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#11 Time Out

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

Firstly,hope that the mittens quip came across as was meant, a bit of fun. Sorry if it didn't.

Second a question...
Can the orientation of the revealed cards be changed, to convey information to the guessing logician?
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#12 plainglazed

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

hey plasmid - all of what you say is true. will reiterate that the guarantee part is intended, just in case. good work, it will come. you'll appreciate the answer.

Firstly,hope that the mittens quip came across as was meant, a bit of fun. Sorry if it didn't.


of course it did, should have added the appropriate smiley. was just attempting to extend the fun. can be hard to get the tone right in this forum format but always go with the assumption that it's all about the fun, myself.


Second a question...
Can the orientation of the revealed cards be changed, to convey information to the guessing logician?


you bring up an excellent point. please assume the faces of all cards are bilaterally symmetric and reveal no additional info nor can their orientation be changed. hope that doesn't throw anyone who may have been taking that tack.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

Ok, just a tiny bit better:
Spoiler for

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

Spoiler for ?Suit predictions. Would perhaps

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:41 AM

Ok, just a tiny bit better:

Spoiler for


Spoiler for If

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:56 AM

well done, plasmid. now we're making progress. however, you can still guarantee more correct predictions. and bonanova's comment adds some customarily additional clarity. @ Time Out - tho am most often a New Word Riddles Forum contributor, this one is straight forward Math/Logic so the answer to your question would be no - not this time out - :P .
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#17 EventHorizon

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:02 AM

Spoiler for It's nice to be correct, but mistakes allow learning...

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:48 PM

Spoiler for Simple 62.5%

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:58 PM

Here's one implementation of the sort of approach EventHorizon was talking about
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Edit: just saw that EventHorizon posted a different approach as I was typing which gives 32 guaranteed predictions, better than the 30 with this strategy.

Edited by plasmid, 22 May 2012 - 12:01 AM.

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#20 plainglazed

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:29 AM

ooh, nice going plasmid and EventHorizon - one can still guarantee just a little more...
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