## Wednesday, October 29, 2008

### Round 285

Acara: 7

Aisha: 7

Blumaroo: 19

Bori: 12

Bruce: 7

Buzz: 10

Chia: 13

Chomby: 39

Cybunny: 11

Draik: 55

Elephante: 42

Eyrie: 22

Flotsam: 8

Gelert: 18

Gnorbu: 8

Grarrl: 9

Grundo: 9

Hissi: -1

Ixi: 21

Jetsam: 5

JubJub: 12

Kacheek: 15

Kau: 5

Kiko: 13

Korbat: 9

Kougra: 7

Krawk: 6

Kyrii: -2

Lenny: 9

Lupe: 11

Lutari: 3

Meerca: 15

Moehog: 13

Mynci: 35

Nimmo: 19

Orgin: 20

Peophin: 20

Poogle: 19

Pteri: 3

Quiggle: 18

Ruki: 8

Scorchio: 25

Shoyru: 10

Skeith: 12

Techo: 13

Tonu: 13

Tuskanniny: 26

Uni: 13

Usul: 23

Wocky: 11

Xweetok: 31

Yurble: 13

Zafara: 1

## Wednesday, October 22, 2008

### Round 284

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/exner/ncsa/base/

I found that the following is match:

553 (base 13)

546 (base 23)

897 (base 17)

318 (base 19)

converts all 4 numbers into base 10 and sum them up then convert back to the base 32 and submit the answer.

This is where you can learn about base:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_(mathematics)

## Wednesday, October 15, 2008

### Round 283

If there is no tricks, you shouldn't need hints? or would you... ?

Some people suggest this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Answer_to_life_the_universe_and_everything#Arthur.27s_Scrabble_tiles

Logically, I don't really see the reason for it but feel free to answer what you like. Maybe it is the answer.... We never know...

## Thursday, October 9, 2008

### Round 282

Date Rewarded: October 16th, 2008.

As you may know, each Neopets item has a numerical rarity associated with it. So add up the following:

The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #92

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #107

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #129

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #142

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #192

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #219

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #229

+ The rarity of the item awarded in Lenny Conundrum #281

**What is the total?** If a rarity has changed since the prize was first awarded, go with the *current* rarity. And please, submit only a number with no punctuation or other information.

__Autumn Leaf Wreath__

__Click to show/hide hints__

## Thursday, October 2, 2008

### Round 281

Date Rewarded: October 9th, 2008.

Walking into Chesterdrawer's Antiques, you notice several clocks on the wall. The first clock reads 9:00, the second reads 6:07, the third 10:45, the fifth 7:45, the sixth 7:52, and the seventh 4:37.

**What should the fourth clock read?**

__Grandfather Clock__

__Click to show/hide solution__

First we convert the clock time into position of hour and minute hands of 12 hour dial face. Then, we use the Flag Semaphore Character chart [1] to decode the hands.

A | B | C | D | E | F |

G | H | I | J | K | L |

M | N | O | P | Q | R |

S | T | U | V | W | X |

Y | Z |

9:00 => P

6:07 => E

10:45 => O

(the 4th clock)

7:45 => H

7:52 =>I

4:37 => N

The word would be PEOPHIN (which is a name of a pet species). Therefore, the 4th letter is P which is the same as the first one. The answer is 9:00.

__Results__: 1885 people guessed the correct answer earning themselves

**1062 NP**each.

References:

[1] Flag Semaphore Characters

The prize for each round and its rarity are below:

Round 92 - Happy Birthday Negg (rarity 89)

Round 107 - Filamen (rarity 89)

Round 129 - Ice Scimitar (rarity 87)

Round 142 - Baby Rattle (rarity 92)

Round 192 - Large Chia Cake (rarity 90)

Round 219 - Wartroot Snorkle Lollypop (rarity 82)

Round 229 - Quill and Ink (rarity 91)

Round 281 - Grandfather clock (rarity 90)

Note: Brain Tree Mace is not a correct prize for round 107.

The answer is the sum of all rarity numbers.