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Postby tarek » Wed May 07, 2008 10:13 am

xtr(ow)(or)n(ev)(eno)(eni)(ee)

Thst makes it a special number:D

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Postby Glyn » Wed May 07, 2008 10:38 am

Well done Tarek.

Thanks Matt, I must remember not to change the gender.:(
Must have been at the port.
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Postby tarek » Wed May 07, 2008 11:32 am

Thanks Glyn

Glyn wrote:Must have been at the port
Or drinking the whole Port:D


Will wait for udosuk's confirmation before starting the next one.

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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed May 07, 2008 11:32 am

Well done Tarek. Now spell it out for the thickies. I can see where your letters come from, although not what drives how many there are of each, and what you get as a result does not mean anything to me, beyond the first 3 syllables. Would 6842075199 also be a special number?
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Postby tarek » Wed May 07, 2008 11:47 am

It is just the the alphabetical order of the reverse spelling of each number.

Six then would be at one end of the list (as it ends with x) & Three would be at the other (as it ends with ee)

In other languages the order will obviously change

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Postby udosuk » Wed May 07, 2008 11:56 am

Okay congrats tarek you're the 1st winner here. Look forward to your new brainteaser!:)

Complete sequence should read:

xis, thgie, ruof, owt, orez, neves, evif, eno, enin, eerht

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Postby tarek » Wed May 07, 2008 11:59 am

I'm not good at these, but here is hopefully a useful one:

What makes 58837068 so special ?

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Postby udosuk » Wed May 07, 2008 12:07 pm

Glyn wrote:In Germany the special number is 8649702351. Funny how it changes in different countries.

Your "gender/port" issues made this wrong too. It should be 8164970235.:idea:

tarek, I suppose the answer to yours is mathematical, instead of being linguistic like mine?:?:
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Postby tarek » Wed May 07, 2008 12:13 pm

udosuk wrote:tarek, I suppose the answer to yours is mathematical, instead of being linguistic like mine?:?:
It is not linguistic. The number does go into the calculator.

tarek with an attempt at providing a clue wrote:"Look before you leap" said Fingerling to Atticus Finch. Atticus replied with a raspy voice: "Don't forget Fingerling that you are missing one important thing!"


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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:20 pm

Glyn wrote:
In Germany the special number is 8649702351. Funny how it changes in different countries.

Your "gender/port" issues made this wrong too. It should be 8164970235.


Even if German 0 is null? Anyway, time to move on to the next one:(
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Postby udosuk » Thu May 08, 2008 4:35 am

Bigtone53 wrote:Even if German 0 is null? Anyway, time to move on to the next one:(

Of course 0 is null, what else would you think it is?

thca, snie, shces, reiv, nuen, nebeis, llun, iewz, ierd, fnuf

If 0 were spelt as zero the number would become 8164097235.

And the french:

xued, xis, tpes, tiuh, siort, qnic, orez, nu, fuen, ertauq

Note I took out all those dots and slashes above the letters.:idea:

tarek wrote:It is not linguistic. The number does go into the calculator.

I typed that number into the calculator and look at it upside-down:

BGOLEBBS

Is it your favourite BBS for age restricted content?:D

Dumbfounded by your clue also, though I like "To Kill a Mockingbird" too.:)
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Postby Glyn » Thu May 08, 2008 7:22 am

58837068

Take digits the even position digits 8308 in reverse ie 8038 as a base 9 number and convert to base 10 => 5867.

Wow that's the same set of digits as the odd position digits 5876 (shame two digits are transposed).
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Postby Bigtone53 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:27 am

I hope that todays Dilbert cartoon is not relevant to these questions:D
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Postby tarek » Thu May 08, 2008 11:35 am

udosuk wrote:Dumbfounded by your clue also, though I like "To Kill a Mockingbird" too.:)
Robert Mulligan is impressed

Glyn wrote:that's the same set of digits as the odd position digits 5876 (shame two digits are transposed).
No need to stare at the number. The clues will tell you what to do with the number

Bigtone53 wrote:I hope that todays Dilbert cartoon is not relevant to these questions
Very funny

tarek, providing the 2nd clue wrote:"I've acquired that one thing, I'm therefore complete. You can call me Walter Sparrow now" said Fingerling/Walter.

"Then DIVIDE it! What are you waiting for ?!" cried Atticus.

Nodding in disappointment, Walter sighed:"Et tu, Brute?!"

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Postby tarek » Fri May 09, 2008 10:02 am

tarek, not being that good at providing clues, still attempts to give a third and Final clue, he wrote:"What have you forced me to do Atticus ?!" said Walter in horror with the knife still in his hand.
"behold, This is when I'll unleash the bug" Said Atticus with obvious joy.
"This wouldn't have been possible without Scaliger you know!!" He then added.
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