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Puzzle

Postby Callisto » Thu May 03, 2012 2:24 pm UTC

I was given this puzzle with no instructions; just to 'solve' it.

Any ideas?


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460826474
610847146
282978390
845012818
284686091
726224718
270606391
922451418
178525891
723848006
375737881
932381106
161949373
602808446
487806192
534848726
099617082
542848147
284926091
927490906
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Re: Puzzle

Postby Giallo » Thu May 03, 2012 5:43 pm UTC

Try posting this in the Logic Puzzles section. They're good at it.

or a mod could move it -jr
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Re: Puzzle

Postby BlueSoxSWJ » Fri May 04, 2012 12:21 am UTC

hint:
Spoiler:
0-4 = white, 5-9 = black. Which "pixels" break the underlying pattern?
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Re: Puzzle

Postby Sandor » Fri May 04, 2012 11:53 am UTC

I'm not sure what BlueSox is driving at, but I took out a little of the donkey work

Spoiler:
Replacing 0-4 with ".", and 5-9 with 'X' gives this:

Code: Select all
X.X.X.X.X
.X.X.X.X.
X..X.X..X
.X.XXX.X.
X.X...X.X
.X.XXX.X.
X.X...X.X
.X.X.X.X.
X...X...X
.XXX.XXX.
X..X.X..X
.XXX.XXX.
X...X...X
.X.X.X.X.
X..X.X..X
.XXX.X.X.
X..X.XX.X
.XXX.X.X.
X..X.X..X
.X.X.X.X.
X.X.X.X.X

There's a definite pattern there, but I'm not sure what it signifies
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Re: Puzzle

Postby skeptical scientist » Fri May 04, 2012 12:24 pm UTC

BlueSoxSWJ wrote:hint:
Spoiler:
0-4 = white, 5-9 = black. Which "pixels" break the underlying pattern?

That doesn't seem like it gives a whole answer to me, but I haven't found anything else yet.
I'm looking forward to the day when the SNES emulator on my computer works by emulating the elementary particles in an actual, physical box with Nintendo stamped on the side.

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Re: Puzzle

Postby BlueSoxSWJ » Fri May 04, 2012 1:06 pm UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:
BlueSoxSWJ wrote:hint:
Spoiler:
0-4 = white, 5-9 = black. Which "pixels" break the underlying pattern?

That doesn't seem like it gives a whole answer to me, but I haven't found anything else yet.


Spoiler:
The converted image:
Image

The squares that don't match the underlying checkerboard pattern:
Image
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Re: Puzzle

Postby skeptical scientist » Sat May 05, 2012 10:34 pm UTC

BlueSoxSWJ wrote:
skeptical scientist wrote:
BlueSoxSWJ wrote:hint:
Spoiler:
0-4 = white, 5-9 = black. Which "pixels" break the underlying pattern?

That doesn't seem like it gives a whole answer to me, but I haven't found anything else yet.


Spoiler:
The converted image:
Image

The squares that don't match the underlying checkerboard pattern:
Image

Yes, I solved your hint, and it clearly means something. But it doesn't seem like a satisfying solution to the puzzle to me, and you threw out a lot of information to find that, so I can't help but wonder if there's more there to be found.
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Re: Puzzle

Postby BlueSoxSWJ » Sat May 05, 2012 11:39 pm UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:Yes, I solved your hint, and it clearly means something. But it doesn't seem like a satisfying solution to the puzzle to me, and you threw out a lot of information to find that, so I can't help but wonder if there's more there to be found.


There might be more interesting stuff to play with in the data. But the puzzle itself comes from here, and that's all the creator of it intended.
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