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On November 20, 2021 at 7:35PM EST budoka wrote:

My first interpretations:

1. "Missing" is the odd one out because it looks like the winners ribbon in the footrace is slack, indicating having been broken already by someone just ahead of the visible runner. I guess he's got his arms up in a victory gesture because he is stoked to be taking second.

2. "Strike" is out because the others are compound words: push-up, sunset, outhouse.

3. "A sharp" isn't always written with a hyphen while the others are, so it is out.

4. I was with him on this one, "Mill" doesn't rhyme with the others.

5. I thought "clover" was out because watch, kindle, and muscle are all words that are both nouns and verbs.

6. I agreed here also that "neon" is "on" and not "off" .


Of course, these conclusions resulted in gibberish as far as a final solution phrase, so I knew I had to re-think some of them.

On October 6, 2021 at 7:36PM EST MarTeeny wrote:

This was a frustrating and disappointing one. Too much room for interpreting the images different ways and then the translation of each into the phrase was inconsistent from image set to image set. (i.e. the first one you take “won” - descriptive word of what is different - whereas for the 3rd set, you have to look at what is different (vowels) but then take the specific vowel for the image that is different (“a”)).

On August 1, 2021 at 8:42PM EST Scott1257 wrote:

Well, I can say that based on Hint #2, his ideas and my ideas of things that don't match, don't match.

On July 13, 2021 at 8:43PM EST Dre responded to Melds:

Think of other variations of those chosen words, e.g. another form of “win”, or a shorter version of “windmill”

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On July 13, 2021 at 8:40PM EST Dre responded to Ichabod:

Doesn’t matter how he interpreted them! You should be able to interpret them the same way, it just might take time getting past your own presuppositions.

On January 8, 2021 at 5:45PM EST Ichabod wrote:

This Theorem relies far too much on M's personal interpretation. Not much fun for the rest of us, I'm afraid.

On January 8, 2021 at 5:45PM EST Ichabod wrote:

This Theorem relies far too much on M's personal interpretation. Not much fun for the rest of us, I'm afraid.

On January 5, 2021 at 2:56AM EST counterhash responded to Melds:

Try only using the part of the phrase that is different. 1. Lost vs. Won. 2. Everything else contains out, but one of them is “in love”. Since the main difference here is the word “in”, just use that and throw away the rest. Then after you put it all together, you should be able to read out a phrase.

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On January 3, 2021 at 1:53AM EST Melds wrote:

This just doesn't make sense to me.


1 lose; so win

2 words with out; so love

3 letter-word pair; a-sharp is only vowel

4 all rhyme but windmill

5 suit/shamrock/sculpture start with S, so book/reader/ebook/kindle

6 no idea: coffee, sign, plane, office. Coffee is liquid?


Then I'm not sure how they go together. Something like "win love sharp windmill book coffee"? Maybe "wlswbc" shifted? Or position of cell ↙️↗️↖️↙️↙️↖️?

On December 28, 2020 at 10:59AM EST EMC2 responded to Cobraeye:

@Cobraeye, see below. I don't think Hint 2 is saying those are the "different" ones. It's just helping you identify some of the hard-to-identify images. I guess that hint could be made clearer though

On December 27, 2020 at 9:54PM EST Cobraeye wrote:

Can’t trust the hints on this Theorem. Strike-out is not different. And Cant Wind Vane Be a Rhyme?

On December 27, 2020 at 9:54PM EST Cobraeye wrote:

Can’t trust the hints on this Theorem. Strike-out is not different. And Cant Wind Vane Be a Rhyme?

On January 13, 2020 at 11:35AM EST Yerda responded to EMC2:

Prior to looking at hint #2 I had solutions for only group 3 and 4 but was stuck on the others. Hint #2 verified my progress was on track. So I assumed the other groups of Hint #2 would also be the different images. Spent too much time before I abandoned that assumption.

On January 7, 2020 at 3:28AM EST EMC2 responded to Yerda:

Oh I don't think Hint #2 is trying to say that those images are the *different* images, it's just trying to help you identify some of the more difficult-to-identify pictures so that you can then figure out which image in each group is different from the others

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

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On January 7, 2020 at 3:28AM EST EMC2 responded to Yerda:

Oh I don't think Hint #2 is trying to say that those images are the *different* images, it's just trying to help you identify some of the more difficult-to-identify pictures so that you can then figure out which image in each group is different from the others

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

On January 5, 2020 at 2:08PM EST Yerda wrote:

I agree peg. Hint 2 in the book points to wrong image in groups 1, 2, 5 and 6 as the different image.

On December 27, 2019 at 8:48PM EST EMC2 responded to Peggie:

Hm, looks right to me... which part do you think is wrong?

On December 27, 2019 at 5:53PM EST Peggie wrote:

Hint #2 (in the book and online) is incorrect. It does not match the detailed explanation of the solution in the back of the book.

On December 27, 2019 at 5:53PM EST Peggie wrote:

Hint #2 (in the book and online) is incorrect. It does not match the detailed explanation of the solution in the back of the book.

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