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#11 tiger_lily111

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:25 AM

Ouch. That's 0 for 4.


Hardly the 1st time, certainly not the last. ^_^
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:50 AM

Clue. :)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

First three guesses, to get us started:

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

First three guesses, to get us started:

Spoiler for hmm


First two are correct.
The third is close, and it fits, but it will lead to dead end with the following clues.

Progress, tho: only 5 and 6 have not been identified.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:36 PM

Spoiler for Ohhh...



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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Spoiler for Ohhh...


Spoiler for almost there

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

Spoiler for almost there


Spoiler for OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH....

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:39 AM

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"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.

Nice going.
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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.

Nice going.


Don't be silly...some of us never get away from math in our thinking...;P

Thanks for the exercise, it was fun. :)
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