Monday, January 08, 2007

Tanga Puzzles: January 8 - January 14

The guest-puzzles have begun, and they're tough!

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 8: The first step is pretty easy to see. A good knowledge of set theory will help with the second part.

January 9: It's important to remember the most famous line of this movie. And I don't mean "Ouuuuuuch...."

January 10: Read "Badgers" as a verb, not a plural noun. I solved this puzzle with only the third and fifth clues answered. Oh, and there's a pun in the answer.

January 11: Pretty straightforward to figure out what to do, but some of these are tough. 10/12/5 is easier if you say it out loud. For 15/2/3 try accenting the first HO and adding an echo.

January 12: Once I read the words out loud, I was able to make a connection for each word.

January 13: Ouch. Take it slow. If you follow the directions, you shouldn't get lost. Note that when you get to part 2, you might start seeing a word that looks like gibberish. Don't give up on it.

January 14: Ignore the top left picture and this one will be easy for you. Though, if you figure out what that top left picture is, please leave me a comment. (Ooh, I think I know now.)

6 comments:

Jon Delfin said...

Sigh. I've read every available spoiler, and I still don't get it. Do please sledge me.

Nancy said...

Big Spoilers ahead.

See next comment.


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Nancy said...

First, you need to find a web page with the braille alphabet.

Second, use the letters at the bottom, in braille, to figure out which letters to pick from each color box.

Stack the colors so that the letters that correlate to the first RED are on top of the letters that correlate to the second RED.

Then use your knowledge of set theory to figure out what "intersection" means.

Jon Delfin said...

Thanks for that. NOW I get it.

runart said...

That braille puzzle was SO hard. Uugghh, Jon, it took me a long time to get it. I was looking at a braille chart that didn't help me see the configuration - once I looked at wikipedia I got it right away.
I wasted a huge amount of time this morning trying to find the form of the word Tanga would accept.

runart said...

Yeah, I thought that upper left picture was some weird cell and was thinking "sickle cell" and then acorn and eeyore kind of sounded out to "cornea" so I was stuck on bodily things but couldn't get one out of "crowbart" - uuuggghh, I WAY overthink these Tanga things. I thought yesterday's coordinates puzzle was so hard - I got it but it hurt my brain and I never did figure out how to use Google maps - had to use other sites. until I had enought to eke out an answer.