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1 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

No solutions yet? <br /> Here is a hint...the title to each list is a subtle hint. <br /> When you see the connection, you will know it, and the title will make sense.

2 lewitt1 commented Permalink

1 down -- 11 to go!! Thanks for the challenge!

3 Tony_Goodman commented Permalink

Complete! <div>&nbsp;</div> Thank you Walker for such an interesting challenge. <br /> Because of this I decided to buy your Eureka! book.

4 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

Congratulations Tony! Feel free to explain your experience without giving away the solution. It may help provide a small nudge to others. This virtual geocache is very much like those found at geocaching.com. The geocaching community enjoys "logging the find" with a short log of the experience including setbacks, easier parts, harder parts, etc. <br /> Good luck to others.

5 Tony_Goodman commented Permalink

Come on everyone, only 4 days to go! <br /> The following might help... <br /> The solutions each have a different method, so if you use a method to solve one, don't try to use it again. <br /> Don't get hung up on complex mathematics - all solutions are (frustratingly) obvious once you know the trick! <br /> Do take notice on the heading clues and think about what they might mean before attempting that list. <br /> I did waste a lot of time when I got stuck on a few because I was heading in the wrong direction. If you have a block on one of the lists, forget it for a while and come back later. Like I said, none require massive amounts of thinking. <br /> Try to think laterally, in some cases the items in the list have nothing to do with each other and their meaning bears no relationship to the solution. Having said that, some lists do contain related items, so you need to spot which are which. <br /> I guarantee that when you discover the remote location you will smile! <br /> Good luck.

6 Rosa commented Permalink

Hello <br /> I don't understand this: the zero in each list may correlate with a zero or with a 10 depending on the context.

7 Tony_Goodman commented Permalink

Each list may correlate to 0-9 or 1-10, but the missing number, i.e. the answer, will never be 10 as it has to be a single digit. Hope this helps. Another small tip is that the answer to lists F and D must be less than 6 because they are used as the first digits in minutes.

8 Rosa commented Permalink

This is very hard. We need more clues and hints. Even if you figure out a common theme, I don't see what would lead you to what is missing. <br /> Tony said that in some cases the items have no relation to each other, so how would you discover a common theme then?

9 Tony_Goodman commented Permalink

It is hard to provide hints without giving it away. If the items in the list do not appear to have any relationship with each other, then you might want to look at what is on the page rather than reading the list ;-)

10 Miamc commented Permalink

The solution for each list is different from all the others, and you really do have to come at them from a lot of different directions. And Walker Royce is speaking the truth: the names of the lists are important. <div>&nbsp;</div> I'm lucky to have a smart team, and one person in particular who likes puzzles, so we got the last of them yesterday. We found "I" to be the hardest I have a big spreadsheet with all kinds of attributes for the items, looking for the pattern. In the end it turned out I was over-researching and over-thinking it.

11 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

Congratulations Susan McCroskey and team! Another solver. <br /> There is nothing quite so satisfying as watching mental torture. Tony and Susan provided a great description with plenty of hints, but without ruining the satisfaction of achieving those Aha moments. <br /> Still a few days left.

12 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

This hint is for Rosa...when Tony said that some items have no relation to each other. And you asked: how could that be? Well, suppose the theme has to do with the structure of the word, not the meaning of the word? Or suppose the element is a pointer to something else? Hmmm. Beware of diversionary tactics on the part of the puzzle constructor.

13 Rosa commented Permalink

Walker and Tony and Susan are all correct. I finally teamed up with another person in my group and now that we have made our way through more solutions, I understand what you were all talking about. Thanks for the hints. I'm finding I, J, and K to be pretty hard. <br /> When is our last day to submit? is it Saturday or Sunday?

14 Lori_PB commented Permalink

Great work! We will accept submissions up until midnight (EST) Saturday. Another puzzle, completely different, will be available onsite in the Innovate Social Lounge. The first person to solve that one will receive a small token of our appreciation for participating, as well as recognition in a few social forums. We will post a link to the new puzzle here by Wednesday so that everyone else can tackle the challenge as well.

15 Miamc commented Permalink

Walker, this puzzle was much harder than most puzzle Geocaches I've taken on. Makes my little virtual in Spain a walk in the park, so to speak (http://coord.info/GCG7PA).

16 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

Good! We didn't want to publish a "walk in the park." But we did want to create a fun challenge that exposes the power of collaborative thinking. We hope folks enjoyed the mental exercise. Want another? Go by the social lounge at Innovate and pick up a completely different puzzle. We will also publish that here sometime this week. Enjoy Innovate.

17 Miamc commented Permalink

My crack puzzling team has been working on the new one since Sunday. Has anyone solved it yet?

18 WalkerRoyce commented Permalink

No solutions yet. A few hints... <br /> 1) Ask your team: what do we know? What do we NOT know? That will help you find direction. <br /> 2) The solution requires 3 aha moments. Context, Complete, Compose <br /> 3) The title of this puzzle should be: Unpalatable <div>&nbsp;</div> Who will be first?