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Solution

Shading the unclued answers reveals "F8·8" which equals 0x7C0 = 1984.

All the answers should be 10 letters long. Anyways, already tried MACINTOSH, APPLE MACINTOSH, ORWELL, etc etc

I see. How about COMMERCIAL for "reveals product"? --Boo 10:55, 31 August 2006 (EDT)

Good try but no cigar =( --Jcone 11:18, 31 August 2006 (EDT)

eightyfour

Clues

  1. SHADING (2,2) (R5 D1 L6 D1 R4 L3)
  2. RAGTIME (1,2) (R2 D2 R2 D2 R2 D2)
  3. BATHTUB (3,8) (D3 L4 R6 U3 D4 L5)
  4. UNCLUED (2,3) (L2 D4 U1 R6 D1 L2)
  5. ANSWERS (2,5) (D3 R6 D1 L5 U2 R1)
  6. LUGGAGE (4,8) (U2 L4 D5 U3 D1 L1)
  7. REVEALS (2,6) (R5 R2 D2 L2 U1 L6)
  8. CALZONE (3,12) (D4 L6 U6 R2 R3 D6)
  9. MEMPHIS (7,13) (U6 L6 D6 L5 U2 R8)
  10. JUKEBOX (7,1) (U6 R4 L2 D6 U4 L1)
  11. PRODUCT (4,9) (R3 U2 D4 R1 U3 D2)
  12. KUMQUAT (2,9) (R1 U1 D3 L7 D2 L1)
  13. PAPRIKA (5,9) (D1 U3 D4 U6 R3 D4)

Grid

U R E A K Z M O I M N K E
N S U G A R H U K U E O V
D X O G S T A B P T L C C
I G U A N R S L P Q A R E
L I E G N I U M P S S A T
C T A T D E E A A H W D U
J H B G B L P E R U E A M


= F8·8

Try 1

B1 = 2 LEFT

B2 = 2 UP

B3 = 2 DOWN

B4 = 2 RIGHT


C1 = 6 LEFT

C2 = 6 UP

C3 = 6 DOWN

C4 = 6 RIGHT


D1 = 3 LEFT

D2 = 3 UP

D3 = 3 DOWN

D4 = 3 RIGHT


E1 = 1 LEFT

E2 = 1 UP

E3 = 1 DOWN

E4 = 1 RIGHT


F1 = 4 LEFT

F2 = 4 UP

F3 = 4 DOWN

F4 = 4 RIGHT


G1 = 5 LEFT

G2 = 5 UP

G3 = 5 DOWN

G4 = 5 RIGHT


SAPHIRE seems wrong. 11 can be PRODUCT if you start at (4,9)

Try 2

B4 = 2 R

B3 = 2 D

E3 = 1 D

D2 = 3 U

F3 = 4 D

C2 = 6 U

D4 = 3 R

F3 = 4 D

Thoughts

  • Each clue has 7 letters
  • The grid is 7 letters high
  • The letters are from A to H--8 letters total (A4 to H1 = 26 total combinations)
  • There are 13 clues
  • The grid is 13 letters wide
  • You can get all the words to be in the grid by starting at a letter, and moving up/down/left/right to get a path with all the other letters. I'm still uncertain what the letter/number pairs signify...
  • I wonder if it's the number of steps paired with a direction... there are 8 directions?
  • If the codes represent (x,y)-translates, RAGTIME is probably our best shot. It can be generated starting from (1,2) if B4 denotes two steps right and B3 denotes two steps down.
  • B means move 2, E means move 1,2, or 3. Numbers 1 through 4 signify directions. (4 = right, 3 = down, 2 = Up, 1 = left).