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The PF Username Game - Part III

  1. Dec 22, 2007 #1

    Gokul43201

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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...

    Select (click and drag) to read answers above.
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    Oh good!!! (except I never guess these :frown:)
     
  4. Dec 22, 2007 #3

    G01

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    This seems cool. Can't wait to play!
     
  5. Dec 22, 2007 #4

    Gokul43201

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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
     
  6. Dec 22, 2007 #5

    George Jones

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    Kurdt?
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2007 #6

    Gokul43201

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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!
     
  8. Dec 22, 2007 #7

    Gokul43201

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    Correct, Sir George! Could you throw in the explanation too?
     
  9. Dec 22, 2007 #8
    10.---algebra can be difficult
     
  10. Dec 22, 2007 #9

    George Jones

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    With d removed, Kurdt is turk scrambled (bad turk), and d is the Roman numeral for 500 = 1000/2.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2007 #10

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    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:
     
  12. Dec 22, 2007 #11

    turbo

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    1. Math is Hard?
     
  13. Dec 22, 2007 #12

    chemisttree

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    10 = MIH


    1 through 9 are not too hard? I'm obviously outclassed...
     
  14. Dec 22, 2007 #13

    Gokul43201

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    Correct!

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

    Yup!

    hyp at IA --> hypatia

    I'm off to grab a bite too...be back in a bit.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2007 #14

    turbo

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    4. Cyrus
     
  16. Dec 22, 2007 #15

    turbo

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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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  17. Dec 22, 2007 #16

    Math Is Hard

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

    Nice puzzles, Gokul.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2007 #17
    well--we just need a list of the 79,387 members---that would help


    my, my---I can't see the trees without the forest


    MIH--we did a tit for tat, (funnily)

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tit_for_tat
     
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  19. Dec 22, 2007 #18

    Gokul43201

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    Right on both counts (I'm guessing you meant 'wolram')!

    Can you give us the explanations too?
     
  20. Dec 22, 2007 #19

    Gokul43201

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    Correct!

    We're running out of unsolved clues. I'll be back with more.
     
  21. Dec 22, 2007 #20

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    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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