billcrawford1970 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 14:16:47 BST 2012
ACME, Email, Getopt, Date?
On 27 August 2012 02:17, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> Hello. Happy Bank Holiday, for those of you in England, Wales, or
> Northern Ireland. If anybody's in the mood for a puzzle, here's one I've
> It's in the style of the Connecting Wall round of BBC4's 'Only Connect'.
> Here are 16 clues. The puzzle is to sort them into 4 groups of 4, with
> each group having a connection that links its items. Some clues could be
> a valid member of more than one group, but there's only one way of
> arranging the items perfectly, assigning them such that each group has 4
> distinct items.
> book crunch bash email
> acme ping ash date
> clang cog getopt kapow
> awk biff comm woolfy
> All the clues are in lower-case (erm, as you can see); capitalize any
> letters as required when putting them in their groups.
> It's allowed for London.pm to solve this collaboratively -- if you think
> you've got a group of 4 items, post a follow-up mail suggesting them and
> I'll say whether they are a valid group. (Of course, if you wish to have
> a go at solving it without any help, ignore any follow-up mails on this
> Please don't look clues up on the internet, or elsewhere; that's
> Good luck!
> And if you like puzzle-based quizzes, the new series of 'Only Connect'
> (some questions written by me) starts tonight on BBC4 at 20:30, and will
> afterwards be on iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m9ty9
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