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Postby NightWind » Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:22 am

This is a thread for you to solve any puzzles I can come up with (and probably anybody else's too).

First to post the correct decoded/deciphered/discovered solution word wins...um...sorry, can't sponsor any prizes. Oh well. You get the prestige of feeling smart (I hope!)

Puzzle 1:

RENDEVOUS
DECRYPTION
GOVERNMENT
RESEARCHER
INVALIDATE
TRESPASSOR
ULTIMATUMS
NETWORKING
COMPLETION
ACCUSATION

Solution length: Ten letters

Post it if you think you got it.
This one SHOULD be pretty easy. :twisted:

SOLVED by Mas_Tnega
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Postby NightWind » Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:30 am

Puzzle 2:

1. the square root of -1
2. a common algebraic variable, besides x, y, and z
3. largest digit in hexadecimal
4. a circular letter :roll:
5. fill in the blank: pi ___ squared = area
6. letter prior to the answer to #2 in the English alphabet
7. 1st letter in the Ancient Greek alphabet, uses the same symbol as an English letter
8. common variable for "time"
9. first-person singular term :roll:
10. same as clue #4 :roll:
11. fill in the blanks: _.R.A. _.S.A.

solution length: 11 letters

SOLVED by Darksun
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Postby Darksun » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:51 am

Puzzle 2

information

Easy
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Re: Code Words

Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:06 am

NightWind wrote:This is a thread for you to solve any puzzles I can come up with (and probably anybody else's too).

First to post the correct decoded/deciphered/discovered solution word wins...um...sorry, can't sponsor any prizes. Oh well. You get the prestige of feeling smart (I hope!)

Puzzle 1:

RENDEVOUS
DECRYPTION
GOVERNMENT
RESEARCHER
INVALIDATE
TRESPASSOR
ULTIMATUMS
NETWORKING
COMPLETION
ACCUSATION

Solution length: Ten letters

Post it if you think you got it.
This one SHOULD be pretty easy. :twisted:


Piss easy, Revelation.
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Postby Darksun » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:03 pm

Ah yeah, I was thinking along those lines, just didn't look at it the right way
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Postby NightWind » Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:06 pm

Exactly. Now try the third one. Hehehe...THIS one ought to be a little tougher.
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Postby NightWind » Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:35 pm

Puzzle 3:

ABCDEFGH
ABDEFGHABDEFGHABDEFGHABDEFGH
ADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGH
AEGHAEGHAEGH
AGHAGHAGHAGHAGH
AAAA

:twisted:
Hint 1: How many of each letter are there?

SOLVED by Mas_Tnega
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:08 pm

NightWind wrote:Puzzle 3:

ABCDEFGH
ABDEFGHABDEFGHABDEFGHABDEFGH
ADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGHADEGH
AEGHAEGHAEGH
AGHAGHAGHAGHAGH
AAAA

:twisted:
Hint 1: How many of each letter are there?

OK... 1
4, with C missing
6, with BF missing too
3, with D missing too
5, with E missing too
4, with GH missing too

Leaving 23 As, 5 Bs, 1 Cs, 11 Ds, 14 Es, 5 Fs 19 Gs and 19 Hs, yes?

23, 5, 1, 11, 14, 5, 19, 19

Something like... WEAKNESS?
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Postby Disco Stuie_uplink » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:11 pm

I get the feeling that the Uplink forum community are all too geeky for this to work, NightWind. All codes are far too simple for those as ub3r-1337 as Mas and Darksun.

No offence :P
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Postby NightWind » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:12 am

You haven't seen what I have prepared later. I wanted to include "n00bs" like myself in these first few, but I see I'll have to start actually thinking creatively. Which I have.

Puzzle 4:

64.1.82.26
65.5.13.16
13.5.65.50

These are not real IPs. Nor are they in Uplink (to my knowledge).

Solution length: twelve letters.

Hint 1: These have nothing to do with IPs, other than being arranged that way.

"SOLVED" by Mas Tnega
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:31 am

For a moment, I thought I'd need to create a suitable subnet mask for that lot...
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Postby NightWind » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:33 am

har har har. :roll:

hm... what should I do number 5 in?
because 6 and 7 are all mapped out
and 6 ought to take Mas a full day--if...naw, nm

oh, and to Disco Stuie, no offense taken.
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Postby NightWind » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:02 am

OK, try this on for size as well.

Puzzle 5:

1. 3 of a kind
2. Two pair
3. The Matrix
4. Think like this

Solution length: seven letters

Hint 1: It's kind of obscure, so...I am not talking about poker, just using the terms.
Hint 2: Clue 4 is only useful for two letters...check the *cough cough* code *cough cough* to see what it means

SOLVED by Mas_Tnega (shall I start calling you Master Nega?)
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Postby NightWind » Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:44 am

Puzzle 6: (I have to keep the ub3r-1337 occupied, right?) :D

Clue 1. UIQASQITSDXCEXIOBEELHXMOLVVYFIRCRVQLLEHPCGELMTQLTQUEUSR
Clue 2. XCRLMPZKVSOEKUDIFEUYMLKBE
Clue 3. AAKMSTNIPFBMPNBSMCSTADHMUFYBBMLBCUJQEPEDTODPQCEECUBDTITYNCVGPBSPWJJVZIUGC
Clue 4. A-B-H
Clue 5. Think Retro.
Clue 6. No words or abbreviations in the clues as written are intended.

Solution length: four letters
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:03 am

NightWind wrote:Puzzle 4:

64.1.82.26
65.5.13.16
13.5.65.50

Solution length: twelve letters.
Maybe if I subtract certain amounts of 26s from each, giving 12, 1, 8, 26, 13, 5, 13, 16, 13, 5, 13, 24. LAHZMEMPMEMX
Add digits? 10, 1, 10, 8, 11, 5, 4, 7, 13, 5, 11, 5. JAJHKEDGMEKE
Switch between HEX, ASCII and nth letter in alphabet? DARZEEMPMEEB

Edit: I'm thinking that whatever 13 and 5 represent, 65 is their product, maybe 26's letter is double that of 13's, and whatever 16 is, you multiply it by 4, or square root and cube it to get 64's letter. Maybe that makes 82 18 letters after 64 alphabetically, meaning 16 must be a, if the 16 * 4 theory is to hold. Nuts to that, let's say they're all related to one other number in some way. 64 is one after 65, 64 is 16^(1.5), making 16, 64, and 65 d, h and i respectively. Let's say 13 is 3 before 16, ie a. 13 * 5? Screw that too, 5 is 5 times bigger than 1, or 4 after it, and 50 is 10 times bigger than 5, Uhh... b! a is... never mind that, 50's t. 13 * 2? B as well! 82 is 2 * (16 + 5²) which is 2 * (d + a) = j. Erm... 1... erm... fuck it.

h.1.jbibadabit

NightWind wrote:Puzzle 5:

1. 3 of a kind
2. Two pair
3. The Matrix
4. Think like this

Solution length: seven letters

Hint 1: It's kind of obscure, so...I am not talking about poker, just using the terms.
Hint 2: Clue 4 is only useful for two letters...check the *cough cough* code *cough cough* to see what it means

Trinity
Three of kind == "Tri"
Two pair == tt and ii
Matrix needn't be explained
Think like this See "Two Pair"

NightWind wrote:Puzzle 6: (I have to keep the ub3r-1337 occupied, right?) :D

Clue 1. UIQASQITSDXCEXIOBEELHXMOLVVYFIRCRVQLLEHPCGELMTQLTQUEUSR
Clue 2. XCRLMPZKVSOEKUDIFEUYMLKBE
Clue 3. AAKMSTNIPFBMPNBSMCSTADHMUFYBBMLBCUJQEPEDTODPQCEECUBDTITYNCVGPBSPWJJVZIUGC
Clue 4. A-B-H
Clue 5. Think Retro.
Clue 6. No words or abbreviations in the clues as written are intended.

Solution length: four letters


1. UUU IIII QQQQQ A SSS T D XXX CCC EEEEEE OO B LLLLLL HH M VVV Y F RRR P G M TT

1A, 1B, 3C, 6E, 1F, 2H, 4I, 6L, 1M, 5Q, 3R, 3S, 1T, 3U, 3V, 3X, 1Y

AAC FA BD FA ECCACC CA

Sounds like I need a piano. That, or I need to use A-B-H in some way

2. B C D EEE F I KKK LL MM O P R S UU V X Y Z

Clue 1 lacks DGJKNOPWZ
Clue 2 lacks AGHJNQTW

3. Probably cocked this one up, and a thought occured. AAA BBBBBBB CCCCCC DDDD EEEE FF GG H III JJJ K L MMMMM NNN O PPPPPP QQ SSSS TTTTT UUUU VV W YY Z

3,7,6,4,4,2,2,1,3,3,1,1,5,3,1,6,2,0,4,5,4,2,1,0,2,1
Get the other 2...
1,1,3,0,6,1,1,2,4,0,0,6,1,0,0,0,5,3,3,1,3,3,0,3,1,0
0,1,1,1,3,1,0,0,1,0,3,2,2,0,1,1,0,1,1,0,2,1,0,1,1,1

4. 4 As, 9Bs, 3Cs. I guess that gives DIC.

DICE?
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