Thursday, August 7, 2008

Round 273

Date Released: August 7th, 2008.
Date Rewarded: August 14th, 2008.

The following sentence appears somewhere on the Neopets site. However, only the vowels are shown here.

What Neopian name can you spell when you unscramble the circled letters? Only submit a single word as your answer; any other information may disqualify your entry.


Prize


Ten Dubloon Coin

Click to show/hide solution

If you check on Neopia Central, you see this "You can buy food or toys for your Neopet, collect rare items, magical potions, collectable cards, and even buy clothes!"

That leave you with cdlaabrse to unscramble. Since the prize is a Dubloon Coin, the Neopian character should be a pirate. It is Scarblade.

Results: 8507 people guessed the correct answer earning themselves 236 NP each.

19 comments:

Mike said...

Nice work. Can you share how you got to that point? I tried everything from "crossword puzzle solvers" to doing google searches on only neopets with specific consecutive words I could figure out. I was stumped!

LC Solver said...

The prize is the Dubloon so I searched some pirates and I got 1 matched :)

Mike said...

Oh, well I didn't have trouble unscrambling the final 9 letters. I couldn't even get to that point! How'd you think to find that phrase on such an obvious page?

Good job either way!

Hitsugaya said...

Wow dude, thx this time i think ive solved very fast this one!! just because of your hint,thx!!!

LC Solver said...

some people found the phrase out. I just copied their work though...

Charmmy Dreams ~ The Boutique said...

thanks man. solved it

DarkAngel said...

OMG, thanks so much. I've been looking at your hints for the past few weeks and I've come to believe you are a genius! Thanks again!

coronet said...

you can't do this, you're spoiling all the fun ! should I feel like an idiot for solving the unscrambling myself, or what ?
anyway, a simple crossword engine is enough. but why would people use that, if you're posting the solution straight away !?

unfair.

Mike said...

You would think a crossword engine would be enough, but it didn't seem to quite cut it for me. I suppose with some more tinkering I could have solved it that way.

The problem with a crossword engine was that there was no way to tell it that the letters that are missing are all consonants. Having the ability to do that would have made it a lot easier.

jake said...

look coronet, dont be a dumbo, lc solver is obviously just trying to help us who just want the throphy and the avatar and the prize. if you didnt want to see the answer then why did you come to this website?

thank you lc solver!

raghav said...

guys where is this curse of muraqua thing.. please reply again

Mike said...

"look coronet, dont be a dumbo, lc solver is obviously just trying to help us who just want the throphy and the avatar and the prize. if you didnt want to see the answer then why did you come to this website?"

Well, I can kinda see his point. You have to be one of the first 250 to get the trophy/avatar/prize, so making the answer readily available to everyone, at least from the start, kinda makes it HARDER to get those. For instance, on that recent Lenny Conundrum where they asked about the moon of neopia, only like 500 people got it right I think. That made it pretty easy for someone who is really good at math to get the trophy (me.) If he had just put the answer, everyone would have gotten it right, and I most likely wouldn't have gotten the trophy.

Then again, there are plenty of times where I can't figure out the problem at all, and he helps a lot :P I guess I don't really care either way. I'm not going to lose sleep over someone giving away the answers to some riddles on neopets. Hah!

LC Solver said...

Sorry that I haven't responded soon. Even if I give the hints away, there are a lot of forums discussion and also given the answers so it will make no difference if I do it or not. The point that I want to make here is that I want to show to the correct direction to get the answers rather than giving the answer (could be wrong)

Mike said...

"Sorry that I haven't responded soon. Even if I give the hints away, there are a lot of forums discussion and also given the answers so it will make no difference if I do it or not. The point that I want to make here is that I want to show to the correct direction to get the answers rather than giving the answer (could be wrong)"

Which I think is the best way to do it. I like how you don't just give away the answers like everyone else. Showing people how to find the answers helps them out a lot more than spoon-feeding it to them.

Nadia said...

Yeah, it gives me a better sense of achievement too...rather than looking at the puzzle every week and never being able to do it. It helps the rest of us along :)

Nick said...

I actually did the google thing and guessed what words were, and got it right!

jake said...

has anyone gotten the prize yet?? ive been waiting in agony.

Jennifer said...

wow that was amazing. you got that really quick. thanks for helping us.

jake said...

aw man!!!! i didnt get into the 250, but i got it right!