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In addition to being quite similar to my previous puzzle in construct, this puzzle has the dubious honor of being another hint for this hintless question.




  1. Bm F# A E G D Em F#
    (4) -----_----------

  2. Am C(G) D(F#) F E
    (15) ----_- -_-----_-----_--- *

  3. A7 D A7 D G A G A G Bm
    (4) ----_-_------_---

  4. Am C D F Am C E7 Am C D F Am E Am
    (15) -----_--_---_------_---

  5. Am Dm(F#) Em G Am F Em G Am D G C Am Bm D
    (7) -----_------

  6. G D Em F C D G D Em F C D F C D
    (8) ----_----

  7. G F# Bm C D G F# C D G F# F D G Am Bm C G Am Bm C A7 G# G
    (7) ----_-----

ANSWER: ----__---



As was terribly important in the last one:
*Punctuation is indicated, but doesn t count.



Hints for unsolved, #2 and #5:

#2-LZ #5-RH

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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, the xkcd String Theory has too short a title. $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    May 31, 2018 at 3:05
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    $\begingroup$ I'm really sad I don't have my guitar nearby. This seems like a fun puzzle. $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2018 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald Here ya go! $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Jun 1, 2018 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, my phone also has a guitar on it... but it's not the same! :( $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2018 at 16:42

2 Answers 2

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1.

Hotel_California by The Eagles, letter 4 = e

2.

Babe I'm gonna live you by Led Zeppelin, letter 15 = v

3.

Give_a_little_bit by Supertramp, letter 4 = e

4.

House_of_the_rising_sun by The Animals, letter 15 = n

5.

Karma Police by Radiohead, letter 7 = o

6.

Free_bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, letter 8 = d

7.

Sexy_sadie by The Beatles, letter 7 = d

ANSWER:

even__odd

Special thanks to @IanMcDonald and @ManyPinkHats for solving the remaining two songs.

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    $\begingroup$ I thought that #7 would be the hard one. All answers correct so far! $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 31, 2018 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen I'm stuck on the last two. Any chance on getting a hint? $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    May 31, 2018 at 7:19
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    $\begingroup$ i feel the need to wait a while, give the rest of the world a crack at it, ya know? $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    May 31, 2018 at 10:58
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    $\begingroup$ Given the hints, #2 is ROT13(onor v'z tbaan yrnir lbh) and #5 is ROT13(xnezn cbyvpr) $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2018 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ That's it! Acceptance forthcoming... $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Jun 1, 2018 at 16:23
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Partial answer.

2.

Babe I'm gonna leave you - Led Zeppelin

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice! Seeing your comment above, you must've gotten this without aural input. +1 $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Jun 1, 2018 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ It's a song I've played many times. (And is actually my "time to go home" alarm during my workday.) $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2018 at 16:43

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