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Blake's (sort of) Perplexing Puzzles -- Puzzle III: Listen Up!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“That’s what it means!”, you exclaim after you say the answer.

“Correct. Excellent job.”, says Mr. James.

The entire class, for some reason, starts clapping. You can’t believe you got it. You put those worries behind you, making it slightly easier to get through the hour.

“Okay, class. Your homework tonight is to read Chemistry Is Fun!, pages...*”

Blah, blah, blah. You don’t care. You write down the pages and run out the door to lunch. You turn on your phone and realize there’s a mysterious song on there… how did that get there? You tap the song, and have a listen. Ugh...

*not a real book!

 https://vimeo.com/231432377 

BLAKE’S NOTES: You get four hints for this puzzle. One is at the beginning of the song for free. 




 

Hint 1:

The sound you listen for means that you will use the word in the puzzle. The different chords do not matter, just listen for that type of sound!

Hint 2:

Read the red (spaces, that is)!

Hint 3:

Need the lyrics?

Oh yeah, you know, girl

I want to be with you

My heart beats and my head’s in a whirl,

‘Cause these feelings are so true


 

But I am the one that you ignore

You always just walk by

My heart is sore

And every night I cry

 

Why can’t you

Give me a chance

To show you who I am

So just give me a glance

 

And...

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Oh, listen up...

 

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up, girl

Listen up...

 

Listen…




 

SOLUTION TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE (PUZZLE II: A LOT OF CHEMISTRY):

So, what do you see? Numbers on a whiteboard.

 

31 16 16 1 8

 

As hinted by the Title and Hint 1, and told by Hint 3, the numbers represent the Elements of the Periodic Table. The numbers are the element’s atomic number. By taking the symbols of each element, we get our answer.

Element 31 is Gallium, or “Ga”.

Element 16 is Sulfur, or “S”.

Element 1 is Hydrogen, or “H”

Element 8 is Oxygen, or “O”.

By corresponding the atomic numbers with their symbols, we get:

Ga S S H O

The answer is “gassho”, the Japanese word for a common Asian bow pose. Like what ministers do when they say “Namu Amida Butsu” (Technically it’s “gasshou” (合掌) in Japanese).