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Old 2015-12-13, 17:19   #1
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Default Elemental Puzzle #4

What do the following elements make when combined in the right order?

ARGON
IODINE
IONIUM
IRON
NITROGEN
NOBELIUM
OXYGEN
PLATINUM
TANTALUM
TIN

Hint: Iron is first.
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Old 2015-12-13, 20:22   #2
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What do the following elements make when combined in the right order?

ARGON
IODINE
IONIUM
IRON
NITROGEN
NOBELIUM
OXYGEN
PLATINUM
TANTALUM
TIN

Hint: Iron is first.
Perhaps if you explained why IONIUM is mixed in with a bunch of chemical elements the question might be a little easier.
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Old 2015-12-13, 20:28   #3
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Fe
Ar
I
Sn
O
Ta
No
Pt
(Io)
N

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Old 2015-12-14, 05:02   #4
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Fe
Ar
I
Sn
O
Ta
No
Pt
(Io)
N
Correct, sir, and with nary a hint.
You are indeed as fast as a sprint.
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Old 2015-12-14, 09:03   #5
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Correct, sir, and with nary a hint.
You are indeed as fast as a sprint.
It wouldn't spoil your rhyming couplet if you replaced "nary" with "only".
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Hint: Iron is first.
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Ha ha ha, you're right, I cut exhaustive search by a factor of ten!

Perhaps I should have hinted simply that Ionium is a mythical
form of non-neutral neutronium, with atomic symbol Io.
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Old 2015-12-20, 22:28   #7
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This is my fourth element-based puzzle.

#1
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=7275

#2
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=5557

#3
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=5503
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Old 2015-12-20, 22:34   #8
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i'd just like to say that the third puzzle thread above
includes a progression to a new cosmology,
in attachments cosmo1.txt, cosmo2.txt, cosmo3.txt,
and especially cosmo4.txt late in the thread.
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Fe
Ar
I
Sn
O
Ta
No
Pt
(Io)
N
I was in such a hurry to reply,
I forgot to ask you how you correctly solved the puzzle so quickly.
And with hardly a clue...
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I was in such a hurry to reply,
I forgot to ask you how you correctly solved the puzzle so quickly.
And with hardly a clue...
It might have something to do with this:
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To be accurate, my degree is in chemistry. I've not been a practising chemist since leaving university.
Add that and a love of symbols and language and a cognitive spectrum configuration prominence and presto.

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It might have something to do with this: ...
Add that and a love of symbols and language and a cognitive spectrum configuration prominence and presto.
Presto indeed. I was certainly impressed, I thought it might take extra effort.
He had also solved at least one and perhaps all of my other elemental puzzles.
I'm glad, in spite of any differences we all might have, to have both of you
within reach within this forum. I'll have to put exceptional effort into my next
such puzzle, should I try to produce another one, to make it even more challenging.
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