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Best Answer Pickett, 18 July 2013 - 04:27 PM

Spoiler for HAHA...Ungraceful ungulate...

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#1 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

 
(I found this in the archives, thought it was really cute...;))
 
 
 
Freaking puzzles, nowadays. Oh, they might look nice, but deep 
  down... they all have fundamentally the same things going on.
 
produce a cryptic clue at first, of an ungraceful ungulate
order words alphabetically.
keep putting in red herrings to pad out the puzzle even when there 
  are only about five things you've got to find
endlessly drone on with reams of boring text where it is impossible to 
  tell what's suppose to be the puzzle and what's supposed to be a 
  clue and what is in there because someone is utterly determned to 
  have a big rant about something they dislike and half the time they 
  haven't spellchecked the blasted thig so you don't know whether the 
  mistakes are deliberate or not, until they release errata one hour 
  into the competition by which point some smart alec has solved it 
  because it's able to be reverse engineered from the metapuzzle
randomly reorder instructions so the puzzle isn't trivial
have a set of words with 'precisely' the same length
initially spell out a clue.
generate a word by joining the dots, relying on a fiXed width font
hide words, using capital letters
convert letters to numbers,
and convert numbers to letters
require you to generate numbers from patterns in number sequences even
  though the sample size is too small and it would be totally logical
  to work out the next number but for some arbitrary reason you have to
  calculate the difference.
demand that you solve all the first stage clues even when one of 
  them is much harder than the others and the answer is short cuttable 
  using other parts anyway.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

Let's go.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

Spoiler for So far...

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:14 PM

Spoiler for Alright...I THINK...


Edited by Pickett, 18 July 2013 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:27 PM   Best Answer

Spoiler for HAHA...Ungraceful ungulate...


Edited by Pickett, 18 July 2013 - 04:28 PM.

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#9 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

Nicely done!  The "connect the dots" part was the one that threw me for awhile, since I'm apparently not very good at recognizing what random shapes are suppose to look like :lol:, but you guys breezed right through that.

 

Now we can move on to where the real fun begins...;)


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

Aw, man. I was too late... You guys solved it so darn fast.


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