Ouch. That's 0 for 4.
Hardly the 1st time, certainly not the last.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:25 AM
Ouch. That's 0 for 4.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:50 AM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:52 PM
First three guesses, to get us started:Spoiler for hmmDEN
AND (X is true, but Y is true as well)
Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:36 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:55 PM
Spoiler for Ohhh...So that's how you go from 'den' to 'nod'. Doh. As for 5 and 6, the numbers definitely help . With the help of an anagrammer and trying all the letters with 'cone' starting with a....6 should be 'nonce' (I might have heard of word somewhere...maybe...but I definitely would not have recalled it). So that leaves 5 as logically either an anagram of 'none' or 'once'. Not many good choices. I'm going to guess 'none' due to the bonanova's hint about the contradictory nature of the clue?
Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:05 PM
Spoiler for almost there
6 is correct. I've heard the phrase "for the nonce" to mean "for now".
You have 5 [it's not "none"] if one of a word's anagrams is the word itself.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:39 AM
Spoiler for OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH....Haha, I get it...finally...the word 'twice' bisected...nice ;P
And here I was considering non-euclidean geometries...
So the phrase is "Once is half overdone"?
Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:36 PM
"But not" was meant to nudge your thinking away from geometry and just bisect "twice.'
The actual phrase I had heard was "Once effective, twice overdone." which applies variously to different situations,
The original clue of "half overdone" was flawed anyway, as I think about it now.
According to that phrase, half overdone would be a clue for effective, not for once.
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