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Jeff Wheeler

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What do you mean each file?
 
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I got it by asking the following question:

 
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Coyotek4 wrote:
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My problem is, 'ranks' (the rows) are numbered; it's the 'files' (the columns) that are lettered. Therefore, it seems to me that the position should have been, in some way, rotated 90 degrees.


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I no longer agree. The White Queen is on a8, not h1. The Knight is on b5 not e2. With the placement of the captured pieces I had even tried to think we were looking at the board from black's side as the captured white pieces are closer. Unless we are missing something....this is sloppy. This is a Tanga puzzle, and using too much specialized knowledge shouldn't really be required, so focusing on chess notation is a distraction. From a Tanga Puzzle perspective, using the pieces as "sliders" [de-salted] is novel.
 
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RPardoe wrote:

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I agree. The White Queen is on a8, not h1. The Knight is on b5 not e2. With the placement of the captured pieces I had even tried to think we were looking at the board from black's side as the captured white pieces are closer. Unless we are missing something....this is sloppy.


No, not at all. The puzzle is solveable both ways if you apply the numbers, which is how I did it. No notation knowledge was necessary.
 
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Thosw wrote:
No notation knowledge was necessary.


I see that now....as I posted at Tanga - notation is an enormous Cyclops (red herring, not needed) - but distracting for folks who know it.
 
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still not making headway on this one, any help?
 
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DarkJedi wrote:
still not making headway on this one, any help?


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Number the rows from 1 to 8 (starting on the bottom row) and give the columns a letter from "A" to "H" (starting with the most right column). Then look at the white pieces.
 
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thanks, that helped me get it, i was doing it backwords
 
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DarkJedi wrote:
still not making headway on this one, any help?


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1) Only look at the white pieces.
2) Type of pieces don't matter - could have been white checkers pieces



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S. Jens
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THANK YOU! I was needing some Ibuprophen before this post!
 
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So, is the direction thing a wrong way?

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New = Not East West? North, East, West?
 
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TamiWhitsett wrote:
So, is the direction thing a wrong way?

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New = Not East West? North, East, West?

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Think "new" what
 
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pbleadfoot wrote:

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Think "new" what


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newest?
 
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Jeff Wheeler

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I'm beginning to hate the word "NEW"
 
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pbleadfoot wrote:
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Think "new" what

That's all the salt I needed. I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first. Thx!
 
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TamiWhitsett wrote:
pbleadfoot wrote:

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Think "new" what


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newest?


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new space other words
 
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Hmmm...I think I am going to need the whole shaker on this one. After 45 minutes of staring, I get cranky.

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Think "new" what

That's all the salt I needed. I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first. Thx!
 
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So, can someone please answer my initial questions?

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So, is the direction thing a wrong way?

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I'm beginning to hate the word "NEW"


K called at 10:07 from the airport right after we had printed the puzzle and started working on it.

She's on her way home, if not already there.
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Do you need more salt?
 
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TamiWhitsett wrote:
So, can someone please answer my initial questions?

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So, is the direction thing a wrong way?

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New = Not East West? North, East, West?


NO - not to my thinking
 
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Tami Whitsett
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finally got it.

Thanks. I feel kinda dumb now.
 
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Jeff Wheeler

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My puzzle solving mind is not working tonight. I'll wait til she gets home to give me a clue.
 
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TamiWhitsett wrote:
finally got it.

Thanks. I feel kinda dumb now.


I *still* feel dumb. I'm getting the feeling it's one of those "so obvious you miss it" things.
 
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Try working out a theme...

a small saltlick:

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what can you think of that uses new and/or directions on a compass?
 
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