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    Default Chapter 9: Captain Kidd

    Chapter 9: Captain Kidd
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    Default What in the world???

    I just figured the numbers out; but boy am I still a little lost as to how to translate the result into anything actionable. Based on the conversation in the general thread, it sounds like there are quite a few others in the same boat. Maybe translating some of the user posts might help (or perhaps not!)

    Anyone actually crack this part yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    I just figured the numbers out; but boy am I still a little lost as to how to translate the result into anything actionable. Based on the conversation in the general thread, it sounds like there are quite a few others in the same boat. Maybe translating some of the user posts might help (or perhaps not!)

    Anyone actually crack this part yet?

    Cheers,
    Steve
    I really don't want to go and solve user's codes when my head is about to explode with the ones in the book. If you are hinting that the numbers give a series of letters which then in turn have to be decoded, I've found ways to make hundreds of these possibilities but how do you know which is the correct one? Any hints to decoding the numbers themselves, rather then what comes after. Maybe if I can catch up, I can help with the next step.

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    You really are not going to be pleased with process. It's a bit convoluted (more so than is necessary, imo).
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    Default ch 09

    im just curious. i havent solved chapter 9 nor figured out what the numbers mean.


    how can you be so sure you know what the numbers mean if you still need to translate it again?

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    Well I'm still stuck!!

    I think I may have got the first bit of the password and I;m thinking the numbers will give me the second bit of the password. Anyone else at this stage?

    My first thoughts were the numbers have to be used with poem but havent 'seen' anything yet.

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    This is certainly a very confusing topic for everyone. I'll sum up as best I can:

    1) When you figure out how the numbers are used, there is 100% certainty that you've done it correctly.

    2) A small hint for decoding the numbers - you should have a good guess at what the next text is going to be, and you're right. Use that to figure out the technique.

    2) In earlier poems, when you decode the poem there is usually some sort of extra text embedded somewhere that acts as that chapter's password. In this case, there is extra text, but it is not the password. It does not seem to be text that in and of itself needs to be decoded, but perhaps vague instructions for what you are supposed to do next. That's the part that is confusing everyone I think.

    Hope this helps, at least to reduce some of the confusion.

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    thanks bass that makes things a bit clearer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    2) A small hint for decoding the numbers - you should have a good guess at what the next text is going to be, and you're right. Use that to figure out the technique.

    Steve
    I assumed this, but I can't see how these number translate to the text (forwards or backwards)? Grrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    2) A small hint for decoding the numbers - you should have a good guess at what the next text is going to be, and you're right. Use that to figure out the technique.

    Steve
    I assumed this, but I can't see how these number translate to the text (forwards or backwards)? Grrr.

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    Ace,

    Keep at it.... even though some of us have decoded the numbers doesn't mean we didn't spend A LOT of time trying out various ideas for those numbers. With the expection of Molnar of course - he translated the numbers all in his head while posting a message ! lol

    You have the advantage that you are working on a single path with the clue above. I can't count the number of other ideas I tried using those numbers.

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