Monday, January 22, 2007

Tanga Puzzles: January 22 - January 28

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 22: Dammit, I'm mad. Should have seen this one faster. After all, a Toyota's a Toyota.

January 23: Wow, I got it because someone told me the answer. All I can say is, if you reflect all the letters, you might be able to come 10 letters that make no sense. Then if you remove "ALL SMOKE" from that, you'll have 5 letters that can be anagrammed to the answer.

January 24: Another tough one, but once it clicks it's really quite good. Go for the obvious answers and fill in the grid as indicated. But remember, sometimes one thing can have two purposes. I'm glad I solved this one. Sometimes I feel like Tanga eats away at me.

January 25: Nicely done. Those are blenders in the background. Keep in mind what happens if the lid isn't on tight. (Oh, and if the puzzle still isn't showing the image, use this link.)

January 26: Don't count on much help from me. This is all I got: One, look at the words one at a time. Two, don't worry if there's a gap.

January 27: I'm Numb from Musing over this one. Oh, and Alphabetical order matters at some point here.

January 28: I was confused when my first letters didn't make a word.


runart said...

Hi N,
UUGGHH what a puzzle. I am still in shock that I backed into the correct answer in a fairly short period of time. I got the smoke/mirror concept but was spinning my wheels narrowing down my options for an answer. I saw on the Tanga blog that someone said it was a 5 letter answer so I took my pool of letters that I thought were possibilites and brainstormed 5 letter words - when I saw one that fit the theme I went with it and it was right! I almost fell out my chair. In all honesty I haven't started to back solve yet but I wll. That was pretty obscure but cool.

Jon Delfin said...

Re 1/23: No anagramming is required if you follow the process in the right sequence. I found someone at BGG who explained that sequence. But I still don't understand WHY to do the things that needed to be done. Pfui.

runart said...

That was really a great puzzle today - tight and well constructed and satisfying when you got it. Unlike the fuzziness of the smoke and mirrors.

runart said...

I just don't get this one with the aeon, axis, etc?? Is it the two letter words within the words - on, is, etc?? Uggh I'm dense today.

Nancy said...

It's hard to COUNT on good clues these days, isn't it?

runart said...

I'm an idiot. Thanks.