The PF Username Game - Part III

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It's been a while since I last did this, and we've had a bunch of new members sign up since, so let's have another round of the same, wot?

As usual, I refer the newcomers to earlier rounds of this game:

Part I
Part II
Solutions to Part II

HOW THE GAME WORKS:

I make up cryptic clues, the answers to which are the usernames of different PF members. If you think you've got the answer, post it, along with the explanation. Sometimes, the answer may not be the complete username. For instance, I might refer to Greg Bernhardt simply as Greg.

Here's a very simple example:

i. Cosmic bomb
Answer = Astronuc [cosmic -> astro; bomb -> nuke -> nuc]

And here's an incredibly difficult one:
ii. 102 Joule back
Answer = Greg [1 Joule = 107 erg => 100 J = 109 erg = 1 Giga erg -> Gerg; turn it "back" to get Greg]

Most clues will be intermediate in difficulty compared the the above examples. Typical styles of crypticity include anagrams, hidden clues, common abbreviations, Roman numerals, use of synonyms & homophones, an occasional speck of trivia, etc.

Now...I'm going to wander off to write up some clues while the newbies catch up. I'll be back with the first bunch in a little bit...

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Oh good!!! (except I never guess these :frown:)
 
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This seems cool. Can't wait to play!
 
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First, some not-so-hard ones to get warmed up. Here we go...

1. in much ado, calculus lives

2. mini rod, twisted

3. mashed up w/ mashing tooth

4. only country with map on flag loses its pee

5. best we err funnily

6. bad turk with half a grand
 
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7. [tex]\sqrt{adj^2+opp^2}~@~Iowa[/tex]

8. gloomy, without a right

9. strange lover loses all resistance...and inductance

10. She's him? But that's completely backwards!
 
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Kurdt?
Correct, Sir George! Could you throw in the explanation too?
 
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10.---algebra can be difficult
 
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Correct, Sir George! Could you throw in the explanation too?
With d removed, Kurdt is turk scrambled (bad turk), and d is the Roman numeral for 500 = 1000/2.
 
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7. [tex]\sqrt{adj^2+opp^2}~@~Iowa[/tex]

hypatia? first is the hypotenuse from Pythagoras theorem then @ is self explanatory and I presume the abbreviation for Iowa is IA.

Thats all I can do now cos I'm going out :tongue:
 
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1. Math is Hard?
 
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10 = MIH


1 through 9 are not too hard? I'm obviously outclassed...
 
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10.---algebra can be difficult
Correct!

"HIM" backwards --> MIH -> Math Is Hard

hypatia? first is the hypotenuse from Pythagoras theorem then @ is self explanatory and I presume the abbreviation for Iowa is IA.
Yup!

hyp at IA --> hypatia

Thats all I can do now cos I'm going out :tongue:
I'm off to grab a bite too...be back in a bit.
 
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4. Cyrus
 
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3. Wolram

Edit: I put the "l" back in his name, but I'm thinking I should have left it out anyway as a Christmas greeting.
 
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First, some not-so-hard ones to get warmed up. Here we go...

5. best we err funnily

#5 is rewebster. "best we err" is jumbled up or arranged "funnily"

Nice puzzles, Gokul.
 
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4. Cyrus
3. Woram
Right on both counts (I'm guessing you meant 'wolram')!

Can you give us the explanations too?
 
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#5 is rewebster. "best we err" is jumbled up or arranged "funnily"
Correct!

We're running out of unsolved clues. I'll be back with more.
 
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Right on both counts (I'm guessing you meant 'wolram')!

Can you give us the explanations too?
Oops! Sorry, Woolie! Of course, his user name is an anagram of his real name. Molar with a "W" fell out pretty easily.

I'm not sure that Cyprus is the only country with a map on its flag, but when you take away its "p" you get that guy from Maryland.
 
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2. Moridin--very twisted
 
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9. Evo - lover loses r (resistance) and l (inductance), but strange? Interesting perhaps.
 
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2. Moridin--very twisted
Correct! That's a direct anagram.

Astronuc said:
9. Evo - lover loses r (resistance) and l (inductance), but strange? Interesting perhaps.
Also correct!

Before I put up more clues, let's review the state of things as they stand now:



1. in much ado, calculus lives - unsolved
2. mini rod, twisted = moridin [anagram of "mini rod"] - solved by rewebster
3. mashed up w/ mashing tooth = wolram [mashing tooth = molar; w + molar --> wolram, after some jumbling] - solved by turbo
4. only country with map on flag loses its pee = cyrus [cyprus - p] - solved by turbo
5. best we err funnily = rewebster [anagram of "best we err"] - solved by MIH
6. bad turk with half a grand = kurdt [half a grand = 500 = D (Roman numerals), d + turk --> after rearranging] - solved by George
7. [tex]\sqrt{adj^2+opp^2}~@~Iowa[/tex] = hypatia [hyp (from Pythagoras' theorem) + at + IA] - solved by kurdt
8. gloomy, without a right - unsolved
9. strange lover loses all resistance...and inductance = evo [lover - r (resistance) - l (inductance)] - solved by Astro
10. She's him? But that's completely backwards! = MIH ["him" backwards] - solved by rewebster
 
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Some of these may be a little more challenging:

11. strangely, he's Mr. T, shortly, that is, etcetera

12. derrick lacks that which could make it human

13. bone marrow loses war but wins a skirmish

14. use me in HAL; then reformat

15. Indian essence hydrates, they say
 
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12. derrick lacks that which could make it human[/b]
To err is human ...

Dick.
 

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