Chris Cudmore
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 9): 🎄Christmas songs in emoji🎅
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5 left. Post your own wrap up post if you can find them. I'm done until tomorrow.

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Why am I failing?
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You're doing ok actually, Let's see if I can fix it for you:

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Could a non-native English speaker work out cryptic crossword puzzles?
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As an example, check out A Cryptic Crossword in Indonesian Language (TTS Kriptik Bahasa Indonesia) It was solved collaboratively in Chat, using google translate and (I think) a few Indonesian speakers....

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Cryptic Crossword: Askew
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Across: Down ROOMS GRID: Bonus: Part B:

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How can you get 13 pounds of coffee by using all three weights each trial?
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This started from Magma's answer, and I wanted to prove it. I start with a simplification of the problem and analyze the cases. I finish by offering a completely different approach. Then I checked ...

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Sorting 6 boxes by selecting 3 boxes each time
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I used the Quicksort idea: Preliminary Simple Case: Less Simple Case: Simply sort the "fat" side of the pivot. If P is E, then similarly sort ABCD.

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The number that counts
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My guess: Because it is

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Self-contained math crossword with if-then-else clues
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Steps: That should be enough to get anyone started - It's pretty much substitution from then on. Grid at this stage: At this point, I went through the clues, and put in all values I knew. Then it ...

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All odd numbers from 51 to 5001 are written
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Alternate answer.

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All odd numbers from 51 to 5001 are written
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BUT:

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My infix wants to learn, my prefix is about
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I think you are: My prefix is about My infix wants to learn My suffix wants to get things done My whole is a redecoration

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Cryptic Family Reunion: Won't you be my neighbor?
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Theme is: ORDER OF CLUES NOTES: COMMENT: 4 Stood out like a sore thumb,, and gave a big clue as to the theme. The rest were solved via the enumeration, and reverse parsing.

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How do you solve/understand this problem of who owes who?
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Graphs are your friends! 1: Set Up: To make matters simple, let's just assume that at one point, A loaned the other three \$2.50 and P did the same. Let a directed edge represent \$2.50. Our ...

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Sixty melons puzzle
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However, he only had 30 of the cheaper melons, so he could only make 10 groups containing 3 of the cheaper. So 10 groups of (3, 2) uses 30 cheap, and 20 expensive, leaving two groups of (0,5). These ...

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Missing No. 53 - Act 1: A Musty House
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Partial Answer: (Narrowed down states)

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Find a number based on lies about divisibility
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Hexonimo has a good correct answer and he was first. I came about it in a slightly different way, eventually arriving at the same final trial answers. I'm answering because I believe my solution is ...

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My Boss Gave Me A Task
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Inside my lunchbox My charge goes every night, Stored in my cupboard Until brought back first light. You see, boss gave me a task That’s to be done every day. I take Tea home on Wednesday, But it’s ...

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4 Attempts to Guess a Number Between 1-15
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Yes. Guess 1st set (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15) -> If the number is in the set, write down 1 Guess 2nd set (2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15) -> If the number is in the set, write down 2 Guess 3rd set (4,5,6,7,12,13,14,15)...

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While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician
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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 ...

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Arabia and the Middle Ages
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Got them all but 19A. SOMEONE FIX MY SPOILERS! ACROSS ! 1. Kind of direct language; used in the Middle Ages (8) FRANKISH dd 8. Stadiums are small beyond the limits of NBA (6) ARE_NA_S 9. A ...

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The grades of the students in a class
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The answer is 7, It's a simple extension of the Magic Calculator trick. Each card represents a bit, with the upper left index value being the value of that bit. To perform it as a trick, you ask the ...

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Is it a word? Really?
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Keeping you safe
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GRID: Thanks @Hexonimo for the hint! The two word answer is found by Ability to move first to northern aristocracy (8) Animal to rip a short tail back (5) Oral tradition about the origin of ...

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Help the Monkee get to the bandanas
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Partial If I could do inline spoilers, I'd inline the substitutions. Across 1 Permission to infuriate, losing nation's {5d} associated with the left (7) 2 Pilgrim shakes head, joins {3d} to abstain ...

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Traversing Africa: A Cryptic Journey
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Partial: I'm not really playing here, just adding a few.

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Roman Numerals equation 1
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Again very lateral:

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Cryptic with some cross words
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Good job to Gareth McCaughan. I'm including this answer because I believe in supplying full parsing to a cryptic. Common Cues in this puzzle Across 1 Philosopher rejects Vietnamese soup, producing ...

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Cryptic clues with a common theme
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DONE!!!!: 25/25 answered Thanks Jafe for a really good puzzle. 1: Concealed Yugoslav introduces military cemetery (6) 2: Buddhist temple is top three watching photos 3: Central square hides koala ...

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Four place names from 12 cryptic clues
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C3. Reformer reportedly menaces Metropolis (6) C2. Explorer follows gold pens (6) With C1 from TwoBitOperation, C: D2. Not objecting shortly returning award (4) So with NudgeNudge's answer, The ...

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Why do I always catch Bus B instead of Bus A?
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It's probably due to scheduling.

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