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Baron

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #920 on: 11 Apr 2015, 17:28 »
So close!  Remember, it's a stapled stomach in Paris.

Baron

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #921 on: 14 Apr 2015, 02:00 »
Oh, for the love of....

hint: Google Translate (English ->French) "stomach" = l'estomac, le ventre, la caillette.

hint 2:  What does stapling do to a stomach?

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #922 on: 14 Apr 2015, 14:55 »
Oh, for the love of....

hint: Google Translate (English ->French) "stomach" = l'estomac, le ventre, la caillette.

hint 2:  What does stapling do to a stomach?

hint 1:
Well, I'm thinking it's "le ventre" as this looks like the one that can be manipulated into saying something like "adventure"

hint 2:
It truncates it...This means we have to cut a piece out of the word I'm guessing...

I'm starting to think that we have to go...

Entirely French for this to work:

Fashionable: à la mode, en vogue, chic, coquet
« Last Edit: 14 Apr 2015, 15:04 by Mandle »

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #923 on: 14 Apr 2015, 15:04 »
inventory?

if it's correct then Mandle helped so much.
if not, then Mandle didn't help so much.

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #924 on: 14 Apr 2015, 15:07 »
inventory?

if it's correct then Mandle helped so much.
if not, then Mandle didn't help so much.

Ah you got it for sure:

The figuring:
Fashionable = In
le ventre (with both ends truncated) = vent
The airport ID for Orly = ory

Well done...and very nice puzzle Baron!!!

Baron

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #925 on: 15 Apr 2015, 03:42 »
I thank you!  Although I think you might have solved it pretty quickly off the bat.... ;)

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #926 on: 15 Apr 2015, 07:51 »
I thank you!  Although I think you might have solved it pretty quickly off the bat.... ;)

Really? "Parsian airport" did not really imply that "stomach" was supposed to be in French...

It was kind of a double-hint that meant both "stomach" was in French and the airport's name was in France...

And THEN you even had to research the official call-sign of Orly airport to find out it was "ory"...

OFF THE BAT?!



Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #927 on: 17 Apr 2015, 14:31 »
Randomly poisonous in the game company that killed Ultima after missing an ol' whack and blite boardgame (5,7)

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« Last Edit: 17 Apr 2015, 14:35 by Mandle »

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #928 on: Yesterday at 16:13 »
Small Hint:
"after" is the break-point between the two word puzzles

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #929 on: Yesterday at 16:19 »
Small Hint:
"after" is the break-point between the two word puzzles



Haggis

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #930 on: Today at 00:11 »
Ok, so the company that killed Ultima - would this be Electronic Arts? In which case, the poison part could be 'arsenic' which is randomly within the company name.
"missing an ol' whack and blite boardgame" - hmm, whack and blite... wait... black and white... boardgame... chess

So.... it's that rare old classic adventure game...  'Chess Arsenic'
The text in Haggis' signature is quite clever and original for an adventure game forum.

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #931 on: Today at 00:59 »
Ok, so the company that killed Ultima - would this be Electronic Arts?


The company in question is indeed "Electronic Arts", better known as...

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In which case, the poison part could be 'arsenic' which is randomly within the company name.

It's more a synonym for "poisonous" rather than the name of an actual poison.

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"missing an ol' whack and blite boardgame" - hmm, whack and blite... wait... black and white... boardgame... chess

"whack and blite boardgame" does mean "black and white boardgame", only a little scrambled ;) . But no, not chess: it's that other one...

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So.... it's that rare old classic adventure game...  'Chess Arsenic'

That actually sounds like a great name for a game!!! The pieces are coated with arsenic and your character slowly dies the more moves it takes you to beat the villian...But yeah: no...


Baron

  • Mittens Serf
  • AGS Baker
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  • "You are a good daddy, swarm queen..."
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
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    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2011, for the concept and management of SWARMAGS
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    • I can help with voice acting
    •  
  • Baron worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #932 on: Today at 02:48 »
You can check-out any time you want, but you can never leave! 8-)

Mandle

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #933 on: Today at 03:24 »
You can check-out any time you want, but you can never leave! 8-)



So yeah: major clue there from the Baron!

Anyone want to show the figuring or should we just call it solved and move on?