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# Thalia

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## Posts posted by Thalia

1. ### Walking, running, driving, waiting

Well, depending on whether you're rounding down or are actually going exactly 0 mph... "I won't be home tonight."?

2. ### Bringing back an old one.... Making Toast

The third piece finishes coming off at 2:26?

3. ### Fair division of sausages

I was counting whole sausages as "pieces". So it was the sum.

4. ### Fair division of sausages

So 1 cut then. Is a whole sausage considered a piece or just the partial ones? If whole sausages count, I stand by my original pieces count. If not, I think rocdocmac has it.

5. ### Fair division of sausages

12 cuts, 42 pieces? Unless you want to line up the sausages and do one giant cut...

Pogo stick?

7. ### distance vs time

Mike. If Mike runs and walks for the same amount of time, he will have to run further than he walks. If they both start by running, James will stop running at the halfway (distance) point but Mike has to run past the halfway point to compensate for the slower walking speed.

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8. ### Singular plurals

Does the 2nd word have to be the plural of the 1st word or can it be a different word?

"Becomes plural by removing it." Could that mean removing the letters "i-t"?

Die-->Dice

10. ### 12 chess pieces

Thanks Ed! I made a chessboard in Paint and put mini chess pieces in each of the squares. Erased the pieces as I went through the clues.

11. ### 12 chess pieces

Thought that wording was a bit repetitive. . .

Spoiler

Knight A2

White Pawns D6, G3

Black Pawn D5

Black King D2

Black Queen H2

Bishop G1

White King F3

White Queen G4

Black Rook C6

White Rooks A1, C7

12. ### 12 chess pieces

Spoiler

I have these set:

Knight A2

White Pawns D6, G3

Black Pawn D5

Black King D2

Black Queen H2

Bishop G1

These I can find a couple options. One option:

White King C6

White Queen D7

Black Rook F3

White Rooks A1, F4

13. ### 12 chess pieces

Is Ed's interpretation of 8 correct?

14. ### 12 chess pieces

Ed

Spoiler

Based on 3 and 8, the black queen has to be in one of the bottom 2 rows. There are 2 white rooks. One is in a column by itself (15). The other is south of the knight (1) and north of the black rook. That means the knight has to be at least the 3rd row from the bottom so that doesn't work with being directly across from the queen.

15. ### 12 chess pieces

That's quite possible, but from my interpretation, without any mention of the same row, the end refers to the whole side of the board. I will try it that way though!

16. ### 12 chess pieces

Ok. Can you tell me which of the clues my answer violates?

17. ### 12 chess pieces

Seems like there could be multiple answers from my interpretation of the clues.

Spoiler

Knight A3

White Rooks A2, B1

Black Rook A1

White Pawns D6, G3

Black Pawn D5

White King F3

Black King D2

White Queen G4

Black Queen H2

Bishop G1

18. ### 12 chess pieces

Think I figured out my problem. What is the definition of adjacent? Sharing edges? Diagonal squares?

19. ### 12 chess pieces

If the black queen is on the extreme east per clue 8 (N,S,W spaces adjacent), and alone in her column per clue 12, that leaves only the W space to put both the pawn and bishop mentioned in clue 8. Should it maybe read the queen is alone in her own row?

20. ### 12 chess pieces

6 and 16 also seem to contradict as d5 is a white space according to the pictures I'm finding of notation.

21. ### 12 chess pieces

For number 8, does that mean the black queen is on the opposite E-W extreme or just opposite half?  Or can it potentially refer to N-S? Number 12 would seem to contradict that if it means the E-W extreme.

22. ### Alchemical Substances

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 Anti-emerald crystal red Solid heat crystal orange Envy drops crystal yellow Antiruby crystal green Fragments of memory crystal blue Vampire heart crystal purple Tongue stingy dust red Salted sun dust orange Tooth dough dust yellow Pulverised leaves dust green Stardust dust blue Dragon blood dust purple Faceless mandrake leaf red Amber feathers leaf orange Envy petals leaf yellow Crocodile tears leaf green Neverthen leaves leaf blue Moonflower leaf purple Love blood liquid red Sweet sulfur liquid orange Basic acid liquid yellow Green wine liquid green Essence of sadness liquid blue Baleful destiny liquid purple

A corner?

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24. ### Ages of brothers

Assuming coming of age means 18...

15 and 21. Original ages are 3,6, and 9.

25. ### shuffling algorithm for letters in a word

It looks like you're taking the first letter and essentially rotating it through the different positions while the other letters remain in the same order. I noticed that all the possible permutations begin with two letters that were next to each other in the original sequence (or in the first and last spot). For example, I don't think you can get a sequence starting with AC. So this does not seem to hold up.

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