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Phil Alberg
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These TANGA puzzles have brought back memories of the puzzles that Aaron Weissblum included in his blog over at Gamewire:

http://gamefest.com/news/blog_aaron

I eventually managed to solve most of them, but there is one (#15b) that I've never been able to solve. I wrote the puzzle on my white board at work when it was first published, and haven't erased it -- it's been there staring at me for two freakin' years! The answers tended to be names of games, but that may not be the right category for this one. Can anyone solve it?

http://www.gamefest.com/news/blog_detail/1420_0_17_0_C/

For those who cannot access the site, here is the puzzle:

3 3, 11 5, 17 6, 30 all


Thanks!

- Phil

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Now that Aaron has been revealed as the Tanga puzzle author, it's funny you noticed the resemblance. Good eye goo
 
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Okay, how's this? Here's the two part puzzle:
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Challenge # 15:

Can you name two games, each with at least four letters in their titles, whose letters combined anagram to a third game? The long game name may not contain either of the shorter game names intact and it must be one word, not hyphenated.

Challenge #15b:

3 3, 11 5, 17 6, 30 all.


I looked at this puzzle when you first posted it and had no idea. But now that it's been revealed that Aaron and Tanga are one in the same I had some insight. A lot of Tanga puzzles had to do with taking specific letters from words and combining them into new words. What if this puzzle was a little preview of what's to come?
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3 3 - Third word in puzzle #15: "name", third letter: 'm'
11 5 - Eleventh word, "letters", fifth letter: 'e'
17 6 - Seventeeth word, "combined", sixth letter: 'n'
30 all - Thirtieth word, "either", all: 'either'

So, what's the answer to the original problem, "Can you name two games... blah, blah, blah?" Me neither.


Edit: Spoilered the final solution in case you want to discover my answer for yourself with my little hint.
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ARGH!! No wonder I couldn't solve it, I was only looking at half the puzzle! That insidious Mr.W...

Thanks for putting my mind at ease, Sean!

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Spielfreak wrote:
ARGH!! No wonder I couldn't solve it, I was only looking at half the puzzle! That insidious Mr.W...

Thanks for putting my mind at ease, Sean!

meeple


Did you erase it off your board?
 
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