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    What is it?

    And what is it telling us?
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    Re: What is it?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Ricky, I may thinking out of the box at the moment, but could keyboards/stenographs be a way forward?</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: What is it?

    Jerry - No, that's not the right direction. This is a bit tough without more information. But at the same time, it wouldn't take much to give it away. If someone doesn't pick up the trail pretty quick, we may change the theme to 20 questions...
    - Ricky

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    Re: What is it?

    Okay - some of you have misplaced your thinking caps. There are some characteristics of the puzzle that you should be able to "pick-up" on, making further instructions unnecessary. But if you need a little push, take a look at the hints.

    Be warned, this removes some of the difficulty points...


    Hint 1: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>_____________Some boxes are "on" and some are "off".____________________</font color=yellow></span hi>


    Hint 2: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Consider__________ the_________ number__________ of__________ boxes.</font color=yellow></span hi>
    - Ricky

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    Re: What is it?

    I've tried all sorts of ideas using <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Morse code</font color=yellow></span hi> and <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>binary numbers</font color=yellow></span hi>, but I'm still struggling with this one.

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    Re: What is it?

    You're very warm!
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    Re: What is it?

    AM I too late? <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>19:15:01</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: What is it?

    Good job, Tim. Of course you're not too late...
    - Ricky

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    Re: What is it?

    Any explanation of the answer, beyond the obvious. Does it mean something?

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    Re: What is it?

    Its a binary clock. Six columns of lights representing the six numbers in a time piece - hh:mm:ss. I saw a link advertising them for sale somewhere on the lounge but I cannot remember it - googled this which is, I think, the same place.

    Does that mean I cheated?

    Also, tricky - please try harder next time <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19> - you shoud have had the time of your post as the same time on the clock.
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    Re: What is it?

    One of the options I considered was that this could be representing the binary string 191501, but I couldn't see any significance to the number. If you had managed to display the time of posting it would have been a superb puzzle!

    StuartR

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    Re: What is it?

    It occurred to me after I made the post. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> . I thought about changing it, but was worried that it might give it away... Incidently, did you notice that the puzzle was answered <!post=here,377167>here<!/post> .
    - Ricky

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    Re: What is it?

    Didn't make that connection. Very <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

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    Re: What is it?

    Really cute, I missed that one. I didn't even notice that the two words went together to provide a meaningful phrase.

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    Re: What is it?

    I was totally stumped. Nice one!
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