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Author Topic: AGS Cryptic  (Read 142799 times)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1300 on: 01 Sep 2015, 02:37 »
Wait, did anybody actually guess the answer? :undecided:

For me, my absence has definitely been OROW related. :)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1301 on: 01 Sep 2015, 06:41 »
I got so excited seeing Baron in this thread.. then disappointed >:(

Half a mentor before a sealess planet (5)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1302 on: 02 Sep 2015, 01:49 »
Well....

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Half a mentor is probably "men" or "tor".  Every synonym of mentor that I could find (teacher, guide, trainer, coach, tutor, advisor...) all have an odd number of letters, which makes taking half of them unlikely.

For a while I thought you meant "seal-less" planet....(roll)  I was raking my brains for a planet that would be exceptionally hostile to pinnipeds. :P  But when I latched on to the fact that it was "sea-less" planet, I immediately thought of Neptune, because it was named after the god of the sea.  But taking the sea out of Neptune proved hard without lapsing into Little Mermaid fantasies again, so I tried a different tack.  Mercury has the Latin/French word for sea right there ("mer"), so sea-less Mercury = "cury," or maybe "QE" if it was really poorly pronounced.  So what I'm left with is men + qe = menqe, whatever that means.  Or tor + cury = torcury, which interestingly is a Bengali dish, so..... basically I got nothing.  .....Yet.

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1303 on: 02 Sep 2015, 03:59 »
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 nice catch with 'met' being French for sea. That hadn't occurred to me.

My interpretation of 'sealess' is 'C-less', but there is only one planet in our solar system that has a C in it.

Let's take the C out of Mercury and at the first half of 'mentor'...

Menmerury...

How about memory? AGS games use a certain amount of memory, right?



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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1304 on: 02 Sep 2015, 06:36 »
One of Baron's synonyms for mentor somehow works but it's not the one I intended for the puzzle.
Stu's 'C-less' is perfect. The planet part has nothing to do with non English languages.

I can't stop laughing at Menmerury (laugh)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1305 on: 03 Sep 2015, 02:48 »
OK, so.....

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 How strict are we being on planets?  The dwarf-planet Ceres has some good letters if you remove the "Sea".  So...  "coach"/2 + Ceres -Ce = Cores?

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1306 on: 03 Sep 2015, 05:12 »
Wrong :P
The planet is not a gas giant.

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1307 on: 03 Sep 2015, 06:00 »
Wrong :P
The planet is not a gas giant.
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Wait. Does the C mean Carbon? So it's not a gas giant, and has no carbon?

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1308 on: 03 Sep 2015, 06:21 »
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Wait. Does the C mean Carbon? So it's not a gas giant, and has no carbon?


Nope. It's the letter C.

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1309 on: 05 Sep 2015, 08:42 »
Hint time 8-)

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The planet part does not refer to a specific planet name. What do some scientists call a non gas giant planet Orbiting a star?


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...containing the letter C.


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..then remove the letter C (laugh)
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1310 on: 06 Sep 2015, 03:18 »
Hmmmm......

[hide]What doscientists call non-gas giant planets?  I thought they were terrestrial planets, but that doesn't have any C's.  So.... They could be "rocky" planets, or "rock" planets, or "ice" planets, although that's less likely....  So that leaves us with "roy", "ro" or maybe "ie".

Let's pair those guesses with my synonyms before, which AnasAbdin said were wrong but one of them worked anyway: mentor, teacher, guide, trainer, coach, tutor, advisor.

So....

men-roy    tor-roy     tea-roy       cher-roy       gui-roy     de-roy      trai-roy     ner-roy    co-roy      ach-roy     tu-roy    tor-roy     advi-roy     sor-roy
men-ro      tor-ro       tea-ro         cher-ro         gui-ro       de-ro        trai-ro       ner-ro      co-ro        ach-ro       tu-ro      tor-ro       advi-ro       sor-ro
men-ie       tor-ie        tea-ie          cher-ie          gui-ie        de-ie         trai-ie        ner-ie       co-ie         ach-ie        tu-ie     tor-ie        advi-ie        sor-ie

So I guess my best guess is torro, the Spanish bull. ;)
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1311 on: 06 Sep 2015, 04:44 »
So close! However..
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You removed more than a 'C' from your guess which caused you a lot of confusion.

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1312 on: 07 Sep 2015, 00:38 »
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So it's 'Turok'? That fits but I guess it's not AGS related :D
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1313 on: 07 Sep 2015, 03:08 »
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So it's 'Turok'? That fits but I guess it's not AGS related :D

Piggyback time.
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Gurok! Going by one of Baron's synonyms, guide. Roughly half of which is GU. A sealess planet is basically a rock. -C ROK
Also, it rhymes with Turok :-D

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1314 on: 07 Sep 2015, 03:56 »
Stu is correct! ;-D

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Half  guru, c-less rock...


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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1315 on: 09 Sep 2015, 11:19 »
I'm getting a lot of inspiration  :-[

AGSer looking in a mirror, stuck in between an endless moment and a limb's limb

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  :P

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1316 on: 10 Sep 2015, 02:02 »
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Momresgatoe! ;-D


Also, on the long-odd chance that this isn't correct, a word count would be nice. :)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1317 on: 10 Sep 2015, 05:22 »
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Momresgatoe! ;-D


Also, on the long-odd chance that this isn't correct, a word count would be nice. :)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1318 on: 10 Sep 2015, 21:37 »
Could it be :
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Tic Tac Toe?

 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1319 on: 11 Sep 2015, 00:48 »
Could it be :
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Tic Tac Toe?



Indeed :-D

solve:
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AGSer looking in a mirror: cat -> tac
endless moment -> tick
Limb's limb -> toe