"He Wears Many Hats" - Redhead64's Obscure Puzzle Blog

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"He Wears Many Hats" - Redhead64's Obscure Puzzle Blog

#1

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 pm

Fun meta here: http://redhead64puzzles.blogspot.com/20 ... wears.html

I'd say it's Week 2 level. Maybe 2 point something.

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#2

Post by Richard B. » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 am

Thanks, Chris. Enjoyable meta. Hard for me to rate puzzle difficulty. Here’s my scale. If I get the meta shortly after completing the grid, it’s a 1 for me. If I have to put it down once for a time before returning to it, it’s a 2. And so on. 4s are the ones I don’t get!

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#3

Post by Dplass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:41 am

I'd say a week 1.5,but that's just me.

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#4

Post by MikeM000 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:41 pm

Thanks for posting the link! Going to submit an answer to the redhead in a few but am 100% sure I've got the FINAL ANSWER.

I'd say an easier week 2...one where you finish the grid and don't get it right away, but then come back 15 minutes later and it pops out at you...

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#5

Post by Cindy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:19 pm

solved - didn't submit to anyone

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Post by MikeM000 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:31 pm

Cindy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:19 pm
solved - didn't submit to anyone
Ha! Yeah...after I posted that, I looked at the website and it seemed like he posts the full names and/or emails of solvers. Plus he has some unnecessarily complex "hint stars" system that made me just shrug my shoulders and walk away, content in knowing I solved a good puzzle he made.

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#7

Post by boharr » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:33 pm

Solved

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#8

Post by mokelfish » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:27 pm

This person doesn't do a lot of metas, but does post quality variety puzzles week after week. Clueing does veer towards pop culture and video games though. It's very much a sibling blog to https://mathgrant.blogspot.com/, which also posts weekly variety puzzles and uses the hint star/names of solvers format.

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Post by spotter » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm

mokelfish wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:27 pm
This person doesn't do a lot of metas, but does post quality variety puzzles week after week. Clueing does veer towards pop culture and video games though. It's very much a sibling blog to https://mathgrant.blogspot.com/, which also posts weekly variety puzzles and uses the hint star/names of solvers format.
Grant Fikes' blog is excellent

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#10

Post by Laura M » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm

Fun one! Thanks for the pointer!

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#11

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:36 am

Very enjoyable puzzle/meta... would love to see more from Ryan.

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#12

Post by C=64 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:19 am

Solved. No relation, although we share a last name, er, number.

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#13

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:05 am

Thanks for sharing. Grid and meta were both gentle.

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