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Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For the rules of idiomuzzles, see Balin's "D'oh!" (currently in Recently Solved).

The next, larger room is void of a bowl of cashews, said Player 85.

Email for early $p0i13r$, please.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All right!

85: number? Chad Johnson Ochocinco?

Cashews: nuts?

A: First? Grade? Letter? Premier? Primary?

Void: space?

Room: escape? Lock? Door? Bed?

Next: subsequent? Second?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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All right! :-)

85: number? Chad Johnson Ochocinco? neither

Cashews: nuts? nope

A: First? Grade? Letter? Premier? Primary? none

Void: space? no

Room: escape? Lock? Door? Bed? none of these

Next: subsequent? Second? yes!

The answer is now:

"Second (room) is (void) (a) (cashews) (85)"

I'm too lazy to color-code now.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Room: house? Garage? Forum?

Cashews: can? Planters?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Room: house? Garage? Forum? none >:-)

Cashews: can? Planters? none
Balin (Balin)
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Does the 85 refer to something bearing that number? Something that number is used for? Temperature?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 1:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the 85 refer to something bearing that number? this Something that number is used for? Temperature? but not this
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Room: place?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Room: place? yes!


"Second place is (void) (a) (cashews) (85)"
Balin (Balin)
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A: "the"?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Cashews: nuts? If not, could you have used any other nut species as a clue?
Biograd (Biograd)
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void: no? not? nothing? empty?
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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85: chemical element #85, i.e. Astatine? Or maybe its symbol, "At"?

void: null?
Balin (Balin)
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Cashews: Sneeze?

If so, I may have the answer...should I email or $poyle?
Balin (Balin)
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Possible $poyler emailed.
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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I see what Balin is seeing...so if he is right then I will stay out of it, too.
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Well, there is only one two-letter word missing now :-)

Lovely puzzle btw
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If Balin is right, is the "a" in Spanish?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, Balin's answer was correct, and the rest of you seem to have it figured out as well. So:

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

The answer is "Second place is nothing to sneeze at."

Next = second
Room = place
Is = is
Void = nothing
A = to (in Spanish)
Cashews = sneeze (i.e. "CASHEW!")
85 = at (astatine, with atomic number 85 and symbol At)

Great job. Balin did some of the work on this one, including the emailed answer. It looks like Kaygee, Woodworm, and Biograd all got it as well.
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And kudos to Mattiel - I would have never gotten the "85" clue. Genius!
Good job setting this puzzle. :-)
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 9:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha ha thanks, but actually Balin gave me the idea indirectly, he posted a puzzle about a sequence of chemical elements few weeks ago, so as I saw "85" my mind immediately went there :-)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, Mattiel, you should get the credit for this, as I didn't make the "sneeze" connection until you went from "85" to "At"...I was not thinking of the elements at all.

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