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matt220781
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Joined: 30 Jul 2006
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I've noticed that there are 16 different anagrams on the card, the numbers 1-16 are dotted around it and the anagrams are in 16 columns and 16 rows.

Don't know if this means anything or not really.

Probably not.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:09 pm
matt220781
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Joined: 30 Jul 2006
Posts: 8

you can make the name Megaclite out of the first letters of each of the moons leaving the letters

S H P A C A L

but i think thats coincidental.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:27 pm
devjoe
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Joined: 24 Jul 2004
Posts: 21

 matt220781 wrote: I've noticed that there are 16 different anagrams on the card, the numbers 1-16 are dotted around it and the anagrams are in 16 columns and 16 rows. Don't know if this means anything or not really. Probably not.

I was noticing that too. Can anybody who has the card or a more detailed scan to look at check whether any name is repeated in a row or column? If not, there's a good chance this is meant to be a 16x16 sudoku puzzle. Also check the 4x4 subsquares that may not actually be marked. If the rows and columns are unique but the subsquares contain repeats, it may be some other kind of Latin square puzzle.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:34 pm
TopGun2
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Joined: 30 Nov 2005
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Location: Cambs, UK

I like that idea devjoe, I can't see any duplications in any row, column or square so the su-doku thing could be right on the money.
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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:49 pm
itsmyyard
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Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Hi there, ive just solved this after looking at devjoe's post. After googling and all that and looking at this thread somehow i came to the answer. I wont post it just yet but your pretty much there i think.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:12 pm
Reaper
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Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 6

 matt220781 wrote: I've noticed that there are 16 different anagrams on the card, the numbers 1-16 are dotted around it and the anagrams are in 16 columns and 16 rows.

The puzzle cards also form a 16x16 grid. (Mean anything?)

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:31 am
matt220781
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Joined: 30 Jul 2006
Posts: 8

Of course a suduko!

Why didn't i think of that.

Still not sure what to do, but i'm at work at the moment so will give it a go this evening.

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:49 am
Mathematician
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Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 13
Location: Sturminster Newton

sudoku

I've been working on the sudoku idea and have managed to solve the sudoku - i think. But this rather depends on whether I have typed it in right in the first place so if someone wants to check then please do so and let me know if there are any errors. It's in an excel file that I've attached.

Assuming that the solution to the sudoku is correct I can't see what to do next - obviously it involves the bold numbers on the card. Any ideas?
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Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:24 pm
Bendover
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Joined: 06 Mar 2006
Posts: 111
Location: San Jose

I think what might be needed is anagramming the first/other letters of the answers whether in mixed up form or plain.

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:46 pm
rose
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Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Posts: 4104

Guest architect

 Quote: Guest puzzle architect : Ehsan Al-Kooheji

I don't have this card yet, but I would like to point out that the guest puzzle architect is well-known on this forum. (Sorry, no points for guessing his name. ) Having participated in his puzzle trails in the past, I think you will have a lot of fun and a fair bit of challenge in solving this card.
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:43 am
thereverendeg
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Joined: 16 Jul 2006
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Location: Rochester, NY

Re: sudoku

 Mathematician wrote: I've been working on the sudoku idea and have managed to solve the sudoku - i think. But this rather depends on whether I have typed it in right in the first place so if someone wants to check then please do so and let me know if there are any errors. It's in an excel file that I've attached. Assuming that the solution to the sudoku is correct I can't see what to do next - obviously it involves the bold numbers on the card. Any ideas?

I think you have some mistakes in your soduko. In the top row, in the far-right box shouldn't 16 be first number not the second? Or am I confused as all hell?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:21 pm
Snr Weaver
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Joined: 21 Apr 2006
Posts: 30

The 16 is in the correct place, it is "DATA SEAR" encoded. You need to ignore the numbers on the card until the sudoku is solved.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:36 pm
itsmyyard
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Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 7

I can confirm that your spreadsheet is correct as far as i can tell, though numbers I used were different so it was hard to tell. Makes no difference though.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:46 pm
Mathematician
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Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 13
Location: Sturminster Newton

itsmyyard

Thanks for checking - I haven't looked at this much more today. Still too frustrated - I had foolishly hoped that solving the sudoku and unravelling which of the 16 bold numbers should go with which of the 16 anagrams would leave me knowing what to do next - but alas - no!
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:31 pm
itsmyyard
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Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Problem is if i actually give a clue on here I think it would be too big a clue really. Was kinda a breakthru how i got the answer, gotta love staying up til 5am listening to music :-p

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:04 pm
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