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Jolson Luthor's Solve My Maze!
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Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:25 am ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 2 - Wacky Jabber
(02/02/2015 - 09/02/2015)

This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is ten ice harvests and ten snow berrieseseses.

This week's puzzle:
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Hint 1:
Jabberwocky is a poem by Lewis Carroll, from "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There". But it looks like whoever typed this was a poor proofreader.
Hint 2:
There are two sets of letters you can find here. One is relevant to the solution, and the other can be ignored. You'll probably know that one when you see it.
Hint 3:
X and Y and... what?
Bonus Hint:
Don't forget to use Google if you're not familiar with these words. Find what's wrong, find what that means, and then find what's next.

Solvers:
Gmorg (not eligible for major prize)
Werefrog
Sheepdip
Ezandora
robmooseman
MrWiseGuy
Salad_Shooter
Mistress of the Obvious

Winner:
Werefrog!

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:06 pm ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 3 - Across the Kingdom and Down the Road
(09/02/2015 - 16/02/2015)

The solution to this week's puzzle is an item found in the Kingdom of Loathing. This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is eleven of that item. It's a good one though, don't worry!

This week's puzzle (click images for larger, or here for a pdf):
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Hint 1: Click here for the hint!
Hint 2: This is a KoL-themed crossword, but it's not obvious which clues go to which spaces. Use the letter count to help! The shortest and longest clues could be a good place to start, or just start solving clues and find which words fit with each other, and hint 1.
Hint 3: 16 3 18 22 10 6 8 25 21 15 11 24 19 14 2 5 9 7 20 1 12 23 13 4 17

Solvers:
Ezandora
Sheepdip
robmooseman

Winner:
Ezandora!

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:21 pm ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 4 - Naval Gazing
(16/02/2015 - 23/02/2015)

This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is a taffy sampler!

This week's puzzle (click images for larger, or here for a pdf):
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Hint 1: These grids are usually known as Battleships puzzles. Find more info, more puzzles, and tips for solving here.
Hint 2: Notice how the letters and numbers on the bottom grid match those on the others? They're connected. So how can you apply info from one to the other?
Hint 3: Think of the bottom grid as a wall of screens, attached to security cameras pointed at the given coordinates.

Solvers:
Sheepdip
Cindipool (dj, ineligible for RBC draw)
Ezandora

Winner:
Ezandora!

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:18 am ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 5 - Departures
(23/02/2015 - 02/03/2015)

This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is a set of eleven holo-bombers!

This week's puzzle (click images for larger):
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Hint 1:
Some no good hacker has messed with the departures board at Houston airport. Looks like they've scrambled the destination names... at least the yellow bits are normal!
Hint 2:
Ok, so apparently the times up there are in the destination time zones? Geeze, that's not very useful for people here! We can't even tell which plane is leaving next!
Hint 3:
Well, at least the gate numbers are still correct. Why do you suppose we use numbers, anyway? I mean, we have twenty-six gates here... why not just use letters?

Solvers:
Emcee_N
Ezandora
Sheepdip
Fluffy Rose

Winner:
Sheepdip!

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:21 am ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 6 - Bored Games
(02/03/2015 - 09/03/2015)

This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is a set of Trivial Avocations cards! (ten of each)

This week's puzzle:
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Hint 1:
You've probably noticed that these are similar to (yet legally distinct from) Scrabble tiles. One difference: the numbers here aren't points. So what's the point of the numbers?
Hint 2:
Matching numbers go together!
Hint 3:
M_______ i_ b_____, l__'_ p___ S_______ o_ ...

Solvers:
Ezandora
Fluffy Rose
Sheepdip
Jonybob
robmooseman
Gmorg (dj, not in RBC draw)
doppelheathen
Mistress of the Obvious

Winner:
Sheepdip

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:51 am ]
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Season 2, Puzzle 7 - Transmutation
(09/03/2015 - 16/03/2015)

This week's prize, in addition to the regular gold star and champagne, is 50k meat. (This was originally 50k's worth of pool balls, but it's too fiddly trying to get that many pool balls out of the mall (almost 400 per person). And I think most of you would be happier with the meat itself anyway.).

This week's puzzle (click for larger):
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Hint 1:
These images are cards from a game called Dobble. The object of Dobble is to find matching symbols on pairs of cards.
Hint 2:
Once you have all the matches, you can begin the next step. Use your head. You've probably seen this technique in my puzzles before - capitalise on that.
Hint 3:
The answer to this puzzle has seven letters. But there are only six matching symbols? Maybe use one of them twice... but which one?

Solvers:
Sheepdip
Jonybob
robmooseman
Mistress of the Obvious
Torturelini
Ezandora
PandaPants (dj, ineligible for rolloff)

Winner:
robmooseman

Author:  Jolson42 [ Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:32 pm ]
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Season 2 - Metapuzzle
(16/03/2015 - 30/03/2015)

It's the metapuzzle! Solve other puzzles from this season to collect all eight parts, and put them together to find the final answer.
Two weeks to solve it... if you do so in the first week, you instantly win a Radio Button Candy, and get two chances to win Voluminous Radio Pants.
If you wait until the second week, you will get all eight pieces for free, and some hints, but only one VRP chance, and no RBC.
Up to you: how much do you want to win?

All eight pieces are available now! Click here to see them! (Make sure to click the gear in the upper right of each image, so you can download them at full resolution. It'll be easier to put them together if they're all the same size!)

Hint 1: First jigsaw layer completed.
Click image for full resolution.
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Hint 2: Second jigsaw layer.
Click image for full resolution.
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Hint 3: Final jigsaw layer.
Click image for full resolution.
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Hint 4:
This is essentially Minesweeper. Each number indicates how many adjacent squares (including itself) need to be coloured in. The remaining adjacent squares can be crossed out to keep track. For more specific rules, examples, and tips, check out http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/index.aspx?uri=puzzle/fill-a-pix/rules.
One Last Big Hint:
All the 0s and 9s have been filled out for you, as well as the sun in the upper left corner. As usual, click for the full resolution image.Image


Solvers:
Ezandora

Winner:
Ezandora! (funny, that)

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