#593 - "Union Meeting"

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Jeremy Smith
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#593 - "Union Meeting"

#1

Post by Jeremy Smith » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:13 pm

This week’s contest answer is 1 of 50.

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#2

Post by Jeremy Smith » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 pm

15 correct solvers and 3 incorrect in 4 hours.

Looks like Matt’s Week 2 Difficulty-O-Meter is on the fritz again.

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#3

Post by David R » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:27 pm

Weird I solved this one like a Week 2 then I looked at the Board and realized we're getting a Week 4 result. I can kind of see how its playing difficult.

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#4

Post by sharkicicles » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:37 pm

Definitely tough for a week 2. I think I might have a foothold, though.

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#5

Post by hcbirker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:36 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one having difficulty with this one. I've tried two different strategies and nothing yet. Going to put it aside for awhile. (Heidi)

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#6

Post by Eckless » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:03 pm

This won't help others much, but if it makes anybody feel better, this is on the harder side for a week 2. :)

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#7

Post by Terpagator » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Jeremy Smith wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 pm
15 correct solvers and 3 incorrect in 4 hours.

Looks like Matt’s Week 2 Difficulty-O-Meter is on the fritz again.
How do you see the number of incorrect submissions?

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#8

Post by RPardoe » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:36 pm

If you are incorrect, you name gets added to the "Overall" list but no other. The number of incorrect submissions is the difference between any of the other three lists (This Week, Streaks, This Year) and Overall.

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#9

Post by Terpagator » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:05 am

RPardoe wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:36 pm
If you are incorrect, you name gets added to the "Overall" list but no other. The number of incorrect submissions is the difference between any of the other three lists (This Week, Streaks, This Year) and Overall.
Makes sense, thanks!

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#10

Post by ky-mike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:30 am

I have submitted my answer. I feel 90% certain on this. Time will tell.

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#11

Post by ky-mike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:58 am

90% was good enough

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#12

Post by Cindy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:40 pm

Finally!

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#13

Post by TMart » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:04 pm

Got it late last night and had to wait til morning to see if I was right. It's a good one, and maybe a little tougher than a week 2.

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#14

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Beam me up!

Just BTW ... Lynne and I found a different coincidental thing here that answers to the puzzle's request quite nicely ... though in not-quite-worthy-of-a-meta-puzzle style. I was stuck in this rabbit hole for a while. If I think of it, I'll post on it after the deadline. I'm guessing that some others here may have been there too.
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#15

Post by Hector » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:44 pm

Submiitted.

Figure I have at least a 2% chance.

Edit: dang! Incorrect.

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#16

Post by Meg » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:30 pm

This one took me ages! So many empty tunnels. And then, there it was. Not a week 2, IMHO.

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#17

Post by hcbirker » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:32 pm

Meg wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:30 pm
This one took me ages! So many empty tunnels. And then, there it was. Not a week 2, IMHO.
I've been through so many tunnels, I'm about to scream. I'll keep looking, though. (Heidi)

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#18

Post by Toby » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:41 pm

Lots of false leads to frustrating dead ends. Maybe the mechanism is a week 2, BUT finding it was (for me) very very hard.

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#19

Post by FrankieHeck » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:06 am

Finally!

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#20

Post by damefox » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Got it! Once the deadline's expired I'll post what helped it click for me. Having gotten it, I can maybe see why it's a week 2, but I think week 3 might've been more reasonable.

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