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#323197 A merciless emperor

Posted by bonanova on 26 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

bonanova would be correct if there were 1000 bottles.

Being an engineer and not a mathematician, I built in some redundancy. :)
And next puzzle I solve, I'll wear my glasses.
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#321377 All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.

Posted by bonanova on 06 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

Spoiler for My point

Spoiler for Precisely

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#320792 Interesting one - A Cat and A mouse

Posted by bonanova on 02 July 2012 - 10:57 AM

Spoiler for First off

Spoiler for looks like

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#320300 Which Chair you will choose ?

Posted by bonanova on 28 June 2012 - 07:26 AM

Hi MikeD. We seem to be converging on a solution.
I think we differ only in one case: mmb.

See previous post for my analysis of that case.
See comment in red inside your spoiler for a question about yours.

Thanks. :)

Spoiler for now that I had time

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#320169 Which Chair you will choose ?

Posted by bonanova on 26 June 2012 - 05:27 AM

Spoiler for Analysis of the 70 distributions of stamps

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#320146 Which Chair you will choose ?

Posted by bonanova on 25 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Spoiler for Looks like

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#320042 The Unsolvable Riddle

Posted by bonanova on 24 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

In accordance with the first rule of this puzzle, I am ready now to declare that this post is NOT an attempt to solve it. Although it may LOOK like a guess, it is not. If it were, it might be worth someone's time and effort to be reading it. But it's not, and there really is no justification for the 8 or 9 seconds anyone has invested, and possibly 4 or 5 additional seconds a misguided soul might further invest. But because any self-respecting post really ought to have embedded within it a spoiler to hide something, even the true non-attempt to solve this puzzle that this post is ... Well then ... here's mine:

Spoiler for

I expect full and appropriate credit for the crackling insight evident therein. :)
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#319756 The Letter Exchange IV

Posted by bonanova on 22 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

Single-letter changes, anagrams permitted, letter counts given.

Enjoy! :)

1. goes with cotton or vermouth 3
2. close by 4
3. talk like a horse 5
4. swinging joint 6
5. done in from a platform 6
6. beware, Will Robinson! 6
7. made mad 7
8. made mad 7 [oops. Pure anagram here, no letters change.]
9. make amicable 6
10. mini bomb 6 7
11. eats sauce also 6
12. homes to radishes and roses 6
13. caught unawares 6
14. dweebs 5
15. lairs of lions, foxes and iniquity 4
16. finis 3
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#319133 A simple gold link puzzle

Posted by bonanova on 19 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

Spoiler for Looks like

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#317029 Very Hard Grid Puzzle

Posted by bonanova on 31 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

I'm guessing I don't have to worry that I'm doing your homework here ;)

Spoiler for Looks like

Spoiler for Hidden clues

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#316212 Star and cross dissections

Posted by bonanova on 21 May 2012 - 08:09 PM

Is that the minimum?

It is, unless you can show a dissection with fewer.

Spoiler for Hint

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#315439 Fractal magnified

Posted by bonanova on 04 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

I mean really ... magnified ... 2915 times.

Got five minutes? The ending is worth the wait.
Or just scrub to 4:30 and watch from there.

Deepest fractal.
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Posted by bonanova on 24 September 2007 - 03:12 AM

I think this answer

Yep. I presume you mean 1 mile north of south pole?

doesn't work: when you get to the South pole, how do you run West?

But this answer:

There's an infinite number of circles around the South Pole where he could have started.

does: for example, any point on the circle (1 + 1/2pi) miles from the South Pole.

After going South 1 mile, you're (1/2pi) miles from the Pole,
which allows you to run West 1 mile [1 lap of a 1-mile circumference circle]
and be able to go a mile North to the starting point.

As Martini noted, there is an infinite number of starting distances:
1 + 1/2Npi miles North of the South pole where N is any positive integer.
N is then the number of circular laps in your westerly mile.

e.g. N=5280 - you'd run 5280 laps around a 1-foot circumference circle.

Here's a counter question - why can't N be negative?
i.e. start closer than a mile - you could still do N laps
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