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    Default Chap 11 Q8

    Anyone have any thoughts on why one of the codes in Q8 ended the way it did? I'm stumped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scar13 View Post
    Anyone have any thoughts on why one of the codes in Q8 ended the way it did? I'm stumped
    Lots of head scratchers throughout the book. If only they tied together...

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    Default Q1: Anyone do it the hard way?

    I just figured out Q1, which necessitated solving the series of numbers given throughout the chapter.

    I solved it by working backwards: I had guessed the author of the poem for Q2, then went through the author's works until I found something that was similar(note "similar", as distinguished from "the same") in the layout of words. After converting the numbers to letters, and then working with part of the poem that I felt was the same as the original, verses the original, I was able to determine enough to find the way to decode the ciphertext, and get the password.

    So, my question(s) is(are) this: Did anybody solve this in a different way? Is it even possible to do it without working backwards or being psychic ? Did I miss a hidden clue somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinus View Post
    I just figured out Q1, which necessitated solving the series of numbers given throughout the chapter.

    I solved it by working backwards: I had guessed the author of the poem for Q2, then went through the author's works until I found something that was similar(note "similar", as distinguished from "the same") in the layout of words. After converting the numbers to letters, and then working with part of the poem that I felt was the same as the original, verses the original, I was able to determine enough to find the way to decode the ciphertext, and get the password.

    So, my question(s) is(are) this: Did anybody solve this in a different way? Is it even possible to do it without working backwards or being psychic ? Did I miss a hidden clue somewhere?

    carolinus
    No, Carolinus, I converted the numbers to letters and used a Vigenere cracker to get part of the keyphrase, which in turn gave me the poem.

    I've found nothing in the book as yet, to lead us to the keyphrase, but maybe the keyphrase or where it's from, may help us later in the solving of the maps
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    Hi how do I edit previous posts?

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    Can this be changed or do I have to ask a Moderator to edit my posts for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrek View Post
    Hi how do I edit previous posts?

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    Can this be changed or do I have to ask a Moderator to edit my posts for me.
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    Thanks Molnar,

    I just wanted to edit out the code type in the 2nd post above as it's a bit of a spoiler, for those who have not done this question yet

    Nick
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    Default Ch11 Q4

    CH11 Q4 I am having difficulty with this one and need some hints for solving this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ednel View Post
    CH11 Q4 I am having difficulty with this one and need some hints for solving this.
    ednel, have you found all the sponsor clues yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scar13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ednel View Post
    CH11 Q4 I am having difficulty with this one and need some hints for solving this.
    ednel, have you found all the sponsor clues yet?
    Yes, found the sponsors clues - but still have not worked on them as of yet.
    Any hints for the above? I have spent many days on this and still cannot get it. Do not know what I am doing wrong.
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