the letters in the spreadsheet
 
11:08 AM
thanks!
 
NGM
RHP
CAD
TST
SST
IFL
Makes perfect sense
 
Anything else come in sets of 3s?
 
E	C	E	N	U	O
L	T	D	O	S	R
?	?	?	?	?	?
E	O	I	W	I	T
RED
 
Initials of red clues
CAD
 
11:10 AM
yup
 
IFL
etc.
 
nice!
 
Is @the filling in good so far?
 
Good enough
 
No, I mean is it correct?
 
11:15 AM
Yup, but someone was a bit quick to put in BRANCH and didn't notice it could fit in row 5
 
No, the green cube net at the bottom
 
looks good
 
1
Q: Some grew to remember me!

Brent HackersHere's a quick easy one. Some grew to remember me, On the ground, or up a tree, I play well with R&B, In large amounts, a sight to see. - Throughout a valley, over hill, A thing for which some men would kill, I may be new, or if you're ill, Round someth...

 
how are the masyu rules? straight on white, but bend at least once next to it and bend on black, but straight next to it?
 
11:24 AM
Good UGT Night!
 
Gnight @boboquack
 
See ya bobo!
@elias this masyu is quite difficult if you haven't done quite a few of them before
The cube format only makes it more difficult, too
 
i think i'll leave it for someone else
 
Purple 4 is still solvable without the masyu :)
 
i have to get lunch
 
11:32 AM
Sure thing!
Glad you had some fun with this one
 
ah, so purple 4 is not where 'ma ma u' comes into the picture?
 
Not quite
Ma ma u simply clues 'masyu'
Just in case the white and black circles weren't immediately recognized as a masyu
 
ah
ok, thanks
i will continue with purple4 then
but only after lunch :)
 
Enjoy your meal :)
 
thanks!
 
11:44 AM
yawns think I'll just leave it be for a bit, twas a good distraction
 
Ah, looks like I missed most of it. Can someone catch me up?
 
Sure. There's another image that you need ;)
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gwspmaxzg, bmekh? ukvb dg n biexznb
tscnyo sl wvr wegq gvdi. phoqi jmu mbev
lhlg mlyozrxkc? dv, oex rkseo mq qcao...
rmz wf dlc hbq. nslh wf issu ehowr.
l vnfi nxh lyyp iwakp yqgjov fhfr.
biyozl, sx'q hofi xm iwan. m'k zovdmlj.
grbmmxgyi, cmx'fr cxgoz yysilbt?
kqycwaq. amz, mbe'vc vhhlfmub.
rbq... kdmoo hm vczoxflbt opqh?
grbmmxgyi, pcdjr! yqe, jc ngew dzeoebb...
anx. ithflyrc, jwio xflg tec phd.

lyy'th tvxmqksq. lyr zvnd'w rks nxwuhf?
 
@Mithrandir huh?
 
Hullo volatility!
 
I would ping @techidiot but hasn't been in room recently...
 
11:52 AM
Hi!
I see
 
2
Q: Mithrandir's chat puzzle!

boboquackSo Mithrandir's chat profile has a puzzle: Hello. There's a puzzle here. You will need EG7Rx. However, you start at: https://i.stack.imgur.com/hSUe2.png That URL is this picture: Can you help to solve it?

 
Oh. Well I meant TGE's one.
Oh, and now another cryptic-clues has popped up
 
For TGE's, basically purple4 and masyu are the next main steps
 
Oh dear lord
Silenus' one is printer's devil clues
 
... funtimes
 
11:57 AM
@Mithrandir Is there extra text ?
Which is not in the original image?
 
Anyone any ideas for purple 4?
 
Oh, I have a few!
:D
 
-.-
 
sure, @TheGreatEscaper, but maybe there is someone who managed to figure something out?
it has more than 6 different letters
 
Indeed
How many does it have?
 
12:09 PM
8, i think
ulftampb
 
Sounds good
Any of those letters remind you of anything?
If you find it difficult to see anything, then wordsmith.org/anagram is always here to help
 
Flat Bump
Fat Plumb
Aft Plumb
Tamp Flub
i'm not a native speaker, but the first sounds the most natural to me
 
bunch of oxymorons?
 
Well, obviously somehow this needs to carry some information
do any of those sets of words remind you of a common way of passing on information?
Or maybe, even the way the letters are arranged in the grid?
 
12:15 PM
Ooh, there we go :)
 
I see someone just made that realisation as well ;)
 
I believe that's elias
 
not me
 
Huh. I wonder who that coyote is, then
Although their translation is VERY strange
Not sure how they're reading braille
 
maybe 0-1 should be inverted
 
12:18 PM
Huh? I don't believe it's inverted braille
But the word's been found, anyhow
 
1
Q: A printer's imp has run amok

SilenusA printer's imp has run amok distorting clues but with some luck you'll spy the hidden seams whereat the devil’s work can be turned back. Feral Ulysses S. Grant keeps the troops aroused (6) A giant horrifies Frankenstein’s monster (5) Superstitious people consider finding a penny or seeing a ...

 
It looks like the Masyu is going to be a sticking point, at least until Deus comes back!
 
i don't get how row4 and row6 both decode to S
 
@TheGreatEscaper Row-by-row
 
Or perhaps Volatility will do the masyu
 
12:19 PM
haven't looked at it yet
 
@elias, braille is read in 2x3 rectangles
If that was literally converted into bumps and flats, a blind person would feel 2 rows of 3 letters each
 
ah, i thought we should read rowwise, and convert those to 2x3
 
Ah right. No need to overcomplicate, i suppose :P
I don't see why the 'binary' middle step is required - surely it's easier to directly convert the letters BUMP to bumps?
xD
 
Yeah now I'm too lazy to Masyu :P
 
ah, ok
 
12:24 PM
Whoo! Almost all the puzzle is solved
Once the masyu is done, there's very little left to do
Only 2 steps after the masyu, really. 3 if you're counting generously
I hope you guys have had fun with it so far :)
 
your puzzle is so immersive, that I almost forgot to upvote it
i love it
 
Thanks!!! I put in a lot of work into this one :) I wanted to make it inviting, enjoyable, and to be non-linear so that all solvers could do bits and pieces here and there. Obviously though everything needs to funnel together at the end and unfortunately that funnel (the masyu) doesn't seem to be the forte of anyone present
 
12:47 PM
I don't know where to start, and I need to go to bed
 
Well then, catch some sleep :)
 
Wow, chat was busy since yesterday, 1198...
 
Oh hiya, dcfyj!
 
1:03 PM
Good Aftermornight
 
well, I've got some very minor progress with the masyu
but it's so minor I shouldn't even announce it
 
But you already did :P
 
I was enthusiastic for a moment of discovery, sorry
 
1:20 PM
:O
!!!!!!!!!!! I am so super sorry!
There is a mistake in the masyu
Give me 10 minutes
 
is there?
hah
 
:( really really sorry I'll fix this ASAP
 
no problem
take your time
 
It hopefully shouldn't change any of your early progress on the masyu
 
1:41 PM
Fixed!!!!
Took 21 minutes, but it was a simple fix that took me too long to notice
 
cool
it affects only one side of the cube, right?
 
It doesn't change the solution
So if you hadn't made any deductions near that bit, you'll be fine
 
i'm working with case separation
and the change affects my parallel cases differetnly
so i'm interested in the actual change
am i seeing right, that only one side of the cube was changed?
 
Yes, only one side
 
thanks
 
1:45 PM
The last green square
 
clear
 
I've made the change in the sheet, too
But I hardly suppose you're solving the masyu off that!
 
wow. lol. on this computer, over 1200 new messages in TSL since I left it. good aftermornight all.
 
thanks for the correction on the sheet too
i was actually copying from that
and a good part of my deductions are still valid
i'm not sure if and how i should present them
 
Very carefully
 
1:50 PM
ok, i won't spoil it then
 
@Rubio I had 1198, So I was pretty close :P
 
...rubio did you just sleep for 4 hours or something?
 
Ooh, I've got a good rep number
 
4 hours ago, by Ankoganit
The first thing TGE did was: made a mistake.
Well, if all's well that ends well, then the last thing I did was: fix a mistake
:D
 
Theoretically :P
 
1:57 PM
@TheGreatEscaper It was more like 2½ but who's counting ;)
 
Jeepers
How do you live?
 
I'm sure he does it like the rest of us. Eating, drinking and breathing.
 
I feel like that list is missing something
...
 
Nope, I listed the necessities.
 
Slipping? that doesn't sound healthy
Leaping? Hmm, fun, but probably not
 
1:59 PM
Sleeping isn't required to live, just to function properly :P
 

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