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Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:59 am
by C=64
🦖🚂 This one reminds me of Will's early puzzles when he was explicitly designing them to help newer solvers get more comfortable with metas.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:42 am
by Schmeel
Dino me!
Fun puzzle. There was something that confused me a bit also.
I enjoy seeing the complexity scale.
But I'll manage just fine if it's not posted too.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:09 am
by schmidzy
Dino me!
Although I also hopped on board the "missing a step" train. I'm new here so I don't know the etiquette, but if anyone can PM me with a nudge towards backsolving for the mechanism, I'd certainly appreciate it!

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:45 am
by auee89
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Fun puzzle Will!

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:25 pm
by hoover
Solved, but not submitting, because it seems the only way to log in to Crosshare is with an Evil Empire account.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:54 pm
by benchen71
Add me to the list of people who back-solved this puzzle. After getting the answer, I was able to work out the mechanism.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:28 pm
by boharr
hoover wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:25 pm Solved, but not submitting, because it seems the only way to log in to Crosshare is with an Evil Empire account.
I think this rightfully gives many of us pause.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:36 pm
by woozy
Hmmm.... not sure how one can solve without getting the mechanism....

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:14 am
by miked
@hoover @boharr - my sincere apologies that you aren't comfortable w/ logins being only through Google. The only reason for that decision was to keep things simple on my end - Crosshare has largely been a one-person show to date, so not needing to spend time implementing authentication was a huge help.

I will try to find some time in the near future to play around and see how hard it will be to add an alternative form of authentication. Crosshare is also open-source if either of you happen to be software folks and are interested in taking a look at adding it!

Cheers,
Mike

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:57 am
by BarbaraK
hoover wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:25 pm Solved, but not submitting, because it seems the only way to log in to Crosshare is with an Evil Empire account.
You need a Microsoft account to use Crosshare? ;)

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:44 pm
by hoover
miked wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:14 am @hoover @boharr - my sincere apologies that you aren't comfortable w/ logins being only through Google. The only reason for that decision was to keep things simple on my end - Crosshare has largely been a one-person show to date, so not needing to spend time implementing authentication was a huge help.
I didn't realize Crosshare was a one-person show. My apologies if I sounded whiny.
I will try to find some time in the near future to play around and see how hard it will be to add an alternative form of authentication. Crosshare is also open-source if either of you happen to be software folks and are interested in taking a look at adding it!
Is it this one? https://github.com/mdirolf/crosshare

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm
by hoover
woozy wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:36 pm Hmmm.... not sure how one can solve without getting the mechanism....
Yah, I don't know how one can backsolve this either. I mean, I got the mechanism, saw the solution, realized I had too many pieces, and half-backsolved to figure out which pieces were impostors. But I don't see how you could guess the answer without an idea of the mechanism.

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:33 pm
by miked
hoover wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:44 pm
I didn't realize Crosshare was a one-person show. My apologies if I sounded whiny.
No apology necessary! I didn't think you sounded whiny - just wanted to explain the reasoning.
Yup that's it :D

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:08 pm
by BrennerTJ
Was stuck for a bit, now un-.
🦕
🤞🐰

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:48 pm
by DrTom
Struggling, struggling. struggling...trying all kinds of twists and turns, Googling, making dinks (not to help solve the puzzle, just because I thought "heck, its 5 O'Clock somewhere and I'm NOT solving this thing cold sober so). Grinding to a dead halt I am reading everyone's comments and I am feeling INCREDIBLY stupid when it hit me that something I saw early on stimulated a neuron in the back of my mind. Could that possibly be? Turns out it was, and is and I am (according to Crosshare) Dinoed.
Velociraptor equals distanceraptor.jpg

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:55 pm
by Laura M
Dinoed! Should have gotten this one way earlier, but was distracted by something that I thought couldn't possibly be a coincidence...

Re: "Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:59 am
by MikeM000
Dinoed! Now I just have to go and figure out the shady characters by 4pm....