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Code Nuke



 

Puzzle ID:#9853
Fun:*** (2.3)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)
Category:Other
Submitted By:electronjohn*us****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



You are a Special Agent who has just found a nuclear bomb hidden on a waste barge in the USA and it is set to go off in 3 minutes. Luckily, it has a keypad to enter a six digit disarm code, and you happen to have found what looks to be the disarm code on a dead terrorist. Unfortunately it is written in some kind of crazy letter code and you have to decode it fast. The code you found is "PS PP LDPE V HDPE PETE". What number do you enter to save the day?





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Comments

MysticGohan789
Feb 07, 2003

Question? Has anyone gotten this right
electronjohn*us*
Feb 07, 2003

I posted this question on another site without the answer and a couple of clever people responded with the right answer. But I admit this is not an easy one. If you are looking for an easy one check out my "Off the Wall" riddle. Now that is easy.
Codammanus
Feb 11, 2003

I knew that the bottles were the key. Too bad I didn't get up to check until after I gave up! (Gratification lost). Oh well, good-no excellent teaser.
Codammanus
Feb 11, 2003

Was this an original? Kudos if true.
electronjohn*us*
Feb 12, 2003

Yes this is an original. I came up with it in the shower one morning after I picked up a shampoo bottle I had dropped and noticed the recylce code on the bottom.
jimbo*au*
Aug 08, 2003

I had no idea. I think the soft drink bottles are referred to as PET in Australia. The rest I haven't seen although there are numbers in the base referring to the recycling types. Unless you work in a related industry, not many people would know the chemical composition and abbreviation for all types of recyclable plastics. The information was interesting but I would regard this puzzle as impossible for someone with my own experience.
electronjohn*us*
Aug 08, 2003

In the US anyway everyone has seen those recycle codes. Most of us do not pay them any attention though. That is why I liked the idea of this teaser, because everyone does have a chance at solving it as long as they have paid attention to the everyday things in their lives (you do not have to be a chemical expert). Maybe outside of the US they do not use those codes everywhere, but that is why I stated that the barge was in the USA.
stevier316*
Apr 24, 2005

Geez that was hard!
lukeschettAus*
Apr 12, 2007

I got the bottle thing but i didn't know what each number the codes were.



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