Miles to Go: Lexicon Devil, 01/07/21

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Miles to Go: Lexicon Devil, 01/07/21

#1

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:11 am

Nice meta here: http://www.lexicondevil.live/2021/01/pu ... -meta.html

Ricky warns that the grid may require some googling. It did indeed for me -- mainly to confirm some guesses.

He characterizes it as a Week 3, but I saw it as more like a Week 2 or 2-point-something.

Have fun!

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#2

Post by Meg » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:24 pm

I submitted. Feel pretty confident.

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#3

Post by Dannyvee » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:08 pm

Confident in my submission. Liked it

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#4

Post by Cindy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:52 pm

Solved

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Post by boharr » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:58 pm

Solved. With apologies to Cindy. I'm not meaning to plagiarize.

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#6

Post by ky-mike » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:35 pm

Submitted. I think that the meta answer is pretty clear once you have the mechanism.

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#7

Post by Hector » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:55 pm

Got it. Yeesh, I've got a stack of these to do now; too much doom-scrolling (and actual work).

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#8

Post by LesY » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:19 pm

I finally solved one of these! Fun puzzle, Ricky.

Thanks Chris for starting this thread or I wouldn’t have seen it.

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#9

Post by ricky » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:16 am

Thanks Chris for starting the thread.

Just updated the leaderboard -- people are doing quite well with this one. All the correct submissions to date come from Muggles, too.

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#10

Post by RPardoe » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:02 pm

Was making this a lot harder than necessary.
Simplified, solved and submitted.

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#11

Post by oldjudge » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:54 pm

Took me a while to see the method-nice puzzle Ricky. Are the stickers ever going to be sent or should I just give up the ghost on that one?

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#12

Post by lbray53 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:04 am

I think I know the answer but cannot complete a back solve.

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#13

Post by ricky » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:58 pm

Current leaderboard - deadline is noon tomorrow.
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#14

Post by ricky » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:28 pm

oldjudge wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:54 pm
Took me a while to see the method-nice puzzle Ricky. Are the stickers ever going to be sent or should I just give up the ghost on that one?
Yours is ordered and should be on the way. Sorry for the delay - I was trying to get a bulk order of a bunch of stickers & other promotional items and then mail them myself but the lead time was just too long.

Speaking of stickers and mugs and the like, in an ideal world I'd be giving winners travel mugs like these bad boys I just added to the Lexicon Devil store (okay, in an ideal world I'd be giving everyone things that are much better than travel mugs, but...). Maybe I can get these made up somewhere else for less than $25 apiece?

https://www.redbubble.com/i/mug/Lexicon ... 33QC?asc=u

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#15

Post by C=64 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:56 pm

This took me about 3 days and 30 minutes to solve: 15 min for the grid, 10 min to not solve the meta, 3 days of forgetting I had an unsolved puzzle, 5 min to solve the meta with fresh eyes.

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#16

Post by oldjudge » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:03 am

Thanks Ricky!

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#17

Post by Schmeel » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:49 am

Solved and submitted, though I'm not certain if I made the deadline.
Either way - fun puzzle!

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#18

Post by ricky » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:52 am

Solution and explanation now posted.

Congrats to winners I.H. Icannotspellthisfrommemory and LesY!

http://www.lexicondevil.live/p/meta-sol ... ilers.html

Don't forget to check my non-meta but still trickily-themed puzzle for this week:

http://www.lexicondevil.live/2021/01/pu ... miles.html

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