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Journal of No. 118

October 22nd, 2012

Smithsonian puzzle thing @ 08:45 am

Today the last piece of the puzzle drops (which only grants access to the ultimate puzzle). Dr. Pookie has correctly divined that I have gotten perhaps too obsessed with this thing. She also notes that, if I want to take a trip to the Smithsonian, there are easier ways to do that.

Be that as it may...

Puzzlemeister Ken Jennings made a blogpost with some interesting info on how the puzzlers are doing so far. I'm a bit astonished to see that, as of last night, the number of correct solutions to the hideous puzzle #8 is... 17. That's quite some winnowing that's occurred, despite the twitterpation going on. And I'm one of the 17. As long as shad_0 isn't playing, I have pretty good odds, I think. So this may call for taking the afternoon off from work...
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Date:October 22nd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic. I hope you win! (unless shad_0 is playing, in which case I hope you tie)
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Date:October 22nd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)


Alas, I made it to Final Jeopardy, and all I have written on my little video screen is

"What is ?"

I wish I had spent more time on it this weekend. I came to the wrong conclusion that it was insoluble without the final clue.
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Date:October 22nd, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)

I don't think he's playing. So...GO MIKE!

Journal of No. 118