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Maybe your friend is using Because then the 'D' key:


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Your friend does all his writing using: He is constantly rewording sentences and editing his writing. He is also quite new to editing with this software. You should really send him a command cheatsheet, so he can stop abusing his keyboard and, more importantly, his flexor tendons.


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Section One I started by researching futhark, Germanic/Teutonic, Anglo-saxon runes. I don't interpret the characters too tightly as "modern" letters. (Note: These are stylised characters, bull past the flair to "see" them.) The crosses ARE Greek as suggested by a few commentators in the article linked to in OP. I don't see how the crossbars at the tips ...


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Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Answer from an experienced and sympathetic father of 3.


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The cookbook should have read: "Reduce the recipe temperature by 36°F." (Or perhaps 35 or 40, for a "round" amount—"36" implies an unwarranted degree of precision.) The original source that the cookbook was based on presumably said "reduce by 20°C." However, Celsius and Fahrenheit are relative scales (with different definitions of zero), not absolute scales....


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After re-reading the question carefully, I see no reason not to


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You could


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I believe that the answer is To expand a bit on that, let's consider the 3 possible strategies (considering only the filling time and waiting time): Refill my bottle first, then try to take the bus Try to take the bus, then refill my bottle later Refill some first, try to take the bus, then refill again later In conclusion:


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Instead of inventing ice cream (which will definitely change the molecular make up of the milk, by the way), you could also venture deeper into the lateral thinking loophole abyss and Mission accomplished. Because loopholes.


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Follow Steps 1 and 2 of Pugmonky's solution. Then Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Please don't try this at home...


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on the practical side... The problem is so bland that even the bonus makes no difference:


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Well, I doubt this is the intended answer, but...


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I think it's one of those rebus puzzles. :)


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This appears to be Elian Script. I'm not sure I can read the writer's handwriting entirely (and they seem to have added some nonstandard things like a zigzag for T), but the first few lines read: PAR?NRE RENR ?HE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE! I REALLY WANT MY PEN! Edit by OP: I spend some time to fully decipher it but I think Deusovi deserves the ...


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Following on from Rand al'Thor's answer... Level Three Our next challenge can be found... The hidden page is... The remaining pages give the ingredients we need: Or more compactly: Rearranging: Level Four This level is a fairly simple exercise, and following the instructions gives the answer Level Five Looking back and using the pictures provided ...


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This puzzle is called a "Baguenaudier" which is French for "Time Waster". This solution assumes that you are holding the handle end on the left. The rings are numbered from right to left starting at 1. The solution to the puzzle involves a couple possible moves. 1) The first ring is always available to put on or take off of the bar. You take it off the ...


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Updated: Solution Original answer


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Edit:


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Because there are no time constraints specified:


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I'm not entirely sure this is exactly a puzzle (but also not sure enough to suggest closing the question or anything). Anyway, I guess the reason is that


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My solution doesn't fit the hint, but nonetheless, Then Then After that, simply


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This can be solved in 16 steps. Lets use binary here, 0 is off, 1 is on the handle You start with 11111 1 - Remove the first ring to get 01111 2 - Remove the third ring to get 01011 3 - Put back the first ring to get 11011 4 - Remove the first two rings to get 00011 5 - Remove the fifth ring to get 00010 6 - Put back the first ...


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This is not a solution, only a potential step along the way recently proposed on the Yahoo group by void solid and extended by dankuda. I'm reposting it here in hopes that someone can take it another step forward. Take the text of K4 and split it on W's: OBKRUOXOGHULBSOLIFBB FLRVQQPRNGKSSOT TQSJQSSEKZZ ATJKLUDIA INFBNYPVTTMZFPK GDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR ...


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Partial answer Level One Start by running your cursor over the Thyme clan badge in the bottom left-hand corner of 47 web pages. Each one will reveal a different number and a letter of the alphabet. Simply write the letters in numerical order to discover your first clue. I managed to find all of the pages with alphanumeric clues. It took hours. Here's a ...


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Here's my solution:


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Was it Reasoning: and and


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This is one of the most well-known wooden interlocking "Burr" puzzles, called The Chinese Cross. If you look at the two images below, you can see pieces that are the same shapes as yours, but with each one a different color. Using the colors as a guide, you can see how they fit together in the assembled version. The photos are from Rob Stegmann's page on ...


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