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Postby DeadlySinner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:46 pm UTC

(5,3)-(4,3) tea party -> mad hatter <- mad[/b]

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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:46 pm UTC

I'm through to panel (5,5) here. It got really obscure for the last panel, and (5,5) looks hard.

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:51 pm UTC

(4,5) Cialis
(5,5) Miami

MEDICAL DRAMAS

who's your daddy?

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Postby Gwydion » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

(5,4) spam

I'm yo daddy.

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Postby DeadlySinner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

(5,5) medical dramas -> grey's anatomy -> gray's anatomy

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:57 pm UTC

+ nigerian scammers
+ phishing

Yellow = hospital
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Postby Gwydion » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

The medical student in me couldn't resist grey's anatomy -> grAy's anatomy (the actual name of the textbook)

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Postby DeadlySinner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:59 pm UTC

(5,5)

Last Yellow is "HOSPITAL"

Yellows:

The X-Files
That 70's Show
Religious Cult
Hospital

What's the puzzle solution..hmm...

Sync

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:02 pm UTC

still plenty of blanks . . .

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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

Hints on page wrote:To solve the meta-puzzle, put the two left ones together and get something red. Add the top-right and get into the right state. Then add the last clue and you will win.


So we need something red connecting the X-files and Religious Cults first?

There is an X-Files episode called Red Museum that involves a religious cult.

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Postby chilibaka » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:
Hints on page wrote:To solve the meta-puzzle, put the two left ones together and get something red. Add the top-right and get into the right state. Then add the last clue and you will win.


So we need something red connecting the X-files and Religious Cults first?

There is an X-Files episode called Red Museum that involves a religious cult.


"Add the top-right and get into the right state." Wisconsin?

Red Museum + Wisconsin + hospital = ???
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Postby DeadlySinner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

There is an X-Files episode called Red Museum that involves a religious cult.


That episode also took place in Wisconsin (linking to That 70's Show).

Hospital?

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

Is there a hospital museum in Wisconsin?

Fort Crawford Museum?

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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:11 pm UTC

Searching Google for 'red hopsital museum Wisconsin' landed me on a page discussing the puzzle, so we're either on the right track, or going down a common blind avenue.

VTHodge wrote:Fort Crawford Museum?


Tried and it didn't seem to work :(

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Postby chilibaka » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

And I found a page which lists hospitals in Wisconsin.

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

Time to head home. . . I'll check in in a bit.

EDIT: Wisconsin Museums

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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:25 pm UTC

Solution is:

Aurora

I got it from the list of hospitals.


It's a rather boring end, the text in the top right just changed to 'puzzle solved'. We've still got a lot to fill in though.

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Postby DeadlySinner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

Success

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Postby Gwydion » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:29 pm UTC

Well done, all... nice work

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Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:29 pm UTC

Gwydion wrote:Japan -> tea ceremony -> tea party -> tea -> coffee


Also tea -> India -> Home for the Dying
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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:31 pm UTC

DeadlySinner wrote:Success


Yea, I can get on with life again. :)

*toasts the forum and it's clever members*

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Postby chilibaka » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:31 pm UTC

Yes! Can't believe I wasted a whole day on this thing.

But there are still some blank vertices...

(1,5) Windows > bugs Of course!

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Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:44 pm UTC

This connects the microsoft panel to the cocktails panel (if it hadn't been already), plus merges with existing progress. Even if we have the meta-puzzle, I'd still like to have the whole thing done. At least we have the centers of every panel now. Only 33 more entries to go.
I'm looking forward to the day when the SNES emulator on my computer works by emulating the elementary particles in an actual, physical box with Nintendo stamped on the side.

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Postby chilibaka » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:10 pm UTC

(1,5) Oldsmobile - Vista - Toyota

Edit: merge with Microsoft panel complete

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Postby Gwydion » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:52 pm UTC

*sigh* had to go to my textbooks for the drug panel, but apparently there's a drug combo called zombie dust, a combo of cocaine and triazolam, a fairly solid downer. I have no life.

Oh, and if the pattern holds in (5,5), House takes place in New Jersey, but that's too many letters for "korea", so no clue on M*A*S*H

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Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:00 pm UTC

I'm looking forward to the day when the SNES emulator on my computer works by emulating the elementary particles in an actual, physical box with Nintendo stamped on the side.

"With math, all things are possible." —Rebecca Watson

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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

I had to give up on this puzzle when I found a spoiler at http://www.lazylaces.com* where all the the squares are solved on one person's post/comment (using the appropriate spoiler boxes). I just couldn't stop myself from cheating. :roll:

*I can't get to lazylaces from work due to the filter, so I can't get the exact link.
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Postby Gwydion » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:15 am UTC

OK, took a break for a thunderstorm, back up and working...

Among the british bands (2,2), Murder -> Counting Crows (song: A Murder of One, plus murder = group of crows). This led to Counting Crows -> Alternative.

Also, up in the top right, I webtendered other drinks named "Flaming _____", and wound up with Flaming Jesus. (It was that or Flaming Kevin. One is far more amusing than the other.) Who knew?

So now 24 to go

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Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:27 am UTC

Connection between 'people' and 'purple' in (4,3) is 'Soylent Green'. I loled. :)

'Hovertank' and 'Hovercraft' go in (1,3).
'Jail' and 'Doom' for (1,4)

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Postby Gwydion » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:36 am UTC

I just realized, while bouncing around the rest of the 'tubes, the links between Cowboy and Karma (3,2 - 3,3)... slashdot and cowboyneal. I refuse to believe that any human could do this puzzle without spoilers, help, or cheating.

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Postby skeptical scientist » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:56 am UTC

16 more

I collected others' observations and added one of my own: "M*A*S*H" did follow the pattern of "House" and "Grey's Anatomy", but with "Uijeongbu" rather than "Korea".
I'm looking forward to the day when the SNES emulator on my computer works by emulating the elementary particles in an actual, physical box with Nintendo stamped on the side.

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Postby Gwydion » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:13 am UTC

mad hatter -> March Hare (4,3)

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Postby MFHodge » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:19 am UTC

Spam -> Stocks (4,5)
Straitjacket Fits (2,2)
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Postby crazyjimbo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:24 am UTC

Plastic Surgery -> Michael Jackson (4,5)

Current Progress

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Postby MFHodge » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:03 am UTC

Ah! CJ, I totally didn't recognize that it was you. Guess I can't complain about a new avatar, can I?

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Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:21 am UTC

I identify people by their avatars instead of their names too, I guess I should stop being so lazy.
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Postby __Kit » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:05 am UTC

ahh you've all ruined the game for me!

dont worry, good thing, it was taking up too much time!
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Postby jestingrabbit » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:30 am UTC

(3,3) cash cow

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Postby Gwydion » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:44 pm UTC

Merged all the above, plus japan -> kimono (finishing that panel as well)

10 left, I think?

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Postby Clockwork » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:28 pm UTC

Completed here.


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