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11/26-12/1/03 Puzzle Contest:
I'm something placed on the backs of certain animals. A guy who shares a name with a fella from the A-Team (but who wasn't necessarily crazy) likely rode on one of these. ...you do? What am I? (6 letters)
Change 2 of my letters, and you have a type of imaginary circle. Should you capital-ize and remove the last letter, you would cease. I was once part of an empire that could be described in the same way as many soups and vegetables you will find in grocery stores. What am I? (7 letters)
I'm light above and dark below. Remove my first 5 letters, and you have the author of this puzzle. Remove my last 4 letters, and you have something that a deranged colonel dreamed of a snail crawling along, and surviving. What am I?
Below is the 11/18-19 contest puzzle, which is unsolved. It is now worth 2 puzzle pieces, which can get you some very nice prizes. Here are some hints: thinks numbers, think numbers not built in a day, think .com, .org, .net, .edu, .???, think numbers. Oh, and do much of this thinking while standing on your head. Here you go:
If you start out with oILE, take alway ELEVENS, and add BUSINESS, you end up with hoLE. Express this as an equation, and please explain your answer.
This problem was STILL not solved, and remained posted on the site as an "unsolved puzzle" worth 2 puzzle pieces. People were allowed to enter once every 24 hours, although only a couple of people ever did. This was a tough one! Finally, someone solved it on 12/5/03 (see below).
You must find all 5 of the following related words to be entered to win:
1. Someone in charge of a parish (6 letters)
2. Mr. Gadget (9 letters)
3. Person in charge of getting your tax dollars (9 letters)
4. Has magnitude and direction (6 letters)
5. Guy killed by guy with a famous (or perhaps infamous) heel (6 letters)
No one solved this puzzle, which was extremely freakin' easy! Ok, no it wasn't, it was insanely impossible. Anywho, it will be reissued for tomorrow with a hint, and be worth 2 (count 'em!) puzzle pieces. I need to say it one more time to get it out of my system: freakin'. Thanks!
A chemist has a picture in his mind of a certain living thing. Below he has written a hint about what it is, but in a code. What is the living thing?
Here is one more series puzzler. I think this will do it for this genre for a little while. This series does not use or play off of letters or codes in any way, but the numbers do all share a very unusual mathematical property. Determine what number should replace the ? in the sequence below: