16h
revised Houses in a grid
Converted grid to use a monospaced font, as columns weren't lining up for me.
1d
comment Ernie and the Underground Network
Likely correction: "it was identical except that sections 8a and 8b had been crossed out" probably was intended to be "sections 7a and 7b".
2d
comment Lateral-thinking requires a new policy
Trick questions tend to be solvable pretty quickly once someone's realised that it's a trick question. Putting an explicit tag about it on such questions is likely to just push that type of puzzle off the site. (Not taking a stand on whether or not that would be a good thing, just pointing it out)
2d
awarded Supporter
May
18
awarded Good Question
May
18
awarded Popular Question
May
18
answered How to combine objects in a rendered scene with and without bloom effect?
May
18
comment When to be sure that we have counted all the squares in such problems
And the obligatory XKCD link
May
18
comment Holes in the Table
Yup, pretty much. With the puzzle's requirement that you must start cutting from the outside of the table, I don't see how you can do better than this for any of the three parts.
May
18
comment Who shall come to the tea party?
I love this answer! (It looks like you're missing the end of the Party of Four section, though; it just stops in mid-sentence)
May
18
comment Who shall come to the tea party?
@JulianRosen I've edited the puzzle to clarify the rules. The intention was that when a new nominee declares themselves, the whole "ask every animal whether they want to nominate themselves" process begins again, including any animals which previously declined. So if in the first round, animal #5 nominates themselves, the next animal who gets to choose whether to nominate himself would be the malignant Duke Froggington II, since he has the highest seniority of those remaining.
May
18
awarded Scholar
May
18
accepted Who shall come to the tea party?
May
18
revised Who shall come to the tea party?
Clarifications on the game rules around what happens when a new nominee is declared.
May
18
comment Who shall come to the tea party?
Apologies! My intention was that each time the nominee changes, every animal is given another opportunity to nominate themselves again, even if they had been asked before. (This was the paragraph beginning: "If the nominee is changed in this way, the process is then repeated") I'll think about how that rule can be clarified.
May
17
awarded Nice Question
May
17
comment Who shall come to the tea party?
Confession: I wrote this almost entirely as an excuse to use the line "All stuffed animals are perfect logicians", which is now probably my favourite line of prose of all time.
May
17
awarded Student
May
17
asked Who shall come to the tea party?
May
17
comment Will both workers count the same number?
(Incidentally, if anyone else is interested in making a comparison, this puzzle/answer is #4 in the book; it's on page 17. The puzzle hasn't been reworded in any substantial way, but this answer has been condensed from a couple paragraphs into what I think is a much clearer explanation of the answer given by the book)
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