The single-word answer seems to be
I get this from:
Finally, a shout out to @Stiv for sorting out the left-hand part of the image. To save all in one place for posterity, these are the parts of the puzzle that @Stiv figured out:
Partial answer (not including 3 letter words, there are too many) :
format : WORD, row,column
6 letters words :
5 letters words :
4 letters words :
Obviously I missed words, please complete if you find more words.
I've found 29 words:
DIAGONAL RIGHT TO LEFT
DIAGONAL LEFT ...
In the first column all numbers are multiples of 5. In the last column all numbers are multiples of 7. By addition and subtraction we obtain (63 + 70 + 56) - (60 + 55 + 65) = 3^2. In the second column and the fifth column, all numbers are multiples of 10 plus one prime. By addition and subtraction we obtain (800 + 80 + 200 + 40 +3) - (160 + 13 + 400 + 20 + ...
The way Beastly Gerbil escaped was by focusing on
If we apply the "Every 7" clue to the
Now, we know that the From/To parts of the bus schedule are encrypted
And (thank you @Kralcl!)
Using this as a new key
The bottom six entries give the message
If we do this we get
Looking these up using Google Maps/Earth we find
Complete answer at last...
It is a straightforward task to identify the 27 flags displayed here... or is it?! Because:
Note that here:
If we take:
This appears to be:
Finally, in comments below @SeanC made a very astute observation (thanks Sean!):
What does this mean?
Which means the final answer must be:
A small start:
I've identified all the flags and also identified (where possible) if they are facing the correct direction, to the left with an 'L' or the wrong way to the right with an 'R'. Note I haven't been able to identify whether they are the right way round for symmetrical flags.
My idea was that
An attempt to gather all correct solutions as a community wiki.
1 (found by Jafe)
2 (found by Chronocidal)
3 (found by Jafe)
4 (found by Lanny Strack)
5 (found by Glorfindel)
6 (found by Jafe)
7 (found by Glorfindel)
8 (found by Chronocidal)
9 (found by JMP)
10 (found by Lanny Strack)
11 (found by Chronocidal)
12 (found by Lanny Strack)
I (finally) finished it !
Blue squares are 'colored', and green squares are 'not colored'.
This took a few days (I think I started less than a day after the problem was published), and I worked around 6-8 hours (roughly) on this (I'm slow).
Every single pixel here was hand-placed in paint (please don't tell me how many pixels I colored - I don't think I ...
Caveat: my answer violates the rules because I solved it using a computer.
I wrote a Python script which reads the input into a list of rows, each of which is treated a list of cells, each of which is, in turn, a two-element tuple containing an integer (the count of filled neighbours for that cell, or 99 if the count is unknown) and a "#" (filled), " " (...
1st picture seems to be pixels of slightly different colors.
For the 2nd picture, I filled the picture with black in paint, this might be useful.
For the 3rd picture, the watermark says www.iconexperience.com.
Partial answer, thinking out loud.
The red and white thing above the line is
This makes me think
So let's see what we can make of the boxes.
The grid represents
Based on the hint,
For the boxes to the right,
For the boxes underneath,
I think the answer might be:
Clue 1: What if the two living creatures change places?
Clue 2: I intentionally did't draw something 3 dimensional, I didn't even try (Okay..I wouldn't be able to, either). The peculiar traits of the components are important. If you rotate the whole thing by x degrees, the placement of the components will make more sense. The ...