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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:07 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Clearly the wordplay ones are where I do better. The visual and logical ones are what kill me.

In the first one, the letter P was clearly visible in the SEA PLANET sign. Had it been one of those cases where "none of the words on the screen has a P in them, but some obscure background graphic happens to make a P shape", then I don't think I'd have gotten it.
Whereas I didn't know that the letter had to be on the screen (nor did the instructions say it did), I came up with P and only after I checked my answer did it show there were Ps on the screen.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by bpmod » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:37 pm

dhkendall wrote:Whereas I didn't know that the letter had to be on the screen (nor did the instructions say it did),
I'm pretty sure that, by design, the correct answer must be shown on the screen. Otherwise, there'd be no way you could select it. If you're playing on a computer, for instance, try to click the 'P' if it's not visible.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:15 pm

And there have been a few where I've been like that. Where it's "the answer is obviously this, but for the life of me, I can't see it anywhere on the screen".

Like, "what did Jack jump over?" And there's a small candlestick buried way in the background of the pic.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm

These two made me laugh.

#1
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The answer:
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Touch the wallpaper itself as it's been on the wall longer than any of the items hung there that left the faded imprints.
#2
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The answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Volante » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
#2 answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Boo. I thought they were making a joke off the layout of the map, so a plane would be "over" Rio...sadly, it would take going 1500 miles due East from NYC for a plane to reach the same longitude Rio is on.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
The answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Granted, if you took off from JFK heading SE, by the time you turned due east, you'd already be into Nassau County

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by alietr » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:13 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
The answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Granted, if you took off from JFK heading SE, by the time you turned due east, you'd already be into Nassau County
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Yeah, I was going to say that as well. Depending on the runway (and 13R would be the logical one to fly due east), the only part of NYC you would fly over would be the runway itself and a few dozen feet of Jamaica Bay. Pretty bogus in my book.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri May 19, 2017 3:57 pm

Puzzle #1 from May 18 show:
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#1 correct answer in green:
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Why that's correct for #1:
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The list needs "dots" or periods after each number on the list to prevent multiples of each item being purchased.
Puzzle #2 :
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#2 correct answer:
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The top row is Roman numerals III, IV, & V, so the VI comes next to complete the sequence.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri May 19, 2017 5:50 pm

I really like that first one.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Fri May 19, 2017 6:04 pm

For the first one,
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I would have clicked the period (next to MUCH in the instructions), I'm guessing that would count?
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Volante » Fri May 19, 2017 6:20 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:04 pm
For the first one,
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I would have clicked the period (next to MUCH in the instructions), I'm guessing that would count?
I hope so too
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Not sure why 1DOTS CEREAL / 2DOTS BANANAS... is considered correct

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat May 20, 2017 2:51 am

I figured out that
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periods
were missing from the shopping list, but I still couldn't see anything corresponding to them in the picture. Funny how even when I get it, I still don't get it.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Sat May 20, 2017 1:25 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 2:51 am
I figured out that
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periods
were missing from the shopping list, but I still couldn't see anything corresponding to them in the picture. Funny how even when I get it, I still don't get it.
Then you'd share my concern upthread then.
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