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    Tetrablocks II

    The twelve shapes below fit into an six by ten unit grid (where each letter in a shape is classed as one unit). When fitted together correctly it will spell out a secret message.

    Please note that some of the shapes will be on their sides or upside down when fitted together and therefore their letters will also be.

    The sentence will start at the top left corner read across from left to right and then drop down to the next line.( Each row is 10 units long and there are 6 rows)....good luck <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Shouldn't these be called pentablocks? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Relatively speaking yes <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    What software do you use to produce these very neat diagrams?

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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Excel/Screen Dump/MSPaint <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


    The recent images I did with animation for my linkages I use FireworksMX, it jut depends on what machine I am using at the time.
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Jerry... Nice puzzle. I've printed the pic, cut out the pieces and it has been on our coffee table for several days now... It has become a family activity. We haven't uncovered the solution yet. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">We turned the pieces upside down just to see if we could put the rectangle together; thinking we'd turn it over to find the solution...</span hide> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    The <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> bit about this puzzle is there are quite a few combinations to make a rectangle with these shapes. The saying has been made up by Jezza Bear so it is unusual. I can however provide you with a clue if you want....maybe a word that appears say in one of the lines? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> Your call <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    No thanks, not yet!
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    OK time for a clue...I have put it in a text file to stop inadvertant ctrl+A's <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I posted the solution and then removed it...thought everyone might enjoy the chance to solve it. PMed the correct answer to Jezza Bear</span hide> - I had to have the hint. This puzzle is certainly worthy of a star. Thanks.
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    An outstanding effort Ricky, this means you get an extra large [choccy bar] and a box of [choccies] for the family to share.

    I will be the first to admit that this was a very difficult puzzle (on reflection) and hats off to you.

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I shall try my best to talk Jezza Bear into building another one in a similar vein
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Time for the solution, once again well done to Tricky.

    The secret to any enigma is to keep the person searching for the solution
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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    F in problem!

    The blocks spell out ...

    The secret to "F" any enigma is to keep the person searching for the solution

    Is the F relevant?

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    Re: Tetrablocks II

    Whoops my mistake when I wrote the solution, it should have read:

    The secret <big>of</big> any enigma is to keep the person searching for the solution

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Problem with chubby fingers and a small laptop you tend to get lots of tpynig mastikes
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