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  1. Yoruichi-san

    I think there is more than one possible answer...it's basically a latin square...using the 9 by 9 matrix you guys created, as long as each person gets only one number from each row and each column, it works...
  2. To clarify: Identify the 5 spurned lovers and the 1 who spurned them (6 total answers).
  3. Don't be so down on yourself...it's not you, it's me...I take pride in making hard riddles ;P.
  4. The colors don't matter; it's just a way to differentiate the 5 parts.
  5. (1) Before we met, I was every color shown in light, Now that you're gone, I'm just black and white. (2) I was the one who captured you, But now you have changed me, too. (3) It's hard to think that as I grow, You could and would actually slow. (4) For you I'll translate, If you can keep the date. (5) I'll forever take your traces. To countless far-away places. We know that you'll never come back, So we've come together as a pack. But you will be the one who sees, If they can discover our identities.
  6. Yoruichi-san

    Yeah...calculating the odds on BlackJack is pretty complicated...I know of a math student did their graduate project on showing that if you count cards you have a 51% chance of winning...
  7. Okay, so all of us here at BrainDen should go petition them to give an element the symbol E... Btw, 5 still not completely broken down into it's elements yet... ;P
  8. Yep, I try to use as few elements in the spelling as possible...and yeah, it was a type-oh on 4, should be 176 not 174, sorry... No one knows what 91 for the last one is? I'm disappointed... Great job, guys. I've discovered the elements they really need to discover are something with the symbols E(the most common letter in the English language), A, and (surprisingly) L, so if any of you know any chemists...
  9. Well, *obviously* you're talking about yourself...earning acclaim among your peers in BrainDen for your rhyming-riddle-writing skills... ;P
  10. 1. 139 27 101 1ave t16 ma46 140e76. 2. 53 191, 139 191, 74e 13l 191 17r 111 176. 3. 90e 15l39 74a39 139 27't 123 69 62 139 d15't tr39. 4. 13l 139 88l39 10ed 69 love, 97t a 3t81e 209 174 a60 t9 d114't 93rt. 5. 69 90e 91 89e 8r dead? I've graduated from kindergarten...I can make complete sentences now! ;P
  11. Oopsies, you are right, my math skills are pretty solid...however, my typing skills aren't necessarily so dependable... There's a type-oh for 3, it should be 137 (but what I had was not "snow" or "finer"). What I had is only 2-elements long... Thanks for bringing my attention to it.
  12. Actually, dry ice by itself doesn't smoke...it's only when you combine it with water (i.e. for Halloween punch bowls and stuff) that smoke appears. The well was too high for the victim to throw out the ice, and, honestly, most people in that situation wouldn't know what was going on...getting thrown in a well with what looks like plain ice...very few people would realize/suspect dry ice and understand that it would end up suffocating them...
  13. Wow, excellent job everyone (you guys got this much faster than my friend freshmen year...). I had different answers for 7, 15, 18 (although yours totally work, too ). I'm really glad you enjoyed this!
  14. Wow...this is like a story idea I had awhile ago, that I have yet to write into a novel (like many of my story ideas XP) But basically, I look at this scenario using a mathematical concept. Some functions are periodic (go through cycles of values), like the sine or cosine function. If we use y to represent time to the external world, and x to represent time for a specific person, for a normal person living a normal life, the function is y=x (linear increasing). For these two, their function is y=sin(x). We can think of the time that the guys see the device as y=0 (which corresponds to x=0, x=pi, x=2pi, x=3pi, etc), which increases until the time they touch the device, which we can think of as y=1 (which corresponds to x=pi/2, x=5pi/2, y=9pi/2, etc), at which point they get "sent back" (y decreases) to four hours before they find the device, which we can think of as y=-1 (corresponding to x=3pi/2, x=7pi/2, x=11pi/2, etc.). They then go forward in to y=0 ago and so on. Actually, it's somewhat more complex...I would use the idea of "branches" in Complex Analysis...at least, that's what I use for my story. It involves applying this to a real/imaginary mapping (real on one axis, imaginary on another axis), creating a helix in time, and in this case, the nth branch would correspond to kiba/shino-n/4...but I'm not sure I can explain it in the length of one post...guess you'll just have to read my novel (once I write it, of course ;P). But in truth, I don't really believe in time travel...I'm pretty sure it's been proven impossible XP...but it makes for good philosophical discussions .
  15. That's what you have to figure out... ;P
  16. That's *exactly* the response I was hoping for...
  17. Ex: Austin (city in Texas) = 124 1. _____ (fruit) = 78 2. _____ (dog) = 58 3. _____ (weather condition) = 147 4. _____ (servant) = 246 5. _____ (something blue) = 74 6. _____ (subsidy) = 161 7. _____ (demonstrate) = 157 8. _____ (law enforcer) = 145 9. _____ (sweet) = 113 10. _____ (steal) = 142 11. _____ (hit) = 170 12. _____ (something people shop for) = 214 13. _____ (cuts hair) = 161 14. _____ (empathize) =184 15. _____ (memory) = 196 16. _____ (why) = 123 17. _____ (journal) = 194 18. _____ (trunks) = 115 19. _____ (photograph) = 265 20. _____ (mystical creature) = 233 21. _____ (spice) = 115 22. _____ (experienced) = 151 23. _____ _____ (team athletic event) = 317
  18. Hi. Thanks for the welcome. I saw the mafia thing you're doing. I loved playing that game and I think it's really cool that you're doing it online :). We found that girls make the best mafia...;P.

  19. Et c'est fini! Good job everyone. Here is a summary of the solutions: Nice work and thanks for the interest. There may be a sequel...
  20. Hmmm...makes me think of one of my favorite quotes from Shakespeare (which I think is greatly under-appreciated): "The evil that men do live after them, the good is oft interred with their bones." (Part of Mark Antony's speech at Caesar's funeral). Even evil men weren't evil infants...so when did they become evil? How much evil must a man do to be considered evil, and how much good must a man do to be considered good? (Not a riddle...just philosophical questions).
  21. Ding ding ding! And we have a winner! Here is why the "trick" works so well: Darn, now that you've figured it out I'll have to come up with some other method...;P
  22. I really like this riddle- I first saw it when just posted, took one look, and gave up! I only got this (maybe?) from reading otr ppl's responses Lol, well, there's a lesson in that...it's like the Case of the Clapham Cook (Agatha Christie). ;P Seeing as how everyone is trying so hard and I want you guys to succeed, here are some hints that should get you there:
  23. Yoruichi-san

    that's all I have! If anyone comes up with any more, please post. Noooo....now I'll have to find some other way to procrastinate... ;P This has been so much fun. Thanks, engspangussian! But I really don't get your answer for #4. Can you explain?
  24. Haha...or should I say muhahahaha...;P Darn, you found me out detective....I was hoping we could be friends, but now it looks like I'm gonna have to get rid of you... Look out for a headline in the newspaper this weekend that they found a body at the bottom of a well... XP I'm glad of the timing...this "trick" works particularly well in the summer... (hint: that was a hint )
  25. Yoruichi-san

    I can't give up...no really, I can't, even if I want to. I can't control my thoughts...my stupid brain has a mind of it's own...;P
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