Friday Puzzle

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, April 6th, 2012 - 33 comments
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Here’s a puzzle for Friday. If you get it – don’t tell (hint if you must). Science will not help you!

33 comments on “Friday Puzzle”

  1. happynz 1

    Ha! Very clever. Squinting helped. 😉

  2. Herodotus 2

    Ovbiously I watch far too much TV 😉

  3. Vicky32 3

    Nope, not a clue! 😀

  4. ianmac 4

    Tried thinking outside the square. Nope.
    Tried thinking outside the cube. Nope.
    Tried a headstand on the table to view my desktop Computer upside down. Nope.
    Tried squinting. Nope.
    Tried eating 4 easter eggs at once. Nope.
    Tried Rereading the clues from the ever helpful Herodotus and happy. Nope.
    Is the answer 49?

    • Blue 4.1

      You’re thinking too hard 😀

      I would suggest focusing on one grouping at a time. I recommend looking at the top left group and thinking on Herodotus’ clue regarding the third figure.

      Once you crack one, the rest will follow…

    • Anne 4.2

      Don’t worry ianmac you’re not on your own. I’ve tried using spectacles of varying magnifications but… nothing. It looks like a child has been playing with a leggo set. We’re not up with modern day puzzles mate. That’s my excuse anyway. 🙂

      • ianmac 4.2.1

        Anne. It somehow puts me in mind of some students who stood open-mouthed, staring and pointing to a spot in the sky and “struck dumb.” Soon bigger groups of passers by joined in all puzzled as to why they couldn’t see what the others could obviously see when staring upwards. Of course there was nothing to be seen. Gotcha.

  5. Georgecom 5

    Top left growth under the last Labour govt followed by growth under the Nat govt. Top right unemployment under the Nats, no movement. Some of them sort of look like ballooning debt under National.

  6. Carol 6

    It’s the current state of selected rugby super (whatever…15?) franchises. Players start playing for the colours of one province/state then shift to another, and in the end, they don’t represent a specific location, just the sum total of the colours representing the movements of each player.

  7. Lanthanide 7

    Got the rest but not sure of the bottom right one.

  8. Akldnut 8

    I:ve tried many times over the last 1/2 hr, Nothing!!!

  9. Policy Parrot 9

    Pretty easy once you get the theme.

  10. bad12 10

    Gave us brain damage immediately,but then that’s not hard to do,us lot gave up on anything more complex than + – x when an attempt was made to introduce us to ”new maths” at college level,

    One suggestion here was the flag messages used as a means of communication between ships at sea…

  11. Is the left second from the bottom an easter one?

    Edit – got it now

  12. RedBaron 12

    Third row third figure – Gerry Brownlee – wider than all the rest??

  13. Vicky32 13

    I have to say thanks to Herodotus’ clue, I have got – the first group only! The rest, no clue… 🙂

    • rosy 13.1

      Try the 4th one, with the category you’ve deduced from 1st. Your son will know it based on the category, if all else fails – the 2nd and 6th will also be his era. 😉

  14. Jilly Bee 14

    Licorice Allsorts- anyone?

  15. fender 15

    If only Whaleoil or his son james 111 would show up and decipher the puzzle, despite the fact it’s clearly a Gerry Brownlee idea on how to speed up the Chch rebuild.

  16. Dan1 16

    I didn’t have a clue. I wasted ten minutes in frustration looking for patterns. I turned to son who looked over and nailed all except the last one in 5 seconds. Very simple when you know what to look for!

  17. Anne 17

    it’s clearly a Gerry Brownlee idea on how to speed up the Chch rebuild.

    You mean using a giant leggo set?

  18. Carol 18

    Found it on google images. Would never have known – not in my repertoire.

  19. Adrian 19

    Gave up but twenty year old daughter got it in 3 seconds. That’s why we bring her home for the Uni holidays, to sort out all the modern world shit that we haven’t got a clue about. How do their brains work, because I’ve been living with some of what these abstractions represent for my whole 62 years!
    If her perceptions have been honed by the “new” education system, then we have nothing to worry about because if it is responsible for developing lateral thinking and other perception skills then it’s on the right track.

    • Carol 19.1

      My problem is I prefer seeing actors’ performances, so the whole experience is totally alien to me.

  20. ianmac 20

    Once I buttered up with a bit of Margarine on the first lot it makes sort of sense though some are unknown to me.

  21. swimmer 21

    I get the first four. 🙂

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