Monday, January 29, 2007

Tanga Puzzles: January 29 - February 4

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 29: I had so much trouble with this puzzle it made me want to fold on several occasions.

January 30: The picture at top is key.

January 31: Tough one to hint without giving it away. Don't worry about the meaning of the words, but every word counts.

February 1: I just kept thinking of that 1971 James Caan and Billy Dee Williams movie.

February 2: Oh brother, a couple of these were tough to work out but the directions were pretty clear.

February 3: It helps to open up a clearer version of the table. The highest number you'll find is 26, which is important but not for the reason that might first spring to mind. I found myself swearing *&! as I struggled through this, but in the end, this puzzle hit the spot.

February 4: And this one reminds me of the gatekeeper in the Wizard of Oz.

5 comments:

runart said...

Don't think I would've gotten this one without the counting hint even though my son was born on 3/14. Thanks!
By the way, I thought the construction of yesterday's puzzle was sketchy. I am assuming that the placement of JD's initals were meant to frame the other initals but it was still kind of loosey goosey with the annaramming, etc. Not as tight as recent puzzles don't you think?

Jon Delfin said...

I had two problems with yesterday's. J/D was one, and the implication that the A. in B.A. Barracus is his middle name. The lack of an anagram indicator, yeah, that too.

Jon Delfin said...

Preparing to slap my forehead: Who's Everett's partner? (2/2)

Nancy said...

Jon, no forehead slapping deserved. That was the one I had to backsolve and even then it was near impossible.

From "O Brother, Where Art Thou" (another "road" movie I guess), one of Everett's travel companions was Delmar.

I tried to include that in my hint, but I guess it only stands out if you already know the answer.

Jon Delfin said...

You're too clever for me! And Tanga, in this case, fails again. Everett and Delmar are not a pair, but two-thirds of a trio. And not an especially well known trio at that. I have to remember to lower my expectations over there. Further.