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## Help with The Cryptographic Case of the Missing Arm (puzzle hunt

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getoffursausage

Posts: 104

 Posted: 04:46PM Aug 6, 2008

Hi! I have been working on this puzzle hunt for a few days now, and I am absolutely STUMPED on level 5.

On this level, you were given a box divided almost like a checkerboard with different boxes filled in. The hint says that the name of the image will give you a clue, but I have no clue as to what the image is called!

Can anyone help me??

Hakuna Matata!
grilledcheese

Posts: 6441

 Posted: 05:30PM Aug 6, 2008

The filled in boxes are the key.

Assign each box with a letter of the alphabet.
getoffursausage

Posts: 104

 Posted: 10:44PM Aug 6, 2008

Ahh...thanks much. I will see if I can figure it out.

Wait, the black boxes are the key?

Hakuna Matata!
getoffursausage

Posts: 104

 Posted: 10:50PM Aug 6, 2008

YAHOOOOO!!! I got it! Thanks, grilledcheese!

Hakuna Matata!
grilledcheese

Posts: 6441

 Posted: 05:00PM Aug 7, 2008

You're welcome!
nikitafullmoon

Posts: 4

 Posted: 01:40PM Aug 12, 2008

I'm having trouble with level 7. The hint says it uses a Polybius Square, but that generates numbers, and the encyphered text is letters.
getoffursausage

Posts: 104

 Posted: 10:06PM Aug 12, 2008

I am also stuck on level 7, but I will post if I figure it out!

Hakuna Matata!
al12121995

Posts: 87

 Posted: 08:22AM Aug 15, 2008

Whats the answer in number 2?

just press "{[(alt-f4)]}"
TRILLIONAIRE

Posts: 2677

 Posted: 10:18AM Aug 15, 2008

I don't think we should be posting the answers, but I'd be happy to give you a hint if you post the question here.

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getoffursausage

Posts: 104

 Posted: 05:19PM Aug 16, 2008

What was #2 about nikitafullmoon? I will be happy to give you a hint! Like Trillionare said, I also don't think that we should be just giving out answers.

Hakuna Matata!
al12121995

Posts: 87

 Posted: 08:27PM Aug 17, 2008

Can you give me a hint about the key in level 3?

just press "{[(alt-f4)]}"
TRILLIONAIRE

Posts: 2677

 Posted: 08:33PM Aug 17, 2008

Please post the question here. We cannot go back into the game once we've completed it.

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whisperedkiss

Posts: 15

 Posted: 09:52PM Aug 17, 2008

numero dos!

After a few minutes of thinking you quickly solve the Caesar Cipher and blurt out the answer, "---------". As soon as you do this, you hear a beep coming from a previously unnoticed device sitting on the bathroom counter. You pick up the device and notice that it has a small screen with a message written on it:

==MESSAGE==
Congratulations, you have passed level 1. If you get confused about this code, don't forget to look up.

.... .--. .- .-. --. . .-.. . - ... .. -.. .-. --- .-- -.-- . -.- . .... -

==END==

Well, that is a strange message. You set to work...

It looks like morse to me, but deciphering it as morse leads to a bunch of gibberish!

EDIT: removed answer from previous level

---This message was edited on 11:04PM Aug 17, 2008---

Peace, Love, Aloha
TRILLIONAIRE

Posts: 2677

 Posted: 10:02PM Aug 17, 2008

Just put the code in a Morse Code solver. Use that mirror to decode it, though.

---This message was edited on 10:03PM Aug 17, 2008---

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whisperedkiss

Posts: 15

 Posted: 10:06PM Aug 17, 2008

oooo i thought at first it said "look it up" instead of "look up" as in look it up in the book. hmm...lets see

EDIT: I got it! Thanks so much!

---This message was edited on 10:13PM Aug 17, 2008---

Peace, Love, Aloha
whisperedkiss

Posts: 15

 Posted: 11:07PM Aug 17, 2008

Wow, 3 is difficult! I keep going through the list of ciphers looking for names, using the keyword from the previous round, all to no avail! I think I'll sleep on it, but this is very frustrating!

It didn't take long to figure out that it was a Morse Code, but when you decoded the message it didn't make any sense. Thats when you looked up and noticed your reflection in the mirror and realized that you had to read the decoded text backwards. You call out "---------------" and hear a beep come from the device in your hand. The screen has updated:

==MESSAGE==
The key is the country where this cipher's namesake lived.

hfntteyllnvmteslqymrvrusqmeqnia vlgjvjvtbiiykoygzjcfbwvyppreljvtnj

==END==

Now, you're getting the hang of it. You flip through your book and sit down at your computer to work on the latest cipher.

Braingle tells me "Please do not use words longer than 50 characters. It messes up the formatting." so I added a space, deleting it gets the original clue

Peace, Love, Aloha
coltonr1

Posts: 5148

 Posted: 03:08AM Aug 18, 2008

getoffursausage wrote:
Hi! I have been working on this puzzle hunt for a few days now, and I am absolutely STUMPED on level 5.

On this level, you were given a box divided almost like a checkerboard with different boxes filled in. The hint says that the name of the image will give you a clue, but I have no clue as to what the image is called!

Can anyone help me??

Where is this puzzle hunt?

"Success comes before work, only in the dictionary."
whisperedkiss

Posts: 15

 Posted: 10:19AM Aug 18, 2008

Cryptographic Puzzle Hunt

Can be found by going to brain teasers > puzzle hunts

Peace, Love, Aloha
coltonr1

Posts: 5148

 Posted: 05:23PM Aug 18, 2008

whisperedkiss wrote:
Cryptographic Puzzle Hunt

Can be found by going to brain teasers > puzzle hunts

Cool, thanks!

BTW I'll try to help you out if I get up there.

"Success comes before work, only in the dictionary."
nikitafullmoon

Posts: 4

 Posted: 02:34PM Aug 21, 2008

nikitafullmoon wrote:
I'm having trouble with level 7. The hint says it uses a Polybius Square, but that generates numbers, and the encyphered text is letters.

Further to that question, here is question 7.

Beep.

==MESSAGE==
Don't be a square. Decipher this message and come down to the library.

rdaquobqftxpcnauotgmqlclcxsrcfqudtfh vuoaoppmyiisnwiohqeotwsshcsryrotpdgbqlypdctxc

==END==

So, how can I use a Polybius Square on that, when a PS generates pairs of numbers, and this is a bunch of letters? Is it a two-step process -- i.e., a PS + some other decoder?

Hint, hint? Pretty please?

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