Martin Atukunda matlads at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 14:27:26 BST 2012

awk clang ash bash?

- Martin -

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Will Crawford
<billcrawford1970 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> created:
>> 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
>> thread.)
>> Please don't look clues up on the internet, or elsewhere; that's
>> cheating.
>> 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
>> Cheers
>> Smylers
>> --
>> http://twitter.com/Smylers2

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