Idle LoopPuzzlesPuzzled Pint: Monty Python and the Holy Grail • Hints

Hints for July 2014 Puzzled Pint
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Please enable JavaScript to use this page.

Click on a Hint button to toggle its clue.

Black Knight (location)

Hint 1
The top puzzle is a KenKen.
Hint 2
For the lower puzzle, figure out which number 0-9 to use for each letter to make the addition equation true.
Hint 3
In the KenKen puzzle: the 75x in the upper left corner must be 3x5x5; since no row or column may repeat a number, the 3 must go in the corner. The 20x in the lower corner must be 4x5 (in either order), which forces the locations of the 3 and 5 in the 15x cage above it. This leaves 1, 2, and 6 for the upper three squares in the last column, so the 1- at the top must be 2-1 (in either order).
Hint 4
For the math puzzle: on the left side, a 1 must have carried and added to the E in order to get AT for the sum; this means that E is 9, A is 1, and T is 0. Next find S, then L.
Hint 5
The right column (R, H, M) must be all even numbers since there's only one odd number available. Look at the next column (A, R, H) for additional relationships.
Hint 6
The math puzzle solution is: 973516 + 78568 = 1052084
Hint 7
Use the mappings from the math puzzle to determine which letters to use for the highlighted numbers in the KenKen puzzle.

Lancelot

Hint 1
What is the main action of this scene? What stands out in how the script is shown? (The hiccoughs are irrelevant; yes, they're in the movie!) Take a look at how the characters are introduced.
Hint 2
The characters are "bit parts" and they are "present" in the scene. Does this suggest an encoding and what you might represent with it?
Hint 3
The scene deals with people entering and leaving a room. There are periodic breaks in the scene (depicted with 5 boxes).
Hint 4
You want to consider who is in the room at each 5-box break in the scene.
Hint 5
Each of the five people is either in or not in the room. Looks like binary to me!
Hint 6
The character list provides the order, from most significant to least significant bit.
Hint 7
Each binary value represents a letter. The code sheet will be helpful.

Robin

Hint 1
Anagram the letter groups at the bottom and use those words to complete the limericks. They are not in order. The rhyme scheme for a limerick is AABBA.
Hint 2
You will select one letter from each anagrammed word. A few of the words in the puzzle's introduction hint at how each index is encoded.
Hint 3
The music notes specify which letter to use from each word. Notice that there are only two different notes. (You do not need to be able to read music.)
Hint 4
The notes are Morse code. Dots are represented by the solid (eighth) notes; dashes are the hollow (half) notes.
Hint 5
Use the Morse-code letter's position in the alphabet (A = 1, B = 2, etc.) as the position of the letter you want in each anagrammed word.

Bedevere

Hint 1
Cut apart the pieces and assemble into an image. It will not be rectangular. The numbers will not all face the same way.
Hint 2
The numbers give a hint about how to read the letters. The orientation of the numbers is irrelevant.
Hint 3
Translate each number into a letter based on alphabet order (1 = A, 2 = B, etc.).
Hint 4
Rotate the assembled image 45 degrees clockwise. Read only the letters that are right side up ("CONT..."). Rotate the image counterclockwise (anti-clockwise) 90 degrees to continue reading.
Hint 5
After the "shift" instruction, you need to translate each letter by advancing later in the alphabet by an amount equal to the tile's number (wrapping from Z to A as necessary). For example, M shifted by 7 becomes T.

Galahad

Hint 1
The italicized words in the introduction hint at how to fill the blanks.
Hint 2
Find homophones (words that are pronounced the same but with different meaning) for the blanks in each sentence.
Hint 3
Note that there are numbers next to some of the entries on page 2. How might they relate to the first part?
Hint 4
The numbers indicate the ordinal of the word from the first part.
Hint 5
Replicate letters up and down based on the lines connecting boxes. Fill in remaining letters to form words. There is a theme...
Hint 6
The theme is movie terms (combined with words from the story on page 1).
Hint 7
Not all of the words fit the theme...
Hint 8
Read the anomalous words for further instructions.

Arthur (meta)

Hint 1
You'll take one letter from each of the knight puzzle answers.
Hint 2
The puzzle contains guidance about where to find each letter.
 
©2000-2017 Idle Loop Software Design, LLC. You may not copy or reproduce any content from this site without our consent.