tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post3098471233046136727..comments2024-01-25T10:14:06.567-08:00Comments on L.A. Crossword Confidential: 06.26 Sun (calendar)Orangehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12433254398377357737noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-18325812305535492452011-07-01T18:00:46.628-07:002011-07-01T18:00:46.628-07:00Wow, such mistakes I made... I should have though...Wow, such mistakes I made... I should have thought back to high school 60 years ago before my first post! The solution is still not elegant, though: V occurs at squares whose value is 5 * <br /> - odd primes (1,3,5,7,11,13,17,19)<br /> - 3*3, 3*5, and 3*7<br /> - and numbers 50 through 59Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-5413048282586780892011-06-30T09:22:56.503-07:002011-06-30T09:22:56.503-07:00Oops. I know 9 isn't a prime! So it's 3...Oops. I know 9 isn't a prime! So it's 3 squared. I'm not really happy about this mixture of primes (but not 2), 1 squared & 3 squared (but not 2 or 4 squared), and all the 50s. That's a really strange explanation for the pattern. Anyone got better idea?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-68942085164333383042011-06-30T04:36:59.337-07:002011-06-30T04:36:59.337-07:00Take the odd prime numbers (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19...Take the odd prime numbers (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19 and 21). Multiply any of them by 5, and there will be a V in that position in the puzzle. In addition, all squares 50 through 59 also contain V (without double counting 5*11)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-5618635821469636202011-06-27T07:30:51.456-07:002011-06-27T07:30:51.456-07:00yes, you've essentially got it -- since V is 5...yes, you've essentially got it -- since V is 5 in roman numerals, every square that contains a numeral 5 has a V in it. --m.r.merlbabynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-44103020428516290222011-06-27T00:02:56.256-07:002011-06-27T00:02:56.256-07:00Oh, and one more idea: V is the fifth letter from...Oh, and one more idea: V is the fifth letter from the end of the alphabet.Sandalahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07277434233869344664noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-89739138741763340902011-06-26T23:57:30.511-07:002011-06-26T23:57:30.511-07:00In addition to Jimmies theory, the word FIVE has a...In addition to Jimmies theory, the word FIVE has a V in itSandalahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07277434233869344664noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-38544422288723698492011-06-26T22:43:11.207-07:002011-06-26T22:43:11.207-07:00hey i just visited some websites for research new ...hey i just visited some websites for research new technologies and all you post good information about this technology. i think i really helpful for me but i research on technology like <a href="http://www.securitysystemindia.com" rel="nofollow">Securit System</a> and <a href="http://www.securitysystemindia.com/cctv-camera.html" rel="nofollow">CCTV Camera</a> for creating something new.Ayush Patelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00260749802967390309noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-32552433519362721102011-06-26T16:08:30.073-07:002011-06-26T16:08:30.073-07:00And V is Roman for 5, so maybe that's the conn...And V is Roman for 5, so maybe that's the connection: all 5s have Vs and vv.JIMMIEnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-61045859378946809532011-06-26T15:11:48.374-07:002011-06-26T15:11:48.374-07:00I also notice that every V is on a block with a 5 ...I also notice that every V is on a block with a 5 in it, and every block with a 5 has a V in it. But what means V5 or 5V?<br /><br /><br />Great Puzzle Merl, and thanks PG.JIMMIEnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-4735629839792232582011-06-26T15:07:05.318-07:002011-06-26T15:07:05.318-07:00I am still a bit unsure what is so special about t...I am still a bit unsure what is so special about the V's. @Mokus is right, of course, but that explanation is unsatisfying to me. I had hoped that seeing them all highlighted, as PG did in pink, would reveal a pattern.<br /><br />Pretty good Sunday puzzle. I did it Friday night, so don't remember a lot about the solve. I had lsTS before VATS, thinking military tanks instead of wine making.CoffeeLvrhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16473192190412844538noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8626052240584383873.post-11808943710635979112011-06-26T14:34:36.087-07:002011-06-26T14:34:36.087-07:00Anybody there? Anybody? I enjoyed this puzzle a lo...Anybody there? Anybody? I enjoyed this puzzle a lot and had to chuckle near the end. I spent a while studying a list of French rivers only to realize from crosses that I should have been looking for a French word. C'est la vie!<br /><br />My best guess is that what is unusual is that all of the Vs start a word or, in many cases, two words. If there's more to it than that I hope someone will explain.<br /><br />My thanks to Merl Reagle for a terrific puzzle.Mokushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02812826223817274680noreply@blogger.com