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Due to the playful nature of OTTers, OTC-related games have become a popular pastime within the Time fandom and even beyond.

Games Created by OTTersEdit

Some forum users have created and played games that are OTC-related and/or have found some popularity among fellow OTTers.

In-Thread GamesEdit

  • OSH (OTTer Scavenger Hunt in Time): A small portion of a newpix is posted, usually a single character or object from Time.  Other players guess which newpix the piece is from.
  • Telephone Pictionary: OTTers alternate posting sentences and pictures in an artistic version of the telephone game.  The latest post is here.

Outside PuzzlesEdit

OTTers have made puzzles using Outside websites and OTT images. More puzzles not yet added to this list can be found here

Pc. Type Puzzle Image Creator and OTT Link Source and Link
20 Jigsaw Taixzo avatar

ZoomanSP

NP2540

Jigsaw Planet
24 Slider Newpix 693

SBN

NP1470

ProProfs (link dead)
25 Jigsaw OTColored 1388

SBN

NP1471

ProProfs
35 Jigsaw Newpix 860 patzer Jigsaw Planet
48 Jigsaw OTC Manip 3094

SBN

NP1472

Jigsaw Planet
60 Jigsaw OTColored 248

mscha

NP1556

Jigsaw Planet
96 Jigsaw Happy Holidips HES Jigsaw Planet
99 Jigsaw OTColored 1407

mscha

NP1473

Jigsaw Planet
99 Jigsaw OTCManip 2380

mscha

NP1698

Jigsaw Planet
99 Jigsaw OTColored 1734

SBN

NP1967

Jigsaw Planet
99 Jigsaw OTColored 897

mscha

NP1913

Jigsaw Planet
99 Jigsaw t-1_0168 remapped image

mscha

NP2387

Jigsaw Planet
100 Jigsaw OTC Manip 2776 SBN Jigsaw Planet
100 Jigsaw "Snake!" DC Hotdog

mscha

NP1646

Jigsaw Planet
100 Jigsaw OTTercomic 386

HES

NP1647

Jigsaw Planet
120 Jigsaw OTC Manip 2110 SBN Jigsaw Planet
120 Jigsaw OTColored 1005

mscha

NP1627

Jigsaw Planet
120 Jigsaw ONGthasar

mscha

NP2052

Jigsaw Planet
130 Jigsaw OTColored 258

mscha

NP1571

Jigsaw Planet
140 Jigsaw Snack Time

mscha

NP1658

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw Lots of Kitties

SBN

NP1570

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw Doge Lucky

mscha

NP1599

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw OTColored TAT707

mscha

NP1722

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw OTColored 1

mscha

NP1637

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw OTColored 1 by wizpretz

lmjb1964

NP2367

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw Lebanese Cedar featured in t-1

mscha

NP2374

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw t-1_0118 remapped image

mscha

NP2382

Jigsaw Planet
150 Jigsaw OTColored 1994 by ggh

mscha

NP2404

Jigsaw Planet
160 Jigsaw OTColored 2261 by ergman

lmjb1964

NP2367

Jigsaw Planet
168 Jigsaw OTColored 1129 by ggh

lmjb1964

NP2367

Jigsaw Planet
168 Jigsaw t-1_0070 remapped image

SBN

NP2378

Jigsaw Planet
170 Jigsaw Metal Molpies SBN Jigsaw Planet
180 Jigsaw OTColored 403

mscha

NP1871

Jigsaw Planet
180 Jigsaw OTColored 2256

mscha

NP2432

Jigsaw Planet
196 Jigsaw Vitssågen Album

mscha

NP1585

Jigsaw Planet
198 Jigsaw Boom De Yada 1

mscha

NP1489

Jigsaw Planet
198 Jigsaw OTColored 1424

mscha

NP1616

Jigsaw Planet
198 Jigsaw OTColored 3086

mscha

NP1660

Jigsaw Planet
198 Jigsaw OTColored 2378

mscha

NP2366

Jigsaw Planet
198 Jigsaw OTColored 3031 by BlitzGirl

mscha

NP2407

Jigsaw Planet
204 Jigsaw OTColored 1428

mscha

NP1686

Jigsaw Planet
220 Jigsaw OTColored 1502 patzer Jigsaw Planet
234 Jigsaw Wipend is Nigh ChronosDragon Jigsaw Planet
252 Jigsaw OTColored TAT643

mscha

NP1711

Jigsaw Planet
300 Jigsaw OTColored 3057 patzer Jigsaw Planet
300 Jigsaw Wowterfall

mscha

NP1570

Jigsaw Planet
300 Jigsaw AotC Calendar

ucim

NP1631

Jigsaw Planet
300 Jigsaw Find the OTTers - by ggh mscha Jigsaw Planet

OTTer-made PuzzlesEdit

OTTers have also uploaded original ottified puzzles into the One True Thread.  More information about the puzzles and how to solve them may be found in the original posts, which are linked to in the left column.

NP # Uploader Type Puzzle
532

mathrec

Sudoku
SudokuMathrec1
575 mathrec Sudoku
SudokuMathrec2
633 mathrec Sudoku
SudokuMathrec3NoPope
635 mathrec Sudoku
SudokuMathrec4Addiction
674 mathrec Sudoku
SudokuMathrec5
1333 intheshax Sudoku
SudokuIntheshax1
1409 intheshax Multi-Part Puzzle

The One True Puzzle

Part 1: Sudoku-Style Grid (underdetermined)

OTTdoku2

This became part one of a multi-part puzzle because I could not find a way to meet my three design goals simultaneously: 1) use letters to spell things; 2) lay them out symmetrically; 3) create a sudoku that required more than basic solving techniques. I had found many decent puzzles based on this starting grid, but none were symmetrical, and many symmetrical ones, but none of them were very hard. I decided to select my favorite one, post the part of it that met the first two goals, and use another puzzle to show how to fill in the remaining (asymmetrical) clues.


 

Part 2: Cryptogram

OTTdoku2pt2

All we have here is a cryptogram. It is a verse I wrote using only the nine available letters from the sudoku grid, as inspired by mathrec's puzzles. I played with the layout in a silly way, which I knew would hamper solving but which I hoped would enhance enjoyment afterward. I figured the added difficulty would be balanced out once it was figured out there were only nine letters to choose from for the solution map. The code block/image format is meant to convey that whitespace is significant. Figuring that out is essential to finding the words and the spaces between.


Solution to Part 2:

OTTdoku2pt2Solved


Part 3: Encoded Instructions to Complete Sudoku Grid Clues

(2,9) = l
(3,3) = n
(4,1) = y
(4,5) = c
(6,1) = c
(7,7) = u
(8,5) = l
(8,9) = s

These are coordinates and letters for putting the rest of the clues into the grid and making the sudoku solvable. This became a puzzle when I decided to post no instructions. I had intended to define the coordinate system, which would have made this part straightforward, but this way involved some figuring.


Solution to Part 3:

The letter map is, as established in part two:

c = o
g = e
h = t
k = i
l = w
n = a
s = m
u = r
y = f

That generates this:

(2,9) = w
(3,3) = a
(4,1) = f
(4,5) = o
(6,1) = o
(7,7) = r
(8,5) = w
(8,9) = m

In each matched pair, the first number indicates a nine-cell area in the grid, and the areas are numbered like this:

123
456
789

The second number indicates a cell in this area, and the cells are numbered the same way.

I chose this system not really as a puzzle but as my favorite in the sudoku domain. Partially by design and partially by luck, the next two most obvious systems (the ones using two axes and having either top left or bottom left as the as the origin at (1,1)) are directly rendered invalid by conflicts with existing cells. I hoped this fact would lead to the third option, the correct one, by virtue of it being a system that allows the grid to be filled in at all, and that filling it thusly leads to a valid sudoku.


OTTdoku2solvable


OTTdoku2Solved


Part 4: Cryptogram

(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)
(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)
(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)
(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)
(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)
(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)

This is another verse built from the nine available letters. All you have to do is fill in letters from the solved sudoku. I realized with all four parts going out that this verse could be solved before the sudoku was and used to backfill into the grid. I tried to facilitate this, in case the sudoku was giving anyone trouble. The title and first line come directly from the givens, but as you go down the verse, the coordinates begin to come from later in the sudoku solution, where possible. There are some coordinates in the last line that, if backfilled, make all advanced sudoku solving techniques unnecessary.


Solution to Part 4:

For OTT, After

We of a fate
For to meet
For to rime
We were to wait
Fora metaframe
Of time

1422 intheshax Sudoku
SudokuIntheshax2
Solution

1455 (original version)

1457 (corrected version)

Ebonite Word Search
WordSearchEboniteFindTheOTTers
1459 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordExclamations1
Solution
1460 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordItsAlsoBig2
Solution
1461 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordBlitzGirlsLostIt
Solution
1469 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordRefreshments
Solution
1471 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordWhosWho1
1472 Ebonite (extended by intheshax) Word Search
OTT Word Search - correcting ovbious oversight of not putting me in it plus some other good names that fit in to make a complete row
1473 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordWhosWho2
1489 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordBoomDeYada
1492 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordAStrangeGame
Solution
1500 BlitzGirl Crossword
Crossword1500
1557 Eternal Density Wordsearch
Edsearch
1581 BlitzGirl Crossword
Crossword2013-10-31
1593 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordScrumptiousDonut
1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

HO IK INE PU AW ES LPI NS ERS TD GRA MO OG NE VE AL LE PA EA NTH PEV ED

Each letter group is used exactly once. So if you use LE and ED to make LEED, you can't also use HO and ED to make HOED since that uses ED twice and there's only one ED available.
The letters in the groups are in the correct order. So you could use LE and ED to make LEED, but you can't use HO and ES to make HOSE.

Clues with word lengths:

  • Repeated after cute creatures (9)
  • Inspired by roadside ads (12)
  • Basement minions (7)
  • You lost it (6)
  • Pulls the thing (6)
  • Cuts Paronomasiacs (6)
  • Cuegan shopping location (4)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

BL WPI OT ZI AW SH FF SIL XB UTH MOL MO IT NE PY AT SE PI ON NG EP BU YH OL

Clues with word lengths:

  • Positive Adjective (7)
  • Reading it all (8)
  • Headgear from initial milliner (8)
  • Band of Iron (8)
  • Fills in while OTTers coma (9)
  • Weird (7)
  • Got some in (5)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

OT RE PER EL EFO PO TH ONS TIF IT RA STO DAK LO RMA CH NG TY RTY ATI DUN LL UP KET EL IC RD NDA PEH

Clues with word lengths:

  • Often full of quotes (7)
  • Never believed (12)
  • Everybody expects rickrolls from (10)
  • The First (10)
  • We create (13)
  • Great (11)
  • Cueganites (8)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

AI OL ON SB CHR AG COM PYM PY NN IN THE YMO EL ERI LPY TY MON MA HON MO LP LL AMO ONO EVE VE IG SS OLP SDR PYT TH YM MOL RI LP ETY YLE SE YST

Clues with word lengths:

  • Good way to start a song (25)
  • Flying Circus (11)
  • A stylish rest (14)
  • Needed reboot (13)
  • Re: (12)
  • Call (15)
  • Response (11)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

ATI ST RO PIE OTI MBO MO RE LPI MOL TR NDA NTS RE ND TR TIF OT DU RME EPE WE IC EE TI ON ER SH

Clues with word lengths:

  • fictitious perŝoñ (8)
  • sad quiet dips (7)
  • Wishful Thinking is 1st (16)
  • Plenty of room for more (10)
  • Gooder than the referent (7)
  • Describes previous newword (8)
  • Bound to stay wowterful (11)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

ISH CK APY SN MEA RTI TZB ENE WO CU NE IS LU ITS FTE LID SS TI EFU OM GS WTR YON BLI LS WS ES ME EE AW

Clues with word lengths:

  • Quality of waterfall in Jose's AotC 25 (14)
  • balthasar_s' photographed OTColored is (10)
  • Kieryn's Obelisk (9)
  • Spin-off viewer by mscha (13)
  • Rest Here with Me portmanteau (13)
  • By Latent22 (9)
  • Climbed up hill in previous (5)


Solution

1605 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

IP RAN DAC MEV AKE POL OTS OMO TU WIG IX TA RE LP ET LLB TI DA CO BI RE CU EN DUN HD RT GL NY ES EO

Clues with word lengths:

  • Crowdsourced Hotdog (11)
  • Reduces depression by thirds (15)
  • OTCOloured outputs (6)
  • There's no such thing as (8)
  • Yes Helper, we are all (11)
  • An Outside reason for cake (8)
  • A spoilered confection (11)


Solution

1608 Eternal Density Seven OTTish Words Use the following letter groups to make OTTish words:

TI HEL NTA GHA LA CH CHR PR PIN RN AGG ICM RS SE ING GU ME GBU EN MAG SY NT IN IR EMB ND ECI VE PLA BA ING CE RRI ERE OU RE OMA

Clues with word lengths:

  • Gives Blue, Red and Yellow (15)
  • Lowers Dip (10)
  • First Cuegan gives (11)
  • Makes Dip worthwhile (15)
  • Helps Scaffolds (16)
  • Available after 6 flags (13)
  • Big help to bags (11)


Solution

1608 Eternal Density Seven Cuegan Quotes Use the following letter groups to make Cuegan Quotes:

EHA EAI YE SI OR TH NO SW NTK IM ST IV IDO DW HUH AH FA YU HIS SRI ES NG CK TT NNA PT NOW WA SE

Word lengths: 4 9 9 9 11 11 14


Solution

1609 StormAngel Fourteen Inquisitive Words and/or Phrases In Two Groups of Seven Use the following letter groups to make the proper OTTish words:

cr ams go sef hl uta rp os fwe ew ns ien fic ar rea ri ont ch sk es sbe apo cy neo ie su dle se fe rut het

fan hbl mf vot ica air ges ahb er tcu ere dun th ifo ych at rms lah ons lde nic re adt hec har co bla ack shi sof

Word lengths:
10 12 9 12 8 4 18
17 15 12 14 7 12 10


Solution

1651 mrob27 Crossword
Mrob-100th-post-crossword
1742 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordGrapevineGrapevine
2278 BlitzGirl Crossword
CrosswordHereItComes

Note: Spelling error in 26-Down, see definitions.

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