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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 Feb '14 22:49 / 1 edit
    1. Tactic worth a thousand in the drain.

    2. Duck gets leech with body odor for devastating move.

    3. Point after twenty-two divided by seven tactic.

    4. Lifeless with 2 zombie heads, a goat head and a gun!
  2. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    03 Feb '14 23:11
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    1. Tactic worth a thousand in the drain.

    2. Duck gets leech with body odor for devastating move.

    3. Point after twenty-two divided by seven.

    4. Lifeless with 2 zombie heads, a goat head and a gun!
    2.
    double check
  3. 04 Feb '14 16:53
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    1. Tactic worth a thousand in the drain.

    2. Duck gets leech with body odor for devastating move.

    3. Point after twenty-two divided by seven tactic.

    4. Lifeless with 2 zombie heads, a goat head and a gun!
    3.
    Pin
  4. 04 Feb '14 17:02
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    1. Tactic worth a thousand in the drain.

    2. Duck gets leech with body odor for devastating move.

    3. Point after twenty-two divided by seven tactic.

    4. Lifeless with 2 zombie heads, a goat head and a gun!
    I wondered if 4. is
    zugswang
    but can't quite make it work.
  5. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    04 Feb '14 17:37
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    1. Tactic worth a thousand in the drain.

    2. Duck gets leech with body odor for devastating move.

    3. Point after twenty-two divided by seven tactic.

    4. Lifeless with 2 zombie heads, a goat head and a gun!
    1.
    skewer
  6. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    04 Feb '14 18:41
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    I wondered if 4. is [hidden]zugswang[/hidden] but can't quite make it work.
    I think you are right:-

    2 zombie heads are ZZ + A GUN a goat's head gives the second G which leaves w as an abbreviation of with (Chambers). reordered gives ZUGZWANG
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '14 19:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    I think you are right:-

    [hidden] 2 zombie heads are ZZ + A GUN a goat's head gives the second G which leaves w as an abbreviation of with (Chambers). reordered gives ZUGZWANG [/hidden]
    CORRECT!!
    Clue should have said with a gun.

    All the rest correct too. Well done all.
  8. 07 Feb '14 09:04
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    CORRECT!!
    Clue should have said with a gun.

    All the rest correct too. Well done all.
    Sorry, I must be being slow. Why is zugswang defined by 'lifeless'?
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Feb '14 20:23
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Sorry, I must be being slow. Why is zugswang defined by 'lifeless'?
    Not being able to move.
  10. 08 Feb '14 12:42
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Not being able to move.
    Ok I see. Though my pedantry is screaming that a person in zugswang can move. In fact, it is the very fact that they can move that is the problem!

    Yes, I am seeking help, by the way.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Feb '14 20:20
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Ok I see. Though my pedantry is screaming that a person in zugswang can move. In fact, it is the very fact that they can move that is the problem!

    Yes, I am seeking help, by the way.
    It wasn't that good a clue .....