Monday, July 11, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #6: Mr C's Puzzle

Today's Puzzle comes from Season III Runner-Up Mr C!:

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Hint #1 (10:28am): There are no spaces in the starting column (under to the dot) when aligned correctly.

Hint #2 (12:35pm):

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Hint #3 (4:20pm):In the proper alignment, the first column contains no consecutive vowels and consonants.

Puzzle Rules: The solution to the puzzle is a fairly recent Dodger. Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:

  • Email us the first and last name of the players, along with your reasoning. Submitted answers without the reasoning, or those submitted with the incorrect reasoning, will count for participation only, even if the answer itself is correct. And please include your screen name somewhere in the email; and
  • Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt. We may not be able to reply to your original email promptly, so please be patient and check back on the comment thread for the latest news; we may confirm correct answers there.

You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Answer will be posted tomorrow morning. Good luck!

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35 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Thanks for the guest spot, EK.

Good luck, everybody!

Spank said...

Why am I not surprised Mr.C's puzzle contains sundials and extinct languages.

Mr. Customer said...

You forgot the alchemy.

World B. Dusty said...

I keep trying to make the word "poop" from the letters.

Marla World Peace said...

Balls.

Mr. Customer said...

Anybody working and needing a hint?

Steve K said...

Is there something printed on the back?

Mr. Customer said...

@Steve K

No. What you see is what you get.

Mr. Customer said...

Hint #1: There are no spaces in the starting column (under to the dot) when aligned correctly.

Steve Dittmore said...

Once again, going for participation points.

I'm guessing Jolbert Cabrera

Mr. Customer said...

Wouldn't you be embarrassed if it was...

Mr. Customer said...

EK, you can post the second hint whenever you get a chance.

Paul said...

If this is a Mr. C puzzle the answer has to be boobies.

Mr. Customer said...

If so, then the configuration is all wrong (except for perhaps on Eroticon 6)

Mr. Customer said...

Until EK gets a chance, here's a link to Hint #2

Eric Karros said...

Yes! Well done and irrefutable Logic, Paul:

1. Paul

Eric Karros said...

Just kidding, of course. Still strong logic though, Paul. On the other hand, there is no logic as to why I capitalized logic in my previous comment.

Hint #2 posted...

Eric Karros said...

Just FYI Mr C and all puzzlers:

I will be without access between approx 2:45pm - 7pm PT, so watch Mr C's comments for any hints between those hours.

Other Sons, if you see any such hint-comments while I'm gone, feel free to add to body of post.

Marla World Peace said...

Ubragg must be inundated with work.

Steve K said...

Am I the first one in with an answer???

I had fun with this one, Mr. C! If only Steve D had known to guess Hiram Bocachica...

Eric Karros said...

Yes you are, and it's even correct! Congrats!:

1. Steve K

Steve K said...

I'd like to thank the Academy. Thank you to my wife, my daughter, and my parents. Without their support, this honor would be meaningless.

I'd also like to thank Ubragg's employers for inundating him with work and SOSG for making Mr. C ineligible since he wrote the puzzle.

Spank said...

I like big butts. I cannot lie.

QuadSevens said...

I now have 3 nice new coasters to use on my desk. Thanks Mr. C!

Mr. Customer said...

Don't think the idea didn't first occur to me in a drunken stupor.

ubragg said...

Congrats Steve! Indeed I'm inundated with work, but I do plan to check this out this evening and sneak in under the deadline...

Mr. Customer said...

Hint #3

In the proper alignment, the first column contains no consecutive vowels and consonants.

World B. Dusty said...

@J Steve 10:17am

Yes. It says "Steve".

Jason said...

Crap, I totally forgot about this. I'm going to pull a ubragg and work on this tonight. Unlike ubragg, I don't expect to sneak in under the deadline.

Mr. Customer said...

Anyone out there still working?

Eric Karros said...

You know we'll hear from ubragg at some point. But if he nor anyone else shows, it'll be huge for Steve K.

Anyhow...g'night all!

ubragg said...

OK, I'm in! Answer sent.

Cool puzzle, Mr. C!

Josh S. said...

Damn. I never managed to eke out time for this. 10-spot it is, then.

It looks fun, too.

Jason said...

Answer sent.

Well done, Mr. C. My optometrist will be contacting you soon.

Eric Karros said...

Yes to ubragg and Jason:

1. Steve K
2. ubragg
3. Jason