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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
6:28 am - New Pencil Puzzler here
ericberlin And I hope you don't mind if I point out another puzzle-based LJ feed:


New puzzles at least a couple of times a week!

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
7:10 pm - Registration Closes on the 19th


16 players have ducked into the Pinnacle Building's parkade. Registration closes on the 19th, so sign up to play now: http://gemini6ice.livejournal.com/170060.html

Elevation is essentially a reverse-Survivor with puzzle-based challenges. Participation requires two to twenty minutes a week, although winning might require more active gameplay.

The story, the rules, and your opponents so far can be found at http://elevation.gemini6ice.com/

(mental_workout, pencilpuzzlers, hic_sunt_leones, bostongamers, games_lj, and my own LJ)

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Sunday, August 6th, 2006
1:39 pm - Elevation: A Call for Players


I'm gearing up to run a net/LJ game called Elevation, essentially a reverse-Survivor with puzzle-based challenges. And, well, I am in the market for players. Participation requires two to twenty minutes a week, although winning might require more active gameplay.

If you're at all interested, please check out the story and rules. And maybe even sign up to play!

(crossposted to, so far, mental_workout, pencilpuzzlers, hic_sunt_leones, bostongamers, and games_lj, but I'm spacing my posts so that nobody's friends page gets flooded)

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
1:38 pm - Just Joined

My favourite kind of puzzles are Cryptograms, I enjoy making something from what looks like nothing,

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Monday, January 16th, 2006
7:32 pm - I’m new here!

So this isn't exaclty a puzzle, but it is a mental workout...

Please help me! :)Collapse )

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Thursday, November 13th, 1997
9:10 pm

I apologise in advance if this isn't right for this community, but it is to do with crosswords.
I'm making a present for my crossword mad sister.. basically it's a doona cover that has a crossword "board" stitched on.
What I need is a stack of crossword puzzles/clues that all work on the one "board" layout so she can do them in washable ink, then wash it and do another.
I hope that makes sense.
Do such things exist or am I going to have to design and write the crosswords
Any help in the form of links, another community, etc would be very much appreciated.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005
9:27 am - Halloween Creepy Crossword
ewanmac Hello all!

I just joined the community and love crosswords as well. In the spirit of the season, here's a nifty Halloween crossword puzzle, done in flash.

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Monday, June 20th, 2005
3:10 pm - I noticed a post about writing prompts and thought this might help
_wordworth i use this site to get ideas going.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2005
2:59 pm - Another one..any ideas?
burntcrow Messina's Astronomical Clock.

"Find the letters and cause them to sing, look at not just what's there, and what's also lacking"

The answer can be found in this extract from a tourist guidebook:

"...Peasant or king, saint or queen, no-one could deny just how special this clock had become. This clock consisted of several layers, with displays presenting Biblical zealotry, historical pageantry or scientific tableaux. One display highlighted the passage of youth, from baby to the gaunt old widower. Not only this, daily the Beast came to life to xylophonic tones..."

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
1:07 am - Puzzling Puzzles
burntcrow Hey Everyone, I am looking for some help with these puzzles and I don't know where to start!

1. Correctly perform the 'huda'. the "camel driver's song".

To complete this puzzle, name the 6 correct instructions, moving the camel forward, back or to either side and in the correct order.

This rhythm is the only clue: .-. . .- -.. - .... . .- -... --- ..- .

2. Break The Code
F1R, F1E, N1E, T1N, T2E, F1N, S2N, S3N, T1Y, T4E
(Hint: 25= T5E)

Thnaks for any help.

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Friday, May 6th, 2005
1:09 pm

There is a new puzzle game using Google...I found the link posted on Cool Hunting.

Click to launch project

"After creating Montage-a-google, several people wrote to me suggesting I make a game based on the same technology. Montage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive."


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Saturday, April 30th, 2005
6:48 pm

Are there any sites where I can make free word searches? thanks.

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
3:51 pm - Grey Labyrinth & Logic Puzzles

You've all probably seen these, so I apologize. I'm just trying to keep this community alive.

I used to here all the time in high school:

Lots of logic puzzles (I've always been terrible at them, though I love trying just the same):

What are some other good logic puzzle sites? I'm looking for ones that include the handy little charts along with the puzzles themselves.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005
2:36 am - Math problem

A friend started me on a crazed math problem that I'm racking my brains over.

The following are the first four strings of numbers:

10 -> 1
25 -> 10 -> 1
39 -> 27 -> 14 -> 4
77 -> 49 -> 36 -> 18 -> 8

Notice that in each row there's one more arrow than the last. The arrows stand for multiplying all the digits in the first number, for example:

77 (7x7=49) 49 (4x9=36) 36 (3x6=18) 18 (1x8=8) 8

The challenge is to find the smallest number that has FIVE arrows/steps to get to a single digit number.

I found a five-step number (without the use of a program), but I don't know if it's the smallest:

6779 -> 2646 -> 288 -> 128 -> 16 -> 6

I'm a bit tired mentally to find another, smaller number with five steps, but maybe some of you can share my retarded pain and try this nerdy exercise out for yourselves.

Writing a program for it is cheating. Use your brain for this one.

current mood: thoughtful

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
7:29 pm

Hello. I'm new to this community, and I need some help. If this isn't allowed, please let me know. :) But I'm doing this word puzzle thing that comes in the Parade magazine in my newspaper every sunday. This lady Marilyn (who is the woman with the highest IQ in the world) is running a contest for teens, and each week she gives us a clue, and we have to figure out a letter, then put the circled letter from each word together, to make the final answer. It's kind of like a word jumble, but instead of just giving you the word, they give you a clue, and you have to find the word. And she tells you what section of the newspaper it comes from, like business, weather, sports, whatever. Here's the website if you'd like to take a look. http://www.parade.com/clues/

But I'm here to ask for your help. So here it is. The capital letters in "My answer" are the ones that will make the final word in the end.

Clue #1
News section: All sections
Clue: You find them on every page of the newspaper.
My answer- Words

(all the answers are 5 letter words)

Clue #2
News sections: Weather Section
Clue: The moon is always in one.
My answer- phasE

Clue #3
News section: The business and or style section.
Clue: Some people follow one; others create one.
My answer- treNd

Clue #4
News section: The entertainment section.
Clue: Some say they predict the future; in big cities, you can see them mainly in the movies.
My answer- stArs

Clue #5
News section: The sports section
Clue: Your favorite team never wins without one.
My answer- cOach

And here's the final clue---

What you might do when you read some really great news.

So for letters I've got w,e,n,a, and o. Obviously one or more of my answers are wrong, and this is where I need your help. It would be greatly appreciated. If you have questions, feel free to ask. Thank you <3

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Sunday, February 27th, 2005
4:14 pm - Cryptograms, Anagrams, etc.

I am a cryptogram addict. This site puts up new ones every week or so:

And of course there is always http://www.puzz.com/1001/

What other sites out there are similar in content to those sites?

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Monday, January 24th, 2005
12:34 pm

This is a fun little game.  I'm never certain if I'm going to win or lose.  It's sort of like Othello on evil mode.

  "Try beating the computer.  
  Also a lot of fun to play with another player.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
11:26 pm


I rather enjoyed playing this Spiderman 2:  Web of Words game for a little while.

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Monday, January 3rd, 2005
10:43 am


Multiplayer Boggle that requires no registration.
Choose between a 4x4 board or a 5x5 board.

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Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
9:51 am - New Feed w/ Daily Puzzle

BrainBashers Daily Puzzle (</a></b></a>brainbashers) wrote:

Daily Puzzle - January 2


Which is the odd one out:


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