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# fabpig

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1. ### Find The Hidden List

I'm assuming that the number of lists given is always n?

Superb puzzle, nikolas

2. ### Symbolic Gesture

cycle/cycling

3. ### Symbolic Gesture

but perhaps "condition" might be in order.

3:36

5. ### Pascal's Machine

Not sure how basic or otherwise you want us to be, so some to go on with..

OBAC = ODBC/2

OABC = OCDY

by extension of Phil's inference: OBAC = (180 - OBCD)/4
6. ### Red Queen

Place the pawns from the column H to C3, G3 and G7.

Jumps: E3 - C1 - A3 - C5 - A7 - F2 - H4 - E7 - B4 - D2 - H6 - F8

I googled this variant. It's called "Flying Kings" and it appears it only exists in international games (which are played on a 10x10 board) and certain "in house" rules. The one thing that seems common is that the King is only allowed to jump over 1 piece at a time (although it can continue in any diagonal direction once it's landed on a vacant square). i.e. it can't jump over 2 or more pieces that have no vacant square between them. Hope that clarifies

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7. ### Red Queen

"...Queens can jump over 2 to 7 squares over a single opponent piece..."

Well that's a new one to me, and, I suspect, 99%+ of others reading this. Still, now we know the rules...

ledger?

9. ### Red Queen

One way would be for the Queen to take F2, F4, F6, D6, D4, D2, B2, B4, B6. Then replace B2 B4 B6 with the pieces on H and re-take B6, B4, B2

10. ### Red Queen

the only way this could work would be if the 3 pieces on file 8 can be moved to replace pieces after they have been captured.

Using chessboard notation, Red Queen moves

G1 - E3 (captures F2), E3 - G5 (F4), G5 - E7 (F6), E7 - C5 (D6)

the 3 pieces on "H" are now moved to F4, F6, D6 and the queen reverses:

C5 - E7 (D6), E7 - G5 (F6), G5 - E3 (F4), E3 - C1 (D2), C1 - A3 (B2), A3 - C5 (B4), C5 - A7 (B6).

Think that works. I don't see a solution that will work for the squares unoccupied at the start...

Aaaagh! Just spotted a mistake. But I think the method is more or less right.

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totter?

mean

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14. ### Old Memorization

I'm assuming a data-entry keyboard - but there are different versions. I also recall talking to an American colleague about keyboard layouts and we reached an impasse about the "pound" sign. After a couple of hours we discovered that by "pound sign", I meant this - £, and he meant this - #

15. ### Old Memorization

a lot of the words are synonyms or different names for the same symbol (or perhaps translations US - UK) eg "and" "epershand" ; "raised to" "power" "circumflex" ; "hash" "number" "sharp"; "libra" "pound".

And all can be found on a keyboard. Is it important which keyboard layout is used?

mass

17. ### Food For Thought

For my own peace of mind

collective

Yessir, good to see you Mr Dude

18. ### Too tough for me.

it's one I happened upon by chance in early 2013, and I tend to use it at every possible opportunity as it appears to be pansophic

type(s)

20. ### Superhero Riddle

Looks yellow to me.

red

21. ### Weird equalities

A friend of mine created this clever puzzle:

3=20. 4=15. 5=12. 6=10. 8=7.5. 10=6.

'scuse me askin, but why has the guy been repped -1 for posting a question? And by whom?

22. ### Funny Equation

When I re-read, I realised my solution above didn't conform to the OP. Like harey, I have errrm "iffy" solutions

6=3x2 becomes

9=3^2 erasing half a symbol

or

6=3*2 becomes

9=32

However, I fear that our setter just aint bothered any more

23. ### Funny Equation

I started with the left side. IMHO, the only symbols that can be reversed are operators (I do not believe i.e. that -8 is reversed 8).

Just that there cannot be an operator alone.

Any other idea?

"inverted", not "reversed"

9 = 3 + 6

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25. ### Food For Thought

@wilson Thursday 18th Sept. Notice who has NOT been invited to vote??

Landslide if we were!! (pro!)

Being facetious my friend. I have quite a few (sensible) Scottish friends down here who think it's one big pisstake.

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