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Stephen Buxton
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Have you ever looked at a puzzle and thought "I wish I had thought of it"?

This puzzle is from the Dingbat column that I saw in The Mail on Sunday many years ago. I've changed the layout slightly so that it can be posted using ASCII characters. Other than that, it is the same puzzle. What does this mean:


H..H..B..V...V..EEEE
H..H..E..V...V..E
H..H..A..V...V..E
HHH..U..V..V...EEEE
H..H..T...V.V...E
H..H..Y....V.....EEEE
If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like
Stephen Buxton
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The full stops (or "periods" for those in the US) are there purely to pad out the spaces to get the text to line up
If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like
TomasB
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Different people have different opinions about what is a nice puzzle.

/Tomas
Stephen Buxton
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Are you skirting around that you know the solution, Tomas? Seems that way to me... (grin)
If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like
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I think I could have said that with a proverb. Smile

/Tomas
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Um... I have two or three parts of it, just not the proverb.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Vandy Grift
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I think I've gotten as much as Jonathan. I see a couple of words. I could guess at the proverb, but it would only be a guess. I'll stay put and see if something clicks in my head on this one. (when I get these, there is an actual "click" in my head. Whats up with that?)
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I just got it. As I was making my last post it "clicked". Good one!!!

Vandy
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I just got it. Pretty cool.
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