Monday, March 12, 2007

Tanga Puzzles: March 12 - 18

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!

March 12: There is no good way to clue this without spelling it out. First, you need to know the puzzle-maker's name, which is Monica Lewinski. Then, the title of this puzzle is at the top, but for that step, you need to consider the word "last" differently than you did in the earlier steps.

March 13: They had server issues tonight, so it took a while for me to be able to enter my answer. Anyhow, the top piece is a bit misleading. Probably easier if you ignore the numbers.

March 14: Nice one! The top is easier if you put the numbers up front. 99 B of B on the W, for instance. For the bottom, try replacing those equal signs with asterisks, or some other less distracting symbol. Also take a look at all those letters!

March 15: The pictures are good, there's a clear theme and it's easy to figure out which letters to select for the final answer. The one sticky point is how to fit the words into the spaces. You'll have to do some transforming/condensing, and allow things to overlap a little counterintuitively. It looks like a crossword, but....

March 16: I won't tease you with bad clues for this one.

March 17: Romeo: My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt in my behalf.

March 18: In the words of Bonnie Tyler ordering takeout from Mykonos: "I need a gyro! I'm holding out for a gyro till the end of the night!"

3 comments:

runart said...

Hope you're feeling better. That was the weakest Tanga puzzle I've seen since I started dong them in Oct. Not logical or satisfying in any sense and I try not to critcize any of the puzzles and wouldn't on the blog but can to you.

Jon Delfin said...

This one is pretty much by the numbers, and might make you cross.

Nancy said...

Thanks Jon! By the time I made it home last night, I was grateful for that clue!