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## Near Orange Bags?

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #35397 Fun: (2.34) Difficulty: (3.11) Category: Logic Submitted By: calmsavior Corrected By: cnmne

"What's the password?" asked The Entity, with a weasel-like demeanor. Spy IQ was confused, until he realized he had received a strange postcard weeks before. The crafty spy still needed to enter the underground cellar leading to a new set of gadgets to be used on the next mission, but he was halted by The Entity's presence. What the postcard said might help Spy IQ find the password The Entity needs to allow the spy into the secret lair. The postcard says this:

A relative of mine was expelled.
It was my niece.
Wouldn't you agree?
It was because she joined a band of bikers.
She's doing lots of things wrong.
She always shows a lot of toughness.

P.S.
Isaac Newton:
Near orange bags lying east.
Gets as strange equally slowly.

That P.S. looks like it could be the catalyst to solve for the encrypted password. But, what could it be?

If you look carefully at the P.S., you will notice that the first letter of each word spells IN NOBLE GASES:

P.S.
[I]saac [N]ewton:
[N]ear [O]range [B]ags [L]ying [E]ast.
[G]ets [A]s [S]trange [E]qually [S]lowly.

Now, look in the first six lines of the postcard. The symbols for noble gases can be found in the last word of each line, with a letter lying in between:

a relative of mine was eXpElled.
it was my NiEce.
wouldn't you AgRee? etc.

If you take each letter that is within the symbols of the noble gases, you will spell the word PIGEON:

a relative of mine was eX[p]Elled.
it was my N[i]Ece.
wouldn't you A[g]Ree?
it was because she joined a band of biK[e]Rs.
she's doing lots of things wR[o]Ng.
she always shows a lot of tougH[n]Ess.

After saying the password, Spy IQ entered the secret lair and found useful gadgets, including Instant Tile Camoflauge.

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 calmsavior Feb 22, 2007 C'mon, this teaser took me several days to make, and I get a 1.88 in Fun? peanut Feb 22, 2007 Don't despair, the more people do the teaser, the more it may go up! I think it's a tad complicated though - not so much in the difficult sense as kinda arbitrary. It made my brain hurt vlerma Feb 22, 2007 Well I did get the Noble Gases part, but then I didn't know how to get down to the password because of my lack of chemistry. Nice job. Even tho I didn't get it, I did like it. scallio Feb 22, 2007 I consider this cryptography rather than logic and it was very tough! If I could have solved this, then I should have gone to work for the CIA! I don't know the first thing about chemicals or their codes, but even if I had, I still don't think I'd have been solving this one. I did enjoy working on it though. And I can certainly appreciate your effort! nathalie218 Feb 23, 2007 You remind me of my friend who's like genius material. I did get the acronym, noble gases. But, that's all! It was hard! ChattyMonkey Feb 24, 2007 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...I totally gave up. Congrats for thinkin' of that, though, cuz it was an awesome teaser. (even though I didn't solve it, lol ) but can't say that's saying too much. well awesome work and keep 'em coming! xoxo, Chatty syberchic Mar 01, 2007 Incredible mix of science/language - tricky! shopaholic Mar 06, 2007 OMG i dont get it but good job!!!! _fire_fly Mar 17, 2007 haha that teaser was awesome!! I got the noble gases part, but the rest blew right over my head. and my dad teaches this stuff . . . ahem . . . jesdexter Mar 25, 2007 it was boring true but it was hardi figed out the fist part then i saw pigon to begin with but i did not htink that was it god i am a dunce jezza Apr 09, 2007 I really liked the teaser - but i didnt know where to look (i thought maybe the AR in 'a reletive' or something). Other than that confusion, a very good teaser! Smeraldina Apr 29, 2007 Arrgh! Fun and frustrating at once. I agree that this one should be in the cryptography section. Hummingbird1 May 26, 2007 I'm so proud of myself!!! I got IN NOBLE GASES. There's no way I'd have ever gotten any farther. javaguru Dec 28, 2008 This should be in cryptography, not logic.