Friday, October 27, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 23

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October 27, 2006:

Hidden Insults:
Name the famous person, given a somewhat-insulting word hidden in their name. For instance, VIEW can be found in "SteVIE Wonder."

Rules.
The hidden word always spans a space in the original name, but there are no extra letters added or removed. You'll get 10, 7, 4, 3, 2, or 1 points depending on how many hints you've revealed. There may be more than one famous person with the hidden insult, but I've tried to pick the most famous one in each case. The first clue is always the (main) profession of the person.

How to Play.
Simply type your guess in the box. Spaces and capitalization don't count, but spelling does! You can try as much as you want without penalty. You can also switch back-and-forth between puzzles without penalty (assuming that the new Google Gadgets User Preference code holds up).

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Looking for a new blog owner

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Hi everyone,

I have been really really busy at work and I am not able to contribute as much time as I would like to the Blog. :( If there is a puzzle Blog fan(s) that would like to pick up this Blog, let me know. I can give you all the stats on the Blog. Thank you and happy puzzle solving.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 22

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October 20, 2006:

Mini Battleships:
Fifty small Battleships puzzles! Place the six-ship fleet into the grid.

Rules.
Ships can be oriented vertically or horizontally. The numbers along the side tell you how many "ship parts" are in that respective row or column. Ships are never adjacent to each other, not even diagonally. Some ship components and blank spaces are given to you and cannot be changed.

How to Play.
All 36 squares must be labeled before the puzzle is considered solved. Click on an empty space to mark it with a ship part. Click on a brown ship part to mark it with an ocean ('x'). Click on an brown ocean mark to make it empty. Right-click has the reverse effect of click. As you surround a ship part with ocean, it will be automatically shaped to fit. The numbers will turn green or red depending on how many ship parts you've

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 21

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October 13, 2006:

No fancy puzzle this week; I just got back from being part of Team USA at the 15th World Puzzle Championship. But here's a rather basic puzzle from the competition I can share:
What is next in this sequence? 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 30, 33, 120, ?

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge Number 20

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October 06, 2006:


Mister Mind.

Introduction.
Mister Mind has challenged you to guess his secret color code. For each guess of yours he's given indicator pegs on the side; but, the evil Mister Mind always adds an extra peg just to keep things confusing. You only have one guess left, so you better make sure it's correct!

Rules.
The rules are similar to Mastermind®; a black peg indicates that a color is in the correct position, while a white peg stands for a color that is correct but in the wrong position. The only difference is that each row always has an extra peg, which can be white or black. No guesswork is required; there's always enough information for you to be able to deduce the correct code.

How to Play.

You may click on the cells of the rows to "make notes" -- the background can be cycled among three different colors. When you are ready to submit your answer, click on the colored pegs on the right to submit your answer. You may click the arrow to "backspace"; however, once you click the fourth color, it will be submitted instantly, so be careful! The stats are for entertainment purposes only, and are pretty easy to cheat -- so you're only cheating yourself.

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