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Title: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 29 Sep 2014, 19:08
Anyone into cryptic crosswords (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptic_crossword)? I've been lately (not in English though) and it might be fun to come up with our own (possibly AGS related) ones.

So let's start off easy:

A cup to steal for (3)


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Here is a list of all answers so far (sorted alphabetically) by Stupot:
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∴ (therefore)
⚐ (I give up)
& (ampersand)
; (semi-colon)
2034 A.C.
320 x 200
58
6 Day Assassin
A Date in the Park
A Second Face
Adventure
Aeronuts
AGS Awards
AGS Wiki
Alien Time Zone
AnasAbdin
AprilSkies
Attachments
Audio
Background image
Bake sale
Baron
Beginners' Technical Questions
Ben Jordan
Beta Testing
Blackwell
Blade Runner (of course)
Blue Cup
Blue Force
Broken Age
C-3PO
Call of Cthulhu
Captain Disaster
CaptainD
Carmen Sandiego
Chewbacca
Chris Jones
Chzo Mythos
Closing brace
Community
Conroy Bumpus
CreateTextual
Crimson Wizard
Cryptic
Curtis
Custom dialog
Cutscene
Danger Mouse
Dave Gilbert
Dennis
Deponia
Dialog
Discworld
Donald Dowell
Dreamfall
Eeyore
Emoticon
Enter
Float
Forums
Function
Games in Production
Gemini Rue
General Discussion
Grim Fandango
GUI
Guybrush Threepwood
Han Solo
Hard drive
HenMan Origins
Hints & Tips
Hotel Exotica
Indiana Jones
Indie gamer
Integer
Internet
Inventory
Iraq
Keyboard
Laptop
Larry Laffer
Larry Vales
Leather Jacket
Limbo
Listbox
Lost Horizon
Machinarium
MAGS
Mandle
MiteWiseacreLives!
Mittens
Module
Monty Python
Mouse
Mouse cursor
Mug
Narcoleptic Weight Loss Expert
Nico Collard
Once Upon A Crime
Pixel
Pixelated
Power Nap
Pumaman
Quest
Recruitment
Red Hot Overdrive
Region
Resonance
Return
Revolution
Right edge
Rosangela Blackwell
Rumpus Room
Save game
Selmiak
Sierra Online
SilverSpook
Slasher
Sludge Vohaul
Snakes of Avalon
Space Quest
Speed Buggy
Spider-Man
Sprite Slot
Steve Jobs
Tales
Template
Temple of Doom
Texturing a model
Thanksgiving
The Longest Journey
The Marionette
The Samaritan Paradox
The Journey Down
Toonstruck
Total Recall
Trilby's Notes
Troll Song
Verb coin
Walk-behind baseline
Walkcycle
Water
Weird Foreign Toilet Thread
Wimbledon
Wintermute
Woodbury End
Wyz


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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2014, 20:32
Sounds way to complicated for me and I wonder how you can even solve these and have fun doing so on top of that.
About your cryptic clue... something with AGS?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: cat on 29 Sep 2014, 22:03
Wild guess:
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mug
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: miguel on 29 Sep 2014, 23:58
Even wilder guess:
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a dude with 3 testicles
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 30 Sep 2014, 00:08
Nope! :D

Sounds way to complicated for me and I wonder how you can even solve these and have fun doing so on top of that.

The harder the puzzle the more rewarding when you solve it. ;)

Wild guess: (...)

Yes, you have guessed correctly! :)

Should I do another one or do you want to think of one?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Sep 2014, 04:34
A cup to steal for (3)

Hang on.  I've always wondered about these crazy cryptic clue thingies, so now is the moment of the post-mortem dissection to see if I can figure out what the Willie Beamish just happened here.  So what's with the preposition "for" in the clue?  Why would anyone steal for a cup?  Is it some sort of oath-bond that makes me do it, or is it for love?  What's my motivation?  Is the cup a legal accomplice?  Or is it just some inanimate object that is completely oblivious to the fact that it has become the beneficiary of my kleptomania?   I get that a cup could also be a mug, and that informally a "mug" might refer to a low level criminal (although more correctly the slang refers to a person's face, ie a "mug shot").  Mug also means to rob, as in a mugging, but even then the cup would be an active party to the crime, not the reason for doing it.  So "A stealing cup" I'd get, but "A cup to steal for" doesn't work for me, unless someone can explain.

In the mean time....  A sticky interface (3)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 30 Sep 2014, 04:38
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GUI
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 30 Sep 2014, 04:53
Hang on.  I've always wondered about these crazy cryptic clue thingies, so now is the moment of the post-mortem dissection to see if I can figure out what the Willie Beamish just happened here.  So what's with the preposition "for" in the clue?  Why would anyone steal for a cup?  Is it some sort of oath-bond that makes me do it, or is it for love?  What's my motivation?  Is the cup a legal accomplice?  Or is it just some inanimate object that is completely oblivious to the fact that it has become the beneficiary of my kleptomania?   I get that a cup could also be a mug, and that informally a "mug" might refer to a low level criminal (although more correctly the slang refers to a person's face, ie a "mug shot").  Mug also means to rob, as in a mugging, but even then the cup would be an active party to the crime, not the reason for doing it.  So "A stealing cup" I'd get, but "A cup to steal for" doesn't work for me, unless someone can explain.

I think it involves some supposition, i.e. suppose you really wanted to get a mug (shot). Stealing would be the obvious way to get one.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 30 Sep 2014, 06:57
my nose is sometimes sticky and interbetween my face, but has too many letters...

when you mug someone you steal from that person. After reading the solution it is so obvious :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: miguel on 30 Sep 2014, 11:23
That's so obvious Baron:
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a dude eats fried chicken while coding a radial menu
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Sep 2014, 11:46
Miguel and Adeel are both right.  But Adeel stuck to the word count, so he's slightly more correct. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 30 Sep 2014, 15:21
Yes so the post-mortem dissection of 'A cup to steal for' would be:
Another word for cup is mug, and 'to steal' could also mean 'to mug'.

Let's do another one, a different variant but similar:

Commercial endeavour? (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Sep 2014, 22:59
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 A commercial could be an advertisement, or an "ad" for short, while an endeavour could be a "venture", so.... ADVENTURE!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 30 Sep 2014, 23:19
Good show! Very much correct. :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Sep 2014, 23:53
;-D

Plagued sailor (11) (2 words)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 07 Oct 2014, 04:02
Clearly a little bit tooooooooo cryptic. :P

Hint:
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Plagued (5): What was a typical vector for this specific disease?

Sailor (6): Bit of word play.... What does a sailor do that defines him in the popular imagination?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 07 Oct 2014, 09:25
The second one is pirate, obviously. I'm not sure about the first one. Curse, maybe?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 07 Oct 2014, 09:56
I think the second word is pirate too, Adeel. I was thinking scurvy for the first word, but that has six letters. ??? Still no idea. :/
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 07 Oct 2014, 10:35
Thanks for the hint because I was severely stuck. :D
I'm going to guess that the first part is
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fleet?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Oct 2014, 11:44
I'm thinking the first word is actually
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Black - as in "Black Death" for the Great Plague
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 07 Oct 2014, 12:38
Maybe its

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Deadly Pirate


Nope too many letters :)

perhaps

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Grave Pirate
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 07 Oct 2014, 12:58
Something to do with
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semen?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: miguel on 07 Oct 2014, 13:08
Drunken Scum?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 07 Oct 2014, 13:09
Curse Piracy? :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 07 Oct 2014, 13:13
the first word could also be rat, which sounds a bit like red.
A sailor doesn't have to be a pirate, but he has a girl in every harbour.

so: red ... herring?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 07 Oct 2014, 15:09
Im wondering if the second word is Pirate, the line

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What does a sailor do that defines him in the popular imagination?

makes me think of something along the lines of 'Hello Sailor!'. But I cannot think of how that would apply.

EDIT: unless its (bit rude)

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  Jolly Roger


But that cannot be it! Its probably something to do with drinking.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 07 Oct 2014, 16:45
Got it!!!

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Flea Market

Flea for the plague vector and Market from what a sailor does (sail...hence "sale") so a "Flea Sale" or "Flea Market" to fit the 11 word length (I hope the space counts)


Or maybe not....Looking back on hints I think that's not it...Hmmmmm...

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FREE DRINKS???

Damnit...still doesn't fit the 5-6 pattern


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 07 Oct 2014, 21:38
No correct answers yet, although Adeel is kinda right (but on the wrong word).  Up till now we've had a bit of a theme going in terms of the answers.... (roll) ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Oct 2014, 23:14
Slightly off-centre guess...

[hide]Virus Killer/hide]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 01:33
HAHAHA!!!

Got it for real this time!!!

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MOUSE CURSOR: Mouse for plague vector and a sailor is a "curser"...Nice puzzle Baron!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 Oct 2014, 01:38
It is true, Mandle has unravelled my [possibly overly] cryptic mystery! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 01:50
It is true, Mandle has unravelled my [possibly overly] cryptic mystery! ;-D

YAY!!! I'll have a go at what is probably an easy one in contrast then:

RESCUE HUNTED (2 Words...4 Letters/4 Letters)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 08 Oct 2014, 03:35
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save game
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 06:20
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save game


MATE!!! At least have the decency to wait a full two hours before solving it!!! :-[

Haha...just kidding and good job!!!

Who's next?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 08 Oct 2014, 06:46
Hehe, sorry man. I couldn't hold it in.

How about this?
How long my brother Kenneth's been alive.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 08 Oct 2014, 06:48
Broken Age?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 08 Oct 2014, 07:20
Oh damn! Good one Gurok.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 07:36
Broken Age?

Two minutes??? Seriously Gurok???

It took you two minutes to solve that?!

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Bit slow ain't ya? (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 08 Oct 2014, 07:38
They're getting too easy. Here's an unnecessarily componentised one:

Excavate around Larry's godfather O (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 07:40
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Digdug?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 08 Oct 2014, 07:53
No, not Digdug, Mandle.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 08 Oct 2014, 08:18
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Digalo?

Dig-AL-O
With Al Lowe being the godfather of the Leisure Suit Larry games.

Tbh I don't even know what Digalo means. Some kind of software according google
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 08 Oct 2014, 08:30
Very close! I can't even give a hint because you're so close.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Oct 2014, 09:08
Dialog :-\
I really hope I'm wrong cos I suck at this game.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 08 Oct 2014, 09:11
Sorry to disappoint, but you're correct! :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 08 Oct 2014, 09:24
Im gonna jump in with an easy one (while  AnasAbdin thinks of one)

A FIRED TEAMMATES LOOK (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2014, 13:46
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Hotspot?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 08 Oct 2014, 23:36
sorry should be 8 chars I mistyped.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 09 Oct 2014, 04:52
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Hotspots?


Sorry, Mandle. Had to give it a try.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 09 Oct 2014, 05:31
I can't quite piece it all together but I was thinking,
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Examine?... Although now it's 8 letters, so examined or examines.

My thinking being 'ex' as in ex-employee (ie, someone who's been fired). Maybe 'ami' being a Latiny term for friend (mom ami, amigo, etc) could be justification for 'teammate'. And of course, 'examine' is verb used in some adventures instead of 'look'.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 09 Oct 2014, 09:50
Its not that cryptic stupot+ (my brain is tiny :))

Hint

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Maybe you should skip this


Thats a clue not a suggestion :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 09 Oct 2014, 10:33
Haha, well I was pleased with that guess even if it was way off.

Based on your new hint, How about
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cutscene?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 09 Oct 2014, 11:35
Well done thats the right answer!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 09 Oct 2014, 19:47
explain the solution pls!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 09 Oct 2014, 20:37
ok

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Fired Teammate = CUT (as in cut from the team), look=SEEN, CUT SEEN ---> CUTSCENE
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 10 Oct 2014, 02:00
Pro Confusion (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 10 Oct 2014, 12:55
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Puzzle? or maybe wisdom (as in pro=wiz confunsion=dumb)or wizard (ard as in hard)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: faerieevenstar on 11 Oct 2014, 00:04
Hmm, I think the pro bit might be
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 for.. something
but I can't get the whole thing...  unless, and this would be a total guess
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 forges? as in "for guess" No that's too obscure isn't it?
*bashes head on desk*
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: faerieevenstar on 11 Oct 2014, 00:05
OH OH!

Is it

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 forums?? UMM??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Oct 2014, 01:21
Faerieevenstar has it! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: faerieevenstar on 12 Oct 2014, 20:58
OMG I WON A THING!! And it's my birthday today too! Must be lucky 8-)

I'm not very good at this I don't think... the best I can think of right now is

UNLOCKS DRUDGERY (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 12 Oct 2014, 21:01
No. of letters would be nice :)

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Keyboard
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 13 Oct 2014, 01:14
I've got one, if no one minds me jumping the gun a bit :-)

The English Capital's visitor had a day in France with a joint. (3, 7, 7)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 13 Oct 2014, 09:51
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The Longest Journey (LON for english capital GUEST (for visitor) JOUR is the french word for day and KNEE is a joint)


And Stupot+ shouldn't you have waited until faerieevenstar confirmed the answer to the last one :)

EDIT: I have a tricky one waiting in the wings if my answer is right.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 13 Oct 2014, 11:40
Hehe yes, well done Dadalus.
Yeah, I jumped the gun but I just thought of it and didn't have a pen handy so thought the best way to not forget it would be to just post it. Seems like an informal thread, so I guessed no one would mind if I was nice about it :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 13 Oct 2014, 12:17
Fair enough :)

Ok this one is a little tricky but I wont give clues just yet

NOT THE FIRST SELF PROMOTER (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: faerieevenstar on 13 Oct 2014, 14:27
Yeah you guessed it even though i forgot to put the number of letters. Epic fail. I'm better at solving these than waiting them!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 13 Oct 2014, 14:41
No probs, and a belated Happy Birthday (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Oct 2014, 19:49
No attempts so far so I will give you a series of clues :

Slight clue :
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You wont find the answer here.


Medium clue :
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You wont find the answer in this forum.


Giving it away :
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Look at Games in promotion.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 16 Oct 2014, 02:38
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Gord2? :P


....I don't get it.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 03:59
Its a cryptic clue not a crossword clue :) best to think of it this way

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its NOT THE FIRST then SELF PROMOTER who is self promoting?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 16 Oct 2014, 05:43
I'm stumped.
We thickos need a more obvious clue.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 05:52
Perhaps Ive made this too obscure :)

Ok Ill drive up to the edge of the answer with this hint:

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I'm the self promoter, look in games in production, and remember its NOT THE FIRST (something)


I don't know how else to put it without just telling the answer :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 16 Oct 2014, 06:31
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Mouse

?

Also, your first clues said "Games in promotion" which might have added to the confusion.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 06:49
Well done, correct.

Sorry for the 'games in promotion' snafu, I must have been tired, but I think people would have known what I meant (even if I didn't :)).

Explanation:

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NOT THE FIRST SELF PROMOTER. The self promoter is me and the game I'm promoting/producing is 'Danger Mouse'. Its two words 'NOT THE FIRST' so its the second word which is 'Mouse'.


I must have watched too many episodes of 321 as a child, dusty bin for me :)

EDIT: for those not British and/or too young to remember 321 see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-2-1).
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 16 Oct 2014, 06:53
Came up with the vertical axis (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 07:04
Quick guess (though I don't think its right)

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Cartesian (as in Cartesian coordinates)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 16 Oct 2014, 07:15
Think more AGS-related :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 07:36
I still think I suck at this...
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Inventory?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 16 Oct 2014, 07:38
Winner! Your turn. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 07:49
Yay! Came up with a quick one before someone cuts in...

Golden God (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 11:20
My thoughts

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Does this relate to the golden calf?

If so then maybe Image, (as in graven image), or False (as in False god).

And out of left field...

Or Ponch (whos a golden god :))



None of those are gonna be right so my guess is :

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Object (as in Object of devotion).
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 16 Oct 2014, 11:48
Here's how I'm thinking:
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Audio.

Because Au is the chemical symbol of gold and Dio, of Black Sabbath, was a heavy metal god.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 12:07
I'm upgrading you to Stupot++  :-D
You're correct!
I DID think of Black Sabbath and also gave a hidden clue in the italic use. Since Dio is God in Italian  (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 16 Oct 2014, 14:44
Boom! Forgive me while I feel smug :-D hehe
I'll try and think of another but anyone feel free to cut in.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 19:24
Ok I'm setting the bar lower than my last attempt and going for something easy.

TWINS LAMENT (6,3)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 19:46
I totally suck at this... :-D
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Gemini Rue?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 16 Oct 2014, 20:24
I think your gonna have to revise your 'I totally suck at this...' line :)

Correct!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 21:02
 8-)

a feline's heaven directory (7)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 16 Oct 2014, 21:47
Hmm I'm going to guess:
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catalog
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 16 Oct 2014, 22:14
Nope :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 17 Oct 2014, 02:40
I'm just going to pull this out of a hidden orifice and hope I get lucky.... ;)

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LAPASET -the obscure and defunct Finnish Mittens gathering!  LAP = Feline's Heaven and SET = what you do with your couch onto a telephone directory to make up for a wobbly and/or missing leg :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Oct 2014, 11:03
Baron I love the way you think. Sadly my mind isn't as advanced as yours ???

Here's a hint:
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 if you have a cat... look where they're sitting when you buy new electronic devices slightly larger than the cat.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 17 Oct 2014, 11:22
Is it perhaps
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listbox
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Oct 2014, 12:30
How is Catalog not the answer? Haha!
I haven't got anything to add, but feel Wyz is on the right track.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Oct 2014, 12:36
Wyz you got it ;-D
your turn!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 17 Oct 2014, 17:52
Ok, this one is not easy but you guys are pretty good at it so here goes ;D:

"From the other side, evil comes after a sanctuary", you'll say when we have a salty drink. (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 18 Oct 2014, 22:24
Ok, time for a hint :):
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The answer can be distilled from just the part between quotes. The rest is an extra hint.


Even more:
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The extra hint might even be enough to solve it without the quoted part.


And:
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The extra hint will not make any sense to someone not part of this community.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 19 Oct 2014, 11:40
???
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Sprite?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Oct 2014, 11:53
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Dennis?!??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 20 Oct 2014, 01:48
Yes CaptainD, you've got it; well done!! ;D

I'm curious: how did you solve it?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Oct 2014, 10:04
Yes CaptainD, you've got it; well done!! ;D

I'm curious: how did you solve it?

This is actually a little embarrassing because I am genuinely dreadful at trying to solve these cryptic clues!

It was really your last hint that started me thinking - what is unique to the AGS community?  Then different bits started coming together...

Den = hideout / place of safety - sanctuary, evil comes AFTER it so presumed it was the start of the word
Salty drink made me think of the sea / ocean - oceanSPIRIT could maybe represent the other side
I wondered if NIS is from NEMESIS somehow?
DIS possibly also from DIScuss (you'll SAY)?

I probably haven't really worked out even half of your clues in all honesty!


Okay, don't know if this clue is any good, but...

Limited metal, then once round with the wooden spoon after failing to show respect  (7,8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 20 Oct 2014, 15:59
Well you worked out some of them and that is enough. :-D

First the "From the other side, evil comes after a sanctuary":
evil refers to sin and from the other side means you have to reverse it: nis.
a sanctuary is indeed a den which comes before the first part: Dennis.

The second hint is a salty drink. Another word for an alcoholic beverage is a spirit. Given that is is salty it is a spritit made from the ocean or: ocean spirit.

Now the entire clue together: When we have an Ocean Spirit, you'll say: Dennis! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Oct 2014, 03:09
...and from the other side means you have to reverse it: nis.

Wouldn't the letters be backwards if you saw them from the other side? :P  ;)

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Limited metal, then once round with the wooden spoon after failing to show respect  (7,8)

For some reason I'm thinking nursery rhyme here, like when the dish and the spoon ran away together (disrespectfully eloping).  But once around with the bride is traditionally with her father, I believe, so that got me to thinking about the spoon's progenitors.  It seems to me that a spoon is probably the lineal descendent of a broom handle (for reaching things) and a bucket (for scooping things).  Now a broom handle is very phallic, so it was probably the father figure (and femininity has historically been represented by vessels, thus the bucket is the mother).  But the clue also implies action, i.e. a verb, so the "handle" becomes "handling".

Now, back to the beginning.  Limited metal is clearly an obscure reference to CADAVER (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaver_(band)), a 1990s death metal band from Norway who famously incorporated as a business.  Thus "Limited metal" is really "metal Ltd." or Cadaver Inc.  Thus my answer is:

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Cadaver handling


Should I just presume that I got it right and post the next one, or wait for CaptainD to verify?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Oct 2014, 09:03
Baron - I have absolutely no idea what you were on about! :grin:

You did get the first two letters of the first word right though.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 21 Oct 2014, 09:43
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Captain Disaster?
A limit, or a cap. Tin. DISrespect. And something about a spoon :tongue:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Oct 2014, 09:47
Stupot+ got it!

I hope the clue was kind of okay and you didn't get it just because it's a game I'm working on?!?! :undecided:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 21 Oct 2014, 10:13
I got it after you told Baron he'd got the first two letters. Then I went back to check that my he originals clues fit sufficiently :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Oct 2014, 02:05
Since my fearsome reasoning was instrumental in the solution I'm just gonna sidle in here and offer a new cryptic clue. (nod)

No longer not unpulling nails out softly (4,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Oct 2014, 08:57
No longer not unpulling nails out softly (4,5)

I think my brain just exploded.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Oct 2014, 12:14
BOOM! (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Oct 2014, 13:15
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Hard Metal
?

That's not really a proper phrase, but... I dunno, trying to get the ball rolling. :-D  Hoping I interpreted your triple-negative correctly to some extent, anyway.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 22 Oct 2014, 13:48
What about...

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Holy Jesus?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Oct 2014, 01:09
Captain D is almost there (he is actually half correct).

hint:
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What are you doing if you are unpulling a nail?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Oct 2014, 02:13
I believe I have it:

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Hard Drive


Wouldn't have gotten it without CaptainD's response though so it's his turn (or someone else if they have one ready)...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Oct 2014, 03:26
Correct!  It couldn't have been that hard, if CaptainD mostly solved it with an exploded brain. ;)

Next!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Oct 2014, 15:08
Some might say that my brain works better when exploded!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 24 Oct 2014, 22:51
Ok, another one to fix the Captain's brains. ;)

Noble but works in a pub. (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Oct 2014, 23:33
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Hah!  I had been thinking it must have "lord" in it both from noble and working in a pub (landlord), but I think you're being a little sneaky about our Canadian friend...


I think it's...

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Baron!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 25 Oct 2014, 00:05
Yes, indeed I was and your are correct! :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 Oct 2014, 03:33
But... I don't work in a pub.  By day I am a professional male ballerina; I'm thinking about changing my name to "Barreon" for the sake of clarification.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 09:50
I thought your actual job was an as escape artist known as "The Great Baronski"!  Or maybe a wrestler under the same name.  But a ballerina... methinks you must have been known as "Baron Elliot" in your younger days.  On your off days you project illnesses onto others in your guise as Baron Münchhausen.  (Okay I'll stop now...  :grin:)

New clue:

On the level as far as the eye can see, but before that I could not find it(4,7)

I have a feeling this might be somewhat too easy!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 25 Oct 2014, 09:56
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Lost Horizon?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 09:57
Ha, yes - I knew it would be too easy!  Hopefully you can think of a better one. :smiley:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 25 Oct 2014, 10:37
Fame another way came between the doctor and everything (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 10:44
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Dreamfall!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 25 Oct 2014, 10:44
Okay, yes, that's correct! Back to you :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 11:32
Let's try this...

They slither, belonging to a mystical island. (6,2,6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 25 Oct 2014, 12:09
That must be:
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Snakes of Avalon
:D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 Oct 2014, 14:22
Wow, it's like a cryptic tennis match in here!  Do you guys grunt when you make a return? ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 17:14
Wyz is right!  And that's not terribly easy to say. (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 25 Oct 2014, 17:33
Luckily things get easier the more often you do them. ;)
And yes Baron, but only when I really enjoy it. ;)

So a new clue:

Without charge that inquiry is adventurous. (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: monkey424 on 25 Oct 2014, 22:23
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Probe
:-\ 8-0 (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 26 Oct 2014, 19:53
Nope, that's not it. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 26 Oct 2014, 21:38
Is it ...
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quest?
Because the "ion" charge is missing?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 26 Oct 2014, 23:41
You are correct! :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 26 Oct 2014, 23:55
I’m not good at these things. I pass this quest on to the next one :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 27 Oct 2014, 19:28
Love this! I don't know how you get these so quick...  Here's my attempt at an easy one for you all.

Overjoyed Photos (9*)


*American spelling. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Oct 2014, 01:03
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Pixelated?


Although I'm not sure about the spelling. :P 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 28 Oct 2014, 02:27
That's it!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Oct 2014, 03:13
;-D

Modern slave alien (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 28 Oct 2014, 05:47
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 Alfred.  This isn't right, because it's two letters too few.. but I'm posting anyways 'cause it made me chuckle.
Take the annoying alien from the 80's tv show, Alf. And make him Batman's butler (modern slave), and you get Alfred!
(http://www.oocities.org/matts822/000ALFinTUX.jpg)

Okay, I'm done. I need to keep thinking. I truly am bad at these.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 28 Oct 2014, 06:27
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 Think I got it this time.. is it INTERNET? :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Oct 2014, 17:38
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 Think I got it this time.. is it INTERNET? :)


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INTERN (modern slave) + ET (alien) ...Damn...you are brilliant...I love this thread and totally suck at it at the same time
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 28 Oct 2014, 18:15
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INTERN (modern slave) + ET (alien) ...Damn...you are brilliant...I love this thread and totally suck at it at the same time


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You speak for the sadness of the hearts all over the world, O Lord Mandle!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Oct 2014, 23:05
Yup, Hana's got it. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Oct 2014, 01:11
Exotic Dancer's Place (6) :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 29 Oct 2014, 07:09
Pole Position?

The number of letters is wrong but I like it  :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 29 Oct 2014, 11:30
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I guess that must be laptop. :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 29 Oct 2014, 13:52
Haha! Both answers are great!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Oct 2014, 23:46
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I guess that must be laptop. :-D


Yup, you got it!

But also Selmiak's answer is hilarious on so many levels. I'm guessing you were referring to the pole on the stage they dance with.......or were you....?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Oct 2014, 13:13
The sanctified First Lady's means of earning a living. (5,4)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 31 Oct 2014, 02:17
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Steve Pain

I get "Steve" from sanctified (ie a saint or "St.") and First Lady (who traditionally has been called "Eve", despite the fact that the very first lady was almost certainly a nameless amoeba (roll) ).  "Means of earning a living" under normal circumstances would mean "labour", but in Eve's case labour was special since some jealous and self-absorbed deity cursed her specifically with pain during childbirth (ie "labour") for nibbling on his fruit.  Obviously he had a very weak grasp of proportionality, but I hear he had a smart mouthed kid some years later that mellowed him out a bit.  Anyway.... "Steve Pain".  Except... I don't know who that is. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 31 Oct 2014, 09:47
Okay, I would’ve never got the first part, Baron, but on the second, I think you reasoned deeper than it was necessary:
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Jobs
:D

OT: And before I forget: Happy birthday, Baron! :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 31 Oct 2014, 21:29
Good Teamwork, team.
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Yes it was Steve Jobs.
He totally should have called his son Hans

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 31 Oct 2014, 21:37
Baron may have my turn. He did the hard part :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Nov 2014, 13:31
I still like Steve Pain.... :P

A teamless manipulator, without the bad grades
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 01 Nov 2014, 14:33
What does Steve Jobs have to do with AGS? :-\
Baron could you please add the number of letters..
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 01 Nov 2014, 15:01
What does Steve Jobs have to do with AGS? :-\
Baron could you please add the number of letters..

No! (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)

Damn you, Baron. Have some mercy on the kids, please. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Nov 2014, 19:05
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Han Solo!
:-D :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Nov 2014, 23:07
CaptainD got it without a word count.  Yes, he is that awesome. (nod)

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teamless = solo, while a "manipulator" is literally a "hand".  Take away the bad grades ("D" is a bad grade where I'm from....) and you get "Han"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Nov 2014, 20:10
Heh... :-D

Okay a related, highly whimsical one (pretty sure it won't take long to get :tongue:):

It's addictive, but you don't inject it!(9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 03 Nov 2014, 23:18
Heh... :-D

Okay a related, highly whimsical one (pretty sure it won't take long to get :tongue:):

It's addictive, but you don't inject it!(9)

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Chewbacca


Yay! I got one!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Nov 2014, 03:52
;-D

Look, trebled urine! (4)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 04 Nov 2014, 04:03
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C-3PO
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Nov 2014, 04:44
Correct! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 04 Nov 2014, 08:27
This NA blunderer made out like Usain Bolt with inline skates (5,6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 06 Nov 2014, 04:34
I can only assume that NA stands for Namibia, everyone's favourite sub-Saharan semi-arid democracy.  "Blunderer" refers, of course, to a politician, and "made out" of course means kissy-kissy :-* (it would be too obvious if it were the other meaning of "getting away with" ;)).  "Usain Bolt" refers to the world's swiftest human, but he's not very good on "inline skates", thus alluding to a competent man out of his element.  Therefore my guess is former bushveld champion tongue wrestler and current SWAPO party chairman of the National Council (Namibia's upper legislative chamber):

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Asser Kapere :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 06 Nov 2014, 05:20
Close. Hint:

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It's a cyberpunk movie about androids with a loose link to Han Solo.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 06 Nov 2014, 05:27
Wow... I don't want to even say it. I think it would curse us all :X
[hide]Blade Runner, but someone smarter than I (Baron) sold take my go[/quote]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 06 Nov 2014, 05:55
:O you got it, MiteWiseacreLives!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 06 Nov 2014, 06:34
ok here's a cheap one...
Strolling Booty Riff from the Rhythm Section(4, 6, 8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 07 Nov 2014, 01:26
someone smarter than I (Baron)

I think you're confusing "smart" with "smart-assed".... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 07 Nov 2014, 02:10
That pointy helmet just makes me feel so inadequate :)

How about a hint,
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It's AGS related not Star Wars...

and one more,
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'Strolling'-'Booty'  'Riff from the Rhythm Section'(4, 6, 8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Nov 2014, 09:26
Oh this is so obvious!

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Walk Bottom Choruses


Oh... erm... maybe not. :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 07 Nov 2014, 11:07
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walk behind baseline?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 07 Nov 2014, 14:40
Oh your right, AnasAbdin! Reward yourself with a treat of your choice ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 07 Nov 2014, 17:33
;-D

Fill in dish with one pee (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Nov 2014, 10:47
;-D

Fill in dish with one pee (8)

YAY!! Got it after much thought!

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Template

A "Fill-in" is a "temp" and a "dish" is also a "plate", then with only one "p" it becomes "template"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Nov 2014, 10:54
A hankering after tea taken from a savior (5,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Nov 2014, 12:47
Mandle cool cool 8-)
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Chris Jones?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Nov 2014, 16:57
Mandle cool cool 8-)
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Chris Jones?


OMG! I thought that would take slightly longer to figure out :-[

/me passes the ball to AnasAbdin
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Nov 2014, 17:10
:-D :grin: :-D :grin: :-D :grin: :-D
To be fair... I figured out the Chris part and guessed the rest :-[
Mandle you really don't know who you're dealing with here (laugh)

/me dodges the ball and waits for anyone to jump in
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Nov 2014, 03:31
Margin for old liquid sugar and endless infection (6,4)

And if that's not enough jumping in, I have an old one that I remember from a real genuine crossword I once did (I was THAT impressed!):

hijklmno (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Nov 2014, 03:55
The hijklmno one is:

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WATER...(H to O)


Hehe, very clever puzzle too...was completely on the wrong track when it suddenly just hit me :-D

As for Margin for old liquid sugar and endless infection:

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I think the second word is "Emic" and I'm guessing "margin" means use the first and last letters and "liquid sugar" is "syrup" or "sucrose"...but now I'm lost....any hints? (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 09 Nov 2014, 17:54
I'm doomed if anyone ever decides to make this into an adventure game...I'll be constantly looking for the cheats/walkthrough....(roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Nov 2014, 22:45
Excellent work on "water", Mr. Mandle! ;-D

But it looks like the AGS-related clue has you folks reaching for the cheat-book already, eh?

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 (old liquid sugar (3) + endless infection (3)) + Margin (4)


If that's too vague you'll get another hint tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 09 Nov 2014, 22:47
the water one is great!
I have no clues on all the other clues though :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 10 Nov 2014, 01:14
Am I even close at all?
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_ _ _ ger edge

I thought "germ" for "infection" minus the "m" because it's "endless", and edge for "margin"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Nov 2014, 01:46
Not even close buddy.  Except for your interpretation of 'endless', at least. ;-D

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 (old liquid sugar (3) + endless infection (3)) + margin (4)


And if that doesn't help....

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 Think what would happen to that liquid sugar when it gets really old


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 Think more of the symptoms of infection, rather than the root cause


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 Think about the margin less as a boundary and more as a space unto itself
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Nov 2014, 09:00
I'm not quite sure about my workings for the first word tbh, but is
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Monkey Ball
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Nov 2014, 11:43
Nope. But your last letter is only one off! ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Nov 2014, 14:04
Nope. But your last letter is only one off! ;)

Last letter of the first word?  Is the second word right or is it just all completely off...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 11 Nov 2014, 15:26
Nope. But your last letter is only one off! ;)

So....erm....

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Balm or Balk? I can't see how either could be related to Margin though? Is the second word "Side"? And is the first word "_ _ _ sic"? Does "old liquid sugar" have anything to do with alcohol?

"Physic Side"? (Fizz for what old liquid sugar does when it becomes alcohol...Sic from "Sick" minus the end? I'm really grasping here...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Nov 2014, 15:56
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Balk as a shortened form of Bulwark?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 11 Nov 2014, 16:45
OMG Baron you weasel! :-D
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Rumpus Room?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Nov 2014, 22:07
OMG Baron you weasel! :-D

Weasel-ness confirmed! ;-D  AnasAbdin has indeed unravelled my diabolical puzzle.  Although part marks have to go to Mandle for discerning that there was some liquor involved.  :=  Good guessing, team!

Solution:
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(old liquid sugar (3) + endless infection (3)) + margin (4)

old liquid sugar = "rum" (as in it is derived from fermented and distilled sugar)
endless infection = "pus" (as in icky "puss" that festers in an infected wound, minus the last letter)
margin = "room", as in space (or room) to jot notes, etc.


Sorry if this one was a bit too complex.  I'll tone it down a bit next time.  (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 11 Nov 2014, 23:41
OMG Baron you weasel! :-D

Weasel-ness confirmed! ;-D  AnasAbdin has indeed unravelled my diabolical puzzle.  Although part marks have to go to Mandle for discerning that there was some liquor involved.  :=  Good guessing, team!

Solution:
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(old liquid sugar (3) + endless infection (3)) + margin (4)

old liquid sugar = "rum" (as in it is derived from fermented and distilled sugar)
endless infection = "pus" (as in icky "puss" that festers in an infected wound, minus the last letter)
margin = "room", as in space (or room) to jot notes, etc.


Sorry if this one was a bit too complex.  I'll tone it down a bit next time.  (nod)

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(laugh) Damn, and I might have had it too if I'd realized that I've been spelling "pus" wrong all these years...Oh, and that everyone else had been spelling it wrong as well :P (laugh)

I literally discounted "pus" 3-4 times as it was the most obvious symptom of infection, but only has three letters so didn't fit.

Mind you, the idea of an icky "puss" (a cat I mean...not the worse meaning) festering in a wound does bring to mind some rather grotesque images I might be able to apply in my Lovecraft game...hmmmmmmmmm :-X

(I hope no offence is taken Baron. That is not my intention, but sometimes a "kidding around" tone can be mistaken for something else in text. Everyone has their own pet spelling mistakes, and it can be quite a surprise when you find out you've been spelling something wrong for years. It's happened to me quite a few times myself. Luckily yours was not a word you would write often. Most of mine were/are...(laugh))
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Nov 2014, 01:50
No apology necessary, my good Mandle.  Your initial conclusion was the correct one: clearly everyone else has been spelling "puss" wrong all these years! ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Nov 2014, 02:01
No apology necessary, my good Mandle.  Your initial conclusion was the correct one: clearly everyone else has been spelling "puss" wrong all these years! ;)

Hahaha....I had a feeling there would be a Baronly overruling on the whole spelling thing...:-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 12 Nov 2014, 03:06
Here's a quick and easy one:

Cover X something she wants (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Nov 2014, 04:33
I'm doomed if anyone ever decides to make this into an adventure game...I'll be constantly looking for the cheats/walkthrough....(roll)

Frighteningly so, but....My first ever concept for an AGS game was pretty much based on these kind of cryptic word puzzles...I may still make it as it remains a story close to my heart...

The popularity of this thread kind of encourages me to give it another go actually...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Nov 2014, 01:54
Cover X something she wants (8)

Is there an "X" in the answer, or is that a multiplication symbol?  I was crunching a few equations to try to get an 8 "digit" answer, but I'm not coming up with anything intelligible yet (even by my standards.... (roll)).
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Nov 2014, 03:36
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you got it right about X being a symbol.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 13 Nov 2014, 20:07
(...)
The popularity of this thread kind of encourages me to give it another go actually...

Well that has secretly always been my intention when I made this thread of course. ;)

Hmmm I get the feeling it has something to do with a
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cross
.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Nov 2014, 20:22

Hmmm I get the feeling it has something to do with a
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cross
.

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No it has nothing to do with a cross. It is a symbol though, just need the pronunciation of it  :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 13 Nov 2014, 23:29

Hmmm I get the feeling it has something to do with a
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cross
.

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No it has nothing to do with a cross. It is a symbol though, just need the pronunciation of it  :P


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times?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Nov 2014, 01:56
No, that's too long.  I'm guessing:

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 X = "by"


So that's two of eight letters, leaving six left.  So....

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 Cover = "lid", "cap", "hat", "top" or something else short, probably three letters.  That leaves three letters for "what she wants".  Stereotypically I'd have said that "she wants" a "ring", but that's too many letters unless we can find some economies somewhere.  Maybe she wants someone who doesn't fart in bed, but we'd need a shoehorn to get that into the allotted 8 characters, let alone the three or four that are likely remaining to us. (roll)  Are their any female crypto-sleuths in this thread who can shed some light on the feminine psyche?  We men are obviously oblivious! :-\
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 02:24
I might have had it, if it was 9 letters instead of 8:

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TimeStone (Times from the X mark, stone from diamond("girl's best friend"), and one word is covering the other at the "s") Damnit, all good except that extra letter, and it being two words :( )

TimeRing then?(Same reasoning but with the "r" covering the "s")

Geez, what the heck am I talking about???

One more:

Onyx Ring? (To cover X you put something "On X"="Onyx" and she wants a "ring"?:P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Nov 2014, 03:53
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 Cover = "lid", "cap", "hat", "top" or something else short, probably three letters.  That leaves three letters for "what she wants".  Stereotypically I'd have said that "she wants" a "ring", but that's too many letters unless we can find some economies somewhere.  Maybe she wants someone who doesn't fart in bed, but we'd need a shoehorn to get that into the allotted 8 characters, let alone the three or four that are likely remaining to us. (roll)  Are their any female crypto-sleuths in this thread who can shed some light on the feminine psyche?  We men are obviously oblivious! :-\


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you solved the cover part in one of the words there.


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the X is a number


And....
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 if you are oblivious of what females want from us men... then I feel so sorry for you.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Nov 2014, 04:56
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CaptainD?


Also.... (roll)
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if you are oblivious of what females want from us men... then I feel so sorry for you.
It's usually something to do with laundry or dishes.  But don't feel sorry: I am well compensated for my efforts. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Nov 2014, 05:02
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CaptainD?


Also.... (roll)
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if you are oblivious of what females want from us men... then I feel so sorry for you.
It's usually something to do with laundry or dishes.  But don't feel sorry: I am well compensated for my efforts. ;-D


lol you got it Baron!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 09:00
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 09:33
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Ahhhh...Soooo:

Cap+Ten=Captain and therefore "D" means...

Oh dear...

I did not realise we were going there... :shocked:

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 10:01
Myself in the middle of backwards intercourse (unwell but not half okay.) after half-way through a northern leap(10)

This might be impossible to solve so I will give a hint right from the start:

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It's AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 11:00
Myself in the middle of backwards intercourse(10)

I presume this part is
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xies
but unsure if the "unwell" part of the clue relates to that or the next bit?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 12:35
Myself in the middle of backwards intercourse(10)

I presume this part is
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xies
but unsure if the "unwell" part of the clue relates to that or the next bit?

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You are exactly on the right track, but the "unwell" part is vital in putting the "i" exactly in the middle of "sex"...or rather "xes"...I really should have put "unwell" in brackets, as in (unwell) but it just looked ugly and spoiled the flow of the sentence...

Main hint is now adjusted to be slightly more clear...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 12:51
Ah, so...

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4 letters... SICK so it's the second letter, right?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 12:55
Ah, so...

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4 letters... SICK so it's the second letter, right?


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SICK is a part of the solution for sure! But I think I updated the main clue after you posted...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 14 Nov 2014, 13:14
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AprilSkies?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 13:19
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AprilSkies?


EXACTLY!!!

Please detail how you came by the solution in a hidden post...I'm working on a game that includes exactly these kind of cryptic word puzzles and would like to know a bit about how peoples' minds work when solving them...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 13:30
The popularity of this thread kind of encourages me to give it another go actually...
Well that has secretly always been my intention when I made this thread of course. ;)

Well then thank you very much indeed! It's been about a year and a half since this RAM-ghost has been knocking on the door of its haunted room in my brain wanting to be let out, and I even went back to the dusty old folder it was locked away in yesterday and did some pretty productive work on it.

At the time I conceived the game I had no idea how to properly code in AGS, and I have only advanced a few steps since then, but I have awesome mentors who support the less-talented in such regards so my RAM-ghost might finally get out of its attic!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 13:31
Please detail how you came by the solution in a hidden post...I'm working on a game that includes exactly these kind of cryptic word puzzles and would like to know a bit about how peoples' minds work when solving them...

Please warn us so we know to avoid this game when released... :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 13:33
Please detail how you came by the solution in a hidden post...I'm working on a game that includes exactly these kind of cryptic word puzzles and would like to know a bit about how peoples' minds work when solving them...

Please warn us so we know to avoid this game when released... :grin:

Error: Walkable area ends before screen edge is reached.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AprilSkies on 14 Nov 2014, 13:54
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AprilSkies?

LOL!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 14 Nov 2014, 14:04
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Mandle: It was just a guess based on previously mentioned letter combinations. I have no idea what "after half-way through a northern leap" refers to. Maybe you could explain it to me in hidden text! I didn't really see a definition in your clue.


Purpose enjoyable with a tonic when drunk (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Nov 2014, 14:29
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I have no idea what "after half-way through a northern leap" refers to.


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"Leap" was a synonym for Spring and halfway through (the season) would mean April in the northern hemisphere. The bracketed part spelled (sic.) meaning you had to misspell "sex" as "seks", reverse it and add the "i" in the middle before putting it "after" April.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 14 Nov 2014, 18:40
And this is why I kept walking through doors, and doors, and doors, and... 490 doors later: Eureka! (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 14 Nov 2014, 22:58
Sorry, I have to do this one now. :tongue:

Somewhere he wants 1 2 noise. (9)

EDIT: Oops, I didn't see Gurok posted something already. Sorry. :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 15 Nov 2014, 12:19
Purpose enjoyable with a tonic when drunk (8)

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im going to guess that it ends with ING (gin hoes with tonic and is drunk, so it's muddled up to for ING.
As for the first part, I guess 'purpose' could be 'reason' giving us 'reasoning' but that's 9 letters and I can't think of an 8-letter word that follows this logic.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 15 Nov 2014, 16:44
Purpose enjoyable with a tonic when drunk (8)

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im going to guess that it ends with ING (gin hoes with tonic and is drunk, so it's muddled up to for ING.
As for the first part, I guess 'purpose' could be 'reason' giving us 'reasoning' but that's 9 letters and I can't think of an 8-letter word that follows this logic.


Drunk does mean rearranged letters, so that's correct, but it's not gin. Purpose is the plain clue. I'll let you keep playing with it.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 16 Nov 2014, 01:08
And this is why I kept walking through doors, and doors, and doors, and... 490 doors later: Eureka! (roll)

Is not! :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 16 Nov 2014, 19:12
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function?  It is a purpose and AGS related.  Enjoyable = fun and "tonic" scrambled = ction.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 16 Nov 2014, 21:47
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function?  It is a purpose and AGS related.  Enjoyable = fun and "tonic" scrambled = ction.


Correct, Baron! The prize is... there is no prize, sorry. It's your turn though :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 16 Nov 2014, 21:56
 ;-D  ;-D   ;-D

All righty then!  Let's devote our full attention to this one now:

Sorry, I have to do this one now. :tongue:

Somewhere he wants 1 2 noise. (9)



 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 16 Nov 2014, 22:41
And I was starting to hope this would pass unnoticed. :undecided:

Here are a couple of hints, though:
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I only posted this to avenge the honor of someone in this thread! := Not at all because I'm mean and childish.

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1 and 2 shouldn't be read as numbers. They represent something else.


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Nov 2014, 02:33
I think I have the answer:

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AnasAbdin

Errrmmmm...I will pass on explaining the full solution for this one, except to say that I do not think that word is spelled exactly right if it's what I think it is... :-[

"1 2 A noise" refers to "A B" represented by number code and a "DIN" is a noise
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Nov 2014, 02:42
Ahh clever. I thought the same answer based on the number of letters, but had no idea how to get there.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Nov 2014, 03:05
Ahh clever. I thought the same answer based on the number of letters, but had no idea how to get there.

Yeah, I too went looking for the right number of letters in a name, and reverse-engineered the solution from there. Never would have gotten it otherwise ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Nov 2014, 07:16
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I only posted this to avenge the honor of someone in this thread! := Not at all because I'm mean and childish.

If it is what we think it is  :P then no worries I only heard jokes about it since I recognized words :-D

For the sake of not forgetting my puzzle, here's one:

Wasted grown up photon (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 17 Nov 2014, 10:01
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Mandle?


Or maybe not.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Nov 2014, 10:06
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Mandle?

Yes!

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Wasted drunk LED...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 17 Nov 2014, 10:10
Haha, it was a pure guess. Didn't know I would be right. :-D

I'll pass my turn to anyone who is willing to take it.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Nov 2014, 10:20
Yay! Best....answer....EVAAAAA!!!

Okay I will take the next one. It's not AGS related:

It sounds like you did not join the Canadian police. And Mara did not join a race, after what sounds like a Roman threesome with one lying on top of two standing (5,6)

(Maybe we should start to explain all stages of the solution when posting answers. This is kinda becoming a bit of a guess-fest and it's much more satisfying for the puzzle-maker and the puzzle-solver to figure the whole thing out....or not...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Nov 2014, 11:35
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Monty Python

Monty sounds a bit like Mountie, which is the nickname for the Canadian mounted police.
Mara(thon). A kind if race.
And that comes after py, or pi (which as you described looks like this π), although pi is Greek not Roman if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Nov 2014, 11:43
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Monty Python

Monty sounds a bit like Mountie, which is the nickname for the Canadian mounted police.
Mara(thon). A kind if race.
And that comes after py, or pi (which as you described looks like this π), although pi is Greek not Roman if I'm not mistaken.


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 YUP!!! You got it! Good explaining the solution too....

A few things though: "you did not join the Canadian police" meant to subtract the "u" from "Mountie" which becomes "Montie" and sounds like "Monty". The other thing was: It doesn't matter that "Pi" is not Roman. I used "Roman" only for Roman Numerals so you could get the symbol for Pi from putting a Roman Numeral 1 horizontal over the numeral for 2 and thus making the symbol for Pi...

VERY well figured out though!


Someone hit us up with a new one please!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Nov 2014, 13:14
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Monty Python

Monty sounds a bit like Mountie, which is the nickname for the Canadian mounted police.
Mara(thon). A kind if race.
And that comes after py, or pi (which as you described looks like this π), although pi is Greek not Roman if I'm not mistaken.


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 YUP!!! You got it! Good explaining the solution too....

A few things though: "you did not join the Canadian police" meant to subtract the "u" from "Mountie" which becomes "Montie" and sounds like "Monty". The other thing was: It doesn't matter that "Pi" is not Roman. I used "Roman" only for Roman Numerals so you could get the symbol for Pi from putting a Roman Numeral 1 horizontal over the numeral for 2 and thus making the symbol for Pi...

VERY well figured out though!

Ahh, okay I see what you mean by the Roman thing now. Nice one.
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Someone hit us up with a new one please!
How about this (AGS related):

A break without tea? That's backwards, no? Only Adam's band will help you complete this clue. (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 18 Nov 2014, 04:08
[hide]A break (tea time) without tea = time
That's backwards, no? = on
Only Adam's band (ie humanity) will help you complete this clue = man

Thus: timeonman

I can't help but think I'm missing something.... :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 18 Nov 2014, 08:38
Hehe. Well, you've got the middle part right. Well done. :-)
The last bit may be a bit Anglo-centric, but I'm adamant not to give any more clues.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Nov 2014, 09:10
A break without tea?
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Scandalous!!! Preposterous!  Just plain wrong!  Struggling to fit any of those in though... :P
Or... a word for "Break" that has a T in it, but without the tea... um, without the T?
Normally you'd have "tea and biscuits" maybe... so something to do with biscuits?  A shortened form?
Added to the middle "on"... "Bison"??

Adam's band...
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A synonym of Adamant maybe? Firm, rigid... hmm...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 18 Nov 2014, 10:02
Way off, Cap'n. But you were right to pick up on 'adamant' being a hint :-D
Let's get some more guesses, then I'll give another hint or two.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Nov 2014, 10:56
I've heard of
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Adam and the Adamants
but I'm a little too young to really know much about them!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 18 Nov 2014, 11:21
Bit of fudgery and some guessing:
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A break without tea? Cont. -> Con
That's backwards, no? That's -> STaht
Only Adam's band will help you complete this clue. -> Ants
Constants?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Nov 2014, 11:59
HA!  I got it!  I think.

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Resonance
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 18 Nov 2014, 12:31
HA!  I got it!  I think.

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Resonance


I think you do too, and absolutely bril reasoning there!

I got stuck on thinking "A break without tea" meant "Fracture" without the "t"...Tunnel-vision will really kill you on these things!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 18 Nov 2014, 14:19
HA!  I got it!  I think.

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Resonance


Well done, Cap'n. I knew you had it in you :-)
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Indeed,
Break without tea = res(t)
backwards no = on
Adam's band = Adam and the Ants
Res+on+ants = Resonance
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 Nov 2014, 02:06
What?!?  No new challenge!?  Unless I get my nightly brain yoga, I'll be in danger of getting a fat head. :P

So I'm jumping in with this unsolicited and mostly spellchecked clue:

Studiously hugging Charles X X X (7)

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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 Nov 2014, 02:27
What?!?  No new challenge!?  Unless I get my nightly brain yoga, I'll be in danger of getting a fat head. :P

So I'm jumping in with this unsolicited and mostly spellchecked clue:

Studiously hugging Charles X X X (7)

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AGS related


Not the solution, but just a thought:

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Perhaps "studiously" means "A+" which means add an "A" at the start of the word?


Apart from that I got nothing yet...Damn it, brain! Do something!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 Nov 2014, 03:52
Not the solution, but just a thought:

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Perhaps "studiously" means "A+" which means add an "A" at the start of the word?


I am sorry to report that you're on the wrong track, clever though that track is. ;) 

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"Studiously" is an adverb describing how Charles is hugged :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 20 Nov 2014, 05:55
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'Charles' could mean prince... ??? Not sure about 'X X X' being 30.. and 'Studiously hugging' may be squeezing the answer..

Moar clues please! 8-0
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 20 Nov 2014, 06:29
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 Studious Hug == Grasping + chuck + three kiss  ??

I should go back to my game, I stink at this...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 20 Nov 2014, 09:41
Another wild guess:

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Stupot+ ?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Nov 2014, 09:43
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“Studiously” is clearly a reference to Bear hugging, which is related to the study of financial markets in university.  Charles is probably reference to Charles Davenport in the in-development game “Jack: The Ripper Murders”, and the Xs surely represent kisses.  The fact that there are 3 kisses represents great fondness but not passion (that would be 4 Xs).  Therefore it is probably a friend or relative of Charles rather than a wife or lover. 

Bear can be shortened to “Br” as in Enid Blyton’s wonderful Brer Rabbit stories.  Using the 2nd, 3rd and 4th letters of Charles’ surname, we come up with “ave”.  Kisses are delivered with the lips, taking the first two letters of that and replacing the “I” with “y” because it begs the question of WHY is Charles being kissed with fondness but without passion, and we end up with bravely

Easy. :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 20 Nov 2014, 09:47
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“Studiously” is clearly a reference to Bear hugging, which is related to the study of financial markets in university.  Charles is probably reference to Charles Davenport in the in-development game “Jack: The Ripper Murders”, and the Xs surely represent kisses.  The fact that there are 3 kisses represents great fondness but not passion (that would be 4 Xs).  Therefore it is probably a friend or relative of Charles rather than a wife or lover. 

Bear can be shortened to “Br” as in Enid Blyton’s wonderful Brer Rabbit stories.  Using the 2nd, 3rd and 4th letters of Charles’ surname, we come up with “ave”.  Kisses are delivered with the lips, taking the first two letters of that and replacing the “I” with “y” because it begs the question of WHY is Charles being kissed with fondness but without passion, and we end up with bravely

Easy. :grin:


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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Nov 2014, 01:56
Alas, CaptainD is only partly correct...

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"studiously" does indeed refer to university, or at least a tertiary education institution.


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I could have just as easily used 2 exes, or four exes, but one ex would not have worked.


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Charles isn't a person.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Nov 2014, 09:04
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Xs = multiples of previous?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Nov 2014, 12:08
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No, you guys were closer with the Roman numerals
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Nov 2014, 12:41
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Mittens
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Nov 2014, 15:12
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Mittens


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Certainly right I'm sure: "MIT" is a university and is "hugging" as in "right up against" the "tens", but what did "Charles" have to do with it??? I'm guessing it was a hint to point in the direction of "MIT" which does have a pub named "The Muddy Charles" but ....hmmmm... stumped...

Great work though CaptainD...This one was a bit beyond me...(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Nov 2014, 15:18
Repeatedly evading tornadoes unites rednecks (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Nov 2014, 15:26
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Mittens


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Certainly right I'm sure: "MIT" is a university and is "hugging" as in "right up against" the "tens", but what did "Charles" have to do with it??? I'm guessing it was a hint to point in the direction of "MIT" which does have a pub named "The Muddy Charles" but ....hmmmm... stumped...

Great work though CaptainD...This one was a bit beyond me...(laugh)


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I've got to admit, the "Charles" reference stumped me too.  The Xs were clearly "tens" once I finally understood Baron's hint and MIT isan establishment for tertiary entertainment. Maybe "Charles" was a red herring?!?!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Nov 2014, 22:20
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I've got to admit, the "Charles" reference stumped me too.  The Xs were clearly "tens" once I finally understood Baron's hint and MIT isan establishment for tertiary entertainment. Maybe "Charles" was a red herring?!?!


(laugh) I think you meant "Edutainment" perhaps? (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Nov 2014, 02:03
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Why do we always hide things after they've been answered in this thread?  Do people really read ahead while working on a previous puzzle?


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(http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)PEEK-A-BOO!(http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)


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"Charles" is actually the river that runs through Boston, and the MIT campus is stretched out along the river like peanut butter on a wall (I have a toddler at home, deal with my corny analogies :P).  So to be precise, "Charles" wasn't a red herring, but being an estuary next to the harbour it may actually contain red herrings itself.  So it was kind of like an Inception red herring. :=


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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 08:10
Hahaha Baron!!!

After penetrating your Fort Knox of hides I see you have the correct answer.

LOL! I thought maybe throwing such a simple one in after so many truly cryptic ones would make everyone overthink it, but you clearly check off all the obvious solutions first before delving in fully.

I bet you check out every hotspots' LOOK interaction in every new room before trying anything serious when you play adventure games too...(laugh)

So...here's a quick one, should take about 10 seconds for someone to get it I'm guessing...

Half-assed (1)

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YES!!! That's right!!! No typo...and no miscount (I counted four or five times to be sure) (1)!!!


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Oh, and the answer is not "U","C", etc, for looking like half an ass ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 22 Nov 2014, 08:39
So...here's a quick one, should take about 10 seconds for someone to get it I'm guessing...

Half-assed (1)

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 An ass is a donkey.
Half a donkey is a key.
Key sounds like K
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 12:40
So...here's a quick one, should take about 10 seconds for someone to get it I'm guessing...

Half-assed (1)

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 An ass is a donkey.
Half a donkey is a key.
Key sounds like K


Not even close sorry (I've been wanting to say that for a long time (laugh) )...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 22 Nov 2014, 13:00
A?
S?

only 23 letters left!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 13:07
A?
S?

only 23 letters left!

I see the logic here in A or S being a portion (synonym of "half" maybe) of the word "ASS" but sorry no, this is also completely the wrong track to be on ;-D

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I will also not even be answering anyone who just posts the entire rest of the alphabet :P ... Some reasoning behind the answers is always nice to read too... Wow, I might have actually made either a pretty good or really terrible cryptic puzzle here... Time will tell I guess...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Nov 2014, 14:33
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It's not "Z", is it?  Following on the horrible ("harrible!") American name for the letter zed, as in "lazy" (half-assed) or even worse (and more half-assed): la-z.  That would be bad. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 22 Nov 2014, 14:42
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Is it M, because Z, the ass (i. e. last letter of the alphabet), is the 26th letter and M, the "half-ass", is the 13th?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 15:09
Two very cleverly thought-out answers...

But both totally on the wrong tracks sorry...

(If this one turns out not leaving everyone wanting to just kill me outright, I might reserve a place for it in my current game project which is based a bit around these kinds of word puzzles...)

I've been thinking of putting a hint, but I know there is a pathway to the answer as soon as someone has that moment of divine inspiration that just feels too good for me to ruin just yet ;)

(The exact way I felt when the solution to the "hijklmno" puzzle just struck me is what I'm trying to say)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 22 Nov 2014, 15:40
Geeez...
if it's
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I

I'm gonna kick you on you ass... :p

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Is it I, cause I'm incompetent/inadequate?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 15:46
Geeez...
if it's
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I

I'm gonna kick you on you ass... :p

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Is it I, cause I'm incompetent/inadequate?


OMG!!! That's totally...

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WRONG!!! And yet brilliant but with a vital flaw: It would also mean that I was half-assed when applying my own puzzle to myself (oh...and also that I don't think you are half-assed of course... (wrong) )
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 22 Nov 2014, 15:48
so it's U!

because U are halfassed!? But Y?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 15:54
so it's U!

because U are halfassed!? But Y?

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Y, Why? Because we like you!
M - O - U - S - E


Also totally off-track...

(Prepare the lynch-mob for when someone gets the answer...I've had a good life and I'm ready...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 22 Nov 2014, 15:59
Good, I was trying to figure out what one letter words in English at the same time trying to figure out the meaning of the word... and then I remember that old joke about getting one to say the "wrong" thing. ;)

BTW, your 10 secs is up a long time ago... (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 16:12
BTW, your 10 secs is up a long time ago... (nod)

True...it might take about 490 secs...

Starting from....
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Nov 2014, 16:49
Half-assed (1)

I'm starting to question the utility of a cryptic crossword clue that gives you only one letter.  Having said that, I'm going to go ahead and state the most obvious half-assed answer of them all.  So half-assed, in fact, that it has been laying out in front of our noses the whole time.

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1 :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 22 Nov 2014, 16:57
Quote
I'm starting to question the utility of a cryptic crossword clue that gives you only one letter.  Having said that, I'm going to go ahead and state the most obvious half-assed answer of them all.  So half-assed, in fact, that it has been laying out in front of our noses the whole time.
Haha, nice!

Is it...
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C? As in.. a sort of visual representation? (wtf)

 :tongue:

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Nov 2014, 23:43
Ohhhhhh...nice one Baron....but wrong I'm afraid...

And sorry Cuiki, also not correct. It is not a visual representation of half an ass (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 22 Nov 2014, 23:49
Is it X?

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Axe - Half assed or the middle of the word. Pronunciation of the both remains the same.


E: Nevermind. You already forbade to look for such words. ._.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Nov 2014, 00:20
Okay. I know you said it doesn't involve visual representations of half an ass but...
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The number 8 looks like the two buttocks of an ass.
Half of 8 is 4

Failing that... Does the - represent the minus sign?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 00:29
@ Adeel & Stupot:

Nice tries but not remotely in the right direction sorry... :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Nov 2014, 01:02
Damn, Mandle. Did you genuinely think we'd be able to do this in 10 seconds or was that a cheeky clue?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 23 Nov 2014, 01:09
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$? Letter "S" cut in half?


Nah, you're probably not that mean...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 01:16
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$? Letter "S" cut in half?


Nah, you're probably not that mean...

Ohhhhh...very clever...but wrong sorry...

@stupot: I actually thought it was pretty easy when I first posted, so yeah 10 seconds is not a clue in disguise...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2014, 02:51
Ok, how about this?

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G?  Half of an ass (donkey) is a key, and I've heard that G is a common key....




Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 03:41
Ok, how about this?

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G?  Half of an ass (donkey) is a key, and I've heard that G is a common key....


Sorry but no
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2014, 03:55
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Is it a French "H"?  That's the laziest most half-assed letter ever: it never actually makes a sound! (wrong)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 04:26
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Is it a French "H"?  That's the laziest most half-assed letter ever: it never actually makes a sound!(wrong)


Nope, and it's not the Japanese hiragana "Mu" (half a Mule) either (laugh)

I'm pretty sure that this is one of those where you already know you're right as soon as you hit upon the answer. Hard for me to say for sure of course as I thought it up, but I think if I did not know the answer and then the answer came to me, that I would immediately know it was the right answer...I think...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 08:26
Sorry for double-post:

I just thought I would make a list now of theories already debunked:

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* It has nothing to do with donkeys, mules, or any other equine species.

* It has nothing to do with splitting words or (as in one very ingenious attempt) actual letters in half.

* It has nothing to do with any single characters that happen to look like half-an-ass, nor anything to do with (as in another very ingenious attempt) taking a character that looks like an entire ass and then halving it.

* The hyphen in the clue is not a minus sign.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 09:27
A hint serendipitously supplied by Baron:

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it has been laying out in front of our noses the whole time.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: nihilyst on 23 Nov 2014, 11:10
Is the letter in question an abbreviation of some sorts, like an element of the periodic table?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 11:33
Is the letter in question an abbreviation of some sorts, like an element of the periodic table?

No it is not.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2014, 14:16
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An ass, in human terms, is someone who makes decisions without any consideration of the feelings of others.  The part of the mind that makes decisions is the EGO, and half of an EGO is "E".


Edit:

* It has nothing to do with splitting words or (as in one very ingenious attempt) actual letters in half.

Oh....  Well then, just disregard my surreptitious attempt at going through the entire alphabet without seeming to do so. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Nov 2014, 14:37
Oh shit! I think I've got it!
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It's ;
Or Semi-colon.
Semi being half and colon being part of the final stages of the digestive system.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2014, 14:43
A hint serendipitously supplied by Baron:

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it has been laying out in front of our noses the whole time.


Sorry for the double post, but I did this deliberately, not serendipitously. ;)

Half-assed (1)

*Sigh* Let's do this rationally, shall we?  The dreaded organized list:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

We've also ruled out the numbers 1 and 4, the $ sign, and the Japanese hiragana character "Mu" :P

We know that the answer is one character, although Mandle hasn't ever brought himself to specify that it is in fact a letter.  We know it is not anything to do with an equine animal, half of words, or half of characters, but that it has been "in front of our noses the whole time".

Half-assed (1)

Hmmmmmmm.......

Edit: Damn you Stupot+ and your marvellously lateral thinking brain! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 Nov 2014, 15:04
Good thinking Stupot+!
Even if it's not the right answer, Mandle needs to accept it, cause it makes perfect sense. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 15:07
Oh shit! I think I've got it!
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It's ;
Or Semi-colon.
Semi being half and colon being part of the final stages of the digestive system.


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Firstly, let me congratulate you on being 100% CORRECT!!!

And then let me quote you on: "Oh shit! I think I've got it!"

And now let me ask you this: How did it feel when the answer clicked into place?

By which I mean that exact moment when you knew you had the answer and knew it must be correct:

These are the moments of ecstasy we play these adventure games for... and I'm trying to nail down the feeling of just knowing you are CORRECT without the game even telling you so ahead of time...

So...how would you express your feelings at that exact moment when you knew you had the right solution?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Nov 2014, 15:46
Oh shit! I think I've got it!
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It's ;
Or Semi-colon.
Semi being half and colon being part of the final stages of the digestive system.


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Firstly, let me congratulate you on being 100% CORRECT!!!

And then let me quote you on: "Oh shit! I think I've got it!"

And now let me ask you this: How did it feel when the answer clicked into place?

By which I mean that exact moment when you knew you had the answer and knew it must be correct:

These are the moments of ecstasy we play these adventure games for... and I'm trying to nail down the feeling of just knowing you are CORRECT without the game even telling you so ahead of time...

So...what would you express your feelings as in that exact moment when you knew you had the right solution?

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 Yay, I certainly felt very clever.
I had previously tried playing around with 'semi' and didn't get the full answer. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what my thought process was for reaching that; it just kind of popped into my head. But once it did, I was preeeety sure I must be right. But actually there was a little bit of doubt. Like, I knew it was a clever answer and I'd have been pretty pleased with myself either way, but part of me wouldn't have been surprised if you'd said it was wrong.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2014, 16:00
Speech!  Speech!!!!!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Nov 2014, 16:04
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 Yay, I certainly felt very clever.
I had previously tried playing around with 'semi' and didn't get the full answer. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what my thought process was for reaching that; it just kind of popped into my head. But once it did, I was preeeety sure I must be right. But actually there was a little bit of doubt. Like, I knew it was a clever answer and I'd have been pretty pleased with myself either way, but part of me wouldn't have been surprised if you'd said it was wrong.


Thank you for the on-the-spot-interview reply to my question...

It has given me the information I need to develop an all powerful weapon to destroy the entire wor some puzzle planning for my current project...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 23 Nov 2014, 16:51
 :-D great!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Nov 2014, 18:42
Congrats to both Stupot+ for working it out and Mandle for setting such an absolutely awesome cryptic question!!!!!!!

Now, how on earth is anyone supposed to top that?!?!?!?!??!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 Nov 2014, 00:55
i+(([]-b)/2)(4)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Nov 2014, 02:04
Does the answer have four letters, or is that just part of the formula (multiply by four)? :-\
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Nov 2014, 02:07
Does the answer have four letters, or is that just part of the formula (multiply by four)? :-\

I'm thinking the former
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 Nov 2014, 02:58
Yep, it's a 4-letter word :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Nov 2014, 05:00
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Iraq?  []= brackets, -b = rackets, /2 = rac (and half of k....(roll)), +i = irac(k) or Iraq.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 Nov 2014, 05:14
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Iraq?  []= brackets, -b = rackets, /2 = rac (and half of k....(roll)), +i = irac(k) or Iraq.

Boom, Baby!  That was too quick. Well played, sir.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Nov 2014, 11:03
Hahaha I got the same answer when I was thinking on it today at work but Baron beat me to it :P

Well done!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 24 Nov 2014, 11:35
Guys! Some people here REALLY stink at this game! (some = me)
Let me intrigue you with an EASY one:

to become ethereal in the void of sin (5)

AG effing S related  >:(
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 Nov 2014, 04:21
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PONCH.  That guy's always getting ethereal in the void of sin! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 25 Nov 2014, 04:41
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PONCH.  That guy's always getting ethereal in the void of sin! ;-D


True ;-D but that's not the correct answer :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 25 Nov 2014, 04:58
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"void of sin" indicates to remove the letters s, i , and n from a word?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 25 Nov 2014, 05:36
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"void of sin" indicates to remove the letters s, i , and n from a word?


You really assume I'm nearly as smart as you are :P

Hint:
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to become ethereal is enough for the answer, the rest is a hint...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Nov 2014, 09:00
Aw, I was assuming that "in the void" meant
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void=empty=MT, meaning the word started with M and ended in T and the other letters were "in" those letters.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 25 Nov 2014, 12:16
Ahhhh so the answer is simply:

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Ghost

Losing one's physical form (i.e: dying), but trapped in limbo (void) due to sins done in life.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 25 Nov 2014, 13:02
Ahhhh so the answer is simply:

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Ghost

Losing one's physical form (i.e: dying), but trapped in limbo (void) due to sins done in life.


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Kinda trapped yeah.. but not due to losing physical form.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 01:21
Ahhhh so the answer is simply:

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Ghost

Losing one's physical form (i.e: dying), but trapped in limbo (void) due to sins done in life.


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Kinda trapped yeah.. but not due to losing physical form.


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Ah, I think I didn't make it clear that I was attempting to answer the puzzle in there. That was me explaining my answer, not me asking for a hint, sorry.

My answer was: "Ghost"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 02:51
Mandle:
WRONG
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Nov 2014, 02:59
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I'm thinking "the void of sin" = the internet (for obvious reasons  :P), and that to become ethereal involves some sort of digitization/uploading/posting.  Except obviously it's none of those things since none of them have 5 letters.... (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 03:50
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I'm thinking "the void of sin" = the internet (for obvious reasons  :P), and that to become ethereal involves some sort of digitization/uploading/posting.  Except obviously it's none of those things since none of them have 5 letters.... (roll)


Story time.
I was young when some of my friends and their slightly older brothers invited me to a game of pool. I have never played pool before in my life. They even laughed at the way I held the stick. But they weren't laughing when they lost game after game to me. Some of them tried holding the stick the way I did so they might win. But no, they were too professional to beat a beginner with so much luck :P

Moral of the story? I'm a beginner guys! Your explanations are amazingly complicated 8-0

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void of sin: somewhere dark, dark... and scary.


This might give it away:
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to become ethereal: losing a physical attribute of someone's self due to a new condition.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Nov 2014, 04:11
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void of sin: somewhere dark, dark... and scary.


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Ponch's butt-crack!  :shocked:


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I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.... :-[


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I'm not really sorry. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 04:23
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While googling if any words such as "Limbo" or "Faded" were in any way AGS related (there was a game in production in 2007 called "Limbo" but I doubt that's it), I discovered that AGS also stands for "American Gerbil Society". I was too scared to click the link though for fear of what I might find there...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 04:26
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While googling if any words such as "Limbo" or "Faded" were in any way AGS related (there was a game in production in 2007 called "Limbo" but I doubt that's it), I discovered that AGS also stands for "American Gerbil Society". I was too scared to click the link though for fear of what I might find there...


Not Limbo. and nah the link is safe :)
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I can't think of more clues ???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 04:29
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I can't think of more clues ???


Ummmm...Is it username related, coding related, game name related, or...etc? That might be a nice hint ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 04:45
Ummmm...Is it username related, coding related, game name related, or...etc? That might be a nice hint ;)

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Code related.


Edit:
Just to make sure I haven't mislead anyone:
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to become ethereal: losing an attribute of the physical form but NOT losing the physical form.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 10:43
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false?
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Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 11:01
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false?


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Close... wrong but close.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 11:03
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minus?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 11:07
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minus?


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You're losing track... you'll kill me :-D I will give the LAST clue...

WARNING: If you read this you'll get it:
[hide]to become ethereal in the void of sin (5.0)


[/hide]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 11:17
I think I have it:

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Clear
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 11:21
I think I have it:

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Clear


Please tell me you're missing with me...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 11:30
I think I have it:

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Clear


Please tell me you're messing with me...

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Not at all!...My reasoning was that to become ethereal you become "clear", and also usually in coding "clear" resets a variable's value to null without destroying the variable itself, and also to be "void of sin" kinda "clears" you...

Sorry, but I honestly thought I had it...I'm starting to suspect that my own rather faulty knowledge of coding is to blame here...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 11:32
I think I have it:

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Clear


Please tell me you're messing with me...

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Not at all!...My reasoning was that to become ethereal you become "clear", and also usually in coding "clear" resets a variable's value to null without destroying the variable itself, and also to be "void of sin" kinda "clears" you...

Sorry, but I honestly thought I had it...I'm starting to suspect that my own rather faulty knowledge of coding is to blame here...


haha no you're good! Keep on guessing using my last double hidden hint.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 11:35
Let me ask this:

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Does sin refer to the usual meaning, or does it refer to the mathematical meaning?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 11:38
Let me ask this:

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Does sin refer to the usual meaning, or does it refer to the mathematical meaning?


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Both (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 11:42
Only questions here:

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So....when you said (5.0) did that indicate that the brackets actually contain a number instead of showing the number of letters in the word? So the actual code could be any length, and then end in a number enclosed in brackets?



Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Nov 2014, 12:20
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Float?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 12:52
Only questions here:

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So....when you said (5.0) did that indicate that the brackets actually contain a number instead of showing the number of letters in the word? So the actual code could be any length, and then end in a number enclosed in brackets?



No.
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 it's to indicate it's a float


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Float?


Yes!!!

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to become ethereal: weightlessness. Void of sin: nothingness of darkness: space...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 13:02
Ahhhhhhh...A very nice puzzle...

I got hooked up on:

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Ethereal as meaning fading away


But very satisfying conclusion...Gratz to Baron
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 26 Nov 2014, 14:21
I was nowhere close to getting it, but enjoyed reading the guesses :-)
Who's next?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2014, 14:56
Giving infantry support at the front (12)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 26 Nov 2014, 15:44
I was nowhere close to getting it, but enjoyed reading the guesses :-)

Couldn't agree more. The guesses were better than the puzzle ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 Nov 2014, 02:06
Giving infantry support at the front (12)

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The front of "infantry" is "infant", and who gives support to an infant but a "parent"?  Now, to get that support to the front you need transport, from the Latin root trans, but that reference is obscure like "Cy" Young, the pitcher after whom the best pitcher in Major League Baseball is named after.  Thus: trans + parent + Cy = Transparency! ;-D


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Also, "transparency" is the only 12 letter AGS word I can think of. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2014, 09:41

Also, "transparency" is the only 12 letter AGS word I can think of. :P

Ah...did I forget to mention that it's not AGS related? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Nov 2014, 11:10
Giving infantry support at the front (12)

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It's usually airborne forces that support infantry, is that relevant to the clue?


Also, could you give us a tiny clue about what the answer IS related to? :tongue:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2014, 11:56
Giving infantry support at the front (12)

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It's usually airborne forces that support infantry, is that relevant to the clue?


Also, could you give us a tiny clue about what the answer IS related to? :tongue:

To answer your first question:
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A certain form of infantry support is indeed relevant, but not airborne.


And here's a small hint as to what the answer is related to:
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Americans might have an easier time answering this than others ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 27 Nov 2014, 13:50
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Thanksgiving?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2014, 14:50
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Thanksgiving?


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Correct! Now...How did you reach the answer? Or if it was just a guess based on my rather obvious hint, can anyone retro-engineer the original hint into this answer?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 27 Nov 2014, 15:11
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I tend to have revelations from time to time. There's no logical explanation of how this divine method works, really...  Sssh, don't tell anyone about this! It's not like only Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, do they? :wink:

I pass my turn to a more deserving mortal.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 27 Nov 2014, 15:24
Oh!! I get it Tanks ;-D  does this gave something to do with AGS??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2014, 15:36
Good one. I was thrown off by the fact that half the answer was just there dancing undisguised in front of our noses.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2014, 23:23
Oh!! I get it Tanks ;-D  does this gave something to do with AGS??

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Naw, it just happened to be Thanksgiving in America. Not every clue has to be about AGS by the way, although a lot are ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 28 Nov 2014, 05:47
Haha, it wasn't till later in the day I realized the American Thanksgiving was relevant...  It's snowing like mad up here in Canada, well beyond harvest time...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Nov 2014, 14:44
Sobbing and urinating on a parasite (7)

Studiply easy one just to fill the void...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 28 Nov 2014, 14:55
Quite tempted to put forward this answer...

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Stupot+ ? :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 28 Nov 2014, 16:00
Quite tempted to put forward this answer...

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Stupot+ ? :grin:

I sob and urinate on you, sir! :angry:

But the answer is this:
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Cryptic

Cry = sob
P = pee = urine
Tic = a type of parasite.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 28 Nov 2014, 19:46
Quite tempted to put forward this answer...

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Stupot+ ? :grin:

I sob and urinate on you, sir! :angry:

I apologize; please forgive me. :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 28 Nov 2014, 19:53
I thought it was Sob=Weep, Urinate = Wee, Parasite = Bug, therefore the popular Scottish lament, "Ach, weep wee bug", often shortened to "awewebug".
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Nov 2014, 22:16
But the answer is this:
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Cryptic

Cry = sob
P = pee = urine
Tic = a type of parasite.


Indeed! Was just a throwaway one.

Who's next?

Anyone...anyone...Bueller...?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Nov 2014, 02:34
The lost priest was befuddled (6,4)

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AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 29 Nov 2014, 06:49
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 Where's Adeel when you need him? (laugh)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2014, 09:05
The lost priest was befuddled (6,4)

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AGS related


Ahhhhh an easy one from the Baron for a change...

The obvious answer is:

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A Priest can be a Monk, also known as a Brother, or a B.O.T.S. (Brother Of The Seal) in the Pathfinder RPG. Now, because he is lost this means we add Bots to the back-end of the puzzle instead of the front. To befuddle somebody means to puzzle them so we now get:

Puzzle Bots


Damn, I'm good... :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 29 Nov 2014, 10:11
Oh damn. Nice logic there Mandle. I just thought it was that 'Lost priest' is an almost-anagram of 'Stupot plus', hence my asking where Adeel is?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2014, 11:11
Oh damn. Nice logic there Mandle. I just thought it was that 'Lost priest' is an almost-anagram of 'Stupot plus', hence my asking where Adeel is?

I was actually joking with my answer, and with saying Baron gave us an easy one. I really doubt it is right...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 29 Nov 2014, 14:40
Oh damn. Nice logic there Mandle. I just thought it was that 'Lost priest' is an almost-anagram of 'Stupot plus', hence my asking where Adeel is?

I was actually joking with my answer, and with saying Baron gave us an easy one. I really doubt it is right...
Oh whoops. Haha. Well I just have to make everything all about me me me, don't I.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 29 Nov 2014, 15:02
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 Where's Adeel when you need him? (laugh)



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I tried, good sir...I tried. But I couldn't find any AGSer's username which would fit the character count. :sad:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 29 Nov 2014, 15:39
Not a guess but maybe

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The Lost Priest is it possibly something to do with Mr. Eko (Father Tunde) from the TV series Lost?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 29 Nov 2014, 15:48
Damn nothing to to with my previous post :)

The answer is

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 Sprite Slot (anagram of Lost Priest)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Nov 2014, 16:41
Damn nothing to to with my previous post :)

The answer is

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 Sprite Slot (anagram of Lost Priest)


Correct!

...and I do make them easy, once in a while.  ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 29 Nov 2014, 17:24
I can only get the easy ones :)

SWEARING AT JERRY'S ENEMY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TALKING (6,6) (AGS related)



Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2014, 21:20
I can only get the easy ones :)

SWEARING AT JERRY'S ENEMY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TALKING (6,6) (AGS related)

Ahhh...maybe:

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Custom Dialog?

or Custom Speech?

Cuss for swearing, with Tom being Jerry's enemy, and dialog or speech for speaking (I guess either one works)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 29 Nov 2014, 23:07
I can only get the easy ones :)

SWEARING AT JERRY'S ENEMY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TALKING (6,6) (AGS related)

Ahhh...maybe:

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Custom Dialog?


or Custom Speech?

Cuss for swearing, with Tom being Jerry's enemy, and dialog or speech for speaking (I guess either one works)

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I finally got one clue right with Tom! (laugh)... but "Cuss" I would never have gotten it...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2014, 23:29
I can only get the easy ones :)

SWEARING AT JERRY'S ENEMY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TALKING (6,6) (AGS related)

Ahhh...maybe:

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Custom Dialog?


or Custom Speech?

Cuss for swearing, with Tom being Jerry's enemy, and dialog or speech for speaking (I guess either one works)

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I finally got one clue right with Tom! (laugh)... but "Cuss" I would never have gotten it...


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It took me about 10 minutes of staring blankly into space, drooling as my head tilted slowly to one side, with my eyes slightly crossed, plugging in numerous combinations: Fuktom...nope...tomfuk...nope...shttom. ..nope...tomsht...nope...damtom....hmmm m...tomdam....hmmmm....until I hit on it...It's more about just stupidly perservering sometimes than actual thinking, especially when you are sure you have the answer at least partially right ;)


OKAY!!! I HAVE A GREAT IDEA!!!

I officially give my turn for making up the next one to CASSIE!!! (even though we don't really follow the winner- gets-the-next-turn structure much)

(Once you start making them it gives a LOT of insight into how to solve them, and there are websites that can help you if you haven't done cryptic crosswords much before, like me...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 29 Nov 2014, 23:57
Writing a text with urine of a dummy! (9, 1, 5)

Should be easy enough (unless it only makes sense in my head... nah.... (laugh) )

Hint 1:
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Not AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 30 Nov 2014, 00:27
I can only get the easy ones :)

SWEARING AT JERRY'S ENEMY WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TALKING (6,6) (AGS related)

Ahhh...maybe:

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Custom Dialog?

or Custom Speech?

Cuss for swearing, with Tom being Jerry's enemy, and dialog or speech for speaking (I guess either one works)


Spot on Mandle.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2014, 01:07
Since we're on page 20, I took it upon myself to list all the answers we've had so far, in alphabetical order:
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Adventure
AnasAbdin
AprilSkies
Audio
Baron
Blade Runner (of course)
Broken Age
C-3PO
Captain Disaster
CaptainD
Chewbacca
Chris Jones
Cryptic
Custom dialog
Cutscene
Dennis
Dialog
Dreamfall
Float
Forums
Function
Gemini Rue
GUI
Han Solo
Hard drive
Internet
Inventory
Iraq
Keyboard
Laptop
Listbox
Lost Horizon
Mandle
Mittens
Monty Python
Mouse
Mouse cursor
Mug
Pixelated
Quest
Resonance
Return
Rumpus Room
Save game
Snakes of Avalon
Sprite Slot
Steve Jobs
Template
Thanksgiving
The Longest Journey
Walk-behind baseline
Water
; (semi-colon)


Perhaps Wyz (or a mod) can insert this into the OP and we can update it every so often.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2014, 01:42
Wow...cheers for the hard work there Stupot! That will be a big help to newcomers.

I was also thinking that once we have enough really good ones we should actually make a crossword from them (maybe even an automated crossword in AGS) and release it to the community ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2014, 02:13
I was also thinking that once we have enough really good ones we should actually make a crossword from them (maybe even an automated crossword in AGS) and release it to the community ;)
Great minds think alike :-D Here's one I made a while ago. Although, the clues weren't really cryptic. Khris made a neat interactive web version of it, too: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47380

As for this:
Writing a text with urine of a dummy! (9, 1, 5)
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I'm stumped. Could the first word be 'authoring'?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Nov 2014, 03:05
I'm pretty sure the good old semi-colon would come first alphabetically. :P  At least, names that begin with symbols come first in the AGS directory.  But don't worry about the snub; I mean, the semi-colon is already named after half-an-ass, so, you know, it's used to it. (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Nov 2014, 07:33

As for this:
Writing a text with urine of a dummy! (9, 1, 5)
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I'm stumped. Could the first word be 'authoring'?


Nope, and I just realized I made a mistake when writing that sentence... see I'm no good at this, I meant to write one word and...

Hint 2:
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...I end up writing THE word. :-[


Hint 3:
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It's something I'm working on, and the words were right there on some of my Firefox tabs.


Hope this helps a bit.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 10:46
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(something)P model?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Nov 2014, 10:51
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Last one is correct.


Hint give away:
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The crytic clue I wanted to write was:
Writing a document with urine of a dummy! (9, 1, 5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 11:19
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Programme a model?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Nov 2014, 11:37
Nope...
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Check my hints again.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 11:41
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Texturing a model?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Nov 2014, 12:53
Yup, your turn. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 13:39
Yay!

64K (3,1,3)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 30 Nov 2014, 14:53
Joke answer

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 32K + 32K

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2014, 14:56
Joke answer

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 32K + 32K


Wheeeey!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 15:03
Joke answer

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 32K + 32K



Wrong operator.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2014, 15:07
Oh I see.
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 200 x 320

:-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 30 Nov 2014, 15:17
I was just being cheeky, who knew I was on the right track!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 15:23
Oh I see.
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 200 x 320

:-)

Not quite right.
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320 x 200
but I'll let it pass :P

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Dec 2014, 00:29
An easy one:

The man with the hat in Vegas (5,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Dec 2014, 11:41
Ahaaaaa!
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Indie Gamer.
(Indie[ana Jones] + Vegas Gambler)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Dec 2014, 14:52
Ahaaaaa!
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Indie Gamer.
(Indie[ana Jones] + Vegas Gambler)


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Well, it was "Indie Games" with "games" being a verb as in Indy plays games in Vegas...But right enough for my liking...NEXT!!!


Yup...NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Dec 2014, 16:07
Go to South Africa and get wedded before getting bronzed on the beach. Eden? No dice. Just ports. (3,9,7)

Sorry, it's a bit convoluted, but it should fall together quite easily once you get one or two parts of the clue. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 01 Dec 2014, 17:33
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The Samaritan Paradox?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Dec 2014, 22:35
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The Samaritan Paradox?

Yep well done. Care to show your workings?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Dec 2014, 23:38
Heh... I'll let Anas explain himself, but now that he's given the answer, I can see all the clues as clear as crystal!! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 Dec 2014, 02:37
A race without prohibited fruit? The everyman possesses it. (7,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 02 Dec 2014, 03:59
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The Samaritan Paradox?

Yep well done. Care to show your workings?

Of course (nod)
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I got the Para(-dise) (docks) part and then...
The first, second and third words have the sizes of 3, 9 and 7 consecutive. Ergo, my answer 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 02 Dec 2014, 12:19
A race without prohibited fruit? The everyman possesses it. (7,5)
Is it
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Indiana Jones
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 03 Dec 2014, 01:12
A race without prohibited fruit? The everyman possesses it. (7,5)
Is it
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Indiana Jones
?

I'm sure that has to be right.

A quite hard one I think: :-D

You can do this after talking, pal. (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 03 Dec 2014, 03:05
A race without prohibited fruit? The everyman possesses it. (7,5)
Is it
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Indiana Jones
?

Yep.  Nice figuring! :)

BvB
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 03 Dec 2014, 13:01
Here is a hint in the form of another cryptic puzzle which is a synonym of the original puzzle's answer:

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What the monarch does. (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 04 Dec 2014, 02:29
Awwwww, do we need a wittle hinty-winty? :-D

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Computer related


Also:

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Getting the answer right might require knowing a bit about ME...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 05 Dec 2014, 10:58
I'm stumped. Pure guess, but:
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 drive?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Dec 2014, 11:14
I'm stumped. Pure guess, but:
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 drive?


No sorry...

Here's another hint:

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When I said ME I didn't actually mean me, as in me: Mandle. This has nothing to do with myself or my games etc.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 05 Dec 2014, 11:51
Wow, this game is hard. Questions (if we can ask for more hints at this stage);
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Is ME the AGS game Mind's Eye?

is it the monarch butterfly?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Dec 2014, 13:15
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ME as in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?  Which would lead to CFS being a clue to the answer to the clue to the answer of one of the clues.  Or possibly an answer to the clue to one of the answers to either of the first two clues.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Dec 2014, 13:45
To answer your questions:

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Nope...sorry but your fantasies were not quite epic enough
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 05 Dec 2014, 13:57
Okay, I think we now know what ME stands for, but how to relate it to the other clues?  Hmmmm
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Dec 2014, 14:00
Okay, I think we now know what ME stands for, but how to relate it to the other clues?  Hmmmm

I'm sure now that you know what ME stands for the answer is coming in about....5....

4....

3...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 06 Dec 2014, 12:00
2...

1...

ummmmmmm...

2...

3...

4...

5...?

A hint for everyone except Stupot+, who knows what ME means:

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When I said that your fantasies were not epic enough...That was ME hinting towards a certain epic fantasy...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 06 Dec 2014, 13:02
Despite the ME clue I'm not much the wiser.
I do have a guess though.
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Heads? (As in, Talking heads. Also a monarch heads/rules/reigns a kingdom). Still not sure how it fits in with computing or LOTR though. Haha.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 06 Dec 2014, 21:41
I still don't even get the ME part. I suck at this game :(

Btw I think I accidentally locked this thread while browsing on my phone, sorry for that!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 06 Dec 2014, 21:50
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Is ME Millenium related? Only ME I know anyway...
And no, I have no idea to the puzzle solution. (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 06 Dec 2014, 22:09
ME, unless I'm totally wrong, is:
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Middle-Earth

But that's about all I've got.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 06 Dec 2014, 22:52
ME, unless I'm totally wrong, is:
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Middle-Earth


Correct!

Oh...and "heads" is not right.

Also: this shouldn't take a really deep knowledge of Lord Of The Rings to get it. In fact, if you've seen the movies then that should be enough.

Hint:
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Both the original puzzle and the next cryptic hint are related to Lord Of The Rings, in case that wasn't too clear.


And: Nice {Hide] fail Cassie (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 06 Dec 2014, 23:17
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Enter?

Computer related, and a synonym for "return" (The Return of the King).
I've seen the movies, but I don't remember much. Did they have to shut up in order to gain access to any of the passages/caves or something like that? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 07 Dec 2014, 03:45
I suck at this game :(

That's why I locked this thread while browsing on my phone!

Good going, Andail. I, too, believe that we should lock the threads of those games in which we suck. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Dec 2014, 07:55
And: Nice {Hide] fail Cassie (laugh)

Yeah, happens when you're hand typing in the dark. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 07 Dec 2014, 08:34
{hide]
Cassiensg; shame pn you.. what are yoy doinh ty[ing in tje darl? huh? huH??

[/hide]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Dec 2014, 08:52
{{hide]
Saving enery... :p
[/hide}
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 07 Dec 2014, 16:58
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Enter?

Computer related, and a synonym for "return" (The Return of the King).
I've seen the movies, but I don't remember much. Did they have to shut up in order to gain access to any of the passages/caves or something like that? :P


Yup! We have a winner!!!

The answer was indeed:

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Enter

Now, can anyone reverse-engineer the original puzzle to arrive at the same answer?


NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 07 Dec 2014, 17:47
Oh, cool. ;-D

I give my turn to whoever wants it!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 07 Dec 2014, 19:36
Alright
VIGILANT ROBOT WITH KEATSIAN CONTAINER INSIDE, BEFORE THE DIRECTION IN PILLOWS, (3), 7, 4
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 07 Dec 2014, 21:58
Damn...I think I got it.  >:(

It's a really cool puzzle by the way, so give it a go before you look at the spoilers!

Answer:
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The Journey Down


Explanation:
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Vigilant robot - Joey from BaSS
Keatsian container - urn (Ode on a Grecian Urn, by Keats)
Direction in pillows - down :-D
Jo - urn - ey
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 08 Dec 2014, 01:12
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Enter

Now, can anyone reverse-engineer the original puzzle to arrive at the same answer?

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'You can do this after talking, pal.'
So when you talk to a pal on a chat room or messenger, you press the enter key after typing what you want to 'say'... Maybe. :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Dec 2014, 04:02
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Enter

Now, can anyone reverse-engineer the original puzzle to arrive at the same answer?

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'You can do this after talking, pal.'
So when you talk to a pal on a chat room or messenger, you press the enter key after typing what you want to 'say'... Maybe. :-)


Nope sorry, here's the original puzzle reworded slightly. Should make it easier:

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You can do this after speaking, friend (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 Dec 2014, 04:49
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MORIA!  You can do Moria after speaking friend, just like you can do Vegas after getting drunk! :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Dec 2014, 09:39
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MORIA!  You can do Moria after speaking friend, just like you can do Vegas after getting drunk! :=


Not quite:

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Yes...the clue refers to the Gate Of Moria, but the answer is not Moria. It is computer related. Super hint:[hide]On the gate it says: "Speak friend and _____"
[/hide]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 08 Dec 2014, 09:43
Very good, Cuiki! You're either very clever or my riddle was easier than I'd thought.

And finally Mandle's puzzle is making sense to me now :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 08 Dec 2014, 11:32
Yep, I'm very clever at using search engines and various dictionaries. ;) And yes, it was a pretty easy riddle by this thread's standards. That's why I had to post the answer quickly, before any of the smart people could see it. :=

Okay, here's a silly one:

What rock is the father of metal? To answer, you'll first have to go East, and again, and look for the letter of inquisition. (6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Dec 2014, 02:01
Not quite:

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Yes...the clue refers to the Gate Of Moria, but the answer is not Moria. It is computer related. Super hint:[hide]On the gate it says: "Speak friend and _____"
[/hide]

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Well, since "Enter" has already been guessed, I'm going to guess "Minno", which is elvish for "Enter" ;)   And btw, I'm on my computer Moria think. 8-)


What rock is the father of metal? To answer, you'll first have to go East, and again, and look for the letter of inquisition. (6)

I'm sensing some sort of keyboard maze here, but I'm having a hard time finding a starting point.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Dec 2014, 02:50
Oh, Baron:

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"Enter" was actually the correct answer. Sorry if I hadn't made that clear. I thought you were trying to get the answer on your own without looking at the correct reply. So yeah: "Speak friend and enter" and the "return" of the king were the solutions to the puzzle and the hint. Game over!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Dec 2014, 02:54
What rock is the father of metal? To answer, you'll first have to go East, and again, and look for the letter of inquisition. (6)

Question:
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Are there any numbers hidden in the wording like:

 2 answer, you'll 1st have 2 go East, and again, and look 4 the letter of inquisition.


And:
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Does "rock" and "metal" refer to the music genres? Because I wanted to guess "QUEEN" as it has two E's and a letter of inquisition (Q for question), but only 5 letters :(

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 09 Dec 2014, 13:12
I'm sensing some sort of keyboard maze here, but I'm having a hard time finding a starting point.
You mean as in literally moving across the keyboard and looking for the right letters? Hahaha, brilliant! ;-D But no..

Question:
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Are there any numbers hidden in the wording like:

 2 answer, you'll 1st have 2 go East, and again, and look 4 the letter of inquisition.

No, it's got nothing to do with numbers.

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Does "rock" and "metal" refer to the music genres?

You tell me. :tongue:

Good thinking Mandle, but here's a clue:
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The answer to the question "What rock..." only gives you some of the letters towards the final answer rather than being the final answer on its own. You could see the puzzle as being divided into three parts.


Aaand.. it's not AGS-related, in case you wonder.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Dec 2014, 15:52
I'm thinking it has something to do with:

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The table of elements?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 09 Dec 2014, 16:56
Nope, not really.

A hint regarding your previous guess:
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Letter q is not part of the answer.


Another hint:
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The answer is the name of a character.


Is this too difficult? :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 09 Dec 2014, 18:10
hardrock is the father of metal!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Dec 2014, 19:41
This is maybe either too obvious or just dumb, but is the "father of metal"
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ore
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Dec 2014, 22:18
What rock is the father of metal? To answer, you'll first have to go East, and again, and look for the letter of inquisition. (6)

[hide] The rock from which metal comes could indeed be called an "ore" or a "lode".  Or maybe the clue refers to the rock that was a previous generation of metal (for tools, e.g.): flint?

East with a capital "E" suggests either the letter E or "The" East, ie "China" or "Orient".  The "and again" bit strongly suggests repetition, however.

The "letter of inquisition has me stumped.  It could be "W", which in English starts most question words.  It could be "I" for inquisition, or representing the stake they'd burn you at. (roll)  For that matter the letter "T" is symbolic of a certain Christian emblem, in whose name many an inquisition has been undertaken.  For that matter my keyboard has an "É" as an alternative letter for the "?" key, so.....  Yeah, still a bit stumped.

But for the sake of fun and variety, let's  see if I can't cobble all these lines of thought into a random stab-in-the-dark answer.  How about: FLEERM? :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 09 Dec 2014, 22:21
Might the letter of inquisition be:
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'w'
(As in who, what, where, etc)
?
  * okay, Baron had the same idea as I was typing this.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 09 Dec 2014, 23:26
You're all so awesome! ;-D

I see the "letter of inquisition" bit is causing quite some confusion (none of you got that bit right yet btw), so let me paraphrase it veeery slightly: "the most inquisitive letter".
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Dec 2014, 23:43
"the most inquisitive letter".

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But why is it so inquisitive?  Why?? ;-D

Still don't get it though....  STEELY maybe? :-\
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 09 Dec 2014, 23:51
Oh, man! Collectively, you got all the clues right, you just have to put them together somehow!! :tongue:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Dec 2014, 23:56
But nobody remembered my birthday....  :P

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(http://medicinemomma.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/eeyore.gif)


edit:

Adventurous concern twists inner eSailor (6,6)

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Adventure game related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 10 Dec 2014, 01:13
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Poor Eeyore, nobody knew it was him. :(

And well done! :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 10 Dec 2014, 06:18
Monkey Island?

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Don't ask me how and why! It was a revelation I had!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Dec 2014, 08:43
So the answer is:

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Oreeey
!!!!

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Okay, that's not the answer... :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Dec 2014, 04:30
Monkey Island?

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You're in the right era, but incorrect.


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Dec 2014, 08:34
I now want to say
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Maniac Mansion
but I'd feel guilty doing so because I don't think I could tell you ANY of the workings!!  (If it's right.)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 11 Dec 2014, 10:26
...and also it doesn't work, number-wise.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Dec 2014, 10:51
...and also it doesn't work, number-wise.

Yeah, that too! (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Dec 2014, 12:04
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So.... No. (wrong)


Serious hint:
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Capitalization helps.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 11 Dec 2014, 14:42
So I guess the answer is:

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Sierra Online


Figuring:

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"Adventurous concern" meaning a company that makes adventure games (Sierra) and twisting "inner eSailor" (with the capital S signifying the beginning letter) gives the anagram: Sierra Online


/me takes a bow and quickly turns off...

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the "Anagram Solver" tab on his browser before anyone notices...


In my defense however:

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I had already kinda figured out that Sierra was the first word via "Adventurous concern" and it being 6 letters long. My first guess was "Sierra Nevada", but it didn't fit at all. Then realised that "inner eSailor" was 12 letters long and went the cheap route and used the Anagram Solver...Sorry... :-[


Anyway:

(A nice easy one...)

Do well chasing Lorenzo's Oil's Godfather (6, 6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Dec 2014, 01:30
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Donald Dowell! ;-D

"DO WELL" follows ALD (disease mitigated by Lorenzo's Oil) and DON (Godfather)


Inwardly half-enjoying a messed up brand (3, 6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Dec 2014, 03:57
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Donald Dowell! ;-D
"DO WELL" follows ALD (disease mitigated by Lorenzo's Oil) and DON (Godfather)


Making this one up actually brought up a question for me:

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I always thought the name was Donald Dowell (DAU-EL, as in pronounced like a round, wooden stick) but was it actually supposed to be pronounced Donald Do-well (as in: "he will do well in this school" for example).

How did other people read/pronounce the name?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 12 Dec 2014, 08:37
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I always thought the name was Donald Dowell (DAU-EL, as in pronounced like a round, wooden stick) but was it actually supposed to be pronounced Donald Do-well (as in: "he will do well in this school" for example).

How did other people read/pronounce the name?


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I pronounce the name as Donald Do-el
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 12 Dec 2014, 10:10
Inwardly half-enjoying a messed up brand (3, 6)

AGS related? Hints hints hints ???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Dec 2014, 12:17
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AGS related. :)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 12 Dec 2014, 13:12
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Ben Jordan?

...er no questions asked :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Dec 2014, 22:26
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Ben Jordan?

...er no questions asked :P

Yes, that must be right. Here's why:

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Ben Jordan there's the inward half-"enjo / ying" and the left-over letters can spell "brand" but scrambled (messed-up)


Damn, you're good at guessing stuff just by letter count! :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Dec 2014, 00:43
Very correct indeed!  I'll have to make the next one even more cryptic.... (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Dec 2014, 12:01
Damn, you're good at guessing stuff just by letter count! :)

This is art :-D

Fetuses region(9', 9, 9)
AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Dec 2014, 13:47
Is that 27 letters :shocked:, or is the first word 9.9 letters long?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Dec 2014, 13:52
Is that 27 letters :shocked:, or is the first word 9.9 letters long?

27 letters... I edited the first post.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Dec 2014, 18:23
Fetuses region(9', 9, 9)

Sorry for the grammatical henpecking, but the apostrophe makes me wonder: do you mean fetuses (plural of fetus) or fetus's/fetus' (belonging to a fetus -both are apparently acceptable)?

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Dec 2014, 19:50
Plural (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Dec 2014, 23:53
Wild stab in the dark, almost entirely built on letter count:

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Dualnames' embryonic territory.

...I wouldn't dwell too long on the precise meaning of that solution, if I were you. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Dec 2014, 01:56
purely on word count...

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Beginners' Technical Questions


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Dec 2014, 02:07
purely on word count...

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Beginners' Technical Questions


Ahhhhh you got it right I'm sure:
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A fetus being the ultimate beginner and that thread being their area.


Nice one!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Dec 2014, 02:35
OK on the assumption I got it right.

WHEN INSULTING THE LANGUAGE GEEKS USE, BE SURE TO ADD THE L WORD. (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Dec 2014, 03:19
OK on the assumption I got it right.

no need for an assumption! You are correct :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Dec 2014, 07:04
OK on the assumption I got it right.

WHEN INSULTING THE LANGUAGE GEEKS USE, BE SURE TO ADD THE L WORD. (9)

A wrong answer:

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Fleetless

Reasoning: Insult: FU / Geek language: LEET / L word: LES (lesbian) so... FULEETLES therefore: FLEETLESS


Wrong I'm sure but let's see if any hints about right track/wrong track are forthcoming... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Dec 2014, 10:14
Wrong I'm sure but let's see if any hints about right track/wrong track are forthcoming... ;)

Sorry Mandle, you've got the clues split up correctly but the answers are wrong.

Since you asked, I will give a hint :

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It is adventure related


and a big hint (use only if you cant work it out)

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 the 'L word' is part of the answer, 'L space' points to the whole answer
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 14 Dec 2014, 10:38
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Discworld ?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Dec 2014, 10:41
Nice one Cassiebg.

Now own up did you get from the hints? :)

EDIT: explanation

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 DIS (insult) C (language of the geeks) WORLD (L WORD)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Dec 2014, 10:59
Now own up did you get from the hints? :)

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L-space was a pretty massive hint!!! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 14 Dec 2014, 13:44
Now own up did you get from the hints? :)

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L-space was a pretty massive hint!!! (laugh)


True, but I don't like to drag these things on :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 14 Dec 2014, 15:13
Yup, that was exactly it. You didn't really needed any other clue... special since I just played and finished it this year... (laugh)

Please, anyone else post a clue, I'm no good at it. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Dec 2014, 17:17
Use anger reversely as a split mod

This one shouldn't need a letter-count as it's just that easy ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 Dec 2014, 02:15
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Danger Mouse!

"Use anger" reversely = anger use, then split "mod" for d+anger and mo+use



Oceanspirit crossed idol (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Dec 2014, 04:26
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Danger Mouse!

"Use anger" reversely = anger use, then split "mod" for d+anger and mo+use



Exactly!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 16 Dec 2014, 22:19
Yeah, that's right.  Too hard for you guys.  At least, that's what the folks over at the FPS & RPG Forums told me. (nod)  They said you guys couldn't solve your way out of an optional true-false questionnaire.  And something about your mama too, but that doesn't bear repeating. (wrong)  But I was all like, "hey, give them a chance!  These guys are pretty clever if they put their minds to it."  I guess time will tell who was right.... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 16 Dec 2014, 23:06
Yeah, that's right.  Too hard for you guys.  At least, that's what the folks over at the FPS & RPG Forums told me. (nod)  They said you guys couldn't solve your way out of an optional true-false questionnaire.  And something about your mama too, but that doesn't bear repeating. (wrong)  But I was all like, "hey, give them a chance!  These guys are pretty clever if they put their minds to it."  I guess time will tell who was right.... ;)

(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

Well, I kinda have an excuse: I'm on holidays from work so these first few days I have been catching up on a lot of AGS games I bookmarked to play during the year but wanted to wait until I had the time to play long runs at a time. (Just finished Donna: Avenger Of Blood... freaking amazing game!!! And Principles Of Evil I & II... very beautiful games)

I have had a look at the clue yesterday and thinking on it...Time shall indeed tell ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Dec 2014, 11:48
Oceanspirit crossed idol (8)
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EMOTICON
Emo (OSD is emo)
T (because you dot your Is and 'cross' your Ts)
Icon (another word for an idol)

I thank you.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 18 Dec 2014, 00:59
Excellent use of logic, my friend.  Quite right, indeed.  Now somebody come up with another one that I can puzzle over, or I'll be obliged to come up with another one! (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 18 Dec 2014, 02:24
Oceanspirit crossed idol (8)
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EMOTICON
Emo (OSD is emo)
T (because you dot your Is and 'cross' your Ts)
Icon (another word for an idol)

I thank you.

Oh, you see...erm...I came up with that solution days ago but discarded it as ....ummm... being too obvious an answer for a Baron puzzle...so...yeah...

Seriously though: Man...getting that one without any hints...What the heck are you???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 18 Dec 2014, 03:35
Hehe. I confess it wasn't without the help of a thesaurus and a bit of luck. I thought 'crossed' meant X for ages, which was a devious trap. I was convinced it was 'lexicon' and Baron had got the word count wrong.

Let's see how this one plays out. Might be quite easy:
Tie him and him to Mr. Eliot. (11)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 19 Dec 2014, 02:11
Well, I've got two ideas:

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 1) "Tie him and him", to Mr. Eliot, implying Mr. Eliot would have an 11 letter term for tying two dudes.  Perhaps Mr. Eliot is T.S. Eliot, the famous poet?  Did he have an 11 letter poetic term for gay marriage? :-\

2) "Tie" means put together, so we're meant to combine "him and him" to "Mr. Eliot".  In this context, I'm assuming "him and him" equates to the accusative/dative third person plural "them" (4), which combined with "Mr Eliot" (7) gives 11 letters.  But I can't make any one word that makes any sense with those letters (although "toilet" is a fun partial usage ;-D ).  So either Mr. Eliot refers to some famous Mr. Eliot that I can not deduce from the clue (first name or last...?), or I actually have to use "him and him" (9) with a two letter name (and I've had no success with the obvious TS in this line of thought).  :-\


Anyone else had any brilliant ideas?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 19 Dec 2014, 02:47
@Baron
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You are correct in that Mr. Eliot refers to the famous T.S Eliot (but it's nothing to do with toilets, I'm afraid).
You were also right to shorten 'him and him', but 'them' is not the term I am looking for.

Keep going.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 Dec 2014, 12:26
So does "him and him" shorten to:

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men?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 12:43
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Attachments
??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 19 Dec 2014, 13:02
That is indeed the answer. Well done Cap'n.
Good teamwork, team. 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 13:41
Yes, until Baron pointed out the obvious "TS Eliot", I was thinking it might mean Billy, but with the missing L being some sort of clue! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 Dec 2014, 13:52
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Attachments
??

AMAZING!!!

Your mind is a polished masterpiece of crystal, whereas mine is but a handful of dust...

Here...let me show you, wait...I know I have it in one of these pockets...Or maybe it was behind the...

OH! There it was: under the rusted spring mattress. Now, let me show you fear in a...

SKREEEEEECCHHH!!!

Sorry, had one of my moments there:

I might have one:

Scanning the engine of a TIE Fighter: Enjoyable at first (8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 21 Dec 2014, 02:41
I might have one:

Scanning the engine of a TIE Fighter: Enjoyable at first (8)

I've got it I think, but can't 100% explain it.
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Function
'FUN' = enjoyable, and comes 'at first'
'CT' - CT scan
'ION' - ??? (Not sure what this has to do with TIE fighters.
I'm guessing 'engine' was a clue that it was AGS-related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Dec 2014, 07:04
I might have one:

Scanning the engine of a TIE Fighter: Enjoyable at first (8)

I've got it I think, but can't 100% explain it.
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Function
'FUN' = enjoyable, and comes 'at first'
'CT' - CT scan
'ION' - ??? (Not sure what this has to do with TIE fighters.
I'm guessing 'engine' was a clue that it was AGS-related


Yup...you got it alright. Well done!

And the bit you weren't sure about:

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 TIE stands for "Twin Ion Engines" ;)


Next please!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 21 Dec 2014, 16:40
No sound occurs after a fall (10)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 21 Dec 2014, 20:06
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wintermute?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 21 Dec 2014, 20:22
I'm pretty sure I was right there, so here's a really tricky one for your smarties:

article in king, then alien stopping ass-type (7, 6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 22 Dec 2014, 01:33
I'm pretty sure I was right there...
you were indeed. :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Dec 2014, 02:08
I just googled ass-type to no practical avail.  Are we talking "cherry round" here or "inverted heart"? :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Dec 2014, 05:06
I just googled ass-type to no practical avail.  Are we talking "cherry round" here or "inverted heart"? :=

(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Dec 2014, 05:12
Damn, I thought I was onto something with:

"Graham Cracker" but it just doesn't fit... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Dec 2014, 11:59
Some thoughts....
 
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I can't think of an "article" in king, but if you read it as article "inking" then it could refer to a writer or journalist of some kind. 

"Alien stopping ass-type" has me stumped though.  The obvious alien stopper is Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver.  I was thinking that she might run some sort of donkey sanctuary and have a favourite type, but she appears to be a city-girl through and through. :~(

So.... based on raw word-count and vague reference to someone who write's articles, I'm going to guess critic's lounge.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Dec 2014, 12:46
Some thoughts....
 
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I can't think of an "article" in king, but if you read it as article "inking" then it could refer to a writer or journalist of some kind. 

"Alien stopping ass-type" has me stumped though.  The obvious alien stopper is Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver.  I was thinking that she might run some sort of donkey sanctuary and have a favourite type, but she appears to be a city-girl through and through. :~(

So.... based on raw word-count and vague reference to someone who write's articles, I'm going to guess critic's lounge.


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I also thought of Ripley and donkeys and mules (that sounds weird after I wrote it) but then I thought there is another famous alien stopper by the name of Zak McKracken, but still couldn't get anything to fit right: Zakbum....Bumzak...Butzak...etc

As for king and article: I tried fitting the article "the" into "king" many ways as the letter count matches, but couldn't make anything work there either...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 22 Dec 2014, 13:41
Some thoughts....
 
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I can't think of an "article" in king, but if you read it as article "inking" then it could refer to a writer or journalist of some kind. 

"Alien stopping ass-type" has me stumped though.  The obvious alien stopper is Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver.  I was thinking that she might run some sort of donkey sanctuary and have a favourite type, but she appears to be a city-girl through and through. :~(

So.... based on raw word-count and vague reference to someone who write's articles, I'm going to guess critic's lounge.


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I also thought of Ripley and donkeys and mules (that sounds weird after I wrote it) but then I thought there is another famous alien stopper by the name of Zak McKracken, but still couldn't get anything to fit right: Zakbum....Bumzak...Butzak...etc

As for king and article: I tried fitting the article "the" into "king" many ways as the letter count matches, but couldn't make anything work there either...


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I've also been exploring the definite article route but to no avail. I wonder if the alien clue might mean that the sequence ET appears at some point, but that dies to really get us far.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 22 Dec 2014, 15:03
I don't want to be some kind of Grinch when it comes to handing out clues, but I think you've come quite far, your thoughts combined.
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The only things you don't have yet is the king (a particular one (extra clue: A literary one, not game related and not Christmas related)) and something that goes with ass.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 22 Dec 2014, 17:08
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 Crimson Wizard?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 22 Dec 2014, 18:53
AnasAbdin, your ability to randomly guess stuff out of the blue has failed you this time! :=

Keep guessing, me merry hearties :) (or ask for clues)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 22 Dec 2014, 19:09
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Docking station would fit, at least as word count go, and for the 1st clue... except it doesn't fit your latest clue. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 22 Dec 2014, 19:37
But Andail! I was referring to King Crimson (also Crimson is the color of kings clothing). The second clue was only a guess since CW kicks ass in helping us (aliens) here in the forums :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 22 Dec 2014, 20:41
ok this fits but I'm not getting the 'aha moment'

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king is LEAR
definite article THE

LEARTHE ---> LEATHER

Then I got JACKET (JACKass & ET)

so my answer is LEATHER JACKET



About 40% of this is from others work. (so you all can share the blame if its wrong :))
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 22 Dec 2014, 21:11
Correct! Well reasoned, Dadalus
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 22 Dec 2014, 21:53
Aha :-D

60% of me takes a bow :)

Lets try this one MY DOG SOILED A CLUB BUT HES NOT THE ALPHA (8,3)

Hint

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The answer is adventure related but not AGS related.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Dec 2014, 00:07
Oh, nice work Dadalus ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Dec 2014, 00:18
Can't quite explain my workings properly but is it
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Infinity Bit
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 01:29
Incorrect CaptainD.

I don't like to drag these out so hints.

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Its an adventure game from the 80s, successful at the time though obscure now.

I only thought of it because I won a copy of it in a competition a computer magazine ran. You had to design a save routine for a commercial text adventure that didn't have a SAVE command (Sphinx Adventure).

Now get googling!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Dec 2014, 02:01
MY DOG SOILED A CLUB BUT HES NOT THE ALPHA (8,3)

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I'm guessing that "not the alpha" means not the first title in the series.  Based on word count and a very fuzzy notion of where the 1980s ended, I'm going to guess Gobliins III
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 02:12
Sorry Baron as usual your answers zoom over me (I am no Drax :)).

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'not the alpha' is not a number, its more like the last word.


I have just done some searching, and I'm shocked to find you can actually trace my real name (by using my previous hint) if you look hard enough (though trust me its a needle in a haystack so don't try) I only found it cause I remembered my name (after ten minutes :)). Bonus 10 points for this (though PM me please, I prefer to remain anonymous). Though really don't bother as you will end up hating me for it :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Dec 2014, 02:49
I'm guessing that "not the alpha" refers to either:

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A letter of the Greek alphabet with 3 letters so: Eta, Rho, Tau, Phi, Chi , Psi...

Or it means "Bet" as in Alphabet minus Alpha.

But I couldn't find any games that fit.

(Usually the opposite of Alpha is Omega but doesn't fit the letter count also)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 03:05
Mandle

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 you are very close (think biblical) and remember its the last word
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Dec 2014, 05:01
Mandle

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 you are very close (think biblical) and remember its the last word


Ah so the word is:

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End.... So "XXXXXXXX End"...I still can't find it though...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 05:16
ok my last clue (off to bed now)

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 the first word could be thought of as two 4 letter words stuck together
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Dec 2014, 07:56
Ahh, I'm good at 4-letter words. Is it:
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Fuckwank End?

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Dec 2014, 08:39
Not alpha =
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Omega
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 09:02
Stupot+

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No :)


CaptainD

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see my earlier reply to Mandle, you and he were on the right track with Omega. He has now figured out that the second word is END.


Further hints
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The first word is **** (a club) & **** (think of a dog and soil).



The answer is probably too obscure so I will give a larger clue in a few hours if no one gets it.
 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Dec 2014, 10:26
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Woodbury End?

Catalog:
"MY DOG SOILED A CLUB BUT HES NOT THE ALPHA"

SOILED A CLUB = bury a stick of wood
NOT THE ALPHA = The end!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 11:12
Correct and what a frustrating game it was in my teen years, and I've only gone downhill since then :)

Your reasoning was correct though I was thinking

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 club=WOOD (golf) , and a dog that soiled it (BURY). Though your way works.

EDIT: and of course 'I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end' so 'not the Alpha' gives you Omega or 'End'.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Dec 2014, 11:37
Yay! :-D
You'll make me visit the garage and look for the oldies this weekend :-D

Mordack after an endless felony's heir (7,6)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Dec 2014, 11:59
Haha. I wonder...
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CRIMSON WIZARD

Mordack is the wizard from King's Quest. And that comes after:
Crim, being crime without the last e
Son, the oldest if which is traditionally the heir to whatever is going.

 Here's one:
Chicken Guy Beginnings (6,6)

Clue:
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 Play it!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 23 Dec 2014, 12:30
...
 Here's one:
Chicken Guy Beginnings (6,6)

Clue:
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 Play it!


I'm assuming this is

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Henman Origins, but that would be (6,7)?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Dec 2014, 12:33
Well done Stupot+ :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 24 Dec 2014, 00:07
I'm sure Dadalus is right so here's another one:

Apple wizard wired from behind to the earth. (10,5)

:-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Dec 2014, 05:18
I dunno... (roll)

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 Apple wizard makes me think of Isaac Newton, or William Tell, or Steve Jobs, or Steve Wozniak, or that weird wire-framed rolly-majiggy from the shopping channel that harvests ground-fall fruit. (roll)  So yeah, no progress here.


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Wired from behind makes me think of "plugged in", but I can't come up with a synonym that makes any sense. :sad:


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Since "earth" is not capitalized, this makes me think of lying or dropping or falling, or maybe gardening.... I don't know.   :undecided:


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Based on my confusion above and a wild stab at the word-count, I conclude that the clue refers to razzmatazz droop :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 Dec 2014, 06:16
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razzmatazz droop :=

This is the best band name ever. Official!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 24 Dec 2014, 08:26
Just a few thoughts, no guess.

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 'apple wizard wired from behind' made me think that you remove wired from 'applewizard'. Which got me as far as 'applza', at which point my brain short circuited and I died.

I may have another attempt in my next life (unless I come back as a frog).

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 24 Dec 2014, 20:23
Sorry but none of the above is correct; time for a few pointers. :)

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The first two clue words refer to the second word of the solution.


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The first word would have been capitalized even if it wasn't the first word of the clue.


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Baron is right about plugged but rather find a synonym for 'wired to earth'.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 24 Dec 2014, 23:20
ok I think i have it

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 Background as BACK(from behind) and GROUND(wired to the earth). Then I stumbled around with Apple wizard for a bit, and then it hit me. iMage would be an Apple wizard if they made one.

So BACKGROUND IMAGE.



EDIT: My brain has just short circuited again, ribbit .:)

On the assumption that I am right :

THIS GAME IS FAULTY, IT MUST BE ON DRUGS (5,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 25 Dec 2014, 00:21
You're absolutely right. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Dec 2014, 15:14
THIS GAME IS FAULTY, IT MUST BE ON DRUGS (5,5)

Oh my God...IT MUST BE:

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SPEED BUGGY

BUGGY as in a faulty game and SPEED as in the drug. Not sure how the order got switched but the game is just that awesome that a reversal of time itself is possible!!!

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 26 Dec 2014, 17:16
Correct, as for the order I figured that
 
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BUGGY was the noun
SPEED was the adjective



Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Dec 2014, 23:33
Correct, as for the order I figured that
 
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BUGGY was the noun
SPEED was the adjective


Hehe, works for me! And thanks for that one man. Brought a smile to my face ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 Dec 2014, 03:52
Merry Christmas:

Muddled aspects about the Spanish question make extensive lampoonery (5,5)

;-D

edit: Adventure related

edit edit: reordered clue to read more clearly. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 27 Dec 2014, 09:41
the only thing I can think of is

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BOARD QUEST.

I was thinking QUE (Spanish question) & (BOO) for lampoonery. After that I ran out of ideas.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 27 Dec 2014, 10:12
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Space Quest?

I'm not sure how the extensive lampoonery fits in but 'space' is an almost-anagram of 'aspects'. In fact if makes 'space st' so I guess you put the final 'st' after 'que' to make 'quest'
Actually, that's too convoluted. I suppose you just solve the Spanish question first, to give 'aspects que' and then un-muddle it.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 27 Dec 2014, 12:41
stupot+ I think your right

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Space Quest?

...but 'space' is an almost-anagram of 'aspects'. In fact if makes 'space st' so I guess you put the final 'st' after 'que' to make 'quest'



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I think this is what Baron intended :)  'ASPECTS' muddled about 'QUE'.)

Nice one.

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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 Dec 2014, 13:51
Correct!

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Aspects muddled = spacest
spanish question = que
about = space que st
extensive = spacious ;)
spacious lampoonery = I was trying to come up with a not so obvious secondary clue for space quest.... (roll)


Good solving guys!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 27 Dec 2014, 21:28
Nobody jumping in?

Ok, time for an easy one.

PROMOTING A MAJOR CONFABULATION (7,10)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Dec 2014, 02:52
I think I got it....

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General Discussion

promoting a major = general

confabulation = informal discussion (although usually it's some sort of memory fabrication....(roll))


Just in case I was successful:

Bristly tangle set on mirror (7,5)

hint: AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 29 Dec 2014, 05:22
Aha, well done Baron.

As for yours it has to be

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Trilby's Notes (BRISTLY -->TRILBY & ON & SET---> NOTES)



Time for someone, other than me or Baron, to step up and set the next clue.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Dec 2014, 13:00
Sorry folks, I'm neither as smart nor as quick as Baron or Dadalus, and this is probably painfully easy, but at least it is my own!

Who is on fire in charge of the car on top of the hill?  Why, it’s Miss O’Hara, who is in the lead! (3,3,9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 29 Dec 2014, 13:08
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Red Hot Overdrive?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Dec 2014, 13:29
Well that didn't last long... you are quite correct Anas!


It took a whole 8 minutes... could you not have waited until it got into double figures?!?! :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 29 Dec 2014, 14:53
It took a whole 8 minutes... could you not have waited until it got into double figures?!?! :P

I don't usually notice the time on messages :-[

Here's a quick one I just came up with:

Surpassing The guitarist (7)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Dec 2014, 03:23
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 I'm thinking The Guitarist refers to Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, just because page would make a good ending for a clue.  There's also an outside chance it might be B.B. King, but that's harder to work into an answer.  Surpassing is where I start to lose it....  Cap?  Top?  That's all I got.... Somebody stand on the shoulders of this giant and take us the rest of the way.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Dec 2014, 08:50
Well Baron you're on the right track buddy 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Dec 2014, 09:21
The guitarist - I was thinking
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Jimi Hendrix
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Dec 2014, 11:41
The guitarist - I was thinking
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Jimi Hendrix
?

Nein.

Hint:
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Once the guitarist is revealed, the answer is obvious
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 30 Dec 2014, 16:51
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I don't know if "The guitarist" means something else than just a very prominent guitarist, in which case we have
Yngwie Malmsteen, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Santana
to mention a few. Santana made me think of Santa Claus, but that's not the right letters. 

If the italic The means something else, like a guitarist of any of the myriad "The [something]" bands, then I think we need more clues.

I too remain clueless about the "surpassing" part. I guess we simply need to add something to the name?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Dec 2014, 17:00
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I don't know if "The guitarist" means something else than just a very prominent guitarist, in which case we have
Yngwie Malmsteen, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Santana
to mention a few. Santana made me think of Santa Claus, but that's not the right letters. 

If the italic The means something else, like a guitarist of any of the myriad "The [something]" bands, then I think we need more clues.

I too remain clueless about the "surpassing" part. I guess we simply need to add something to the name?


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'The' is italic to indicate he is indeed a famous guitarist. You are on the right track with your guessing but still not the one. Believe me, once you get the name the surpassing part will be very conspicuous!


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you guys are going to kill me (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 30 Dec 2014, 17:28
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I wonder if surpassing means just adding -er or -est, is if you compared an adjective? Or should we add something like "more"

I also wonder if the guitarist is Mark Knopfler, in which case we have the rather viable mark to work with?

Just some wonderings.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Dec 2014, 17:32
Andail you're right about the surpassing part 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 30 Dec 2014, 17:39
Oh, ok.
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Slasher.

I made it with a lot of help, but still!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Dec 2014, 17:39
(laugh) correct!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 30 Dec 2014, 17:48
Double behind after almost one week, ends within (1, 3, 8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Ibispi on 30 Dec 2014, 18:48
I got it!
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almost one week = 6 day; double behind = assass; ends within = ends with "in" => 6 day assassin (an AGS game)!


I'm sure it's correct, so here's mine:
Area of a certain kind of travelling machines from another planet, where everything is backwards. (5, 4, 4)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 30 Dec 2014, 20:41
That was really good, BSP, I was sure my riddle would be harder than that...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Ibispi on 30 Dec 2014, 21:17
It just so happens that not long ago, someone on IRC mentioned this game, so it wasn't very hard for me. :tongue:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 30 Dec 2014, 23:09
Area of a certain kind of travelling machines from another planet, where everything is backwards. (5, 4, 4)
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Alien Time Zone

From another planet = alien
Time machine
Area = Zone
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Ibispi on 31 Dec 2014, 08:03
Correct, Stupot+! :grin: :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Jan 2015, 04:24
What, no puzzle today?  You force me to do this:

Dancing Eric Clapton, load forfeiture crackerjack (11, 5, 4, 6)

;)

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AGS related. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 01 Jan 2015, 10:20
Ok this took a bit of hunting down

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Narcoleptic Weight Loss Expert

Narcoleptic=Eric Clapton (rearranged)
Weight=Load
Loss=Forfeiture
&
Expert=Crackerjack



Please do not force me to set another clue :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Jan 2015, 21:59
Correct!  And now I'm afraid I will have to force you to come up with a new one, unless some generous soul steps in and saves you the effort. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 01 Jan 2015, 22:24
Fine, here we go then :-\

SINGLE DRIED FRUIT CONFUSED PINKHEART (1,4,2,3,4)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Jan 2015, 23:54
Aha!  I got one! :cheesy:

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A Date In The Park
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 00:20
Correct! As my mathematics teacher used to say, 'show your workings'.

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SINGLE DRIED FRUIT=A DATE
PINKHEART=IN THE PARK (Anagram)


over to you CaptainD.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 00:48
Hmm... should be in bed now, not sure why I'm not, but here goes...

Take the first name of the creator of a southwards trip minus the round letter, followed by a famous maid in miniature (3,10).

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 Jan 2015, 04:44
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Well a southwards trip refers almost certainly to The Journey Down, developed by Theo (which minus a round letter gives us The).  So The Ten Letter Thing.  A famous maid in miniature....  IN miniature?  But miniature only has 9 letters....  How old do you have to be to still qualify as a "maid", anyway?  Or is it a cleaning maid?  Not... Amelia Bedilia?!?  Other famous maids....  Was Mrs. Doubtfire a maid or a governess?  And what would make the maid miniature?  Maybe it's one of those little Roomba robot vacuum units?  Hmmmmm....  Amy Winehouse?  A small house would be a cottage, or a cabin.  Or a shed.  Or a hut.  My guess is The Wineshanty. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 05:32
Ok then lets try

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The Marionette.

I'd already figured out 'THE' though only by the number of letters, Baron has to take credit for the explanation.

Then I went all round the houses with Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orléans), and 'Minute Maid' (a beverage product line). Then it finally hit me 'Maid Marian' of Robin Hood fame. A little 'Marian'---> Marionette.

So I think this one is 50/50 with Baron, if I have guessed correctly.



EDIT: If I am correct then I throw it out to anyone who wants to jump in.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 02 Jan 2015, 06:47
I'm pretty sure you're right, so I'll sneak in with this one.

One small hand, a football body and only half a cell.

I'm going to withhold the letter-count at first because I think it would be too easy if it's not already.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 08:08
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A second face?
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Post by: Stupot on 02 Jan 2015, 08:17
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A second face?

Yep, well done. Mine are always too easy. It seems I underestimate you clever people :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 08:18
A Vendetta against Superman turns promise into destroyers of blades

I'm also doing away with numbers now, to crank up difficulty a notch
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 10:13
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V for Vendetta... Superman has an S as his logo... maybe we're only looking for these 2 letters here?  Not quite sure how the "against" would fit in though.

"turns promise into destroyer of blades" - I'm getting vow and mow there, think that blades are probably blades of grass rather than blades of steel.


That's as far as I've got... can't make anything of it yet.  Is it Adventure Game related?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 12:18
Initial thoughts

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The V in Vendetta is capitalized, perhaps this is significant. Not sure yet how this fits in with 'against Superman'.

'turns promise into destroyers of blades' could be SEMI-PRO, as a golfer would destroy plenty of blades (of grass).

Perhaps the answer is SEMI-PROFESSIONAL, though how the Vendetta against Superman fits in I have no idea.


EDIT

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"Vendetta against Superman" made me think of BATMAN (the embodiment of vendetta) as in 'Batman Vs Superman'.

Since the answer can't be 'BATMAN SEMI PRO' I can only think of "The Adventures of Fatman" as a possible solution, but I fear I am way off the mark.

Need someone else to solve this one unless I can somehow get a crowbar to Andail's head and have a peek inside. On second thoughts that might be too scary a place to look at :)



Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 13:06
Another thought...

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If my hunch about Vow and Mow was right, turning one into the other could mean changing the first letter into one midway between V and M, which would be R, so it would be Row.  Is that along the right lines?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 13:36
You're a bit off, but then again this one was rather bad, not at all as brilliant as my last! Just one word, 10 letters.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 13:45
I take it "blades" doesn't here refer to
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Sheffield United Football Club
? (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Ibispi on 02 Jan 2015, 13:56
Ok, I've got it, it's very simple. :wink:

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A is an article in English grammar = THE (also article) + Vendetta; V for Vendetta is a movie where some characters wear masks of Guy Fawkes, and Guy Fawkes was probably not fat, since he was a catholic, so FAT + against Superman => there is movie which is supposed to be released in 2016, called Batman vs(against) Superman, so BATMAN + turns promise into destroyers of blades = sounds like some kind of an ADVENTURE.
All summarized it's THE ADVENTURES OF FATMAN. Easy. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 14:03
Wow... that logic is very... special! :-D 8-0
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 02 Jan 2015, 14:08
Aha, a simple acronym. AVAST PIDOB
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 14:43
1. Think of a topical kind of promise.
2. Who's know for their destroyed sharp-edged weapons?

The rest are just about substituting a letter... yeah this one wasn't very good.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 17:03
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I'm toying with the idea that it might be something to do with vacant (v a kent)? empty promises?

After that I am out of ideas, inspiration and sheer stubbornness is not helping me with this one :)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 02 Jan 2015, 17:50
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Revolution?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 18:33
Yes, thanks 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 18:53
some kind of explanation would be nice :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 02 Jan 2015, 18:55
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I got it from the hint of the makers of Broken Sword :)

8-)

It is as confusing as this one (2)

AGS related... I think.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 02 Jan 2015, 20:05
Hints for my riddle: Topical promise = resolution (as in new year's...) Exchange S for V and you get revolution, and Revolution Software keeps making Broken Sword games.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2015, 20:12
I think my brain just exploded.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 02 Jan 2015, 22:49
Ok, trying to solve one of Andail's puzzles should come with a health warning:

MAY CAUSE HEAD TO EXPLODE

Below it a little picture of mine and CaptainD's heads detonating in a visual cacophony of  technicolour (with on overabundance of red and grey).

I officially raise the white flag for today :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Jan 2015, 03:34
It is as confusing as this one (2)

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F1


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If that's not the answer, consider it a cry for help. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 04 Jan 2015, 03:39
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If that's not the answer, consider it a cry for help. :)

Nope, sorry.
Hints:
It's AGS related.
It's not a key on the keyboard.
It (the answer) is as confusing as this one (this cryptic puzzle)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Jan 2015, 03:48
It is as...

I was going to make another joke guess and say "as", since it is as, but I've thought of something that is definitely more confusing and possibly AGS related:

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AI


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 04 Jan 2015, 04:01
Nope (laugh)
Not EVEN close.
Bonus Hint:
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It is as confusing as this one (2)
or
It is as confusing as this one (5, 5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 04 Jan 2015, 05:17
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 Do you actually mean: 'IT (information technology) is as confusing as this one'?

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 04 Jan 2015, 05:28
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 Do you actually mean: 'IT (information technology) is as confusing as this one'?
Nope.

Hinty hint:
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Pay attention to the numbers.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 05 Jan 2015, 23:12
I think more hints are required before we get this one, I don't have a clue where to start :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Jan 2015, 04:10
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It's the most confusing AGS thread so far (at least to me)


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Baron and Stu already figured out that the answer could be written in two different forms except that it's not really considered an abbreviation.


The next hint will give it away.

Edit hint:
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What is written as words and characters and still can be pronounced exactly the same? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Jan 2015, 10:36
The only thing I can think of is...

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58
!?!?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Jan 2015, 10:42
You got it CaptainD!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 06 Jan 2015, 11:34
(http://i.imgur.com/fodfKsz.png)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 06 Jan 2015, 12:58
What? Wh..at?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Jan 2015, 13:02
Lol the puzzle is either too smart or too stupid. I think it's the latter :P
but seriously that game screwed my mind ???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 09 Jan 2015, 12:34
What has it got in its pocketses? (7, 4, 5, 9, 16)

(Just kidding) :)

Panhellenic meeting in an expert tube for imbalanced speck (5, 2, 10)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 09 Jan 2015, 20:31
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Games in Production

EXPERT TUBE =PRO DUCT
IMBALANCED SPECK = ION?
PANHELLENIC, err something to do with greek letter GAMMA?


the riddle-game was sacred and of immenseantiquity
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Ibispi on 09 Jan 2015, 20:44
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Games in Production

EXPERT TUBE =PRO DUCT
IMPERFECT SPECK = ION?
PANHELLENIC, err something to do with greek letter GAMMA?


the riddle-game was sacred and of immenseantiquity


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhellenic_Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhellenic_Games) Olympic games were called Panhellenic, because PAN-all + Hellenic-Greek = were events which united all Greek Polises. Ancient Greece was never one country, like other states which existed in that time period, the only thing that unified them was their language, religion and Olympic games, which happened every 4 years from year 776. BCE.
Appearently, there were other games than Olympic which also belonged to Panhellenic games. I didn't know that. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 09 Jan 2015, 21:37
Ahh, I was thinking Greek letters but your explanation makes sense.

Once I figured out what 'EXPERT TUBE' meant, it was just a case of figuring out the rest.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 10 Jan 2015, 01:34
Correct, as usual. (roll) :)  But I'll get you crazy kids next time! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 10 Jan 2015, 04:25
This socialist is cut short before another engine. (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Jan 2015, 08:45
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Is part of the answer Karma?  (Karl Marx - cut short)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 10 Jan 2015, 13:14
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Community?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 10 Jan 2015, 15:43
AnasAbdin is correct.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 11 Jan 2015, 04:20
Dadalus glad to see you didn't shoot yourself!

A misspelled heavy metal song(4, 2, 7)

A
G
S
related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 11 Jan 2015, 14:57
do you need to know Heavy Metal to solve this? (spinning chamber as we speak :))
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 11 Jan 2015, 18:03
Kinda...

clue:
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...by MetallicA
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jan 2015, 00:32
Okay, I'm just gonna take a wild guess and say something like:

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Call Of Cthulhu?

It fits the letter count plus the original song title was misspelled, although it was "The Call Of Ktulhu"
Also I'm not quite sure how it's AGS related. Unless maybe AGS stands for "A Great Story" in this case?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 12 Jan 2015, 03:52
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Call Of Cthulhu?

It fits the letter count plus the original song title was misspelled, although it was "The Call Of Ktulhu"
Also I'm not quite sure how it's AGS related. Unless maybe AGS stands for "A Great Story" in this case?


MetallicA - The Call of Ktulu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1RTgznup5c)
One of my favorite working out music.

Your are correct Mandle ;)

I'm not quite sure how it's AGS related
:-\ ...it is an AGS game, isn't it?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jan 2015, 14:21
A backwards atmosphere and giant's third syllable follow behind the eye (6, 2, 4)

Adventure related...

EDIT: Changed to "giant's third syllable" and changed "eyes" to "eye" for accuracy, sorry...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Jan 2015, 00:19
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Well "atmosphere" backwards is probably air -> rai.  The longest syllable in English is apparently "screeched", but as that's nine letters it hardly helps us.... (roll)  "Behind the eyes" could mean a bunch of i's, or something behind the eyes like a "sinus" or a "brain" (both of which unhelpfully have five letters....).  So....  I'm going to guess Realty on Norm, just because the prefix for atmosphere is "aer" and this kid called Norm used to really get up my nose. :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2015, 01:59
Hidden hints relating to Baron's post:

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Well "atmosphere" backwards is probably air -> rai.
 

Hint:
[hide]Right method, wrong synonym...


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The longest syllable in English is apparently "screeched", but as that's nine letters it hardly helps us.... (roll)

Hint:
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maybe "the giant's third syllable" is more accurate, sorry...I will update the original hint...


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"Behind the eyes" could mean something behind the eyes like a "sinus" or a "brain" (both of which unhelpfully have five letters....).

Hint:
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"something behind the eyes" is correct, but not either of those words no...


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So....  I'm going to guess Realty on Norm, just because the prefix for atmosphere is "aer" and this kid called Norm used to really get up my nose. :P


Hahaha! Hilarious but wrong!
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Answer's Genre Hint:
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The answer is adventure genre related, not specifically AGS or adventure game related...

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 14 Jan 2015, 05:29
I'm not sure how to fit 'giant' into it, but:

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Temple of Doom
'Doom' is 'mood' spelled backwards, and mood is a kind of atmoshere.
And that follows:
'Temple' is part of the head kind of behind the eye.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2015, 05:37
I'm not sure how to fit 'giant' into it, but:

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Temple of Doom
'Doom' is 'mood' spelled backwards, and mood is a kind of atmoshere.
And that follows:
'Temple' is part of the head kind of behind the eye.


Exactly right!

The "giant's third syllable" referred to:

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"fee-fi-fo-fum", the third being "fo" which makes "mood fo" which backwards is "of doom", as you said following "temple" which is the region of the head just behind the eyes.


WELL DONE!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 14 Jan 2015, 06:26
Ahh of course! Clever. I was thinking along the lines of some famous folkloric giant's name that had 'of(or ov)' as the third syllable, like 'Zargarov' or something. But none came to me, and a quick google search came back empty.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 14 Jan 2015, 16:13
At least I had...
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...doom right... but I failed to realize it would be the last word... So I thought "Doomed to Hell"... just cause it fitted the word count... (laugh) but thought... nah, too violent... (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2015, 16:14
Here's one for stupot+ and the other Japanese speakers out there just for a lark:

Toilet Humour

AGS related...

Avoided letter count to make it a bit more challenging...

So yeah: Getting the answer right depends on knowing Japanese so anyone please feel free to run an English-based puzzle simultaneously
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 14 Jan 2015, 16:50
Here's one for stupot+ and the other Japanese speakers out there just for a lark:

Toilet Humour
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Ben Jordan :-)
Benjo = toilet
Joudan = humour/joke


(As a side, you might appreciate a joke I made on FB the other day that went largely unnoticed. There was news that a human tooth was found in some McDonald's fries in Japan.  So I said, "that's what I call a 歯ッピーセット"  :-D )
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jan 2015, 02:23
Here's one for stupot+ and the other Japanese speakers out there just for a lark:

Toilet Humour
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Ben Jordan :-)
Benjo = toilet
Joudan = humour/joke


(As a side, you might appreciate a joke I made on FB the other day that went largely unnoticed. There was news that a human tooth was found in some McDonald's fries in Japan.  So I said, "that's what I call a 歯ッピーセット"  :-D )

Hahaha good job on the answer and GREAT PUN also!!! YOINK!!! I'm soooo using that one with my classes starting from today!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 Jan 2015, 02:31
Ha ha!  What?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jan 2015, 04:25
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 @ Baron
Ha ha!  What?
So, 'ha' means 'tooth' in Japanese, I basically said 'That's what I call a Happy Meal,' but exchanged the first 'ha' with the character for 'tooth', so it's read the same, but with the added dental meaning :-).


But, not to derail the thread, here's another (easy) clue:

More than a small horse, Initial-D.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 Jan 2015, 04:37
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Düberpony! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jan 2015, 09:46
Ha ha!  What?

Either sheer genius or a great unintentional pun as well!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 15 Jan 2015, 22:46
I've just put on a song by The Vapors...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 16 Jan 2015, 15:03
now it's getting really cryptic...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AprilSkies on 16 Jan 2015, 15:28
Ahahahaha!!
Selmiak!
(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)
posting that everywhere (laugh)(laugh)


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 16 Jan 2015, 16:36
I suck at this game anyways but still try to get a clue sometimes. But now you start with cryptic japanese and kanji puns... I mean... WTF?! :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 16 Jan 2015, 20:09
I suck at this game anyways but still try to get a clue sometimes. But now you start with cryptic japanese and kanji puns... I mean... WTF?! :-D

I think this thread has slipped into an alternate reality.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Jan 2015, 02:33
The Japanese detour ended ages ago, dayo. There's a real easy one that seems to have gone largely unnoticed:

More than a small horse, Initial-D.


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Nope but you've correctly guessed the initial letter and the fact that involves a pony.
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It's adventure related an 8 7 letters.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Jan 2015, 06:52
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Deponia?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 17 Jan 2015, 06:53
Damn! Beaten by AnasAbdin by one second! :P

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Deponia ? ??? (beats me where the "more than a" fits in there though... (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Jan 2015, 07:39
Yes, well done Anas and Cassie (despite my apparently miscounting the number of letters, it is indeed 7, not 8).
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(beats me where the "more than a" fits in there though... (roll)

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My thinking was like 'D ponier', so adding 'er' to pony to make it more so :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Jan 2015, 09:49
Damn! Beaten by AnasAbdin by one second! :P

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Deponia ? ??? (beats me where the "more than a" fits in there though... (roll)


I think that is our first ever dead-heat!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Jan 2015, 10:41
And may this be a lesson to those skeptic about my intelligence and accusing me of counting numbers (nod)

:P

Sadly, it may be with you (4,5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 17 Jan 2015, 11:31
"Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so..."

Turns off song :)

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Blue Force


I'm back! (Puts down the gun and walks slowly away) :-\

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Jan 2015, 11:48
"Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japaneses, I really think so..."

Turns off song :)

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Blue Force


I'm back! (Puts down the gun and walks slowly away) :-\



Well well.. correct and that was quick!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Andail on 17 Jan 2015, 15:51
That was pretty good! I approve.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 Jan 2015, 03:14
The Dragon invades Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the US Minor Outlying Islands (11) ;)

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Adventure related ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Jan 2015, 02:31
The Dragon invades Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the US Minor Outlying Islands (11) ;)

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Adventure related ;-D


Well, I think the last part is:

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marium or mariumi, based on the abbreviations for those states/islands.


 Can't fit a dragon in:

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I guess it could be Smaug, but as you said "The Dragon" I'm leaning more towards Bruce Lee...Hmmmm...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Jan 2015, 02:36
Oh snap I got it!!!

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Machinarium

Reasoning: China is "The Dragon" invading the abbreviations MA, RI, and UM of the states and islands mentioned.


Very nice puzzle!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Jan 2015, 03:54
Excellent reasoning, my friend!  Where's that hats-off emoticon Ponch promised me....? :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Jan 2015, 03:56
Excellent reasoning, my friend!  Where's that hats-off emoticon Ponch promised me....? :=

(http://i.imgur.com/H7OiNmw.png)
8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 21 Jan 2015, 17:20
Hiding the main link is an unlisted faith (6)

AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Jan 2015, 01:49
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Region?

There are many faiths with names, but an unlisted one might just have the generic "religion" stamp.

When you hide the main link in re-li-gion, you are left with region.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Jan 2015, 02:18
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Region?

There are many faiths with names, but an unlisted one might just have the generic "religion" stamp.

When you hide the main link in re-li-gion, you are left with region.

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I think you're right, but the unlisted part refers to li being the shortcut code for making a list in the forums.

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 23 Jan 2015, 02:56
See, and I was hung up for the better part of today on "unlisted" meaning "not tipped or leaning". (roll)  Truly there is wisdom in crowds. (nod)

Edit: Soviet Russia's kingdom of the English Lacross Union (6)

AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Jan 2015, 06:39
You're correct.
Hiding the main link (html)
list <li>
faith = religion
unlisted re<li>gion

:P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Jan 2015, 09:26
Clever!  I think I was trying to separate this clue into too many separate parts... (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Jan 2015, 22:41
See, and I was hung up for the better part of today on "unlisted" meaning "not tipped or leaning". (roll)  Truly there is wisdom in crowds. (nod)

Edit: Soviet Russia's kingdom of the English Lacross Union (6)

AGS related.

I'm guessing something like:
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CCCP (or USSR) + ELU somehow I'm guessing...Or perhaps CCP (or SSR) + ELU as "kingdom" is already mentioned...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Jan 2015, 02:39
You're thinking too much.  It's more of a ...joke clue. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Jan 2015, 23:22
You're thinking too much.  It's more of a ...joke clue. ;)

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Something like: In Soviet Russia kingdom rules king....Or: lacross plays England...One of those kind of jokes?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 Jan 2015, 00:08
Well, the idea behind one of those jokes, anyway. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Jan 2015, 02:10
All right, hintsies time:

Not too much of a hint....
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Mandle has the ELU bit correct (but that was probably pretty obvious....;-D)


Bit more of a hint....
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In Soviet Russia, puzzle solves you!


Das über hint (Don't read if you don't want the puzzle given away!)
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For "Kingdom" you're looking for a suffix that denotes domain or jurisdiction
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Jan 2015, 02:27
D'OH!!! Got it:

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Module

Reasoning: -dom suffix from kingdom + elu, both turned backwards (as in Soviet Russia)


I had to use all the hints of course  :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Jan 2015, 13:46
Draw over the middle of your ass in the mirror after noting how much sag it has since the 23rd of January

AGS Related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 27 Jan 2015, 16:58
This makes one wonder what outside ppl would think of this topic, if they just randomly read this, not getting the meaning of the topic.. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Jan 2015, 17:44
This makes one wonder what outside ppl would think of this topic, if they just randomly read this, not getting the meaning of the topic.. (laugh)

This made me spit my drink!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Jan 2015, 22:33
Now is this ass an animal or a bottom?  It could make all the difference to the meaning.  (I have absolutely no ideas atm btw!)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Jan 2015, 02:49
Without a word count it is impossible to be sure, but I think....
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 Putting a mirrored "draw" down the middle of "ass" (ie over the middle s) produces the word "awards", and "sag" suspiciously is an anagram of some sort of adventure game creating software....  I can't say exactly the significance of the date, or the clue that scrambles "sag" and puts it in the front, but I feel pretty confident in guessing "AGS Awards".
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Jan 2015, 03:35
Without a word count it is impossible to be sure, but I think....
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 Putting a mirrored "draw" down the middle of "ass" (ie over the middle s) produces the word "awards", and "sag" suspiciously is an anagram of some sort of adventure game creating software....  I can't say exactly the significance of the date, or the clue that scrambles "sag" and puts it in the front, but I feel pretty confident in guessing "AGS Awards".


100% correct! Well done!

And yeah:

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I knew that once the fairly easy "awards" was figured out that the rest would be pretty obvious so that's why I didn't include a letter count and made the AGS part way too cryptical.

To answer your questions: The word "after" was supposed to indicate that "awards" should follow after "sag" rearranged in the order 231 (23rd of January). As I said: this bit way too cryptic without enough clear hints to indicate the code method, but I figured it was still solvable given the easy first bit.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 28 Jan 2015, 05:22
Ach! I'd been barking in completely the wrong woods.
I took 'the middle of your ass in the mirror' to be (d)onke(y) backwards. 'Ekno'. So I spent about an hour last night trying to force a 'T' in from of it and 'babylon' after it. To no avail :-(
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 28 Jan 2015, 06:40
This makes one wonder what outside ppl would think of this topic, if they just randomly read this, not getting the meaning of the topic.. (laugh)

I took 'the middle of your ass ... So I spent about an hour last night trying to force a 'T' in ...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Jan 2015, 08:41
This makes one wonder what outside ppl would think of this topic, if they just randomly read this, not getting the meaning of the topic.. (laugh)

I took 'the middle of your ass ... So I spent about an hour last night trying to force a 'T' in ...

**SPITS DRINK** (again)

Guys, seriously....I'm getting more wine on the wall than in my mouth...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 28 Jan 2015, 12:43
just to let you know, in german the letter T is often referred to as the 'hard d' and d is the soft t, but that's irrelevant now
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Jan 2015, 02:09
Not that I'm not curious about where all this is going but....

A swallowed E in ABBA's wallet (7)

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AGS Cryptic related :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 31 Jan 2015, 19:51
E for Effort, guys. :-  Now I've got to dodge the Bump Police (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51634.0) to keep this thread alive.  If I get busted I hope you lot can at least cobble together some bail money for me. (roll)

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I picked ABBA because they were Swedish and because they were musicians.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 31 Jan 2015, 22:01
So... er... something to do with
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notes
?  But... I got nothing else...

Hmm... actually...
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With the wallet thing... are the notes currency?  Dollars?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Feb 2015, 01:30
Something to do with....
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notes?


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(nod)


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Are the notes currency?


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The notes are notes.  But the wallet represents currency, yes.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Feb 2015, 08:21
E for Effort, guys. :-  Now I've got to dodge the Bump Police (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51634.0) to keep this thread alive.  If I get busted I hope you lot can at least cobble together some bail money for me. (roll)

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I picked ABBA because they were Swedish and because they were musicians.


Something like:

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Kroenas?


No idea what it means though but:

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Swedish currency is called Krona with an s for the plural, and an e in the middle (swallowed)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 01 Feb 2015, 11:50
Actually...
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I believe like that like in danish, plural is achieved with a r at the end, not an s (I know, makes no sense (roll) ). Assuming that is relevant to the puzzle... (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Feb 2015, 14:44
Just to keep everyone on the right track...
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Krona!  Good job.  Except A, E, and Krona are all just clues. :)


And now das Über Klüe, the last one that I'll give (do not read if you don't want the answer to be obvious!)
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What would A and E be to vocalists in ABBA?  How would the currency traders -or indeed a North American cryptic clue maker who has little exposure to anything Swedish except for a bed frame and some lamps that work intermittently (roll) - refer to the currency of their fortune?


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 01 Feb 2015, 16:28
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Is A swallowed E = Æ ?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 01 Feb 2015, 17:20
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Is A swallowed E = Æ ?


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No, that's F making sweet love from behind to E
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 01 Feb 2015, 17:38
Ha! Way too easy!

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do.. re.. mi.. fa.. Selmiak!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 01 Feb 2015, 18:41
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Is A swallowed E = Æ ?


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No, that's F making sweet love from behind to E


:-D

Ha! Way too easy!

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do.. re.. mi.. fa.. Selmiak!!


I was going to guess it from the beginning by letter count... but then I thought it'd be better if kept professional :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 01 Feb 2015, 20:23
Okay, an easy one, possibly:

Flying followers of a little green vegetable. (8)

(AGS related)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 01 Feb 2015, 20:59
Ha! Way too easy!

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do.. re.. mi.. fa.. Selmiak!!


I was going to guess it from the beginning by letter count... but then I thought it'd be better if kept professional :P

RUSRS?  :-D








.... I don't get it :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Feb 2015, 22:51
.... I don't get it :-[

Me neither! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Feb 2015, 23:13
Concerning the last solution:
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 A = la, E = mi, SEK = Swedish Krona symbol
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Feb 2015, 23:18
YoU'rE aLL inSANe!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 01 Feb 2015, 23:20
coooooool. What a clever puzzle. 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 Feb 2015, 21:09
Flying followers of a little green vegetable. (8)

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Well, when I eat lima beans I get this flying cloud of methane following me around.... :P  Anyway, the chemical composition of methane is CH4, and on Channel 4 last night  there was another episode of the Undateables, which makes me nauseous and light-headed when I watch it, so I'm going to guess DOWNFALL. :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 03 Feb 2015, 02:23
Concerning the last solution:
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 A = la, E = mi, SEK = Swedish Krona symbol


(http://media.tumblr.com/0642418b0dd4b2e632bc7da8beade87c/tumblr_inline_nh1zutImLg1rmymsc.gif)

D'OH!!! Great puzzle though Baron! Very well constructed.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 03 Feb 2015, 02:47
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Well, when I eat lima beans I get this flying cloud of methane following me around.... :P  Anyway, the chemical composition of methane is CH4, and on Channel 4 last night  there was another episode of the Undateables, which makes me nauseous and light-headed when I watch it, so I'm going to guess DOWNFALL. :=


Completely wrong, but thanks for sharing your intriguing thought process. :tongue:

Some help:
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The word "followers" can also be taken in a bit more... grammatical sense, if that's the right expression.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AprilSkies on 03 Feb 2015, 09:55
Flying followers of a little green vegetable. (8)

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Well, when I eat lima beans I get this flying cloud of methane following me around.... :P  Anyway, the chemical composition of methane is CH4, and on Channel 4 last night  there was another episode of the Undateables, which makes me nauseous and light-headed when I watch it, so I'm going to guess DOWNFALL. :=


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
this made my day (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 03 Feb 2015, 17:14
Okay, more hints. :P

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Those followers of a little green vegetable are following all sorts of other crazy stuff...

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A rupee box

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A pizza cradle

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A vision of dystopian future
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Feb 2015, 05:03
Flying followers of a little green vegetable. (8)

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OK, I'm going to put my serious-cap on and try to figure this out.  I'm pretty sure the little green vegetable is Brussels sprouts.  I mean, peas would work better as a partial answer, but aren't they like legumes or something?  So it's gotta be Brussels sprouts. :=

The "flying followers" intrigue me.  For a while I could not think beyond my first impulse: My Little Ponies.  But eventually I broke down and started reading the hints, and reluctantly abandoned my original hypothesis.

[hide]The word "followers" can also be taken in a bit more... grammatical sense, if that's the right expression.

[/quote]

Since grammar typically refers to syntax or morphology of words, and since secondary clues all referred to seemingly random nouns, I theoretically postulate that the next logical "following" would be a verb.  But which flying verb?  Flying?  Floating?  Levitating?  Maybe, if we expand "grammar" to include punctuation we can get actual flying marks, like quotes and apostrophes, and the ever flexible tilde....  Or maybe the clue refers to other symbols that you see floating in the superscript, like ™ or ®?  R?  Wait!  "Flying Followers" + "Little Green Vegetables" is

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®® + chives!

Arrrrrr Chives!

Archives!  (nod)

[/hide]
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 04 Feb 2015, 05:26
Ponch, if that's right you are a greater man than I.  Well, you already are but I'm talking even greater than that.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Feb 2015, 10:18
Ponch, if that's right you are a greater man than I.  Well, you already are but I'm talking even greater than that.

You were fooled by the sleeping cow avatar!  That is not Ponch, in fact it is none other than Baron!

(Unless you were joking about it being Ponch, in which case I withdraw my remark with much embarrassment... :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Feb 2015, 12:22
Sorry for the confusion.  My server is down and I needed a sexy avatar to span the gap. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 04 Feb 2015, 13:18
Ponch, if that's right you are a greater man than I.  Well, you already are but I'm talking even greater than that.

You were fooled by the sleeping cow avatar!  That is not Ponch, in fact it is none other than Baron!

(Unless you were joking about it being Ponch, in which case I withdraw my remark with much embarrassment... :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[)
No no no, the embarrassment is all mine. I totally thought I was talking to Ponch :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 04 Feb 2015, 16:37
Don't be embarrassed alone Stu... I was fooled as well :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 04 Feb 2015, 17:32
Yeah, I also thought my riddle was so cool that a random Ponch appeared out of nowhere and randomly started solving it in a Baronesque sort of way for no reason... :-[

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OK, I'm going to put my serious-cap on and try to figure this out.  I'm pretty sure the little green vegetable is Brussels sprouts.  I mean, peas would work better as a partial answer, but aren't they like legumes or something?  So it's gotta be Brussels sprouts. :=
Congratulations, well done, it's either a pea or a Brussels sprout!

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Since grammar typically refers to syntax or morphology of words, and since secondary clues all referred to seemingly random nouns, I theoretically postulate that the next logical "following" would be a verb.
You've sort of lost me there, but no, that's not quite what I had in mind when I said 'grammatical'.

But anyway, let's focus on other things for now:
[hide]Seemingly random nouns? No way! Don't you know everything is intricately connected when you're a crazy follower?
In other words, all three sub-puzzles are puzzles in their own right, so you might as well all give it a shot and start guessing, yay! :P

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[Flying][followers of [a little green vegetable / a rupee box etc.]]
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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 04 Feb 2015, 21:49
This was one of the best examples of subtle trolling I've ever seen, Baron! Like others, I was fooled as well! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Feb 2015, 01:10
Probably the wrong track here but if the vegetable is "pea":

Could the followers be:

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the letters following P: QRSTUV etc?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Dadalus on 05 Feb 2015, 01:54
I haven't a clue but 'flying followers' has led me to become a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (a real thing I kid you not).

EDIT: I am loading up my six shooter again...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 05 Feb 2015, 02:55
This was one of the best examples of subtle trolling I've ever seen, Baron! Like others, I was fooled as well! (laugh)

Doesn't there have to be some sort of malicious intent for it to count as trolling?  Anyway, I've changed my avatar so it's less likely that people mistake me for the big P.  Bear in mind that with my own server down, I'm pretty much limited to what I can scrounge off of the Barn Runner website. :-D

Edit
P.S. Another guess:
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You keep emphasizing crazy things, so I'm guessing I need to do "prefix for flying" + "word for crazy".  Thus, the only logical conclusion is:
[hide]Astroloco! :=

;)
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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Adeel on 05 Feb 2015, 11:29
This was one of the best examples of subtle trolling I've ever seen, Baron! Like others, I was fooled as well! (laugh)
Doesn't there have to be some sort of malicious intent for it to count as trolling?

Sadly, trolling is associated with malicious intents indeed. But we can change that! ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 05 Feb 2015, 12:25
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Could the followers be:

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the letters following P: QRSTUV etc?

Good guess, but not quite...

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P.S. Another guess:
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You keep emphasizing crazy things, so I'm guessing I need to do "prefix for flying" + "word for crazy".  Thus, the only logical conclusion is:
[hide]Astroloco! :=

;)[/hide]
Soo close! I assume you know the answer now, but what about the rest of you??

Huge hint:
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A rupee box - chest


I'm really sorry this has been dragging for so long, and sorry for not being capable of giving friendly and easy-to-understand hints. :(
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Feb 2015, 14:40
Ahhhhhh I think I have cracked a part of this:

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Followers of a
little green vegetable: Peanuts
rupee box: Chestnuts
pizza cradle: Doughnuts
dystopian future: Brazil nuts


But yeah:
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nuts
is I'm pretty sure this part of the answer...

So I'm going to guess:

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wingnuts?


even though I still have no idea how this word is AGS related...But I have a feeling it may be right...

If not I guess I just get kicked in the balls and end up with:

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soarnuts
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 05 Feb 2015, 15:07
Awesome work, you're absolutely right about the second part! ;-D

This is a hint just for you:
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What's a good way to look up AGS games?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Feb 2015, 15:16
Ahhhh got it:

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Aeronuts


I see that Baron got it first though really, but didn't want give it away...

Awesome puzzle!

NEEEEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cuiki on 05 Feb 2015, 15:30
Yay, good job! 8-)

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I see that Baron got it first though really, but didn't want give it away...
Well, maybe he did, maybe he didn't. :P I still think you're the rightful winner, if nothing else just for figuring out the 'pizza cradle' and 'dystopian future' parts!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 05 Feb 2015, 16:03
Ahh nice work Mandle. Good puzzle Cuiki. :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 Feb 2015, 23:22
Yay, good job! 8-)

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I see that Baron got it first though really, but didn't want give it away...
Well, maybe he did, maybe he didn't. :P I still think you're the rightful winner, if nothing else just for figuring out the 'pizza cradle' and 'dystopian future' parts!

Pizza cradle was the toughest (as I'm a huge fan of Terry Gilliam films) because there actually exists a product called "Pizza Cradle" so of course, like a dummy, I read their entire site looking for hidden hints before realizing the obvious answer... (laugh)

This also made me aware of an interesting-looking game I didn't know about so thanks for that!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 06 Feb 2015, 02:31
Quote
I see that Baron got it first though really, but didn't want give it away...
Well, maybe he did, maybe he didn't. :P

Mind games in the Cryptic Clue thread!?!  Well, I never.... :X ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 06 Feb 2015, 06:16
Funnily enough, I watch Brazil last week for the first time. I thought I'd seen it before but it was not what I thought. I actually didn't really like it at all. 12 Monkeys is great though. I also rewatched that last week so it was fresh in my mind for watching the new TV show (which, by the way, isn't toooo bad).

Sorry for going off topic. New clue please :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 06 Feb 2015, 15:46
Any lack of quality in a game should be berated even if done well, provided that the rating is considered ahead of the negative value of the work and the positive execution added as an afterthought (9)

I think this one is so easy for the giant brains we have working on this stuff that I'm not even going to insult you all with a context... (letter count added)

For now...

DISCLAIMER:
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Oh, and I just want to add that once "THE ANSWER" in hit upon: I meant no disrespect...I love "THE ANSWER"...The puzzle was just the way it came together
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 06 Feb 2015, 18:08
Uh, what? :confused:  You can count me out as one of the 'big brains' around here. :-D

But here's the math equivalent I think. I'm sure this will help:  ((game-quality)*b - work) + execution
I'm dying to here the answer now.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 06 Feb 2015, 19:04
I wonder if wordcount or lettercount is better suited as some helper here?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Feb 2015, 19:49
For some reason I thought of
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Stupot+
but it was only really because of the "positive execution added as an afterthought" bit.  You might as well have written it in Swahili for all I understood it!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 06 Feb 2015, 22:32
I wonder if wordcount or lettercount is better suited as some helper here?

Awwwwww alriiiiiight:

(9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Feb 2015, 07:21
Is that a nine or a selmiak six? (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 07 Feb 2015, 10:43
Is that a nine or a selmiak six? (laugh)

Awwww crap....now that would have been really cryptic of me...But I missed the chance...

It's a 9 :(
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 Feb 2015, 13:34
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 trollsong?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2015, 15:05
@Baron - technically that would be (5,4) :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Feb 2015, 15:11
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 trollsong?


Nope...

I have looked over the puzzle again and, while it has multiple layers, with some synonym-based thinking somebody should hit that moment where it all becomes obvious in a flash of inspiration...

(Probably Stupot+...This is exactly the kind of puzzle he will obsess over while teaching bratty Japanese kids)

(But HanaIndyana came very, veeeeerrryyy close with the formula)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 08 Feb 2015, 16:46
Seriously?! It read like a math formula to me, but figured I was totally off in left field.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Feb 2015, 15:25
Any lack of quality in a game should be berated even if done well, provided that the rating is considered ahead of the negative value of the work and the positive execution added as an afterthought (9)

Looks like time for a hint:

What is the order of the puzzle?
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The rating comes first, then the negative value of the work, and then the positive execution last


:P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2015, 15:29
I've got nothing, but could the 'rating' part have something to do with stars (or cups)?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Feb 2015, 15:32
I've got nothing, but could the 'rating' part have something to do with stars (or cups)?

Not at all...

In fact:

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HanaIndyana already cracked what the "rating" means in their formula
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2015, 16:07
Oh I get it:
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 berated = B-rated


And the rest of it has just hit me:
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 Negative value = lack (as in lacking some quality)
Positive execution = well (as in done or executed well)

Thus: Blackwell :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Feb 2015, 16:26
Well done mate!  (Assuming you got it right... certainly looks right to me, don't think I would have ever got it tbh. :-[)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 Feb 2015, 23:35
Oh I get it:
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 berated = B-rated


And the rest of it has just hit me:
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 Negative value = lack (as in lacking some quality)
Positive execution = well (as in done or executed well)

Thus: Blackwell :-)


100% correct!!! I'm gonna split credit for this win between HanaIndyana and Stupot+

Well done big brains!

Okay....next please!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: HanaIndiana on 10 Feb 2015, 00:38
Can't believe you figured that out Stupot+ ;-D  I think I'll leave you to give the next clue, if that's okay. I don't have one in mind.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 11 Feb 2015, 09:39
Okay, thanks Hana.
Here's a probably easy, if slightly Anglocentric one.
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adventure related, 10 letters

A lorry for lively Geordies

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I've also updated the list so could Wyz or a Mod could update the first post, please :-)
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; (semi-colon)
320 x 200
58
6 Day Assassin
A Date in the Park
A Second Face
Adventure
Aeronuts
AGS Awards
Alien Time Zone
AnasAbdin
AprilSkies
Attachments
Audio
Background image
Baron
Beginners' Technical Questions
Ben Jordan
Blackwell
Blade Runner (of course)
Blue Force
Broken Age
C-3PO
Call of Cthulhu
Captain Disaster
CaptainD
Chewbacca
Chris Jones
Community
Crimson Wizard
Cryptic
Custom dialog
Cutscene
Danger Mouse
Dennis
Deponia
Dialog
Discworld
Donald Dowell
Dreamfall
Eeyore
Emoticon
Enter
Float
Forums
Function
Games in Production
Gemini Rue
General Discussion
GUI
Han Solo
Hard drive
HenMan Origins
Indiana Jones
Indie gamer
Internet
Inventory
Iraq
Keyboard
Laptop
Leather Jacket
Listbox
Lost Horizon
Machinarium
Mandle
Mittens
Module
Monty Python
Mouse
Mouse cursor
Mug
Narcoleptic Weight Loss Expert
Pixelated
Quest
Red Hot Overdrive
Region
Resonance
Return
Revolution
Rumpus Room
Save game
Selmiak
Sierra Online
Slasher
Snakes of Avalon
Space Quest
Speed Buggy
Sprite Slot
Steve Jobs
Template
Temple of Doom
Texturing a model
Thanksgiving
The Longest Journey
The Marionette
The Samaritan Paradox
The Journey Down
Trilby's Notes
Walk-behind baseline
Water
Wintermute
Woodbury End
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Feb 2015, 03:08
Hmmmmm.....

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Well a "lorry" is a truck, or a big rig.  The internet vaguely extends this to all freight carrying vehicles, but that's not common parlance. (roll)

"Geordies" are people (in the loose sense of the term ;)) from Newcastle and environs.  This might refer to its location (NE for North England, or the postal code?) or some other term for residents there (intriguingly a nickname for Newcastle is "The Toon"....). 

I can't figure out "lively".  It might mean that "Geordies" is bouncing around (ie scrambled), or it might refer to a synonym like spry or perky....

So now it's wild stab in the dark time.  I'm going to go with Entrapment, with EN for North England, TRAP for something you do to lively game, and MENT because as a suffix it means "state or conditions caused by an action", like shipping something. (roll):P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 12 Feb 2015, 03:31
Baron. Nice thinking, but it's not Entrapment. Ignoring the entire last paragraph of what you said, you're really close.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 13 Feb 2015, 04:17
You don't need any hints. Baron provided them all.
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 Lorry does indeed equal truck, and Geordies are from Newcastle (aka The Toon). All you need is to make the connection with 'lively'.., or in fact you could solve it without the lively clue. Especially if you've been following Adventure news this past week.

Basically Baron solved it without actually solving it.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 13 Feb 2015, 12:24
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Toonstruck?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 14 Feb 2015, 01:56
Ping pong! Well done Wyz.
Next!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Feb 2015, 03:42
BLAST!  I was fixated on Geordies = EN.  :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 14 Feb 2015, 11:10
Well I don't deserve the credit; Baron was so busy solving it he forget to give the answer ;)

Next one:
Slowly walking over one thousand dollars, where the second of the first becomes the first of the second. (5,4)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Feb 2015, 11:30
I have an idea what this one is but I'm not going to jump in with a guess yet.  Interested to see if other people get it.  (And of course if I'm right!)  I can't quite get all the workings.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 14 Feb 2015, 14:08
You might have heard about it yes. :)

Btw I've included the  new list Stu, thank for updating that! := I've also added a search link; I found that useful to check if bits of the clue have been done before.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Feb 2015, 15:53
Next one:
Slowly walking over one thousand dollars, where the second of the first becomes the first of the second. (5,4)

An attempt at an answer:
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Is it "Troll Song"? Given the slow walk could be "Stroll" and the switching of letters which I made many attempts at but could not quite figure out:

My best try was to take the "S" from stroll and fit it onto "one g" (slang for one thousand dollars): resulting in "Troll soneg"...

Maybe not....very confused...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 14 Feb 2015, 20:31
You are correct! Well done! :-D
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The 'slow walk = stroll' might have been a give away but the rest is a bit more contrived. So the first part 'Slowly walking over one thousand dollars' refers to 'stroll on g' where g is indeed slang for one thousand dollars.
The second part: 'the second of the first', abbreviation for a second is s, the s of the first (word) becomes the first (letter) of the second (word) so we indeed get 'Troll Song'. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Feb 2015, 20:57
Yay!  I was right - and thanks for choosing our game as an answer :-D - but tbh I don't think I'd ever have quite worked out how the second part of the clue fitted in.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Feb 2015, 01:09
You might have heard about it yes. :)

Hehe...this was a pretty big hint too ;)

Cheers for the puzzle! I will probably think one up later today but if someone else has one to go ahead with before that please feel free to do so.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 15 Feb 2015, 11:49
It was an obvious choice. ;)

Hehe...this was a pretty big hint too ;)

I tried to do that as inconspicuously as possible but that was nigh impossible. :D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 15 Feb 2015, 15:53
It was an obvious choice. ;)

Hehe...this was a pretty big hint too ;)

I tried to do that as inconspicuously as possible but that was nigh impossible. :D

I probably shouldn't have said anything at all, sorry! :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Feb 2015, 16:47
Main characters switched after a belch with an unheard pirate's interjection followed a hint (2 words)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 15 Feb 2015, 23:00
Main characters switched after a belch with an unheard pirate's interjection followed a hint (2 words)
Nice breakfast teaser :-P
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Belch (=burp) follows hint (=clue) = clue burp
Swap the main characters (initial letters) = blue curp
Delete (because it's unheard) the pirate's interjection (arrrrr = r)

Blue Cup
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 Feb 2015, 23:53
Main characters switched after a belch with an unheard pirate's interjection followed a hint (2 words)
Nice breakfast teaser :-P
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Belch (=burp) follows hint (=clue) = clue burp
Swap the main characters (initial letters) = blue curp
Delete (because it's unheard) the pirate's interjection (arrrrr = r)

Blue Cup


Well done mate!!! I'll leave the next one for someone else to come up with.

I want some "mental yoga" as well (to quote a respectable source)...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 17 Feb 2015, 03:12
I'll leave the next one for someone else to come up with.

I'll just sidle in here with....

Turbulent air of a flightless bird. (3,4)

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AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2015, 03:43
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flightless bird = rail
air = ether
turbulent air = e the r

The Rail?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 17 Feb 2015, 04:16
Nice guess, but not what I was thinking of. :)  Your logic is very compelling, however, so if no one guesses the right answer I'll decide you are correct after all. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Feb 2015, 04:58
But it's so obvious!!!

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EMU WIND!!!


(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Feb 2015, 05:54
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Air: gas
Flightless bird: kiwi
Turbulent means the letters are mixed up.
Thus: AGS WIKI
I'm definitely getting the hang of this.

I think I'm right, so I'm gonna go ahead with a non-AGS one I just made up.

Marvelous secret agent returned red chap (9)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2015, 07:21
Marvelous secret agent returned red chap (9)

:-[
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Spiderman?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Feb 2015, 08:19
:-[
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Spiderman?

PAAAAAHAHAHAHA! (laugh)

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Yes. Well done :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2015, 09:29
:-D (laugh) :-D

Ideal supremacy (5,4)

AGS related...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 17 Feb 2015, 09:40
Troll Song!

Oh no, wait... (sorry, I see (5,4) and my brain automatically jumps to that conclusion :-D)

(roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll) (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2015, 15:46
Sorry Captain.. not this time :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 21 Feb 2015, 17:33
sigh...
AGS code related >:(
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 23 Feb 2015, 14:42
Hmmm... All I can think is:
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 model rule

I doubt that's the correct answer but maybe one or other of those words is correct :-/
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Feb 2015, 15:36
Clue:
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Stu... I wish you were right but you're not.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Feb 2015, 23:25
Clue:
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Stu... I wish you were right but you're not.


Hmmmm...so does the clue mean:

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The right side is correct


or

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The right side is not correct


or

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Simply that the whole thing is wrong


???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Feb 2015, 01:51
Maybe he wishes Stu was more right-winged.  Sometimes I wish that too.... :undecided:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 24 Feb 2015, 03:12
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this thread is getting filled with the word right... which is right for me
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 Feb 2015, 03:44
I'm just going to throw some ideas together outside of hide tags with the hope that some of my random thoughts trigger a larger avalanche in someone else's brain.  For "ideal" in terms of AGS I'm thinking icon (something revered), or maybe string (a creed), or even mouse (a species ideally adapted to survive just about anything).  In terms of "supremacy" I get tree (like a dialog tree; implying hierarchy), global (unfortunately six letters, but denoting game-wide importance), and mode, the supreme category of data in terms of number.  My lame-o guess is therefore:

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 Mouse.Mode :P


...but my real purpose here is to jog something in a finer mind than mine.  I'm sure if we work together we can figure this out!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 27 Feb 2015, 04:15
let me try giving some clues...

royal elementary fiftysixyearold not second father of the apeish penisula (5)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 27 Feb 2015, 11:01
Baron oh baron... you are too sophisticated and complicated. Sorry you're wrong.
if you literally replace the words with synonyms you'll get it :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 27 Feb 2015, 12:14
if you literally replace the words with synonyms you'll get it :P
Synonyms synonyms?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 27 Feb 2015, 13:02
Synonyms synonyms?

heh heh... WRONG :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Feb 2015, 03:22
if you literally replace the words with synonyms you'll get it :P

Oh......!
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Dream Lord (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 28 Feb 2015, 05:41
Wrong :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 28 Feb 2015, 10:29
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Oh well, only "synonym" words I could find that fit the word count is: Model rule
But since I can't see how that fits with AGS coding... maybe it'll help those more cleaver heads get to the solution. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 28 Feb 2015, 11:15
Sorry Cassie, wrong.
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it is related to rooms.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Feb 2015, 21:21
Oh crap I think I've finally got this one:

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Right edge: "Right" meaning a "moral" or "ideal", and "Edge" as in "gaining an edge over someone" or "superiority"...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Mar 2015, 01:50
Nice one Mandle, I think you got it.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Mar 2015, 02:18
Do you know, I even thought of that, but couldn't wrap my head around the supremacy bit. (roll)  NEXT!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 01 Mar 2015, 03:16
Oh crap I think I've finally got this one:

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Right edge: "Right" meaning a "moral" or "ideal", and "Edge" as in "gaining an edge over someone" or "superiority"...


you got it ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Mar 2015, 04:10
A baby Mr. Bundy tapes everything on his VCR. (5, 6)

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Movie title


Pretty basic one I think...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Mar 2015, 10:08
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Teddy has to be the first word.
Was there a Teddy Ruxpin movie? If so, that's my answer.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Mar 2015, 10:35
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Teddy has to be the first word.
Was there a Teddy Ruxpin movie? If so, that's my answer.


Teddy Ruxpin is incorrect, sorry...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 01 Mar 2015, 11:02
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Total Recall! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Mar 2015, 11:04
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Total Recall! ;-D


Very well done indeed!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 01 Mar 2015, 11:21
Nice one; I like the sensation when your mind just says 'click'. :D

Next:
A fashionable mixed up welcome... (7)

I'll leave the second part of the clue out for now. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Mar 2015, 11:23
Nice one; I like the sensation when your mind just says 'click'. :D

Exactly one of the reasons we love adventure games I'm sure!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 01 Mar 2015, 12:58
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Total Recall! ;-D


Very well done indeed!!!
Ach damn. I had the wrong Bundy. Well done Wyz.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Mar 2015, 14:56
Don't feel too bad: Al and his family were named after Ted on purpose as a part of the show's black humour...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 Mar 2015, 00:02
A fashionable mixed up welcome... (7)

I don't know....  An incomplete clue begs an incomplete answer.  I'm going to guess:

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S------    :undecided:

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 04 Mar 2015, 20:39
All right then. Time for the complete clue then. :-D

A fashionable mixed up welcome you can count on. (7)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 05 Mar 2015, 02:22
Well I put a bit more thought into it, now that there is more to put thought into, and I'm thinking...

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"fashionable" is a short synonym like "hip", "cool", "chic" or "in", while "welcome you can count on" refers to a way that we greet people with an appendage that we literally count on: our hands.  Thus I'm thinking "wave", or "shake", or maybe a more fashionable method like "five" or "bump".  The "mixed up" bit of the clue means to scramble it all up.  So doing a bit of math to get exactly seven letters I get an answer like in+shake -> hankies! :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 06 Mar 2015, 02:26
You've got the first part right, but the second part doesn't add up I'm afraid. You're on the right track though. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 Mar 2015, 23:23
You've got the first part right, but the second part doesn't add up I'm afraid.

No.... I checked my math like twelve times over.  2 + 5 actually does equal 7. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 09 Mar 2015, 14:17
Fair enough; I'm looking for a number in fact, but not just a number, all numbers actually. ;)
Hint:
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AGS program related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 10 Mar 2015, 01:22
Well, since no one else jumped on it now that it's obvious....:P

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integer: in = fashionable, teger = "greet" mixed up.  I am currently sustaining head-trauma as I kick myself in the brain for not connecting the dots sooner.  (roll)


Edit: an even more devious clue, with hairpin twists of logic so fraught you'll piss yourself before you get it! :=

Bad, wild as a bug, in Aussie code (3)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 11 Mar 2015, 22:39
Hmm...
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 304?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Mar 2015, 00:18
Not a bad guess at all, but WRONG. ;-D

hint #1
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AGS Related


hint #2 (only read if you want specific procedural directions)
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Try googling a lyric


hint #3 (we're getting dangerously close to giving it away here)
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What is Australia, metaphorically speaking?  Their summer is our winter, their toilets flush clockwise while ours more sensibly flush counter-clockwise, our nature is relatively tame while theirs is a toxic slurry of venomous evil....;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Mar 2015, 02:31
hint #3 (we're getting dangerously close to giving it away here)
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their toilets flush clockwise while ours more sensibly flush counter-clockwise


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This is actually a myth. The Coriolis Effect only affects bodies of water at least several miles wide, and only over substantial periods of time. And I don't even want to hear about how big their toilets are down in Texas...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Mar 2015, 03:44
The Simpsons LIED to me?!?  Way to shatter my life-paradigm, Mandle. :-\

But what about spools of thread, toilet paper rolls and willy willies?  Do they at least spin backwards in Oz?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Mar 2015, 09:57
The Simpsons LIED to me?!?  Way to shatter my life-paradigm, Mandle. :-\

But what about spools of thread, toilet paper rolls and willy willies?  Do they at least spin backwards in Oz?

Hahaha yeah I remember the episode. One thing they did get right was that they had a toilet which spun a certain way because it was designed to spin that way. This is actually why toilets spin different ways (well, the water in them): Because they are designed to spin in that direction. Maybe it's like driving on the left/right side of the road. Some countries prefer it one way, others the other way...?

I'm not sure about thread, but toilet paper rolls in Australia the same direction as everywhere else: downhill, and, as far as I know, wet willies turn both ways before removing the digit from the aural cavity...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Mar 2015, 13:56
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So it looks to me like Aussie code means turn everything backwards.

"wild as a bug" is a lyric from "All Shook Up" by Elvis.

"Bad" is a song by Michael Jackson.

As Elvis is identifiable by first name only but Michael needs both:

Ummmmm...

"EJM"???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Mar 2015, 20:23
I would have gone for
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USA - initials of "All Shook Up" in reverse
but you said it was AGS-related, so... :confused:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 Mar 2015, 23:19
Close again, but you're forgetting the first part of the clue, and the oppositeland bit, and hint number 1 (as you mentioned) ...but your word count is impeccable. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 Mar 2015, 23:30
I'm thinking maybe "bad" refers to:
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A code order? As in put the first letter in the middle (a), the second letter at the start (b) and the fourth letter at the end (d)?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Mar 2015, 00:11
Not exactly.  It's actually the word "bad", only in oppositeland code.  I'm laying it all out there because I think I might have made it too hard, kinda like the Rumplestiltskin puzzle in the original KQ2.  Has anyone peed yet, by the way? ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 13 Mar 2015, 03:07
I'm beginning to think the answer is:

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AGS!

I can't quite figure out the retro-engineering but:

The AS comes from ASU (All Shook Up) and the G comes from Good (opposite of bad)?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Mar 2015, 09:19
I honestly thought it was
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AGS
right from the start, but only because it was 3 letters, I had no idea how to match it to the clues! :grin:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 Mar 2015, 10:50
Nope.  Here's some light reading (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RyanCreighton/20120302/164164/The_Six_Most_Infamous_Puzzles_In_Adventure_Game_History.php) 2 give it away. :)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Mar 2015, 13:45
Hehe... would never have got it without repeated massive hints!
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WYZ
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 13 Mar 2015, 13:55
Hehe... would never have got it without repeated massive hints!
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WYZ


HAHAHA OH CRAP I WAS JUST ANSWERING!!! (laugh)

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 So BAD in backwards alphabet code is: YZW, "all shook up" just means to scramble the letters....Grrrrr!!!

/me pisses himself
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Mar 2015, 01:13
HAHAHA OH CRAP /me pisses himself

I told you that would happen!  I told you! (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Mar 2015, 13:09
I was pre-prepared (or rather pee-prepared) with my secret stash of adult diapers and now I stab at thee from the heart of them:

My absence at the end could leave you hairless. (7,5) 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 Mar 2015, 22:41
Easy peasy:

[hide]"could leave" refers to a path of egress, the conditional component denoting that its theoretical openness has been severed, while "my absence at the end" refers to simply removing "my" from the end of a word.  "You hairless" is just a clever homophone of "ewe hairless".  Therefore, the answer can only be:

Vasecto Shorn :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 16 Mar 2015, 00:54
HAHAHA OH CRAP /me pisses himself

I told you that would happen!  I told you! (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)

Hah, I should probaly have guessed that; but I was not prepared to piss myself. :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 16 Mar 2015, 01:47
Easy peasy:

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"could leave" refers to a path of egress, the conditional component denoting that its theoretical openness has been severed, while "my absence at the end" refers to simply removing "my" from the end of a word.  "You hairless" is just a clever homophone of "ewe hairless".  Therefore, the answer can only be:

Vasecto Shorn :=
[/quote]

HAHAHAHA!!!

Not even close :P

Hint as to whether AGS related or not:
[hide]It is AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 16 Mar 2015, 23:19
A further hint (and quite a biggie):

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The puzzle could also read:

My absence at the end could leave you hairless. (1)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 17 Mar 2015, 00:57
I would have guessed
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semi colon
but the letter count is off (wrong).
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 17 Mar 2015, 03:07
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 the only thing I can think of that fits the word count is 'decimal point'.

How it relates to the clue and to AGS, I don't know but I imagine it's used a lot in coding.

If you receive a bill at the end of the month and it says $1234 but you were expecting $12.34, you might very well lose your hair.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 17 Mar 2015, 04:37
Having torn out my hair many a time due to this, I am changing my answer to:

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Closing brace.  They are a huge pain to sort out, especially if there are many braces nested inside other ones (multiple levels of conditionality, etc.).
 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 Mar 2015, 05:18
Having torn out my hair many a time due to this, I am changing my answer to:

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Closing brace.  They are a huge pain to sort out, especially if there are many braces nested inside other ones (multiple levels of conditionality, etc.).


Got it!!!

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You forget one of those suckers somewhere in a complex nest of functions then good luck tearing your hair out for the next hour tracking it down!


So yeah, I made this one not cryptic at all to try to fool people into all kinds of word-play.

Didn't work for long (laugh)

NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 17 Mar 2015, 20:20
Bushmen follow jalopy homies, expire, then leave (14)

hints:

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Adventure related


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Multiple words add to 14 letters, but I won't publish the exact distribution yet because I think it will make it too easy ;)


Edit:

Fine.... (roll) 

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Two Words


Double Edit:

More hints:

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Think adventure villain.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 20 Mar 2015, 12:13
I think I've got it based on your generous hints, but I'm still working on making it fit the original clues, so I'll keep schtum for a while in case someone else can do it.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 Mar 2015, 12:27
Don't put too much thought into it.  Unlike some of my other clues, this one is just straight up synonyms. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 Mar 2015, 16:48
I'm thinking part of the name is:

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Daigo?


But I don't think I know the game so...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 Mar 2015, 16:57
Wow, that was really close!  You almost have it.  Just... keep pushing, that's all I can tell you.

But I can give you some anti-hints ;) : 

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Don't read up on Bushmen on Wikipedia.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 Mar 2015, 17:07
AH....Got it:

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Carmen Sandiego...

Bushmen follow jalopy homies, expire, then leave (14)

So jalopy homies=Carmen...I'm guessing san=south african/american natives or something like that?....and expire=die...and leave=go
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 Mar 2015, 17:27
An infected vagrant, running backwards, chasing many trucks with the wrong mail (6,6)

hint:
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Adventure game related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 21 Mar 2015, 14:04
An infected vagrant, running backwards
could be
eibmoz
this is zombie running backwards and has 6 letters.
and chasing means that it is the second word, after the first, but no idea on the other stuff. Not that eibmoz makes any sense...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Mar 2015, 16:26
I was thinking infected =ill, and vagrant =bum, resulting in "mubill" or possibly "llimub".  But "eibmoz" is just as likely to be correct. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 21 Mar 2015, 17:56
Mubill could be mobile maybe?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Mar 2015, 22:57
hints:

correct synonyms so far:
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"vagrant" indeed is "bum"


correct sequencing so far:
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"chasing" does indeed mean that this is the second word


all other suppositions are either wrong or slightly off...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 22 Mar 2015, 00:13
[Hide] I think 'mail' means 'letter' so at some point we'll need to swap a letter out for something else. Can't think how though. Maybe trucks becomes tricks or tracks? :-/
Uhhh
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Mar 2015, 04:01
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 I think 'mail' means 'letter' so at some point we'll need to swap a letter out for something else.


hint:
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Correct
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Mar 2015, 01:56
context hint:

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I'm following on with Baron's theme from the last puzzle...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 23 Mar 2015, 12:29
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So, first word = 'many trucks' would be a convoy? Carrying the wrong mail aka swap out a letter - conroy?
second word = infected vagrant (illbum) running backwards... mublli
So Conroy Mublli... that's as good as I have
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 Mar 2015, 15:15
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So, first word = 'many trucks' would be a convoy? Carrying the wrong mail aka swap out a letter - conroy?
second word = infected vagrant (illbum) running backwards... mublli
So Conroy Mublli... that's as good as I have


OMG sooooo close...

major hint:
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The first name is correct!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Mar 2015, 03:16
Random question: Does this character resemble an eggplant or some other kind of guinea squash?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2015, 05:15
Random question: Does this character resemble an eggplant or some other kind of guinea squash?

I believe a roadside attraction was at one time selling vegetable replicas of the character at discounted prices....yes....

(So yeah, Baron knows the answer but is leaving the coup-de-grace for someone else)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 24 Mar 2015, 11:37
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Well I must admit - after I got Conroy Mublli I did a quick search of the forum for Conroy and found the answer... but I deem that dirty cheating. I really should find the time to play that game though, you may think it's blasphemy but those titles never appealed to me.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2015, 12:30
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Well I must admit - after I got Conroy Mublli I did a quick search of the forum for Conroy and found the answer... but I deem that dirty cheating. I really should find the time to play that game though, you may think it's blasphemy but those titles never appealed to me.


In my opinion it's one of the best adventure games ever, but mostly for the giggles and fun. The gameplay is good too, but the humour beats it hands-down...

So anyway: SOMEONE JUST NAME THE CHARACTER ALREADY!!!

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So,over this bump, us may finally pass...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 24 Mar 2015, 12:46
Conroy Bumpus

What happens now?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2015, 14:48
Conroy Bumpus

What happens now?

Something like this:

(http://www.geocities.ws/samnmaxfreelancepolice/images/screenshots/pool.jpg)

Oh shit, I either took the picture a bit too late or a bit too soon...

Anyway:

NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 24 Mar 2015, 21:20
Baron, you had it before me so you should go (plus I'm new to this and have no idea what to do :D )
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Mar 2015, 01:24
Very well.  But remember, you ASKED for this. ;-D

Man paint Helmut's dry urine timber (8, 10)

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Adventure related


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Mar 2015, 01:47
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Hmmmmmm....

Does he have a bovine-like style of combat?

(Hey...all the cool kids were doing this...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 26 Mar 2015, 02:28
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Well, I guess I know the answer, but I don't know the secret. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Mar 2015, 02:38
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Well, I guess I know the answer, but I don't know the secret. ;)


I'll land a plane on that vague suggestion that you might know the answer, mon!  Key is to decipher the details. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 Mar 2015, 06:27
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Well, I guess I know the answer, but I don't know the secret. ;)


I'll land a plane on that vague suggestion that you might know the answer, mon!  Key is to decipher the details. (nod)

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I am a my tea-pie. Rate my answer and LEt's CHUCK in some more hints...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 26 Mar 2015, 09:09
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Easssy...................... Mancomb Seepgood.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Mar 2015, 10:54
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Easssy...................... Mancomb Seepgood.


.....close! ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 26 Mar 2015, 19:58
I'm convinced that everyone reading this topic has already guessed the answer... I know I have, and I suck at this! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 Mar 2015, 22:30
What answer?  Nobody has guessed the correct answer yet.  There's been nothing but a lot of equivocal insinuation. (wrong)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 26 Mar 2015, 23:04
Am I the only one who can't ESCAPE the CURSE of not knowing the answer.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: ManicMatt on 26 Mar 2015, 23:16
Someone brush this guy in three types of pee wood.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Mar 2015, 00:09
I'm convinced that everyone reading this topic has already guessed the answer... I know I have, and I suck at this! (laugh)

OH SNAP, GUYS!!! I feel like the school-marm caught us goofing around behind her back... (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Mar 2015, 13:23
Okay...I'll do the dirty deed that noone else seems to want to do:

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man=guy paint=brush urine=p timber=wood...I still have no idea how "Helmut's dry" translates into "three" but the answer is:

GUYBRUSH THREEPWOOD!!!


NEXT!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 28 Mar 2015, 16:09
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 I still have no idea how "Helmut's dry" translates into "three"...

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I think Helmut is from Germany, and drei is three in German
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Mar 2015, 16:41
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 I still have no idea how "Helmut's dry" translates into "three"...

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I think Helmut is from Germany, and drei is three in German


Mind BLOWN!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 28 Mar 2015, 18:55
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 I still have no idea how "Helmut's dry" translates into "three"...

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I think Helmut is from Germany, and drei is three in German


Mind BLOWN!!!

absolutely.
Hey, as a non native english speaker, I always wondered, is Threepwood an actual word? I don't think it's an actual name. Or is it some piratey language wordplay on driftwood?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: ManicMatt on 28 Mar 2015, 20:43
Nah it doesn't mean anything! I knew Guybrush was to do with their paint program but I didn't know what inspired threepwood. Maybe this Wikipedia entry is telling the truth:

The origin of the name "Guybrush" comes in part from Deluxe Paint, the tool used by the artists to create the character sprite. Since the character had no name at this point, the file was simply called 'Guy'. When the file was saved, Steve Purcell, the artist responsible for the sprite, added 'brush' to the filename, indicating that it was the Deluxe Paint "brush file" for the "Guy" sprite. The file name was then "guybrush.bbm", so the developers eventually just started referring to this unnamed 'Guy' as "Guybrush".[2][3] Guybrush's surname "Threepwood" was decided upon in a company contest and is derived from P. G. Wodehouse's family of characters including Galahad Threepwood and Freddie Threepwood (with whom he shares similar characteristics). "Threepwood" is also rumoured to have been the name of Dave Grossman's RPG character
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Mar 2015, 10:15
Best ideas of men last incompletely and corrupted. (5)

AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Mar 2015, 21:39
I'm getting a Robbie Burns vibe here.  Do you have to be able to recite Scottish poetry to solve this one, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Mar 2015, 23:31
I'm getting a Robbie Burns vibe here.  Do you have to be able to recite Scottish poetry to solve this one, or am I barking up the wrong tree?

You're even in the wrong forest :-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 31 Mar 2015, 07:52
Okay...hint time:

(WARNING: THIS IS A PRETTY BIG HINT!)

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It's the name of an AGS game.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 31 Mar 2015, 16:44
Blackwell Epiphany ??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 31 Mar 2015, 20:50
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- Best ideas of men last - well the first part is from the bible (Corinthians something about god ignoring mens best ideas). The "last" I assume means this part is at the end of the word?
- incompletely and corrupted - I assume it's something to do with either synonyms or that letters are missing or changed?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Apr 2015, 11:01
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- incompletely and corrupted - I assume it's something to do with either synonyms or that letters are missing or changed?


This part is mostly correct ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 Apr 2015, 02:01
Well I took ten minutes to see if the "brute force" method would work: just looking up all the 5 letter AGS games (how many could there be?).  I searched the database and the last couple pages of the CG thread, but admittedly some AGS games would appear in neither.  Anyway, I couldn't make any of the names fit, but maybe some of you could see the logic behind the clues, so here are my results:

Atapi
Beer!
Crave
Crypt
Deity
Doses
Essia
Exile
Jacob
Party
Plan M
Shells
Snake
Space
Wall-E

Anybody got any ideas? :undecided:
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 02 Apr 2015, 02:20
Anybody got any ideas? :undecided:
Hmm, well Essia is an incomplete and corrupted anagram of 'ideas'.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 Apr 2015, 05:27
Anybody got any ideas? :undecided:

Sorry mate...I'm at a complete loss...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 Apr 2015, 14:48
MINOR HINT:
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There are no synonyms in this puzzle


MAJOR HINT:
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The last three words are instructions on how to use the first five words
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 02 Apr 2015, 14:57
Wait... wait... is it as simple as:
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Best ideas of men last =
last ideas of men best =
which when corrupted = last ideas men best of =
which when incompleted = limbo?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 Apr 2015, 15:23
Wait... wait... is it as simple as:
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Best ideas of men last =
last ideas of men best =
which when corrupted = last ideas men best of =
which when incompleted = limbo?


BINGO!!!

And the best part is:

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 The answer was hovering right above my original posting of the puzzle!!!


Okay well:

NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 03 Apr 2015, 00:02
Diminished and confused app-portraits follow follow (4,4)

Adventure Game Related

(this should be short and sweet)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 05 Apr 2015, 18:23
Ok,
Hint 1:
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'App-portraits' commonly hang in the desktop gallery...


Hint 2:
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'App-portraits' could be replaced with 'symbolic individuals'
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 06 Apr 2015, 00:57
Ok,
Hint 1:
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'App-portraits' commonly hang in the desktop gallery...


Hint 2:
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'App-portraits' could be replaced with 'symbolic individuals'

Hmm
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 'app portraits' is 'icons' (seems to fit the two hints above).
'Diminished and confused' means get rid of the 's' and change it around a bit, perhaps swapping a 'c' for an 'r' which gives 'noir'.

'Follow #1' means 'noir' comes second.

I'm not sure how the first word fits in to 'follow #2'but my guess is 'face'.

Face Noir
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 06 Apr 2015, 01:49
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'app portraits' is 'icons' (seems to fit the two hints above).
'Diminished and confused' means get rid of the 's' and change it around a bit, perhaps swapping a 'c' for an 'r' which gives 'noir'.

'Follow #1' means 'noir' comes second.

I'm not sure how the first word fits in to 'follow #2'but my guess is 'face'.

Face Noir


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Warm! Icons is indeed correct and you're on the right tracks with most of the rest. Once you get the first part the penny will drop.



Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Apr 2015, 07:12
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Verb coin?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 06 Apr 2015, 09:06
Correct!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Apr 2015, 11:49
Kudos to Stu for stirring things up 8-)

Sensual seemingly is consumed by endless cream (13)

AGS related.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 Apr 2015, 02:34
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Well....  I think "sensual seemingly" must = "sexmingly", and "endless cream" must = "crea".  The consumption bit implies that "crea" swallows "sexmingly", thus "cresexminglya" which very conveniently equals 13 letters, but most inconveniently makes no sense whatsoever.  :-\  I guess I'm missing something....
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Apr 2015, 04:11
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You're correct about the endless cream part


however...

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'seemingly' needs a little work..


Hint:
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seemingly in my universe could also mean sounds like :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 08 Apr 2015, 09:04
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Ah, so my simple thinking that 'endless cream' meant UHT is erroneous! Must try harder.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Apr 2015, 14:46
Is the word that sounds like "sensual":

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Central?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 08 Apr 2015, 17:27
Maybe...

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menstrual?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Apr 2015, 17:29
Nope and nope (wrong)

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AGS code related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Apr 2015, 23:26
Is it:

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CreateTextual?

Endless cream = Cre
Consumed = ate
Textual = sensual seemingly
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 09 Apr 2015, 03:45
Correct ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Apr 2015, 02:08
Fashionable stapled stomach in a Parisian airport (9)

This is so adventure related that its parents were siblings. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 11 Apr 2015, 10:48
Hmmmmm:

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 I'm thinking:
Fashionable=in
Paris airport=Orly
stapled stomach=VBG

So the answer is obviously:

Orbvingly
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 11 Apr 2015, 17:28
So close!  Remember, it's a stapled stomach in Paris.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 14 Apr 2015, 02:00
Oh, for the love of....

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


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hint 2:  What does stapling do to a stomach?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Apr 2015, 14:55
Oh, for the love of....

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


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hint 2:  What does stapling do to a stomach?


hint 1:
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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:
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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...

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Entirely French for this to work:

Fashionable: à la mode, en vogue, chic, coquet

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Apr 2015, 15:04
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inventory?


if it's correct then Mandle helped so much.
if not, then Mandle didn't help so much.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 Apr 2015, 15:07
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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:
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Fashionable = In
le ventre (with both ends truncated) = vent
The airport ID for Orly = ory


Well done...and very nice puzzle Baron!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 Apr 2015, 03:42
I thank you!  Although I think you might have solved it pretty quickly off the bat.... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle 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?!


(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/7/72/Orly.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081126173842)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle 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)

AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 18 Apr 2015, 16:13
Small Hint:
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"after" is the break-point between the two word puzzles
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 18 Apr 2015, 16:19
Small Hint:
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"after" is the break-point between the two word puzzles


(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/7/72/Orly.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081126173842)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 19 Apr 2015, 00:11
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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'
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 Apr 2015, 00:59
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Ok, so the company that killed Ultima - would this be Electronic Arts?



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


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

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


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

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


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


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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...


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 19 Apr 2015, 02:48
You can check-out any time you want, but you can never leave! 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 Apr 2015, 03:24
You can check-out any time you want, but you can never leave! 8-)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo29kaSxg51qaky2jo1_500.gif)

So yeah: major clue there from the Baron!

Anyone want to show the figuring or should we just call it solved and move on?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Apr 2015, 02:42
Oh fine.  Is it....

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Hotel Exotica? (roll)

To be honest, I have no idea how the "hotel" bit works out, but "poisonous randomly" = "toxic" mixed up -> "xotic", which itself is in "EA" for Electronic Arts, thus "ExoticA".  I got the rest of the way based on word count.


An easy one.  E-A-S-Y.

Botched orgasm without the operator (4)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Apr 2015, 04:52
Oh fine.  Is it....

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Hotel Exotica? (roll)

To be honest, I have no idea how the "hotel" bit works out, but "poisonous randomly" = "toxic" mixed up -> "xotic", which itself is in "EA" for Electronic Arts, thus "ExoticA".  I got the rest of the way based on word count.


Correct!!!

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The "whack and blite (black and white) boardgame" was othello "missing ol'" so "othel" and the "whack and blite" indicated some scrambling so "Hotel"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Apr 2015, 04:56
An easy one.  E-A-S-Y.

Botched orgasm without the operator (4)

is the answer:
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"EASY"? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 21 Apr 2015, 08:21
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 "Blade Runner"?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 Apr 2015, 12:16
You are both kind of right, in your own peculiar way.  However this one is most definitely...

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AGS Related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 Apr 2015, 13:49
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 "Blade Runner"?


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I'll tell you about my mother!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 Apr 2015, 02:32
[hide]On the subject of orgasms and Mandle's mother... -wait!  Wasn't there a clue to be deciphered?!?  :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 Apr 2015, 14:13
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On the subject of orgasms and Mandle's mother... -wait!  Wasn't there a clue to be deciphered?!?  :P
[/quote]

(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

Okay...so...
[hide]When you botch something you say "DOH" and orgasm is "cum" so we get "dohcum".

Grammatically, "do" is an operator, so removing that leaves us with: "hcum"..?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 24 Apr 2015, 03:25
Big hint:

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There is an operator in || this sentence.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 Apr 2015, 07:31
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

CLICK!!!

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MAGS!

Botched = jumbled
Orgasm - operator (or) = gasm
Rearrange to: MAGS


(sneaky by being not-so-sneaky)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 Apr 2015, 02:11
Correct!  Now someone make an easy one for me. (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 Apr 2015, 16:08
A retro movie initially promoted to B-grade about an agency entrusted to detect incoming nuclear missiles (5).
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Apr 2015, 03:41
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Borat?  And if that's right, are we now conflating the two best competitions the Rumpus Room has ever seen? :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Apr 2015, 06:42
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Borat?  And if that's right, are we now conflating the two best competitions the Rumpus Room has ever seen? :=


No...but...

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You got the nuclear agency name right, and the way to use the "B"...A step is missing somewhere though...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 Apr 2015, 11:48
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Is it an incredibly sexy forum member? (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 Apr 2015, 19:04
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Is it an incredibly sexy forum member? (http://www.vanwijst.com/games/smileys/baron_cup.gif)


No...but...

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A reasonably sexy forum member is correct so your answer is acceptable...NEXT!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 28 Apr 2015, 19:29
Don't forget to include your working out.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 Apr 2015, 03:37
No...but a reasonably sexy forum member is correct so your answer is acceptable.

Hey!

Don't forget to include your working out.

Very well.

A retro movie initially promoted to B-grade about an agency entrusted to detect incoming nuclear missiles (5).

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"Agency entrusted to detect incoming nuclear missiles" = NORAD, and "retro" = backwards, thus "DARON".  "Initially" =first (ie first letter), and "B-grade" refers to the letter B, implying a substitution of the first letter with a 'B'.  I think the "movie" bit was just a cover to hide the clues.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Apr 2015, 03:59
Don't forget to include your working out.

Hahaha! I just flashed back to high-school maths tests...

Yeah...I know I'm usually the one asking to see the figuring. (laugh) I'm not asking because I think the answer wasn't properly worked out or anything. I ask because I'm interested in how easy/hard/stupidly impossible different parts of my puzzle were for my own study of puzzle making (both cryptic and otherwise).

A retro movie initially promoted to B-grade about an agency entrusted to detect incoming nuclear missiles (5).

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"Agency entrusted to detect incoming nuclear missiles" = NORAD, and "retro" = backwards, thus "DARON".  "Initially" =first (ie first letter), and "B-grade" refers to the letter B, implying a substitution of the first letter with a 'B'.  I think the "movie" bit was just a cover to hide the clues.


Exactly!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 29 Apr 2015, 12:08
Quote
I ask because I'm interested in how easy/hard/stupidly impossible different parts of my puzzle were for my own study of puzzle making (both cryptic and otherwise).

Exactly, it's all about understanding the logic behind it, otherwise my simple brain remains dumbfounded as to how the clues relate to the answer. Very well played though sirs.

Quote
Hey!

Seconded, who can resist that monocle.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Apr 2015, 16:36
Quote
Hey!

Seconded, who can resist that monocle.

I will admit that the monocle IS a very hip part of Baron's appeal...But...

I dunno...It doesn't quite push him over into the "racecar-in-the-red" zone for me in my current life-phase of sexuality...

Maybe I just need another couple of years here for it to bring on the full effect? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 Apr 2015, 18:26
A monkey drops extasy. I am central in real life. Ski with extasies. (10)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Apr 2015, 03:43
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(http://i.imgur.com/s2IId02.gif)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 30 Apr 2015, 09:26
Correct! Okay, that's the easy ones you asked for... Someone come up with a doozy please!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 Apr 2015, 11:43
Go far damning spills (4, 8)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 May 2015, 15:57
Go far damning spills (4, 8)

The only thing I have been able to come up with so far is:

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Damn Wikileak


and I'm pretty sure that's not right...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 01 May 2015, 20:00
Well the only part I think I have is:

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Go far = long e.g. go long
Unless 'go far' means the damning bit is after the spills bit...?

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 May 2015, 01:14
Well the only part I think I have is:

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Go far = long e.g. go long
Unless 'go far' means the damning bit is after the spills bit...?


Nice...

I was also thinking "go far" could mean:

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"Roam" or "Trek" to fit the 4 letters. But I couldn't get anything to work with those.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 May 2015, 02:27
It's nice to see some healthy speculation for a change. ;-D  Unfortunately, healthy != correct. ;)

Big Hint:
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What happens when you spill somethign?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 May 2015, 04:34
It's nice to see some healthy speculation for a change. ;-D  Unfortunately, healthy != correct. ;)

Big Hint:
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What happens when you spill somethign?


Erm...
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It pools? It drips? It stains? You don't cry over it?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 02 May 2015, 05:57
Slightly Bigger Hint: ;-D

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Hwat hpapens whne yuo psill smoethngi?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 May 2015, 08:04
Ahhhhhhhhhh...

CLICK!!!

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Grim Fandango
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 02 May 2015, 12:07
Of course, good sleuthing
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 May 2015, 02:07
Electrically indecisive silica (1)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 04 May 2015, 03:08
-
or maybe
+
?
depending on the quantum state and if somebody is observing or not of course.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 04 May 2015, 04:01
Not bad guesses, but incorrect so far.  Who else wants to take a violent stab at it?  Anyone?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 04 May 2015, 16:43
Electrically indecisive silica (1)

"indecisive silica" I think refers to:

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"silica" being scrambled into "ASCII" which is missing the "L"...

So I'm thinging the answer is "L" through some word play of "EL(L)ectrically"...

So yeah my answer is: "L"
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 05 May 2015, 04:10
Also well-reasoned, but incorrect.

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What sound do you make when you are being indecisive?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 05 May 2015, 04:13
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What sound do you make when you are being indecisive?


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Å


(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 05 May 2015, 12:10
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What sound do you make when you are being indecisive?


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Å


(laugh)

Er.... closer? ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 05 May 2015, 13:04
Also well-reasoned, but incorrect.

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What sound do you make when you are being indecisive?


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M?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 05 May 2015, 14:54
Also well-reasoned, but incorrect.

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What sound do you make when you are being indecisive?


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U?  As in "uh" not "you".

Had otherwise wondered whether "electrically indecisive" might be something about being between P(ositron) and N(eutron), so ... O?  (Although that doesn't really work as a Neutron has no charge.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 05 May 2015, 16:06
I'm going to guess:
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Ω
For Ohm the unit for electrical resistance and also an indecisive sound.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 06 May 2015, 01:24
Wow, these certainly are very plausible answers.  Ohms, in particular, is definitely a step in the right direction for "electrically".  In the mean time, I'll leave you with a more obvious hint about indecisive noises....

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 06 May 2015, 03:10
Let's see:
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The chemical formula for silica is: SiO2

members of the silica group:

    quartz
    tridymite
    cristobalite
    opal
    feldspars
    feldspathoids
    sodalite group
    scapolite (Wernerite) series
    zeolite family

So I've been attempting to combine "er" with any of these to hit on inspiration but nothing so far. I know the answer is (1) character but I'm thinking that maybe the puzzle gives the full name of the character (asterisk for example)...

The closest I have found is:

umlaut/diaeresis ( ¨ )

But only because it starts with "um" which sounds indescisive. Can't figure how the rest fits...


OH HELL!!!

CLICK!!! GOT IT!!!

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Ampersand!!!

So the answer is: &

Figuring:

Electrical = amp
Indescisive = er
Silica = sand


Damn that felt satisfying to figure out! Great puzzle Baron!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 06 May 2015, 03:35
Nice puzzle Baron.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 May 2015, 05:08
HAHA amazing puzzle!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 06 May 2015, 08:45
HAHA amazing puzzle!

Once again:  Mind... blown.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 07 May 2015, 11:41
Very good, you guys got it! 8-)

Now who's next?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 May 2015, 15:41
A laboratory without a water source after killing off some ry birds in a famous game trapped in a red flower (18)

(The answer is actually two words with a total of 18 letters, but you must decide where exactly to split them.)

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AGS related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 08 May 2015, 22:25
Ry birds?  Is this a typo, or are words just getting weirder?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 May 2015, 23:20
Ry birds?  Is this a typo, or are words just getting weirder?

It's not a typo. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Haggis on 09 May 2015, 01:50
Ok, I only have a few thoughts...

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A laboratory without a water source after killing off some ry birds in a famous game trapped in a red flower (18)

- 'after' means the answer is ordered - killing off some ry birds in a famous game trapped in a red flower, A laboratory without a water source
- famous game trapped in a red flower - well red flower is an anagram of freeworld?
- ry birds = angry birds, so ANG comes back into the answer and the RY is dropped?
- A laboratory without a water source.... drylab?
My head hurts...


Can't look at the word laboratory for too long after the election result.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 09 May 2015, 09:47
I have highlighted the correct parts of your excellent head-hurting thoughts and crossed out things that are off-track:

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- 'after' means the answer is ordered - killing off some ry birds in a famous game trapped in a red flower, A laboratory without a water source
- famous game trapped in a red flower - well red flower is an anagram of freeworld?
- A laboratory without a water source.... drylab?
My head hurts...


That should help things along a bit I feel... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 10 May 2015, 03:56
Just some thoughts....

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 "A laboratory without a water source" = lab -oratory (a source of holy water?).  I only gather this based on Haggis' work.  I was thinking it was "labratry" since O2 is a "source" of water.... (roll)

We never got clarification on Haggis' stab at a famous game ("angry birds") with the "ry birds" killed off: angry birds, but it makes sense to me.

"Trapped in a red flower" would imply that "ang" would be inserted inside the name of a red flower, or possibly "a red flower" itself.  I flirted with "ar-ang-ed", but apparently that has two Rs.   The "trapped" bit may or may not imply that the whole word is trapped inside, or whether its letters are spread out.  By letter count alone, "lab" + "ang" + "red flower" = 18 letters implies quite a long flower name.  My guess is "red carnation", but I can't get it to work.

 Significantly, according to the clue "lab" comes after everything, so in theory we could just use the brute force method and search the AGS site for an 18 letter word pairing that ends in some combination of "lab".  In theory.... :P
       
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 10 May 2015, 06:17
Once again I have highlighted the correct parts and crossed out the off-track parts:

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 "A laboratory without a water source" = lab -oratory (a source of holy water?).  I only gather this based on Haggis' work.  I was thinking it was "labratry" since O2 is a "source" of water.... (roll)

We never got clarification on Haggis' stab at a famous game ("angry birds") with the "ry birds" killed off: angry birds, but it makes sense to me.

"Trapped in a red flower" would imply that "ang" would be inserted inside the name of a red flower, or possibly "a red flower" itself.  I flirted with "ar-ang-ed", but apparently that has two Rs.   The "trapped" bit may or may not imply that the whole word is trapped inside, or whether its letters are spread out.  By letter count alone, "lab" + "ang" + "red flower" = 18 letters implies quite a long flower name.    My guess is "red carnation", but I can't get it to work.

 Significantly, according to the clue "lab" comes after everything, so in theory we could just use the brute force method and search the AGS site for an 18 letter word pairing that ends in some combination of "lab".  In theory.... :P
       

Oh and sorry about the:

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Angry birds slip up on my part. I actually did attempt to bold Haggis' correct assumption there but I must have hit space or something while it was highlighted and deleted it by accident, or some such botch-up.


MAJOR CLUE (view at your own peril):
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[REDACTED] due to making the puzzle too easy...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 10 May 2015, 07:22
I've got it, but I looked at the major clue and don't to want to claim it coz I didn't do any if the legwork.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 10 May 2015, 09:10
I've got it, but I looked at the major clue and don't to want to claim it coz I didn't do any if the legwork.

Yeah...I thought that clue might have been a giveaway so it has been officially [REDACTED]...Thanks for your honourable not-giving-away of the puzzle mate!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 12 May 2015, 03:31
I have no honour, but nor do I have access to the redacted clue.  So....  the large letter count makes me think it might be one of those gangly AGS-Script commands, but I can't make anything fit.  chANGehotspotLABel, or something like that.  I don't know.  Maybe if there were some sort of softened, semi-redacted hint....
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 12 May 2015, 04:44
Hint:
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"without" does not indicate to subtract something from another word...


Softened MAJOR HINT:
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Find the flower and you own the hour
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 13 May 2015, 01:44
So.... we're talking Shakespearean "without" then?  Meaning "around" or "outside of"? :undecided:

Some sort of time-related red flower, eh?  If only I'd paid attention in that horticultural class that I never took.... :=
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 13 May 2015, 12:39
So.... we're talking Shakespearean "without" then?  Meaning "around" or "outside of"? :undecided:

Some sort of time-related red flower, eh?  If only I'd paid attention in that horticultural class that I never took.... :=

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It's more a synonym of "without" you would want than an alternate meaning...

Time-related flower? No, I think my hint's crude attempt at rhyme might be to blame here: It just meant that if you hit on the correct flower's name then the rest of the puzzle will probably just fall into place...


SUPER COOL HINT:
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A breakdown of a few pieces of the puzzle and how many letters they each contain:

"laboratory" (3) (laugh)

But wait...there are more if you wish to continue:
[hide]"without" (4)
"water source" (4)

And even one more if you really want to go that far:
[hide]"red flower" (....bbbbbzzzzzzztttttt...TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTED...Containment teams en route to source of breach...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 14 May 2015, 15:42
I'm handing the next hint over to Stupot as I know from him personally that he has already solved this one...He told me so while we were enjoying our rather expensive but very delicious "Parent-Child Bowls"... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyakodon)

Albiet he did see the MAJOR HINT before it was [REDACTED]...

So Stu...Nothing too giveaway-y... But please come up with a hint in case this sits stagnant for a day or two more...

;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 15 May 2015, 02:31
Ha....  I'd already thought of it as a possible solution, but never pursued it as "too obvious" (*kicks self*)

[hide]Rosangela Blackwell:  "Red Flower" = Rose, with angry birds inserted inside.  After that came "laboratory" = lab (confusingly split between two words!!!), without =lack, and water source =well.

Indeed, I am ashamed that I didn't get this sooner.  If only I'd seen that redacted hint..... >:( ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 15 May 2015, 06:59
Ha....  I'd already thought of it as a possible solution, but never pursued it as "too obvious" (*kicks self*)

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Rosangela Blackwell:  "Red Flower" = Rose, with angry birds inserted inside.  After that came "laboratory" = lab (confusingly split between two words!!!), without =lack, and water source =well.

Indeed, I am ashamed that I didn't get this sooner.  If only I'd seen that redacted hint..... >:( ;)
[/quote]

Perfectly correct of course!

[hide]Yeah, I was quite happy with the confusing split of "lab" between two words as I don't remember that particular trick being used before in this thread. This is also why I only listed the total number of letters instead of the number for each word ;)


In case anyone was curious, this is what the [REDACTED] hint said:

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There are many varieties of the "red flower", not all of which are red. But the traditional image of the flower is of a red one.


NEEEEEEXXXTTTT!!!!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 15 May 2015, 14:10
Center of church signal buried by the cake period (5)

not even once did I solve one of these, but I tried to come up with a new riddle. It is probably too easy for you anyways.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 16 May 2015, 04:01
I'll take a stab at this cake.... :=

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A church signal is a bell, or more specifically the ringing thereof.  So the "center of a church signal" could mean the centre of a bell (ie the "clapper"), or the space inside the bell (the "cavity?"), or indeed the centre of the word "bell" or "ringing" ("el" or "g", respectively).

As I read the clue, this "center" must then be "buried" by "the cake period", implying that it is inserted somewhere in the middle (kind of like you'd bury an unwanted detail in a report).  "The cake period" probably refers to Marie Antoinette's lifetime (ie 18th century), based on her affinity for it over bread, but could also refer to some sort of cake dot (cupcake?) or baking time ("ho" = 1/2 an hour?).

Therefore, my guess is 1NGI8 :undecided: 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 16 May 2015, 07:24
I too get stabby stabby:

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I was thinking that the "church signal" was perhaps "cross" or "crucifix" and thus the middle could be "o" or "ros" in the case of "cross", or "ci" or "ucif" in the case of "crucifix". This is assuming that we are not supposed to exceed the 5 letter limit at this point of course.

I still have no idea about the "cake period"


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 16 May 2015, 13:07
church signal
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baron is on track for the church signal, you already mentioned the solution to that part (I won't tell you which one... yet). When in your life do you get buried?

cake period
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about the cake period. replace it with synonyms, and change these into symbols. Was that too obvious?


hah, good, that wasn't too easy :)



and if your are feeling adventurous (which I assume), have a stab at this nerdy puzzle (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=52068.msg636513377#msg636513377). Totally unrelated, but then maybe there is a connection, but not intentional ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 May 2015, 03:36
Oh! I think I might have it!

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Pixel

Cake= Pi
Period = x (an undefined period of time I suppose?)
You get buried at the end so:
The middle of "bell" = el


Nice puzzle! And cheers to Baron for getting the main bit. I would never have gotten that.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 17 May 2015, 14:57
correct :)

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the symbolizing is thought to go
cake = pie -> pi (now that I think about it, dropping the e might have needed another clue)
period = times -> x (as in 7 x 7 = 49)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 17 May 2015, 23:26
correct :)

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the symbolizing is thought to go
cake = pie -> pi (now that I think about it, dropping the e might have needed another clue)
period = times -> x (as in 7 x 7 = 49)


Maybe something like:
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Center of church signal buried by the symbolized cake period (5)

This way it solves the dropping of the e in pie and also points towards using the symbols which I think is probably impossible to guess without the hint you later provided...well, impossible for me anyways (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 18 May 2015, 00:19
I'd never have made the jump from 'period' to 'x'.
Nor would I ever have got out of the hole of thinking that 'el' should be buried between two other items, rather than being at the end.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 19 May 2015, 03:35
Protection without the crucifix and potion, a flowerless fruit, and a lament without the angels (11)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 May 2015, 05:35
I thinking it might be:

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Reconfigure

(Some figuring in just a moment)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 19 May 2015, 11:41
Mandle has solved the first third of the puzzle, but the rest is still shrouded in mystery!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 19 May 2015, 14:56
Hmm.
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Recognition?
Rec, because rec.
Onion (it's not a fruit and it does flower, but it kind if fits)
Git (someone who is not exactly an angel)

Rec-onion-git > recognition
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 19 May 2015, 18:25
The flowerless fruit:

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I thought it might "fig" hence my answer (sorry I never got time back from work to mention my "fig"uring...)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Wyz on 20 May 2015, 00:03
(slightly off topic)
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Actually because of your post I spent my morning reading about figs and how they actually do flower; they have what I would like to call inside-out-flowers; fascinating. However no idea; a flowerless plant usually refers to 'fern' or 'algae' in crosswords but that's no help here I'm sure.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 20 May 2015, 00:32
How about:
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Recommended

Rec, because rec.
Om, probably a kind of lament-chant in some tribal cultures.
Men, we are the fruit of our parents, but we don't flower.
Ded, angels are all de[a]d.

(Wow, I just used a cultural stereotype, sexistly referred to all humans as 'men' and possibly upset some people who believe in angels.)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 May 2015, 03:25
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Rec, because rec.


The figuring:
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Protection - potion = rect
rect - t (crucifix shape) = rec


Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 May 2015, 03:30
Yup, Mandle and Stupot+ have the first third.  So....  Protection without the crucifix and potion, a flowerless fruit, and a lament without the angels = rec + x + y, where x and y are still unsolved.

Hintsies time:

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What is a flower to a fruit?


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The angles always stick together.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 May 2015, 03:42
Sorry Baron, didn't need the last hint. Came here with the solution in hand (laugh):

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Recruitment

Rec + fruit (-f) + lament (-la)

"flowerless fruit" is just "fruit" without the "f" for "flower"

lament without the angels means minus the LA for Los Angeles (city of angels)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 20 May 2015, 04:33
Excellent reasoning my friend.

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 I was thinking flowers are the beginning of a fruit, so a "flowerless fruit" would be a fruit without its beginning, but your reasoning sufficed to solve my little puzzle, so good on you.


Next! 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 May 2015, 06:36
(slightly off topic)
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Actually because of your post I spent my morning reading about figs and how they actually do flower; they have what I would like to call inside-out-flowers; fascinating. However no idea; a flowerless plant usually refers to 'fern' or 'algae' in crosswords but that's no help here I'm sure.


Hahaha! Very interesting indeed! So a fig only seems to be a "flowerless fruit" eh? I will have to read up on this a bit myself I think.

AGS forums are SO damn educational!!!

Excellent reasoning my friend.

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 I was thinking flowers are the beginning of a fruit, so a "flowerless fruit" would be a fruit without its beginning, but your reasoning sufficed to solve my little puzzle, so good on you.


Next!

Yeah I went back and read your hints after I posted and realised that I had retro-engineered that part of the puzzle slightly wrong. I solved the "lament" part (which involved such a wonderous feeling leap of insight that makes me wonder how I even realised it and makes me wish I could be that smart 24/7) and then wrote it out on paper with the first part and the end part and a gap in between and realised what the answer was from that...

There was also a nice hidden red-herring in that:
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I messed around with "figment" for a while...but there was no way to get "recfigment" to work and that's when I abandoned "fig" and resorted to pen and paper crossword-style solving with the gap in the middle...Then: CLICK!!!


AWESOME PUZZLE MATE!!!

Hmmmmmm...."Next" ehhhhhhh?! Hmmmmmmmmm...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 20 May 2015, 06:57
Any man could be out of their prime if they did not first accept the lack of energy which saturates their being. (5) 
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 21 May 2015, 02:22
Thoughts so far....

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"Any man" could be a common name, like Joe.  "Out of their prime" implies fat, unfit or old (I don't get a "not yet in their prime" vibe).  "Accepting a lack of energy" definitely means subtracting an "e" from something (chemical equation symbol for energy).  "Which saturates their being" probably refers to the E or E's that appear in or throughout the resulting name/word (and must be subtracted).  The most literal phrase to be saturated is "their being" itself, which gives us "thirbing", but that doesn't seem to be on the right track.  So... Joe + old - e = joold :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 May 2015, 08:41
Once again I will bold the parts on the right track and cross out the parts that are off-track:

Thoughts so far....

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"Any man" could be a common name, like Joe.  "Out of their prime" implies fat, unfit or old (I don't get a "not yet in their prime" vibe).  "Accepting a lack of energy" definitely means subtracting an "e" from something (chemical equation symbol for energy).  "Which saturates their being" probably refers to the E or E's that appear in or throughout the resulting name/word (and must be subtracted).  The most literal phrase to be saturated is "their being" itself, which gives us "thirbing", but that doesn't seem to be on the right track.  So... Joe + old - e = joold :P


:P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: CaptainD on 21 May 2015, 09:27
So joold is both on the right track and off-track?!?! :P

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Any man = Male?  Out of their prime = Old?  Since there are so few letters in the answer are we looking for initial letters of five words maybe?  "if they did not first accept" = the order of the letters in the word perhaps?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 May 2015, 10:41
Bolded/Crossed out again:

So joold is both on the right track and off-track?!?! :P

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Any man = Male?  Out of their prime = Old?  Since there are so few letters in the answer are we looking for initial letters of five words maybe?  "if they did not first accept" = the order of the letters in the word perhaps?


Haha....good catch on the bolded word...Fixed...

So with that hint above I realize it is now possible to brute-force the answer, but this is not necessary. There is a way to solve the puzzle without brute-force and actually finding this method is the real puzzle, not the answer itself, so I hope there won't be too much brute-forcing ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 21 May 2015, 23:42
Very small hint:
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A hint at the method of solving the puzzle is hidden in the wording of the puzzle itself...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 22 May 2015, 01:25
Any man could be out of their prime if they did not first accept the lack of energy which saturates their being. (5) 

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 It's like a plot arc: first accept, energy which, prime if, lack of, out of = awioo!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 May 2015, 06:37
Any man could be out of their prime if they did not first accept the lack of energy which saturates their being. (5) 

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 It's like a plot arc: first accept, energy which, prime if, lack of, out of = awioo!


Sorry, but no.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 22 May 2015, 12:04
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 the lack of energy which saturates their being could be darkness? :-\


man that's a tough one.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 May 2015, 12:52
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 the lack of energy which saturates their being could be darkness? :-\


Nope...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 22 May 2015, 23:26
Another small hint:
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Finding the method to solve the puzzle involves a little word-play, but applying the method to the puzzle involves none. So yeah, the "cryptic" part is only in finding the method...


A slightly larger hint:
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There is no use of synonyms involved.


Hints will get slightly bigger and bigger over the weekend if everyone is still stumped ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 23 May 2015, 14:54
Out of their prime:
Prime numbers, 1, 3, 5,7,11,13,17,19,23
Corresponding letters; a, c, e, g, k, m, q, s, v
Any man - energy.
Without these letters : nynnry!
Only these letters: amaeeg?? A Game E???
I think I'm on the wrong track .
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 23 May 2015, 15:04
Out of their prime:
Prime numbers, 1, 3, 5,7,11,13,17,19,23
Corresponding letters; a, c, e, g, k, m, q, s, v
Any man - energy.
Without these letters : nynnry!

You are a genius for figuring out what you have so far:

GETTING SO CLOSE!!!

But...
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Your Prime numbers list is flawed:

HERE IS THE PRIME NUMBERS LIST (https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/prime-numbers-to-10k.html)

And here is the reason why "1" cannot appear on the prime number's list:

CLICK HERE (https://primes.utm.edu/notes/faq/one.html)

You are however 100% correct that "out of their prime" is the correct method to decode the rest of the puzzle...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 23 May 2015, 15:36
Out of their prime:
Prime numbers, 1, 3, 5,7,11,13,17,19,23
Corresponding letters; a, c, e, g, k, m, q, s, v
Any man - energy.
Without these letters : nynnry!

You are a genius for figuring out what you have so far:

GETTING SO CLOSE!!!

But...
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Your Prime numbers list is flawed:

HERE IS THE PRIME NUMBERS LIST (https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/prime-numbers-to-10k.html)

And here is the reason why "1" cannot appear on the prime number's list:

CLICK HERE (https://primes.utm.edu/notes/faq/one.html)

You are however 100% correct that "out of their prime" is the correct method to decode the rest of the puzzle...


Wow, 2 is prime and 1 isn't... I'm an idiot.
School is becoming a distant memory for me lately  :~(

So: anyanny
Or: meerg

That's cryptic!
Someone please carry on my legacy  (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 May 2015, 16:18

Wow, 2 is prime and 1 isn't... I'm an idiot.
School is becoming a distant memory for me lately  :~(

So: anyanny
Or: meerg

That's cryptic!
Someone please carry on my legacy  (roll)

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Just making fun, not taking a guess or abusing MiteWiseacreLives! awesome work!
Read at your own risk...  :P
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just merge it, you probably right on the germe.  (laugh)

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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 May 2015, 01:11
I too always thought that 1 was a prime number (as it seems to fit the criteria) until recently when I looked up the list for an unrelated reason. In fact I'm pretty sure that we were taught in school that it was the first prime number, which makes me wonder if it has been expelled from the list in more recent years, joining Pluto in the Hall Of Shame for ousted scientific principles...

Anyways...Some feedback:
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The reasoning so far is solid, but the method is not quite right. But soooooo close...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 24 May 2015, 02:53
Very funny Cassiebsg, so is it Merge? Is that AGS related??
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 May 2015, 04:32
No...the answer is not "Merge"...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 May 2015, 05:08
Is it
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E=mc²
?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 May 2015, 06:26
Is it
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E=mc²
?

Haha...no...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 24 May 2015, 06:46
Is it
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E=mc²
?

Haha...no...
ahh damn. That explains why I couldn't really get it to fit the clue other than the fact that e m c s q are all in that list of prime letters.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 24 May 2015, 07:52
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Limbo?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 24 May 2015, 07:54
Is it
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E=mc²
?

Haha...no...
ahh damn. That explains why I couldn't really get it to fit the clue other than the fact that e m c s q are all in that list of prime letters.

Feedback and a repeated hint:
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Switching prime numbers into letters is not the method, but "out of their prime" leads to the correct method...


And sorry but no AnasAbdin...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 25 May 2015, 00:01
Larger Hint:
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Once you know that "out of their prime" indicates the method to solve the puzzle the rest is just numerical ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 25 May 2015, 02:08
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Ok, Ok, Ok.  So from CaptainD with Mandle's hints we have....

Quote
Any man = Male?  Out of their prime = Old?  Since there are so few letters in the answer are we looking for initial letters of five words maybe?  "if they did not first accept" = the order of the letters in the word perhaps?

And now through MiteWiseacreLives! we know it has something to do with prime numbers. 

So... just going out on a limb here, but would it be an anagram of the initial letters of the prime numbered words?

Let's see....  Prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17.... but we probably only need the first five.

Any man could be out of their prime if they did not first accept the lack of energy which saturates their being. (5)

The first letters of the prime words are... M, C, O, T, D.  So.... McDot?

But.... wait, why would the clue be so long?  Why would the word "first" be unused in a cryptic crossword clue?  It must be part of the clue!  It's the thirteenth word, so....  13, 17, 19, 23 -blast!  There are only 22 words in the clue.  That would give us F, O, W.... another dead end.  Maybe "lack of energy" means you start rolling back down the hill you just climbed, so you  are supposed to go backwards from "First" (13), so F, D, T, O, C -no, that still doesn't work.  Gah!  Taking non-prime numbers starting at "first" (13) gives us A, T, L, E, S -these are much more promising letters.  So the answer could be slate, stale, steal, least or ....tales?

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 25 May 2015, 07:29
Feedback on Baron's post, also containing a very BIG HINT (double-hidden):
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None of your methods are correct but...
[hide]...the idea of non-prime numbers is a step in the right direction. This is what "out of their prime" is supposed to indicate...

[/hide]

If I say any more I think it will just be basically handing the solution to you guys... (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 26 May 2015, 01:57
All right....

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"Out of their Prime" numbers are 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22.... I'm not going to continue the list beyond the word count in the clue, because I'm still assuming the sequence of the words themselves is important.  Scanning the clue for new meaning I see that "not first" probably means not using the first non-Prime number, so don't use 1.  From the beginning of the clue we therefore have in slots 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 words be, of, prime, if, they, or b o p i t.  Er... Bop It? 

I'm still troubled by not using the last 12 words of the clue or so.  It seems ...wasteful.  There must be something I'm not seeing....  Let's try something different: looking at the clue meticulously I see that by letter count there are exactly five words that don't have a prime amount of letters.  They are:

Any (3) man (3) could (5) be (2) out (3) of (2) their (5) prime (5) if (2) they (4) did (3) not (3) first (5) accept (6) the (3) lack (4) of (2) energy (6) which (5) saturates (9) their (5) being (5)

Interestingly the first letter of each word with a non-prime word count listed sequentially is t a l e s, which also happens to be a GIP by AprilSkies.  So I'm guessing Tales again, only this time for different reasons. :)

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 26 May 2015, 04:58
Is it just me or this totally insane ???
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 May 2015, 05:08
All right....

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"Out of their Prime" numbers are 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22.... I'm not going to continue the list beyond the word count in the clue, because I'm still assuming the sequence of the words themselves is important.  Scanning the clue for new meaning I see that "not first" probably means not using the first non-Prime number, so don't use 1.  From the beginning of the clue we therefore have in slots 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 words be, of, prime, if, they, or b o p i t.  Er... Bop It? 

I'm still troubled by not using the last 12 words of the clue or so.  It seems ...wasteful.  There must be something I'm not seeing....  Let's try something different: looking at the clue meticulously I see that by letter count there are exactly five words that don't have a prime amount of letters.  They are:

Any (3) man (3) could (5) be (2) out (3) of (2) their (5) prime (5) if (2) they (4) did (3) not (3) first (5) accept (6) the (3) lack (4) of (2) energy (6) which (5) saturates (9) their (5) being (5)

Interestingly the first letter of each word with a non-prime word count listed sequentially is t a l e s, which also happens to be a GIP by AprilSkies.  So I'm guessing Tales again, only this time for different reasons. :)


Correct in both method AND answer Baron:
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Yeah, I was going to credit you with the first correct answer even though you somehow managed to come by it with a completely wrong method...I wonder what the exact probability of that happenning even is? Must be pretty steep! But yeah, I didn't want to give it away until the method had been found because I thought the puzzle deserved it, even if just by being of a kind that is unique so far in this thread I believe...

So yeah, as Baron said: The method was hidden in the phrase "out of their prime" which meant to only use non-prime numbers. There are only 5 words in the puzzle whose letter-count are not prime numbers:

they (4) accept (6) lack (4) energy (6) saturates (9)

Their first letters spell the word: Tales, which is indeed a game in progress (as well as a released demo game) by AprilSkies, and is indeed the correct answer!


So anyways:

NEXT!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 26 May 2015, 13:55
wow! 8-0
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 26 May 2015, 14:28
LOL I thought you would tell us "Tales" was wrong, could think of another way to look at it, oh man.. It was fun Mandle!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 26 May 2015, 16:25
LOL I thought you would tell us "Tales" was wrong, could think of another way to look at it, oh man.. It was fun Mandle!

But "Tales" wasn't wrong...It was 100% right but via the wrong method...

I almost said that this was the right answer but through a wrong method but realized that in doing so I would expose a retro-engineering backdoor into the puzzle...

Which reminded of one of my favorite comedy movies of all time:

"Without A Clue"...

It's a Sherlock Holmes/Watson adventure with a twist starring Micheal Caine as "Sherlock Holmes" and Ben Kingsley as Watson...

Without giving too much away of the plot...There is a moment in the movie where a clue is figured out through a very complicated but very wrong method which turns out to be much simpler in the reveal...

So yeah anyways:

MiteWiseacreLives!
spotted the word "prime" in the puzzle which should set off alarms for most adventure gamers that a maths-based puzzle was in the works...SO massive kudos to him!!!

And then:

Baron gained the win after actually winning it already by some huge coincidence...

Very dramatic round...

NEXT!!!

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 May 2015, 02:19
Well, I think it was just a little unfair to keep us guessing when the correct answer had already been guessed, but I appreciate your reasoning.

Stinky, blind guy from Miami (7)

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AGS Related
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 27 May 2015, 03:29
Larry (hotel exotica) (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 May 2015, 03:52
Well, I think it was just a little unfair to keep us guessing when the correct answer had already been guessed, but I appreciate your reasoning.

Yup, it was a bit unfair I'll admit but thanks for taking the time to read the reasoning behind the descision.

It was a case that hasn't really come up before so I made a judgement call and:

(http://www.robf.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Aliens-A2S17-BurkeRipley-300x168.png)

It was a bad call...a bad call...

Anyway:

Stinky, blind guy from Miami (7)

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Some thoughts:
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I'm thinking "blind guy from Miami" means something like "no eyes" so to take the i's out of Miami leaving "mam". That leaves 4 letters to describe "stinky" and the only word I could come up with was "rank" but couldn't fit them together in any useful way...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 27 May 2015, 12:19
Some thoughts:
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I'm thinking "blind guy from Miami" means something like "no eyes" so to take the i's out of Miami leaving "mam". That leaves 4 letters to describe "stinky" and the only word I could come up with was "rank" but couldn't fit them together in any useful way...


Yeah, you're on the right track.  But...

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 a guy from Miami is not called "Miami". ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 27 May 2015, 13:32
Okay so...
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Miamian minus both eyes (i's) is: Maman

But now we need to figure out how it is stinky at the start:

Maybe something like "Pu"?
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 27 May 2015, 15:26
Okay so...
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Miamian minus both eyes (i's) is: Maman

But now we need to figure out how it is stinky at the start:

Maybe something like "Pu"?

Aaaaah! Nice work, dude.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 May 2015, 02:21
I'd like to confirm this guess but ...what guess? :P
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 28 May 2015, 07:20
Ahhhhhh...Me so stoopid!

It's:
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Pumaman


I forgot to say that at the end of my suppositions before...Jeez! (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 28 May 2015, 12:16
Correctamundo el stupido!

NEXT!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 28 May 2015, 14:03
Can I interject with something I heard on the radio the other day? The presenter himself had been asked this riddle at a pub quiz the night before and decided to pose it to his listeners:

The answer is a simple statement of fact. Not a catchphrase.
JMoTDib'in'P

That's all I'll say for now.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: selmiak on 28 May 2015, 14:28
I won't solve this riddle anyways, but number of letters for the solution could be helpful.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 28 May 2015, 15:47
I won't solve this riddle anyways, but number of letters for the solution could be helpful.
The number of letters won't help here. This isn't a crossword-style answer. It is simply sentence stating a fact.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 29 May 2015, 02:45
[hide]I've got nothing concrete.  The letters seem to start words, although why there would be two apostrophes in that case beats me.  But the "in'P" bit makes me think P might be a place, maybe starting with a syllable that is usually dropped.  So my guess is  John Madden offers to deflate iffy balls' in 'Penhagen.   (Grammatically I don't know why his iffy balls would be possessive... :P )
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 29 May 2015, 03:15
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I've got nothing concrete.  The letters seem to start words, although why there would be two apostrophes in that case beats me.  But the "in'P" bit makes me think P might be a place, maybe starting with a syllable that is usually dropped.  So my guess is  John Madden offers to deflate iffy balls' in 'Penhagen.   (Grammatically I don't know why his iffy balls would be possessive... :P )
[/quote]Not a bad start.[hide] You are on the right track in that the P is a place name. The apostrophes aren't meant in any grammatical/punctuational way here. They are part of the clue.


 Now get back on the case.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 29 May 2015, 14:17
I have been thinking on this one a lot today and even wrote it on a slip of paper which I tucked behind the plastic of my cigs box to look at whenever I was having a smoke and I think I've mostly solved it without resorting to the net:

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Jim Morrison of The Doors in bath in Paris...

I'm guessing the trivia question was something like "What famous person died on [a certain day] and where exactly?"


Or something roughly like that?

EDIT: After a bit of thought I would like to add this other possible solution:

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Jim Morrison of The Doors is buried in Paris...


If I'm right it's thanks to the facts that:
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Back in the day I was a massive Doors fan and have visited his grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Stupot on 29 May 2015, 15:13
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Jim Morrison of The Doors is buried in Paris.

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He is indeed. Well done :-)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 30 May 2015, 12:30
iselzzndumop3p!sdn3^olI

Easiest puzzle ever!

Not AGS related!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 30 May 2015, 16:21
iselzzndumop3p!sdn3^olI

Easiest puzzle ever!

Not AGS related!
I think I should go back to reading pop-up books then  ???
(Although I see the word puzzles in there)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 30 May 2015, 17:33
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I love upside down puzzles, too. ;)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 30 May 2015, 17:42
Oh dear  (wrong)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 30 May 2015, 17:58
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I love upside down puzzles, too. ;)


Yup...they are awesome...I just wish there were more of them...
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 May 2015, 18:55
AhAhAh
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 I had actually tried to look at it upside down... but the 2 LLs didn't said me anything, so I toss the idea out the window... (roll)(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 31 May 2015, 02:57
Eee!  Are you teeny, Vidiae? (9)

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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 31 May 2015, 15:44
Eee!  Are you teeny, Vidiae?

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Adventure Related


All I could think of was to:
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Remove all the "E"s from the puzzle which results in:
Aryoutnyvidia
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Jun 2015, 01:47
All's I can say is you're thinking to much. ;)

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Edit:  Updated the original clue with a letter count as an entirely unnecessary hint.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Gurok on 01 Jun 2015, 02:57
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Adventure


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Sound it out backwards.


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Can't remember which parts we're supposed to hide when we post in this thread.
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 01 Jun 2015, 03:06
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Exactly!


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[hide]Can't remember which parts we're supposed to hide when we post in this thread.

[/quote]
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I think....
[hide]As far as I'm concerned, the more nested hide-tags, the better! (nod)

[/hide]
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Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 01 Jun 2015, 10:01
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Adventure


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Sound it out backwards.


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Can't remember which parts we're supposed to hide when we post in this thread.


Hahaha rats! I came in the thread to post the solution, but Gurok was the early bird...

You win this round, Gurok! This round! :(

(laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 02 Jun 2015, 11:31
A zero-emission tail-less down-under spread, yourself, the middle of everything, and Ernie's mate, all chasing a top legal official.

Should be pretty easy without a word-count or letter-count...But if not I will provide one, the other, or both... (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Baron on 03 Jun 2015, 03:03
Don't judge me on my serendipitously accurate logic, but on the final product of the process. ;)

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  Dave Gilbert? 

"top legal official" = da, and everything follows that.

"down-under spread" = vegemite (I wouldn't have known this without listening to the Blue Cup Tools podcast ;) )

"zero-emission" = remove the word "emit" from vegemite, and "tail-less" means take off the final "e"; thus -> vegemite

"yourself" = I

"middle of everything" = L (possibly due to the word "ALL")

"Ernie's mate" = Bert (aka the "creepy one" who's into bottle caps and pigeons.... (roll) )

Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 03 Jun 2015, 08:27
Don't judge me on my serendipitously accurate logic, but on the final product of the process. ;)

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  Dave Gilbert? 

"top legal official" = da, and everything follows that.

"down-under spread" = vegemite (I wouldn't have known this without listening to the Blue Cup Tools podcast ;) )

"zero-emission" = remove the word "emit" from vegemite, and "tail-less" means take off the final "e"; thus -> vegemite

"yourself" = I

"middle of everything" = L (possibly due to the word "ALL")

"Ernie's mate" = Bert (aka the "creepy one" who's into bottle caps and pigeons.... (roll) )



One of the most satisfying and logical figurings ever for a correct answer:

Well done Baron!

NEXT!
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Jun 2015, 07:16
Cheer for the bright little one occupying a vast case of a humpy mammal (18)

AGS related.

Not sure if mentioned before! I demand an update on the list :-[
Title: Re: AGS Cryptic
Post by: Mandle on 08 Jun 2015, 15:31
Hmmmm....Well I think:
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The "humpy mammal" is probably either a camel or a rabbit but I'm steering more towards the more obvious camel for now...

This makes me think "Camelot" will be involved somehow...

The "vast case" makes me go for "chest" which might somehow be configured into "quest" through the other parts of the puzzle...