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12:17 AM
@msh210 this is IRRE (first letters of "is right regarding excercise") plus DENTIST (he's a sort of doctor) = IRREDENTIST, referring to Jimmy Morales wanting to claim Belize's territory as part of Guatemala
 
1:09 AM
Can someone sanity-check this massive edit of mine to see if I lost any information?
 
1:41 AM
that is dedication, I'm sorry I don't think I'm up for that
but I do have a similar request if anyone will be willing to help check my sanity
I did a reverse image search for that red pointy logo in drd's brand puzzle and no hits come up
Am I crazy/unknowledgable or is that the 3rd error... e.g. it's not a real company?
But anyway Bobble it certainly looks better, I'll read it and inform of obvious problems
It seems to check out. If there was a secret message encrypted in the prior block of text, it has been obfuscated. Just kidding.
 
2:00 AM
@Amoz do you mean the Tesla logo? carlogos.org/car-brands/tesla-logo.html
 
THANK YOU obviously I don't own a tesla : )
 
And thanks for checking the edit!
 
I still wonder if this is really 'universally recognizable', would anyone say yes? i've never seen tesla ads on tv etc
 
I live in a middle class area where some people get Teslas just to flaunt that they can, so I've seen plenty
And puzzles don't have to use universally recognized things; it's perfectly fine to have something that might be a bit more obscure :) though it can frustrate solvers lacking the requisite knowledge
Which is why I never try any of the puzzles like that - I'm too culturally ignorant
 
In this case the context was these are supposed to be well known logos; your linked page even says "widely regarded as one of the fashion and most popular car logos ever designed" so obviously I'm just out of the loop
 
2:08 AM
Keep on mind that's a site for car people, who would know and care about car logos way more than usual
 
I'm with you on culturally ignorant
ok here's my theory
the O in Canon is supposed to be tilted... but this has not always been true, but I think the OP implies we should be matching current logos
2 mins to shoot me down, else I'm going for it to post the answer
also I spent way too much time staring at that picture : )
 
2:23 AM
"It has nothing to do with: [...] [whether] they are current logos or not ..."
pretty sure past logos are fair game based on that
 
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I think since the rest of the logo is the modern form that is an error, it's the old O but new A as far as I can tell, but it's awfully grainy
 
2:48 AM
Is the white "f" on the blue background Facebook? It looks pretty different to all the Facebook logos I've seen, most obviously the "f" is too far to the left and the font looks different
 
It is unusual but that version does appear on Google
 
Hmm... In any case, the "errors" you pointed out seem too intentional to not be it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
3:48 AM
@Amoz same thoughts as samm82, but huh, that's interesting
 
What to do with MathJax codegolf open-ended puzzles? Should I sweep them up in closure? (I'm a bit reluctant to do so because of the poster involved, and being unsure if this is puzzly enough)
 
4:29 AM
@Jafe it is indeed. Nicely found
 
Nice misdirection, too. I was looking for something along the lines of (exp)resident.
 
i looked up jimmy morales and was like "president of guatemala? that can't be it"
CCCC: Say, Reverend Spooner's nocturnal insect family? (3,2,3,5)
the longer i work on a crossword the better it gets and the less i like it
 
there is an idea called taking a break to write the intro
 
4:46 AM
nah, that has to be last minute
diamonds are formed under pressure
 
5:02 AM
Pretty sure they're formed under words...
 
5:18 AM
wow i haven't been in here in a while
 
@matt welcome back!
 
:]
i have 99% moved to discord lol
 
 
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7:04 AM
@Jafe MAN OF THE CLOTH (Reverend) - Spoonerism for CLAN OF THE MOTH!
 
(Where Rev Spooner is his own indicator and fodder ...)
 
7:24 AM
@Jafe beautiful. Again with the tricky dividing line.
 
8:19 AM
hehe thanks
that's correct, of course
 
8:49 AM
CCCC: Onset of ache in one leg for mythological figure (6)
 
@Stiv Answer to your CCCC is ICARUS = A(-che) in I CRUS.
 
@GarethMcCaughan It is indeed :)
Didn't get distracted by the Achilles reference?
 
Nope. I didn't even notice it, possibly because my brain's fairly good at ignoring surfaces in cryptic clues by now.
I read "Onset of ache" and thought "A", and "in" and thought "A inside something", and "one" and thought "A inside I-something", and so forth. I'm more likely to be distracted by easier parsings than by the surface. I think.
 
Good internal programming! Well solved
 
Déformation cryptique ...
 
9:03 AM
heh, nice term. There are people who can't see a word without thinking of all its anagrams, but I think that's more Scrabble than crosswords.
 
Sometimes you see a fragment of a sentence somewhere and think it might make a good part of a cryptic clue. But in general, it doesn't work out.
For what it's worth, I scanned Stiv's clue pretty much the same way you did and even got it, but I had to learn about "crus" first. English has so many useful words ...
 
I did wonder who would know about the meaning of 'crus' - I work in cancer research and a large part of it is spent interpreting CT scans, where a 'crus' is an elongated 'leg-like' structure inside the body (there's a couple by the diaphragm, particularly). It's one of the areas we commonly check for the spread of upper gastrointestinal cancer so it's a common word for me these days but I had never heard of it before this job.
 
I knew about "crus" but had forgotten I knew and had to look it up :-).
 
I had heard of grands crus. :)
 
Ha. (Entirely different word, of course.)
 
9:20 AM
Yes, of course. I'm neither an anatomist nor an oenologist, so I'm not really familiar with either meaning.
 
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9:40 AM
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Q: What's the next logical step for this Kakuro?

Kidburla The puzzle is small but frustrating. Here's what I've deduced so far: In the 36 row, there are two missing digits which sum to 9, these must be 1+8 so the remaining empty cells are 2,3,4 In the 36 column, same thing but it could be 3+6 or 4+5 missing. There must be 1 and 2 somewhere but can't n...

 
 
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12:59 PM
ooh, new ucaoimhu con cryptics
better clear muh schedule till september
 
Quick, easy, and quite funny cc: Incredible cryptic crossword making PSE user takes away jaw's end to iron
 
hehe
 
Numeration: 4 ;)
 
1:33 PM
Hahah
 
1:45 PM
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Q: The Eight Spirits

Ichthys KingAfter your ordeal with the enterpeton, you need the toilet. Unfortunately, your ability to urinate has been stolen by one of the octangular spirits, a set of spirits that follow strange rules. The rules are set out below: Spirit Yes Unknown No Sky Yes Yes Yes Swamp Yes Yes No Fire Yes...

 
@Desura this stuff is fine in chat, just don't take it onto the main site :) Sounds cool!
 
2:17 PM
Thanks :)
 
 
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7:11 PM
CCCC: One in terrible danger of dying finally becomes religious (10)
 
7:38 PM
@GarethMcCaughan godfear(i)n* _g
nice clue
 
@msh210 Yup. (I wanted to use the CI insertion in DOG-FANCIER to do something about 101 Dalmatians, but I couldn't get it to work.)
I also can't shake the feeling that there's a more elegant way to structure the end of the clue. I wondered about "One in terrible danger of finally becoming religious" but decided that was worse, or about finding a way to make it end "... say the pious" but decided that was no good because godfearing (adj.) can't mean the pious (noun phrase), but it feels like one could do a little better somehow.
 
I think it's good as is.
 
7:55 PM
Yes. I like it, too.
 
8:19 PM
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Q: Climbing scoring puzzle inspired by today's olympic event

zhorasterNecessary information. The sport climbing consists of three disciplines: speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing. In combined events, the disciplines come in this order, and the combined score of an athlete is a product of his/her standings in all three disciplines—with the lowest score ran...

 
 
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9:58 PM
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Q: Cryptic Crossword: Parallel Universes

hazilnutThis is my first post! Feel free to let me know of any points of constructive criticism you have. Cryptic Crossword: Parallel Universes What you see before is not one puzzle, but four: each from an alternate universe. Although the machinations of destiny have caused each of them to differ greatly...

 
10:23 PM
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Q: A veritable chameleon

htmlhigh5What's brown, then black, then bright, then white? The solution to this riddle is one word. (There are five answers that would be accepted; all are very similar)

 
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