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Gorgo
Re: Where?

HUNTAR wrote:
I can't find the seal at all. I checked
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and can't find it.

Check again.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): There's a specific reference to M's Garden. As a hint, which Theorem title refers to things one might find in a garden?

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:43 am
HUNTAR
Where?

I can't find the seal at all. I checked
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and can't find it. Could someone maybe pm me or give a pretty clear message as to where you can even find link to it? I'd really appreciate it.

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:36 pm
sai2020
Re: M's Garden

Here's what I think. There might be more general rules.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): First Garden: Like Fox-fyr said, green glass doors Second Garden: How many characters in 'France'? Third Garden: Anything special about the placement of vowels in Japanese language?

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:56 am
Fox-fyr
Re: M's garden seal

There is a distinct pattern for all three gardens. Each pattern follows a different set of rules. I recognized the first one immediately from an old camp game we used to play called:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): "green glass doors"

For the second one
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): it doesn't matter WHICH letters are used in each word; the pattern involves something else

To find the pattern for the third one
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): look for five specific letters that show up more frequently than than most of the rest
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:15 pm
scooter22
 Quote: Also, you don't need to use real words, M should have forced a dictionary check.

which meant that
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for the minimalist in us.

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:04 am
drakono
b0b wrote:
The Baffled King wrote:
b0b wrote:
For those who brute forced the second here is a huge spolier.....

HUGE
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The number consonants are any multiple of the number of vowels. Though I only tested even numbers and multiples of 1 and 2. For instance 'aass' and 'aassss' both work.

Hm, I think that's not right, bOb. For instance, aaabbbccc is not in that garden. On the other hand, aaabbbxx is.

Yeah, there is something weird with odd numbers. I'm sure there is some logic to it that I don't yet have completely figured out. Oh well.

Anyways, I didn't enjoy this one all that much. I like the theorem this week much better. But I only got 50 extra as I was out drinking when it was released and solved it today.

The second garden has nothing to do with vowels and consonants, fyi. However, in the third garden...

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:29 am
SoItBegins
I'm just glad I'm getting my Rank back up... I completely missed a puzzle about 4 months ago because I was moving, and I've been recovering ever since.

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:26 am
b0b
The Baffled King wrote:
b0b wrote:
For those who brute forced the second here is a huge spolier.....

HUGE
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The number consonants are any multiple of the number of vowels. Though I only tested even numbers and multiples of 1 and 2. For instance 'aass' and 'aassss' both work.

Hm, I think that's not right, bOb. For instance, aaabbbccc is not in that garden. On the other hand, aaabbbxx is.

Yeah, there is something weird with odd numbers. I'm sure there is some logic to it that I don't yet have completely figured out. Oh well.

Anyways, I didn't enjoy this one all that much. I like the theorem this week much better. But I only got 50 extra as I was out drinking when it was released and solved it today.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:57 pm
The Baffled King
b0b wrote:
For those who brute forced the second here is a huge spolier.....

HUGE
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The number consonants are any multiple of the number of vowels. Though I only tested even numbers and multiples of 1 and 2. For instance 'aass' and 'aassss' both work.

Hm, I think that's not right, bOb. For instance, aaabbbccc is not in that garden. On the other hand, aaabbbxx is.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:30 pm
b0b
For those who brute forced the second here is a huge spolier.....

HUGE
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The number consonants are any multiple of the number of vowels. Though I only tested even numbers and multiples of 1 and 2. For instance 'aass' and 'aassss' both work.

Also, you don't need to use real words, M should have forced a dictionary check.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:25 pm
ne0x
I understood one and two, but I just gave up and started guessing a "rule" for number three. It worked, but I'm not sure why.
I'm really not very good at the word puzzles sometimes.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:28 pm
burntdirt
If you've found it and you're typing something in and not getting any responses, try a different browser. I was using IE9 and wasn't getting any responses. Switched to Google Chrome and started getting responses.

Much easier if everthing is actually working properly.

Probably some setting in IE9 that I need to change. Haven't looked into it yet.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:14 pm
drakono
 Can not get past the firs wrote: I found the seal and I am at the first garden but I can not find a word that works. It is obvious to me what he is "looking" for but I can not find a word that works.. any hints

Well, there are plenty of words that fit that pattern, but if you can't think of many, you can just type in gibberish that fits that pattern. They don't have to be dictionary words.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:09 pm
Can not get past the firs
I found the seal and I am at the first garden but I can not find a word that works. It is obvious to me what he is "looking" for but I can not find a word that works.. any hints

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:41 pm
merelyviral
 SoItBegins wrote: I found and got it! Took some guessing, after the first 'garden'. M sure has some crazy things in there.

Hmm, I didn't find anything odd with the 2nd garden.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): That was a hint.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:49 am
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