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At least one of those assumptions must be wrong in order for this room to be solvable:
1. You can't clear all the gel with the sword, briar is needed to clear the rest.
2. Given how the gel is shaped, you will always be left with a 3x3 piece either directly east of the middle or directly south.
3. It takes 9 briar cycles for the brain-locking plate to be triggered. That's not enough to remove either of the 3x3 pieces.
4. There is no way to double cut the gel.
5. There is no way to use briar together with the sword to make a fancy cut that allows you to clear up all the gel before the 9 briar cycles.
6. You need to release the briar before all the gel is removed.
7. There is no way to kill the brain without first removing gel and after the pressure plate is held down.

Now the question is, where am I wrong?

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Okay, I solved it but that was a lucky guess - does the solution really use:
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It's covered in advanced concepts, so of course you should've known this :P

But of course you don't. I don't, hardly anyone does. But, on the other hand, I figured that the door and briar would be bound to somehow interact and just tried to fiddle around. I found the solution more or less immediately then.

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I actually don't think this is unreasonable. If it's not asking you to calculate the order at which briar matures or grows, I think it's fair game. If brain pathmapping is not arcane then this (far simpler) mechanic should also not be considered as such.

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