George Menoutis
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This is a proof that Omega Krypton's answer of 38 is optimal, as long as these words are nonexistent (single implication): EEVEN,EINE,ENINE,FIUR,FIVR,FOVE,NIGE,NINH,OWO,,SEGEN,SEVET,SEVHN,SIVEN,TNO,...

I think it's I can dance and swirl in romantic ballrooms But I'm just as good a companion in the gloom. Dizzying, flying far above the ground, But I'll always land, safe and sound. My best friend ...

I guess it's Beauty I can bring, as I make a sound like thunder, Over the air I sing, as I am torn asunder. Of the many wondrous things I can do, My favorite is bring light to your view. And of ...

Let's start low: 40. Let's name the players A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J and define "n-next" of a player to be the player who is positioned n places afterwards, with round wrapping. Eg, the 2-next of A is C, ...

I say which is Generally, For example: For any algorithm,

This is an extension of Dr Xorile's observations, which fully answers the question that "there is no optimal strategy as long as knowdledge(and/or guessing) of your opponent distrubution is missing". ...

Just a visual cue of Gareth's answer

I guess this is more probable to add a clarification in the riddle's body rather than be accepted as an answer.

I vote for Reasoning: Additionally: I cannot for the love of all create spoiler quote newlines!

I think it's the Let me first clarify a possible loophole in the typical answer: If this is a case, Additionally, On the other hand,

OK, I'll go high-risk here: Because: Alternatively:

I think I've this somewhere around here. You are positioned at Correction:

Another simple solution:

This is easy, and all answers are already fine. I'll try to gather all the conditions that needed to be true in order for the perpetual motion machine to have been true. Obviously, the "catch" (what ...

Solved: Maybe a bit too solved, there...

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Hmmm. Could it be because and of course

Here goes then.... This is a reference to Hasbro's board game "Hotels" (actually "Hotel" in some regions). Each picture refers to one of the game's hotel chains. The first picture is a photo of ...

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Maybe it is I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed ...

I already agree with some answers presented. Let me provide a graphical one. This is the 3-set venn diagram of all posible sets an element can be a member of: I assume "some" means "1 or more". Thus, ...

This is a partial answer. The trick is to After we establish this, it's just a matter of which will take a maximum of

Alright, wrong and I love it: You're dead, don't you see it? Just stop hanging around! You tell all my secrets, yet make not a sound. Gotten under my skin—you think that you're cute! Unfeeling, ...

I think it's Reasoning: So, we have: Which also leads to Amy's tactic:

The minimum amount requested is Because This, then, means Which leaves