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I'm not sure, but could you be I am an event, relations I set. Make most to fret, threat because they get. I sound like evil, but actually I'm not. Maybe as a concept, but it is not my fault. I sound like fact, reality, exact. Nothing do I have to do with all that. Honor and villainy, beauty' n' unsightly, a ...


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Partial answer Top left, inside the red frame Left, inside the green frame Bottom right, inside the yellow frame


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Partial Answer, ~50% done Part 1 - Green figures, top right Part 2 - Yellow Triangles, Dots, and Crosses


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You are I'm really confused I sound like subtraction But really I've refused A positive action Title: Possibly unsurprising riddle


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Take text (as writing on mobile phone keyboard): as: that translates with caesar +20 (or +6 for decrypt) as:


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The password is: Explanation:


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The object could be: Reasoning:


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The object appears to be Because


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6 letters 7 letters 8 letters


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The thematic word is: Because:


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It is: Up is a surprise: Down is to deny Under folds down Over, a small pie In begins at night Out is who attends On tends to excite Off comes with a bend


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Answer: Building off of Jens' answer, we get the instruction Stacking the boxes in this manner, with 1 in the lower left corner, and filling columns first yields Reading this as


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Very partial answer If you you get If this is interpreted as There's (at least) two ways to stack the boxes in that way, but neither way immediately gave me an answer. I'm thinking


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Finished nonogram: These are Meaning the captain's new boat is literally a


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It is perhaps linked to the famous quote attributed to an emperor(on his conquering) and


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PARTIAL ANSWER First thing of note: Which gives us the ordering of: However:


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You are a: Explanation:


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one possible answer, though not sure it qualifies as a word: Because


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WAY too many similar answers available for this one: I'll put them in each in a single line as: WORD: verb definition I'll be omitting noun because they all have the same theme as the accepted answer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I had initially thought of 1 through 4 (especially #2) without much thought and after stretching things a bit, I added the other 6....


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Are you a? I'm found on shoes; though not a lace, I may be tied in another place.


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I think that you're a


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I'm guessing the answer is: As a verb, down to the floor As a noun, skyward I soar


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A guess: As a verb, down to the floor As a noun, skyward I soar And the title


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I believe the Orthrus brothers need to return As I noted in the comments, The only information we haven't used yet is Finally, note that


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Partial Answer I'm not sure about the shocking event but I think you are Each line indicates When I'm all over the place - give me a yelling When I need hair washing - give me a frightening When I need a clutch - give me soft singing When I need an aromatic - give me a whole county When I need a little taking - give me a carry When I'm just getting ...


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3 letters: 4 letters: 5 letters: 6 letters: 7 letters: 8 letters: 9 letters: 10 letters: 11 letters: 12 letters: 13 letters: 14 letters: 15 letters: 16 letters: 17 letters: 18 letters:


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Intro Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3


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The filled grid: The aha moment: The next step:


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You are When I get angry, you buy me silver or gold. You don't usually see this, but my place is twofold. You often help me, but I can only cause pain. I'm always destroying things, again and again. You'll lose me once, and sleep through my magic. But lose me again, and it is far more tragic.


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N=3: C program to calculate alphabet travel value: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int alphabet_travel(char *s) { int c = 0; while(s[0] && s[1]) { c += abs(s[1] - s[0]); s++; } return c; } int main(void) { char s[7] = { 0 }; fputs("Enter word: ", stdout); fflush(stdout); scanf(...


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I used the dictionary found at this github link: https://github.com/dwyl/english-words. I took a text file form the github link that had 370099 words in it and wrote an R script that calculates the score for every word in the list, and the rest was just a matter of filtering the results. At time of posting there was not a "no-computers" tag, though I imagine ...


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Slightly higher score for N=5 N=6


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N = 3 N = 4 N = 5 N = 6 (I'm sure this isn't optimal but I don't have time right now to search for something better)


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You are: While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician. There's just one factor to my primary condition. Emerge from the inn, then head off to the right. End with tea, where you can trust your eyesight.


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You are: While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician. There's just one factor to my primary condition. Emerge from the inn, then head off to the right. End with tea, where you can trust your eyesight.


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You can lose it, and be unsure whether or not someone else has one.


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Done in Princeton with disgust. Or, basically, to cover floors. A blot or smudge, Or anything up to C. Eighty percent luck, Or in sound by sight. In a public lavatory Or a house of ill repute. Together, what are we?


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Nice first riddle! I think you are Everyone has one but sometimes you can doubt it. If you lose me, you must be crazy! You can do me and you can don't, but the negative is the positive. Surprisingly, I can also blow up! But no harm is done, on the contrary.


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Another observation: Conclusion thus far:


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The words: leading to the answer Title:


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I am fairly sure your word is Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a type of drink: In fact the sound is the only real link. "Replace an approximation by a constant to find badness"? Not a good clue at all! ...


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Final answer See Deusovi's answer for the first step of filling in the grid. Now so evidently the buckle resembled


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The likely answer to the fourth paragraph: I'm mainly going off of the first two sentences, which reminded me of this image: The third sentence: But this answer isn't really satisfactory to me. It seems like a cop-out. Final sentence: no idea. BUT... A few other notes, starting with the up arrow.


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You are a: My prefix is hypocrisy, My infix is before, My suffix lasts for seven years, My whole from which you pour. As for the title: I also like that:


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Partial I think it's something related to It'$ not ₺he pride before the fall. It's not 'round mouths in afternoons. ??? You may have heard it said by three: Do it in meta 'for toil and trouble. Or if the charge is all done wrong, It's guaranteed for subtraction! Ensure the sword's not just a blade, And within the forest it might be. ??? Hint:


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Each of these (I don't know if there's any more to this puzzle, but it doesn't seem so: the usual methods of extracting from these results don't produce anything useful.)


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Partial answer: Grid filled, not sure how to extract The trick to filling the grid is that The filled grid, and clue explanations: What next?


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I wrote a program to check a list of words from https://www.wordgamedictionary.com/twl06/download/twl06.txt . In addition to which others have found, here are the words of each length with the lowest scores: No words over 12 letters long are listed, possibly at least in part because a Scrabble board is 15x15. Interestingly, there is an 11-length word ...


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