Monday, June 15, 2009

Shopped Cards #16

OK, here is a new twist on Shopped Cards.

We're starting off with a blacked-out image that I have divided into a grid of 70 pieces.

Now you can ask either a yes or no question about the image OR you can ask to have a particular region exposed. There are 10 columns (1 through 10) and 7 rows (A through G) so if you want an area exposed you can post, for example "B3" or "G10."

Just so you know, the final answer for this particular puzzle will be in the form of "A BLANK with a BLANK." If your answer is not in that format, then it's probably not complete so you won't get it correct.

You have 20 posts to get it right (questions + exposures.)

I will be scrupulously following the rule of ignoring all comments after the most recent new comment that I haven't answered. So just wait until I answer before asking your question/exposure.

As areas are exposed I will update the image below.



Answer:

18 comments:

  1. I guess I will start. Can we see area A10?

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  2. QUESTION #1: Expose A10

    Answer: Done.

    By the way, it might be tough for me to answer some questions until you really know what you're looking at here. I'll do my best without being evasive.

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  3. I'll assume you don't need to answer that last one...

    may we see G4 please?

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  4. Yeah I junked that one.

    QUESTION #2: Expose G4 (good call, by the way!)

    Answer: Done.

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  5. QUESTION 3: May we see B2 please?

    Answer: Little Stevie wants section B2, Little Stevie gets section B2.

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  6. Is it a 1982 Fleer #155 Robin Yount card?

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  7. Your question is not in the form "A BLANK with a BLANK", which applies only to this particular Shopped Cards entry.

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  8. Is it a 1982 Fleer #155 Robin Yount card with an obscured name?

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  9. QUESTION 4: Is it a 1982 Fleer #155 Robin Yount card with an obscured name?

    ANSWER: Yes, but that's not the final answer to the puzzle.

    Steve, take some time off from this puzzle and give someone else a chance, please. (But thanks for your entries so far!)

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  10. Just trying to give someone else a better chance at the final answer.

    :)

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  11. May we see area F4 please?

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  12. QUESTION 5: May we see area F4 please?

    Answer: yes you may

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  13. Is it a 1982 Fleer Cello pack with a Robin Yount card # 155 on top?

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  14. QUESTION 6: Is it a 1982 Fleer Cello pack with a Robin Yount card # 155 on top?

    Answer: yes!

    You guys got that a lot faster than I expected. You made a few very good guesses about where to look.

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  15. I want to know how Steve figured out that it was Robin Yount with only 3 squares revealed.

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  16. Not hard to get that it was 82 Fleer from the very first square, and Steve probably has the card and just needed a bit more revealed. If I had chosen a scrub player, we might still be going here.

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  17. The 82 Fleer part was easy, but the square that I asked to be revealed showed the netting on the batting cage. It was a simple deduction of going through the yellow bordered 82 Fleer and matching the seating pattern behind the netting.

    There were a few cards, including a few scrub players, that matched the description, but only one matched the particular seating pattern.

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