Saturday, May 17, 2008

Unsolved Puzzle # 2

Clue-1: McRicetype
Clue-2: Cinemascope1
Clue-3: Harm Manual Vizor
Clue-4: Mutual Fund
Clue-5: A4 --> 52112114782211264214
Clue-6: Attack 112339 First
Clue-7: 100 Healers’ Fest
Clue-8: LTTE

So, what's the Knocktopus?

21 comments:

bobfactory said...

raja raja cholan
clue 1 - ponniyin selvan
clue 2 - first tamil cinemascope movie
clue 3 - arulmozhivarman
clue 4 - cholamandalam
clue 8 - started tamil ealam by conq sri lanka
rest working on.

bobfactory said...

clue 6 - attack navy first

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bobfactory said...

Clue-5: A4 --> 52112114782211264214

A4 = Paper
52112114782211264214 = eulkdghvkzdud (sub 3 from each) = brihadeshwara

He was the chap who started using rock inscriptions in Brihadeshwara temple instead of usual Parchment records

anantha said...

Nearly solved. 1 clue to go.

catcharun said...

bob, can you explain 'attack navy first'

i didnt quite get how NDBMD was the zip code either.

thanks

brilliant work btw..'brihadeshwara' was awesome work

bobfactory said...

Is 100 Healers' fest = Nurambapadi - which he conquered?

100 is Nur for sure but the other 2dont really link up for me

Amba - the goddess as healer?
Padi - Paddy fest ?

bobfactory said...

Thanks catcharun!
'attack navy first'& NDBMD - both same type (Periodic table substitution for letters/numbers)

bobfactory said...

Looks like all stumped by Clue 7 again. Could we request the puzzler to provide hints for Healer?

anantha said...

knocktopus is a ruthless puzzle. even if you crack 99%, you're not awarded any points. it's all about the kick of solving all by yourself, unaided by any outside support. if you've come this far, obviously you can solve it. just revisit the obvious.

bobfactory said...

at least let us know if it has anything to do with sports !

anantha said...

not sports. no more help.

pbzeppelin said...

Guessing

100 = FM = Chidambaram so connected to the Thevaram finding?

Healer = Times

FM Times Fest ?

pbzeppelin said...

Does clue 7 demand knowledge of some special trivia not to be found in the all knowing wiki ?

anantha said...

sometimes one has to read. digest. and connect the patterns.

Oh Floosie, can I have a cuppa ? said...

fest actually means pure. wondering if this has anything to do with something becoming pure at 100 degrees. would the puzzler be kind enough to advice !

Oh Floosie, can I have a cuppa ? said...

is clue 7 in reference to Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple which has a vimana which is 100 feet(heal)square at the base ??

just a very random random shot.

anantha said...

good tries UK. i like your dogged spirit to steal 8 points from others.

bobfactory said...

my points...my points r wat they happen to be!

But whoever gets 100 Healers Fest deserves the 8 !

Oh Floosie, can I have a cuppa ? said...

another shot - Sathaya Thiruvizha which is Raja Raja Cholan's birthday..

another random shot. points to bobF if it is right. cause thats the way forward.

Would the very kind and knowledgable ( atleast in this case :)) ) knocktopussy give out a nod of the head towards some direction please

Oh Floosie, can I have a cuppa ? said...

satham as in 100 and thiruvizha being for the fest. probably has 100 medicinal or healers perform soemthing.. come on u know i am sniffing the right track...