Solutions to Chork's Puzzles

Solutions to the puzzles on the Chork's Puzzle site!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Puzzle 27 Solution

Firstly, arrange the clocks in chronological order. Next, view the file names of the clocks. You will see that each clock is named as a letter/number.

For instance, the clock with the earliest time is the clock showing 12:38.

so the letter corresponding to the first time is "G".

Repeating the above steps for the clocks in chronological order gives the following question: GIVE PHI TO 3SF.

Your task is thus to find the value of the golden ratio to 3sf.

Answer: 1.62

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Puzzle 26 Solution

By rotating your head 90 degrees, you notice that each of the members of the pattern are the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 stacked together. Note that C is 66, A is 77, D is 88 and B is 99, so that is the correct order which they are to be placed.

Answer: CADB

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Puzzle 25 Solution

Firstly you might note that the 11 blurry pieces really come from the tomb itself. For convenience's sake, we shall denote the pieces from left to right, and top to bottom as piece 1 to piece 11.

With a sharp eye, you might be able to spot where the 11 pieces belong to in the tomb:

Now that you have identified the 11 pieces, you note the corresponding number of the square which each of the pieces lie in. For instance, piece 1 lie in square 9.

Compiling the numbers in order, you get: 9, 14, 1, 14, 21, 2, 9, 19, 5, 1, 18.

If you are quick enough you might note that the total number of squares is 26, which corresponds to the number of the alphabets. Decoding the set of numbers which you have just obtained in the manner: 1 = A, 2 = B, ... you get: IN ANUBIS' EAR

A quick online check will tell you that Anubis was the name given to a peculiar Egyptian dog, particularly the one you see in square 10. Hence, the decoded puzzle tells us that the EverStone is hidden in the ear of this dog, and thus the gem lies in grid 10.

Answer: 10