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  1. wonder_lander United Kingdom

    wonder_lander Active Member Full Member

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    Is that 1 puzzle or multiple?

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    Water? (h2o)?
     
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    sorry two

    yes first water
     
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  4. DomainAngel

    DomainAngel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Ok the last one was either so easy it didn't deserve an answer, or so bad no one could be bothered, either way the answer was of course

    3.14 so pi and the answer preferably Wigan or any famous pie town, or of course Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd on Anglesey for any brainiacs.

    buys a round and leaves quietly..........
     
  5. wonder_lander United Kingdom

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    Ahhh I read it wrongly so didn’t have an answer. I thought it asked “What North West Town am I using”, “clues below”.

    I’m thinking of a Northern Town that had a name you could use, I came up with sale (as in sail) then I was trying to work out how it fitted the clues. I had “Three blind mice, SEE how they run” which I changed to sea to fit the narrative. Then for the compass I thought North as in the North Sea and then I associated The Beatles with Liverpool and their docks and people setting sail.

    #CompletelyWrong!
     
  6. DomainAngel

    DomainAngel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I think the problem is with the question setter, Guess no more quiz questions today, maybe best if i stop trashing the thread with nonsense questions. And on that note, what word has all the vowels in the correct order? o_O
     
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    You had a go, just the way I interpreted it!

    Not sure on the vowel question, I'm sure I could Google the answer but that's not in the spirit!
     
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    Next puzzle. Drop order.. :)
     
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  9. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    puzzle = a game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge

    drop order = random sequence of events

    working out permutations of DO would be a puzzle, by comparison lottery odds would be attractive
     
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  10. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This post started with #2 puzzle, still thinking about #3 and beyond

    Meanwhile, here is #1

    answer is a famous short place name
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    term 4/4
    code 2/5
    hire 3/3

    jenga 1/5
    magnets 4/6

    marks 1/3
    sign 3/4

    bank 3/5
    bike 4/4
    done 4/4
    fares 3/5
    hire 4/4

    bed 2/5
    moon 2/4
    down 3/3

    feet 4/4
    wax 2/3
    work 7/7

    horn 3/3
    side 2/6
    fires 2/3
    station 5/5
    castle 4/4

    mirror 2/4
    =============
     
  11. diablo

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    plant (5) ?
     
  12. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Indigo, (genus Indigofera), large genus of more than 750 species of shrubs, trees, and herbs in the pea family (Fabaceae).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Surely, any one would know that;)
     
  13. boxfish United Kingdom

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    (6) not (5)
     
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  14. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    you are right - fortunately in these examples not all clues are needed to reveal/ guess the answer
     
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    Lilliput?
     
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  16. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    shorter, but the natives are equally elusive;)
     
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    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I don't quite know why you found my answer funny; here are my notes made when coming up with it - it wasn't a wild stab in the dark:

    answer is a famous short place name

    Candidates: LILLIPUT BLEFUSCU MILDENDO

    L
    term 4/4 L/B full L near R
    code 2/5 L/B phone O morse O ascii S dress R
    hire 3/3 L/B cab B

    I
    jenga 1/5 I/L giant G
    magnets 4/6 I/L alnico I sphere E

    L
    marks 1/3 L/E car C old O
    sign 3/4 L/E road A call L stop O

    L
    bank 3/5 L/F piggy G
    bike 4/4 L/F push H quad D
    done 4/4 L/F well L
    fares 3/5 L/F metro T ferry R cheap E coach A train A
    hire 4/4 L/F tool L

    I
    bed 2/5 I/U divan I
    moon 2/4 I/U blue L full U
    down 3/3 I/U sad D

    P
    feet 4/4 P/S step P club B flat T cold D
    wax 2/3 P/S car A soy O ear A
    work 7/7 P/S

    U
    horn 3/3 U/C gnu U ear R fog G
    side 2/6 U/C
    fires 2/3 U/C log O
    station U/C 5/5 train N
    castle U/C 4/4

    T
    mirror 2/4 T/U star T hand A rear E

    Will bash on then...
     
  18. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In return for your effort I will reveal the first clue,

    term 4/4 half F
    code 2/5 morse O
    hire 3/3 car R

    the clues form a question
     
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  19. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    a small financial incentive,

    £10 Paypal gift for first correct answer posted in thread, by midnight today, otherwise reducing at £2 per day
     
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  20. dee

    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hobbiton ?( as in 'the shire')

    EDIT........wait a minute.....is it FEZ?
     
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  21. keys France

    keys Well-Known Member Full Member

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    not Hobbiton

    looking for answer including the hidden question - which would be a clever guess