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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 5:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

=MESSAGE
24-13


Solve the above rebus and explain.
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Is it relevant that "=", "M" and "E" are of the same size?

Are 24 and 13 to be treated as numbers?
Or do they stand for something, like the 2nd, 4th, 24th, 1st, 3rd or 13th letter of the alphabet?

11 (24-13) relevant?
2 ((2+4)-(1+3)) relevant?

Is the "-" to be treated as "equals"
Is it to be treated as "to"?
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"=" : same? equal(s)?
Any of the following relevant for the "message" section: growing? bigger? increase? greater? crescendo? note? memo? email? mail? letter?

24 and 13: hours? Is it relevant that 13 is prime? that 24 is the sum of twin primes (11 and 13)?

Is it relevant that the numbers are the same size as the largest letters? or that they're larger than normal text?
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Is it relevant that "=", "M" and "E" are of the same size? No. The = is actually the same font size as the first S, but that is not relevant

Are 24 and 13 to be treated as numbers? Yes
Or do they stand for something, like the 2nd, 4th, 24th, 1st, 3rd or 13th letter of the alphabet? They stand for something as a whole, but not this

11 (24-13) relevant? No
2 ((2+4)-(1+3)) relevant? No

Is the "-" to be treated as "equals" No
Is it to be treated as "to"? Yes
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24 hours in a day relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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24 hours in a day relevant? No
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btw: You missed Kalira's questions...

Is the "24 to 13" the score from a sporting event?

Are you sending us a message? Is the message getting louder?
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24-13 = 24 tooth hurting?
Balin (Balin)
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btw: You missed Kalira's questions... Rectified below. Sorry

"=" : same? equal(s)? Neither, although "equals" might work
Any of the following relevant for the "message" section: growing? bigger? increase? greater? crescendo? None of these specific terms, but you have the idea (OTRT) note? memo? email? mail? letter? No to these

24 and 13: hours? No Is it relevant that 13 is prime? No that 24 is the sum of twin primes (11 and 13)? No

Is it relevant that the numbers are the same size as the largest letters? Not really or that they're larger than normal text? Again, not really

Is the "24 to 13" the score YES from a sporting event?

Are you sending us a message? I'm not, but... (Very OTRT) Is the message getting louder? No

24-13 = 24 tooth hurting? No

You have figured out that 24-13 means score.
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Since it's a rebus... is "___ over score", "___ on score", or "score under ___" relevant (either exactly in those words or at least the visual concept implied?)?
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Patriots relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Since it's a rebus... is "___ over score" YES, only in reverse order, "___ on score", or "score under ___" relevant (either exactly in those words or at least the visual concept implied?)?

Patriots relevant? No

The rebus has been determined to be "Overscore ____________."
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Is this a common everday phrase because I'm struggling to come up with anything ?

Is some specialist knowledge needed?
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This one isn't obvious to me either.

"=": is? means? leads to? resulting?
Is the message loud and clear?
Balin (Balin)
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Is this a common everyday phrase because I'm struggling to come up with everything? Not exactly. You can safely ignore the "overscore" bit for now, and I will elaborate more once the rebus is solved. (Remember, the phrase the rebus is referring to is itself a puzzle.)

Is some specialist knowledge needed? Some; see my previous post

This one isn't obvious to me either.

"=": is? means? leads to? resulting? All of these could work; I guess "means" is best. I'll explain when you get the "message" part, which you should focus on.
Is the message loud and clear? No.

You now have "Overscore means _________."
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message fading in? incoming message? increasing? amplifying? drawing attention to?
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message fading in? incoming message? increasing? amplifying? drawing attention to? None of these. Look at the physical shape of the letters of "message."
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stairs? climbing?
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steps of message? message steps?
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stairs? climbing? Getting OTRT, but none of these steps of message? message steps?
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flight? escalator? stairway? ladder? upwards? skywards?
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flight? Closest, but none of these. escalator? stairway? ladder? upwards? skywards?
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taking off? going up? inflating? growing? expanding?
Balin (Balin)
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taking off? going up? inflating? growing? expanding? None of these.

HINT: You're looking for a noun that would be defined as "going up" and is usually referred to stairs or a mountain.
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Ascent?
Balin (Balin)
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Ascent? Yep!

So you have "Overscore means message ascent"
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Is there a reason that "ascent" is in a different color than the other words? Is this an idiomuzzle, with "ascent" being an actual word, and the other three left to decode?
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Is there a reason that "ascent" is in a different color than the other words? Yes Is this an idiomuzzle, with "ascent" being an actual word, and the other three left to decode? No; the point is that the word "ascent" is not part of the solved rebus.
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"is sent"?
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"is sent"? Yes, and the first part of this puzzle is solved:

Overscore means message is sent

Now what does this mean?
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is it related to a text message or email? something that notifies you that a message has been sent successfully?
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is it related to a text message or email? Yes, a text something that notifies you that a message has been sent successfully? No
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is something the recipient does relevant?
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is something the recipient does relevant? No
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is this to do with telecoms? is the overscore symbol used to denote the end of a message when it is being transmitted?
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is this to do with telecoms? No, possible FA is the overscore symbol used to denote the end of a message when it is being transmitted? Yes, if I understand right
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is it related to you (Balin) sending a text message? receiving a text message? does it apply to all text messages? are messages in draft status without an overscore? messages that have not yet been delivered, are they without an overscore? are you looking at a list of text messages and knowing which ones have been sent? received? because they have an overscore?
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is it related to you (Balin) sending a text message? receiving a text message? does it apply to all text messages? are messages in draft status without an overscore? messages that have not yet been delivered, are they without an overscore? are you looking at a list of text messages and knowing which ones have been sent? received? because they have an overscore? No, FA for all questions

HINT: What is an overscore?
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well...(with some apprehension)...i thought it was when text has a line over the top of it... does it mean something else? do you mean overscore as in 'to give someone too high a score', e.g. In an exam?
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well...(with some apprehension)...i thought it was when text has a line over the top of it... does it mean something else? It has an actual meaning? I didn't know that. In that case I think my puzzle has a flaw. I will $poyle. do you mean overscore as in 'to give someone too high a score', e.g. In an exam? No

**********SPOILER**********

This refers to a question on a linguistics test I took. The question involved a fictional way of sending texts using a limited number of buttons. The way to send the message was to input the code for a capital letter, then the code for a space. An "overscore" -- a "capital space" (an underscore can represent a space, so a "capital underscore" would be, by my count, an overscore) -- therefore means that the message has been sent, which is the meaning of the rebus.

Nice work; sorry for the flaw. New, less flawed puzzle below.

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