Friday, August 14, 2009

Off-Day Puzzle #14: Solution

You get another video solution today. The secret message from yesterday's puzzle is "The Future Is Bright - Buy Shades! - SoSG." And hopefully you were wearing those shades if you were holding this up to the sun while solving.

The puzzle title and subsequent reference to "Coming Together" were key. Here's the methodology:

Congratulations to UBragg, Josh S, rbnlaw, Keven C, drewdez, J Steve, Matt, Fanerman, and Jose! Special kudos to rbnlaw and Matt for their first solve. New rankings to be posted soon.

Next Puzzle: Monday, August 24, 7am!

9 comments:

Josh S. said...

Dang. If I had figured out the orientation without the hint, I could have beaten Ubragg. The first thing I tried was layering the sections in Photoshop. But then I had to go to work, where I don't have PS, so I was stuck struggling to find a strong enough light source.

Great puzzle!

rbnlaw said...

My paper was almost too thick to read the parts. Thank goodness for bright incandescent lights over the vanity.

drewdez said...

Yeah, it wasn't the easiest thing to read through the four layers. I definitely got some strange looks from my co-workers when I kept going over to hold the paper up to the window.

Orel said...

SoSG: Ruining professional reputations since 2006!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, thankfully no one saw me run out to the parking lot to hold the papers in front of my car's headlights.

Matt said...

I'm lucky enough to work next to a light table, so I just pretended I was working with a set of maps whenever a co-worker came by. Nice puzzle!

QuadSevens said...

Damn Microsoft workshop! No printer and no way to pretend I was working while really doing a puzzle. Beer and girls got in the way after class. I'm ok with this second set of distractions. Looks like it would have been a fun puzzle to try and solve though.

Ubragg said...

Is there any explanation for the mysterious absence of BWrightson and Mr Customer? BW was ahead of me in the home stretch before this puzzle but now the gap will be enormous. Too bad I was hoping for a fight to the finish.

Steve Sax said...

I also want to complain about not seeing berkowit28.