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Old 07-22-2019, 09:25 PM
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A quick puzzle


I got the following puzzle message in an adventure game. It's supposed to indicate the location of the next clue. The adventure takes place on a habitable moon, but I doubt that is relevant.


ibrarylay 3.14 <a crude picture of a T-shirt>



That is, there is actually a picture not those words.
I know 3.14 does not mean pi
When I was told 3.14 was not pi, I was not told ibrarylay wasn't pig latin, so I assume it is.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:33 PM
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Is there a pig pit?

Pig(latin) + pi+t

I'm ignoring the "3.14 doesn't equal pi" because I can't wrap my head around that.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:34 PM
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Sorry miscommunication 3.14 definitely does mean pi. There was a missing 'not' in communication
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:18 PM
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What's the game?
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:30 AM
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And what were some previous clues like, to give us an idea of the sort of puzzle that the puzzle-maker likes?
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:32 AM
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Sorry miscommunication 3.14 definitely does mean pi. There was a missing 'not' in communication
Actually I think too many “nots”. You’re being notty.

I wonder if a word being Pig Latin implies using actual Latin language somehow?
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:12 PM
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When you say "crude picture of a T shirt" do you mean it was drawn badly, or the T shirt is crude (holes, pit stains, etc)?

Where did you find this clue? A room, hallway, parking lot, volcano?

Is the only way out solving this clue? Do you type in words, pick an object, what?
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:58 PM
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Are you saying that the text is on the t-shirt, or is it adjacent to it?
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Are there any named craters on the moon? Perhaps pig latin "library" relates to a name, with pi+t indicating crater.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:59 PM
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I know 3.14 does not mean pi
When I was told 3.14 was not pi, I was not told ibrarylay wasn't pig latin, so I assume it is.
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Sorry miscommunication 3.14 definitely does mean pi. There was a missing 'not' in communication
Miscommunication indeed. My head hurts.

Can you start from scratch and explain about what you were told about 3.14 being, or not being, pi?

NOTES:

a) Your first post makes all kinds of sense by itself: Your stated reason for believing that yes indeedy librarylay is pig latin is that you were informed that 3.14 is NOT pi but were not, in a similar manner, informed that ibrarylay isn't pig latin. In other words, your informant would have told you so the same way you were told that, contrary to appearances, 3.14 doesn't mean pi.

b) Your first post does NOT make sense any more if, as your following post indicates, you meant to say 3.14 DOES TOO mean pi.


For what it's worth, 3.14 really and truly isn't pi. PI is a smidgen larger than 3.14 -- so perhaps 3.14 is "most of pi" or "nearly pi" or "approxmination of pi" or some such thing?
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:21 PM
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Library lady? Missing L and D.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:31 PM
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Are there any named craters on the moon? Perhaps pig latin "library" relates to a name, with pi+t indicating crater.
I think there might be something to the idea of 3.14 + T (rebus of t-shirt) = pit.
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:46 PM
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I apologize for this. The other poster was a gamer and giving game like clues that I had to travel around to discover. But there were no pictures I could see so only later in the verbal descriptions did I learn that there was a bakery (pi/pie) between a library and a clothing store.

All previous clues were things that could be figured out from the original post. They did not require me saying things like my character goes to the library and looks around.

It was really impossible for for any of you to answer. But thanks for the interest and help. The confusion I mention was my stating that 3.14 mean only two things to me pi and the oft-quoted verse from John (which I knew could not be it). I was told I was thinking about 3.14 completely wrong which I took to mean it was not pi. But of course it was which you then had to use the play on words. But you can't get there without first 3.14 => pi.

Sorry again.

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Old 07-23-2019, 03:49 PM
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Are there any named craters on the moon? Perhaps pig latin "library" relates to a name, with pi+t indicating crater.
I thought about that too, and checked if there was some “Libra Crater” or whatever. But the closest I could find is “libration” which is the apparent oscillation or “wiggle” of the moon within its orbit. Though the moon is tidally locked and always shows the same side to the Earth, it’s not perfect and shifts a bit.

Interesting but I’m sure irrelevant.

There’s no depiction of the Libra constellation by chance, is there? Or a star chart of some kind?
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:05 PM
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Bible verses are generally expressed with a colon, not a period, and the oft-quoted one is John 3:16, not 3:14 .
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Bible verses are generally expressed with a colon, not a period, and the oft-quoted one is John 3:16, not 3:14 .
Hey! This is message board thirdhand mumbletrivia. Close enough.
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Bible verses are generally expressed with a colon, not a period, and the oft-quoted one is John 3:16, not 3:14 .
I just said I thought it couldn't be John 3:14. I didn't say I knew the Bible :-).
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