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by SteelCamel
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Goddess, the Villagers, and the Traveler
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: The Goddess, the Villagers, and the Traveler

OK, I've got something that looks like a solution. Please pick holes in it :-) Yat is correct, the goddess can perfectly imitate a mundane villager. She is bound by no rules, nor can she lack knowledge. What's more, if she ever fails to act like a mundane villager, I can reveal my paper, point to ru...
by SteelCamel
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Optimal Strategy for a new twist on Rock/Paper/Scissors
Replies: 4
Views: 4574

Re: Optimal Strategy for a new twist on Rock/Paper/Scissors

Well, the co-operative version sounds fairly easy. Your opponent wants to achieve their objective, so they get a prize. You want to help them, so you get a prize too. They know the objective, you don't. So, let them decide the result. Just throw "rock" every time. They will throw "pap...
by SteelCamel
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 7731

Re: Two more secrets

Yes, I realised that after I posted! If I ask about a subset containing only one number, you can just say "no" constantly because at least one of your numbers isn't in my subset. For subsets of two and above, you can follow the previously-described strategy to stop me getting down to the r...
by SteelCamel
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two more secrets
Replies: 17
Views: 7731

Re: Two more secrets

I don't see anything in the instructions about the size of subsets I'm allowed to ask about. So having found x, y, and z I can ask about the subset {x} - if you say "yes", x is a winning answer, if you say "no" then both y and z are winning answers.
by SteelCamel
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...
Replies: 17
Views: 10640

Re: Logic Puzzles - Admittedly, not naturally equipped to solve them...

Am I beginning to seeing a pattern here? Similarly to Sudoku, rather than looking for WHERE a number should go, I should focus on where it SHOULD NOT. Should my steps with logic thinking/puzzles in general be to always determine which paths or ideas are false, eliminating the false possibilities on...
by SteelCamel
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzle - Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: Logic Puzzle - Scavenger Hunt

Well, that hint restates what Markus said. You have looked the frequency with which each letter occurs - two of the clues used. But the hint makes it clear that you need all three - you need to subtract. What you need to subtract, however, I have no idea.
by SteelCamel
Tue May 31, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Countdown to one with Google!
Replies: 699
Views: 98335

Re: Countdown to one with Google!

And, since you never said we couldn't post twice:

velociraptor invermoriston - 53

(seems unlikely that Nessie is a velociraptor, but you never know...)

Next must be at least 47.7
by SteelCamel
Tue May 31, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Countdown to one with Google!
Replies: 699
Views: 98335

Re: Countdown to one with Google!

"positronically" "electronically" - 55

Next must be more than 49.5.
by SteelCamel
Sun May 29, 2016 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Countdown to one with Google!
Replies: 699
Views: 98335

Re: Countdown to one with Google!

"correcthorsebatterystaple" perth - 75

Next must be at least 67.5
by SteelCamel
Tue May 17, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

SirGabriel is correct! Your turn to pick a rule!
by SteelCamel
Fri May 13, 2016 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

Sorry, missed that heuristically_alone posted a guess: Only words containing I, J, U or V unless it contains C, D, I, J, L, M, U, V, or X That's not correct. "it" and "five" do not match my rule, while words like "organic", "edict" and "imperialism" ...
by SteelCamel
Wed May 11, 2016 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

Mike Rosoft almost got it. In fact.
Spoiler:
change one word and you're there.


unusual
jewelleries

virus
viruses
ivies
put
vat
vet
veto
vetoing
unvetoing

suriv
urivs
ivsur
rvisu
vrius
survi
by SteelCamel
Sat May 07, 2016 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

OK, no replies for ages, so I think everyone's given up. Here's a much more blatant hint: You can ignore any non-letters, and any letters other than C, D, I, J, L, M, U, V, or X. They are not case sensitive, and the order of the letters in the word doesn't matter. Any word that doesn't conta...
by SteelCamel
Sat May 07, 2016 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nonlinear warmer-colder.
Replies: 99
Views: 8938

Re: Nonlinear warmer-colder.

Had the same idea but then 000001 should have been an extreme case. Also 777777 has more prime factors then 999999 and is colder. Unless it's weighted with the powers as well (having e.g. x>y -> 2x being wamer than 2y). However why is 401408 and 802816 the same temperature in that case? It can't si...
by SteelCamel
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

Has everyone given up on this? Here's a clearer hint - it won't give the whole thing away even if you completely get the hint. You need to know which letters count. You can ignore all the rest (along with any non-letters). You do know which letters count! You are probably expecting seven of ...
by SteelCamel
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

OK, I think I have made this too hard. Here's a hint, feel free to read or not.

Spoiler:
You need to know which letters count. If you do, but it still doesn't add up, remember history - Professor Jones will tell you that's how you avoid falling into a trap.
by SteelCamel
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

bub
dud
huh
mum
nun
tut
pun
pug
pus
punishment

cave
cane
hate
quine
quit
quack
put
sup
cup
punt

It's not all about the u's... have a few more words
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
by SteelCamel
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

a
be
see
pap
pep
pip
pop
pup
pope
potpourri
by SteelCamel
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

Apologies for the delay, no internet access for a while. Anyway:

queue
queen
quart
quartz
aqua
queens
queues
queued
queer
quill

green
indicate
syndicalism
barter
headquarter
semicircle
evict
gavel
have
give
by SteelCamel
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

That's twice you've posted "ImageImageImage" at the end of a list by me. Presumably whatever you're using to copy is copying my signature? Oops - yes, I was copying and pasting the text from several posts and thought I deleted the signatures but missed that one! Anyway "ImageImageIma...
by SteelCamel
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

lacky flecky flocky flucky flycky amlightened imlightened omlightened umlightened ymlightened ImageImageImage flick doc malachi quarts quart quarter zirconium 3.14159 pi pie ambrosia readjustments squire magic nicely organ organism waltz hertz blitz There's some duplicates here - a word that matches...
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

You're only supposed to have ten words.... flicky flicky1 flicky19 flicky199 flicky19919 flicky199199 flicky1991991 emlightened SteelCamel square squirkle circle amethyst beryl cinnabar diamond elbaite feldspar garnet hematite idocrase jade kimberlite lapis lazuli malachite nimite opal peridot quart...
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

organic
original
orgy
ogre
flicky1991

Yes, I know you didn't really guess that last one, but it fits the rule :)
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

I've probably made this a bit difficult, since not that many words match. So I'll be generous and throw in the words from the last puzzle summary: absolve epsilon absorb imperialism absolution absorbency Abacus Abbreviate Amber Imperative Empirical Egypt Abbs Add Imperialism Important Impressive Blu...
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

A
Art
Article
Be
Bear
Branding
Yo
Yacht
Yoghurt
Zoo
Zoology
Zenzizenzizenzic
ImageImageImage

Cabbage
Deconstructed
Melon
Noel

For
God
So
Loved
The
World
That
He
Gave
His
Only
Son
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 116
Views: 87896

Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

Well I seem to have become a poster on this board, so I'd best add myself here.

SteelCamel -- he/him/his = they/them/theirs > (anything else)
by SteelCamel
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

OK, I've thought of a rule. And for a start, I'll answer Lawsome's post for my new rule.

Her
Hand
Habit
Handed
Handing
Habitats
Habitably
Habitation
Habituating

(no, it's not "words with more than 9 letters"..)
by SteelCamel
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: word filter
Replies: 237
Views: 31759

Re: word filter

Got it, I think. Hint: It looks to me like the kind of words that pass are either early in the alphabet, or very long. Not a single word beginning with a,b,c or d has been rejected, and the only one to pass from the second half of the alphabet is ridiculously long. So the rule is: The length of the ...
by SteelCamel
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Decryption game
Replies: 13
Views: 5860

Re: Decryption game

I don't know about easy, I only got it because of some hints on the Logic Puzzles board. Hint: Three letters in the cyphertext represent one plaintext letter. So it comes out to: AND NOW I KNOW CRYPTOGRAPHY! Each block of three letters needs to have A, B, C etc subtracted to leave a three-digit trin...
by SteelCamel
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Who is What?
Replies: 21
Views: 3902

Re: Who is What?

I agree that most of the information seems to be irrelevant, but when you look closer it seems that solution cannot be correct. The programmer was born in January. The programmer was 54 in 1998, so was born in January 1944, which is a leap year. Edward was born in August. David is 26 weeks older, s...
by SteelCamel
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: July 3rd, 2015 New York Times Puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

Re: July 3rd, 2015 New York Times Puzzle

No, I tried both negative and fractional numbers. Despite what it said, I got quite a few "no" answers as it seemed too simple and I was looking for a trick that wasn't there. I started off with the obvious choice of doubling: 1 2 4 Yes 500 1000 2000 Yes 0 0 0 No so not multiplication...

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