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4/1/2012 9:26:08 PM

kimallman0901
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Does anyone know the answer to this puzzle? Thanks.

4/2/2012 12:00:46 AM

Semipro
Semipro
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Several series of magazines include this kind of puzzle: "Original Logic Problems," "Family Variety Puzzles & Games," and more. To identify the puzzle, you need the title of the magazine. Then a solver here might happen to have that issue and be able to look up the puzzle and help you work on it. If all you have is a copy of one page, which teachers hand out, for example, when they assign these puzzles to students, the magazine title won't be there.

If you type out the puzzle (introduction and clues, no diagram needed) and say how far you've got with it and where you got stuck, we may be able to give some tips that will move things along.

4/2/2012 7:25:08 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
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Why does that seem familiar to me? Can't figure it out. CC

4/2/2012 1:30:46 PM

Semipro
Semipro
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creamchz3@aol.com wrote:
Why does that seem familiar to me? Can't figure it out. CC

Well, I didn't copy it from another post word for word, but . . .

4/2/2012 1:44:47 PM

Bernadette1959
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Semipro wrote:
If all you have is a copy of one page, which teachers hand out, for example, when they assign these puzzles to students, the magazine title won't be there.


It will be there if the puzzle in question was printed originally on a left-hand side page of the magazine. The PennyPress magazines that I own do have both the title and date/month/year of the publication at the bottom of each and every left side page.

If a copy is made of a puzzle, I suppose it's possible that this information might be cut off and not included, but it is there on the original.

4/2/2012 4:51:40 PM

Semipro
Semipro
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Bernadette1959 wrote:
Semipro wrote:
If all you have is a copy of one page, which teachers hand out, for example, when they assign these puzzles to students, the magazine title won't be there.

It will be there if the puzzle in question was printed originally on a left-hand side page of the magazine. The PennyPress magazines that I own do have both the title and date/month/year of the publication at the bottom of each and every left side page.

If a copy is made of a puzzle, I suppose it's possible that this information might be cut off and not included, but it is there on the original.

Ooh, you're right. I checked one of mine. When a new poster doesn't give the magazine title, I assume the poster doesn't have it and isn't familiar enough with Penny Press magazines to know that the date alone won't usually enable responders to identify the puzzle.

4/3/2012 3:44:08 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
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Now, do you think this one is homework? CC

4/3/2012 10:20:34 PM

Semipro
Semipro
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I can't tell for sure. The offer stands, whether it's homework or not, volunteers here may be able to help the solver learn how to do this kind of puzzle.

4/4/2012 1:35:11 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
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I believe the key word there is "learn". CC

4/5/2012 10:00:58 PM


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The keyword may have actually been DEADLINE in the post heading, but... Heh.

Never heard of a casual solver with a deadline, have you?

4/6/2012 7:10:50 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
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Geez, Dark Horse, I cannot believe none of us caught that! And thanks for that, IT'S HOMEWORK! CC

4/6/2012 12:45:24 PM

Semipro
Semipro
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Maybe the puzzle title is "Deadline." The word follows directly after 68, which could be a page number.

4/7/2012 1:04:15 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
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I think I would have said "page 68", but that's just me. CC

4/7/2012 1:14:38 AM


Guest
We can always ask the editors... Hey, Eds? Did you have a puzzle named DEADLINE on a page or volume 68 of any books in 2007? HELP PLEASE!!!!!!

4/7/2012 11:36:11 AM

Frances
Frances
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On the same day (April 1, 2012) in Dell, Math and Logic Problem Exchange, "Need help!!" kimallman0901 also wrote:

Can someone please help me solve Puzzle 68, Deadline, from the Summer '07 issue? My daughter and I are racking our brains trying to decipher it. Thankyou.

If "68. DEADLINE" is a direct copy off the page, that is in the style of PP's Original Logic Problems British Edition.
<em>edited by Frances on 4/7/2012</em>

4/8/2012 1:49:06 AM

creamchz3@aol.com
creamchz3@aol.com
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It would be even easier if this person who wrote it would write back. That's what makes me feel it's homework. No more posts. CC

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