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#327213 Sudoku Binary puzzle!

Posted by bonanova on 11 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

Spoiler for Solution found

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#326663 Philosophic humor

Posted by bonanova on 07 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

René Descartes was flying home from a conference when the flight

attendant asked, "Monseur Descartes, would you like a cocktail?"

To which the philosopher replied, "I think not," and promptly disappeared.


Spoiler for The wisest of readers

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#326089 Blonde Jokes

Posted by bonanova on 17 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

So this brunette walks into the Doctor's office and says, Doc, something is terribly wrong -- I hurt everywhere!

What do you mean? the Doctor asks.

Well I hurt here, she said as she touched her head, and here, touching her knee, and here, touching her shoulder, and here, touching her stomach, and here, touching her elbow, and ....

OK I understand, said the Doctor. I'm scheduling you for a comprehensive set of tests immediately.

Two hour pass, the results are in, and the woman is back in the Doctor's office.

The Doctor approaches her and asks, You're not really brunette, are you?

No, she admits, I'm blonde. How did you know?

You have a broken finger.

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#325282 Canned word

Posted by bonanova on 13 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

Alex painted a letter on each of nine cans and set them on a fence rail.
There was one duplicate letter.
Using them a target practice, he shot the cans in the following order: 5 6 3 4 2 9 1 8 7.
Amazingly, before and after each shot, the letters on the cans still on the fence spelled an English word.

The initial was was ... ?
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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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