Monday, January 15, 2007

Tanga Puzzles: January 15 - January 21

Here are the daily clues for the Tanga puzzles this week. To see the hint, highlight the space to the right of the date.

I don't give away answers here, just a small hint each day to help get you started or past a rough patch. If you want stronger hints, you can check the blog on the Tanga site itself, which is chock full of spoilers.

While I avoid giving away the answers on this page, be warned that there may be spoilers in the comments to this post, so open those with care.

Good luck!

January 15: I'D recommend you read the top of the puzzle carefully. OR this clue.

January 16: It helps to be a perfectionist.

January 17: I knew I was missing something on this one, but for the longest time I had trouble seeing what it was.

January 18: Why are the clues on the right multi-colored?

January 19: Go here for hints for the puzzlethon puzzles.

January 20: Don't worry about the picture in the background, but try to describe what is added in the foreground. Describe it specifically.

January 21: The silvery thing in the middle is actually a picture of a diamond. Now that you know it's a diamond, that's the easiest pair to start with. If you look through the rest of the pictures, you should find one that goes quite nicely with diamond. Don't mess with "key." Unless you really know the subject matter, key is probably the toughest one to make the connection for.


runart said...

Having solved this one I'm not sure what the hint here -" being a perfectionist" is supposed to mean?? Correct spelling has nothing to do with being a perfectionist. It's right or it isn't. Being a perfectionist implies to me something that can be done a sliding scale. Am I missing something in the puzzle?

Jon Delfin said...

Yes, runart, but the need to correct the spelling has a lot to do with it. (I might have tried to make that invisible, but I don't know the coding. Aside: I can read the daily hints without highlighting....)

Nancy said...

Sorry about that runart. I guess I have a tougher time hinting the easier puzzles. On this, I figured that we've become accustomed to typos and other errors on tanga puzzles, so we might look past them, unless we're expecting perfection.

Jon, sorry you can see the hints without highlighting. I can too, actually, but only if I look at the screen at the right angle. I found a place that has "spoiler" code, and I might borrow it for use here. Worth it, you think?

runart said...

Nancy, I try to "blindly" highlight your hint of the day so I can minimize your blog then got to it quickly if I need a nudge. It is a nice feature on boardgame geek - the spoiler feature - guess it depends on how easy it is for you to implement. I think your current format works fine but I didn't know there were folks who could see the hint without highlighting - that is a problem.
By the way, I think your hints are generally ingenious and often help me immediately. They are more succint than the Tanga blog which sometimes throws me off instead of helping.

runart said...

Not sure if I'm happy or not about the Puzzlethon. The last one turned me into a Starbucks challeneged, blithering idiot. I'm telling my husband for your own sanity just leave the house. It's best for all concerned.