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  1. (You guys are doing so well...here's a "hard" one ;))
    His gasses go to a sun by Clarke
    The brand a gentleman hath wedded gained
    breaTh weary, swindle, feEble weight, gLimpse see
    The herders little lads for bovine named
    A team cut up ornate notched ivory
    Kent Summers Veight Nah Grayson Queen Dibny
    badGe bad badgerS lack errant badgeR badE
    But thy truncated summer shall not fade
    I never did steal a gem tip sceptre
    Alas no war, o rebel schemes detest
    Bane Baltan Master Zim Belloq Bombe Bart
    Answers we offer Ven to Shakespeare's best
    Give Godfather this esteem from your heart
    bridgeD fort, swapped, famiLy grade, outer parT
    Mirage leaf, meant to conceal crotch display
    Proceed the stormy gusts of winter's day
    Ride faster my son to rest an eon
    Two metal discs are clashing thund'rous cry
    No order, lest I cue scared escapee
    Portend, ere duct exchanging you and I
    Although thou steal thee all my luxury
    With thyself at her solving crossword spree
    A chap, arms Silver, painter, pRoxy 'tween
    Weikath Gates Kruspe Mars Linsk Freyberg Malmsteen
    Eric the evil elf is east of Eden
    Truth, beauty: whither silent urn ye know'st
    Remove a smell, and recall depths fallen
    As victors of my chatter cannot boast
    A mixture to each image hue stolen
    Cormon Dix Nesch Braque Manet Dowd Nolan
    commenD, fill glUtton, hailed, oiL lightly fry
    Bold model vin gris lengthwise sort apply
    It drops as my vision relief goes bye
    I see descriptions of the foulest wights
    Zod Karath Bilefroth Gunray Ming Zedd Kay
    aide Role, Or muster, justly, Mouth recites
    Enact no clumsy tyrant's plot, I say
    Words differ til each letter list okay
    Forgives mob bosses golfing with no fail
    In orchestras their saw work doth prevail
    (We) do go in it to go on
    Discarding space like flattened rag on seat
    Thy younger open up a sinker plumb
    Samantha doth to Darren twitch this feat
    King Sánchez Borlaug 'Bride Gyatso Balch Tum
    pig celLblocks, smothers, fence scaFfolds, Scarves some
    Thy young on generation y are keen
    Kissing with golden face the mountains green
    Rake in one more man to alter luck
    Confused mice nod at trait like Beelzebub's
    brOoch needles, liTtle mesons, valves, poSts deep
    Riggs Benson Miller Tyler Hauk Ness Tubbs
    And his love-kindling fire did slowly steep
    One minstrel Ian takes a cryptic leap
    Re. outer matrix: spot key, I entreat
    They spelunk and with sabre teeth compete
  2. 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...;)

  3. The first pandemic round has concluded. Final status and vaccine count:

    1) phil1882 (normal+1)
    2) Panther (normal+3)
    3) BMAD (normal+2)
    4) Framm (infected+1)
    5) Brainy (normal+0)
    6) Flamebirde (infected+0)

    The second pandemic round starts now, ends 9pm CST 7/20.

  4. (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.
  5. Contact Framm

    contact panther contact framm

    Contact Phil

    Contact Flame

    Phil and Framm contact at 12:53.

    Flame and Framm contact at 12:53.

    Edit: fixing order

  6. BMAD is on the right track, but you can get more info from the first weighing ;).

    You can get info on all three colors in the first weighing, which I think is the key.

    First weigh R1B1 vs R2W2.

    If "=", R1=W2, B1=R2, so then weigh R1 vs R2 or B1 vs W2 (or B2 vs W1).

    If "<", R1<R2, B1</=W2 (that's suppose to be 'less than or equal to'), so then weigh B1W2 vs B2W1. If "=", W2>B1. If "<", B1<B2, W1>W2. If ">", B1>B2, W1<W2.

    Similarly, if ">", R1>R2, B1>/=W2, so then weigh B1W2 vs B2W1. If "=", W2<B1. If "<", B1<B2, W1>W2. If ">", B1>B2, W1<W2.

    Thanks, bon-chan ^_^.

  7. To be clear: a pandemic round lasts 3 days (72 hours), a tally is done every 24 hours. Players may contact with each other as many times as they wish, but further contacts with the same player in the same round will not generate additional vaccines.

    contact framm

    Contact BMAD

    BMAD and Framm contact at 10:23.

  8. Sure, PM me...(I think there's a rule against posting links to other puzzle sites here)...but be forewarned: "Joe Nobody" is marked "easy"...most of the puzzles are the 'creative thinking' type of puzzles with multiple steps that I like to make and some a lot of the puzzles there make my puzzles look easy...and if you've noted the number of unsolved puzzles I have lying around here, you can deduce that that's not easy ;P

    Also, if anyone is interested in joining our team, especially if you're good at 'cryptic crossword' type puzzles, PM me ;).

  9. Good progress :).

    This is from the archives of a puzzle competition that I was browsing (and my friend and I just signed up for...starts next week...I'm super-stoked

    :D), so there is one, like, 'final answer' to the puzzle, but there are a few steps to getting there ;)
  10. Contact BMAD

    Contact Framm

    Framm and BMAD contact at 07:37

    Contact Panther

    Contact BMAD

    Check status

    Panther and BMAD contact at 07:46

    Contact Panther

    Also only once per 24 hours can you check your status.

    Contact Framm

    Framm and Panther contact at 09:08.

  11. Apologies, one part that was accidentally omitted (added in italics):

    When a normal player contacts another normal player, they will create a vaccine, and become 'normal+1', further contacts with the same player in that pandemic round will not produce more vaccines.

  12. Round 6

    Pandemic Game

    There will be 3 pandemic rounds, each will last 3 days (72 hours).

    At the beginning of each pandemic round, one player will be randomly chosen to be 'infected'. The rest of the players will be 'normal'. After each day (24 hours), it will be announced how many players are infected.

    Players may check whether they are 'normal' or 'infected' once every day (24 hours), by posting "Check status" on this game thread. They will be PMed their status as of the time stamp that they posted.

    Players may choose to 'contact' each other via this game thread by both posting "Contact with [player name]". This does not have to be done simultaneously but it will not be counted until both players post.

    When a normal player contacts another normal player, they will create a vaccine, and become 'normal+1', if they contact another normal player, they become 'normal+2', and so on and so forth. When an infected player contacts a normal player, the normal player becomes infected. If an infected player contacts a player with vaccines, they use up 1 vaccine and become normal. I.e. if player A 'normal+3' contacts with player B 'infected', player A becomes 'infected+2' and player B becomes 'normal'. An infected player with vaccines may use up 1 vaccine to cure themselves and become normal by posting "Activate" on this game thread.

    At the end of each pandemic round, the ending status and number of vaccines of each player will be announced.

    At the end of all 3 pandemic rounds, the number of vaccines each player created will be totaled. For each vaccine a player has above the mean, they will be awarded 100mil BD$, for each vaccine below, they will incur a debt of 100mil BD$. If the mean is not an integer, partial awards/debts will be allocated, rounding to the nearest mil BD$.

    As always, players are free to PM each other (please CC me). The first pandemic round starts now and will end at 9pm CST on Wednesday 7/17.

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