Friday, August 25, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 14

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August 25, 2006:

Mini Kakuro 2: Due to popular demand, here are some Mini Kakuro puzzles that have some more variety (and are a bit easier) than the last batch. Place the given digits into the grid so that no digit appears more than once in any "word" and that the sum of the digits in the word match the indicated sum.

Hints:
Click on the box until a grey box with a white question mark appears. Type in the number and it should appear. (Only works with main keyboard numbers. Not numpad). To delete a number, click on the number or replace it.

Answers / Solutions:
Answers are usually (and will be) posted in the comments section. Full answers will be posted on the solve puzzles page.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 13

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August 18, 2006:Confounded Compounds 2: This is just like the original Confounded Compounds, except that now I'm using nine-letter words, and the components aren't always four letters. But like the last one, the components won't have much relation to the actual word.
  • adorable
  • lady
  • affirm
  • literature
  • ambulatory
  • lowfat
  • barrow
  • nucleus
  • castigate
  • panorama
  • choose
  • pinnacle
  • complain
  • postpone
  • considering
  • pronounce
  • cultivate
  • raiment
  • devil
  • reassemble
  • docket
  • ringleader
  • elevated
  • speculate
  • entrust
  • straps
  • fellow
  • tessellate
  • frogman
  • underpays
  • groove
  • went on
When you think you have a 9-letter word, enter it here. If you're right, it will appear next to the appropriate pair.

Need help? Try dragging the words around to swap their positions. A correct pair will turn green, while a correctly-paired set in the wrong order will turn yellow.

Answers / Solutions:
Answers are usually (and will be) posted in the comments section. Full answers will be posted on the solve puzzles page.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Code for Puzzle 12

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The optimal number of moves needed to solve puzzle 12 is 15. Here are some files for puzzle 12.

Hidden Puzzle 11:

Anyone solve hidden puzzle number 11?

Looking at the hint section for puzzle 11 at the official puzzle page, hidden characters were displayed as a different typeface. The typeface was a poor selection because the only clear difference is the i’s and l’s. To see this hidden message, highlight the text in the frame and rectangles will appear over these hidden characters. (Does not work with IE. Get Firefox with Google Toolbar)


Put these letters together (dont forget 'n' in'can' at the end of line 4) and it reads:

"HIDDEN PUZZLE IN HTML"

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 12

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August 11, 2006: Bolt Swap: This little gem was shown to me by Markus Götz. Swap the positions of the white and black kings in as few moves as possible -- however, there is a hidden rule that governs whether a king can be moved or not. Try to discover the rule; it will be pretty hard to solve the puzzle without knowing it!


Hints:
I still cant figure out the hidden rule but it has to do with having all 3 pieces of the same colored kings connected with each other. With some luck, I solved it without knowing what I did. I am going to post my answer and if someone can clarify what I did and get the answer in fewer steps, let me know. I am curious to find out the hidden rule. I solved it in 24 but I think 24 is BAD.

Current Best: 15 (Dave)

Answers / Solutions:
Answers are usually (and will be) posted in the comments section. Full answers will be posted on the solve puzzles page.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

A break from puzzles. Not!

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Looks like we will have a break from puzzles. BUT! Looking at the source code there is a puzzle!

Good job finding the hidden message and this message too!

Here's your bonus hidden puzzle:

I have a card in my pocket with the numbers from 1 through 48 written
on it. Some of the numbers are red, some are blue. They are arranged
in a grid like this:


14 25 8 ( 1) 4 5
41 ( 6) 35 30 (27) (26)
(29) (18) 47 (42) 39 (38)
21 32 ( 3) 10 ( 7) 12
(34) (23) (40) (45) 48 (43)
( 2) 37 20 (13) 16 17
( 9) 44 (15) 22 (19) 24

46 (11) (28) (33) 36 (31)

The numbers in parentheses are red.

What is this card used for?

(This puzzle is based on an actual card I got from Will Strijbos.)
Better Visual:
Red Numbers:
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 38, 40, 42, 43, 45

Blue Numbers:
4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 30, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 44, 46, 47, 48

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Code for puzzle 10

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Adam sent me PERL code for puzzle 10.

Output for puzzle 1.
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You will have to swap the grids at the end of the code for puzzles 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
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