+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 47

Thread: The 2012 Facebook Clues

  1. #11
    Doc
    Doc is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Sapphire
    Doc is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,514

    Default

    Thanks, Lady Lobster.

    Wow, I hadn't thought about that in a while. That takes on a little different meaning in light of yesterday's clue as well.

    'No anagrams were used in the making of this solution.'

    Meaning, you just read it backwards.

    I'm beginning to think I've made a fundamental error in every solution I've made.

    By the way, yesterday's clue specifically mentions words and letters--no numbers. Makes me think the solution is definitely alpha-numeric in nature--not just numbers.

  2. #12
    Doc
    Doc is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Sapphire
    Doc is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,514

    Default

    Lobster, I know you didn't like using the anagram in paragraph 1.

    I realize this extra clue made you think we weren't supposed to use the paragraph 1 information, but in light of yesterday's clue, I'm wondering if the 'no anagram' applied to 'this solution', namely the backwards reading one, and the REAL clue was that the answer is meant to be entered into the map in a reverse cipher.

    Was there anything else you've run across that made you think we weren't supposed to use the paragraph 1 clue?

  3. #13
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Lobster, I know you didn't like using the anagram in paragraph 1.

    I realize this extra clue made you think we weren't supposed to use the paragraph 1 information
    Hmm what information would that be? A lot of clues definitely point to the first paragraph (and other things). The anagram is certainly interesting, and at the very least an incredible coincidence. However, when I read "no anagrams were used in the solution", I've got to interpret that as "no anagrams were used in the solution", and for all purposes of the hunt ignore it.

    Now, it's possible it' still a HINT, because I guess you could argue that hints aren't "part of a solution". But, who knows.

  4. #14
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Another interesting observation...

    We had a clue a while ago "Ap cg bm np pm lC pi ms tS gb vs Vz im na wq sd ts zp ge zs", which playfaired with key "silvereagle" to "GobacktotheGoldenEagleEyeforyournextclue"

    Did anyone notice what happens when you use the key "goldeneagle" ?


    You get "FindckfhmkdBmhktsRlnxqZyhkfnvrtlsrufedxu" FIND.



    Coincidence, or is there actually a second message in that clue? When I see a plaintext starting with "Find" I at least investigate...


    Tried all sorts of things but can't get any secondary message out of the stuff after Find.


    I suspect it's probably nothing, because it would be quite a difficult feat to encode two separate and coherent playfair messages using two different keys in one tiny bit of text -- and even more incredible if part of the message is encoded with another cipher. Still, it's theoretically possible.


    I'd be interested to see if anyone else managed to get a second clue out of this one...

  5. #15
    Doc
    Doc is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Sapphire
    Doc is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,514

    Default

    Lobster,

    I remember seeing that but I had forgotten about it--thanks for the reminder.

    I don't think there's another message hiding in the subsequent letters. Nonetheless, I think you found his second clue.

    Trying to understand its implication,

    Doc

  6. #16
    Vincentournier is offline Junior Twelever +1 Bronze Vincentournier is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    159

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    Another interesting observation...

    We had a clue a while ago "Ap cg bm np pm lC pi ms tS gb vs Vz im na wq sd ts zp ge zs", which playfaired with key "silvereagle" to "GobacktotheGoldenEagleEyeforyournextclue"

    Did anyone notice what happens when you use the key "goldeneagle" ?


    You get "FindckfhmkdBmhktsRlnxqZyhkfnvrtlsrufedxu" FIND.



    Coincidence, or is there actually a second message in that clue? When I see a plaintext starting with "Find" I at least investigate...


    Tried all sorts of things but can't get any secondary message out of the stuff after Find.


    I suspect it's probably nothing, because it would be quite a difficult feat to encode two separate and coherent playfair messages using two different keys in one tiny bit of text -- and even more incredible if part of the message is encoded with another cipher. Still, it's theoretically possible.


    I'd be interested to see if anyone else managed to get a second clue out of this one...
    I guess you are expecting too much !

  7. #17
    guttom2 is offline Good Twelever Gold guttom2 is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    527

    Default

    I can explain all clues but one how does the ghost of coopers past hold the omega key?

    The point is moot as the omega key is given now but was just curious

  8. #18
    bookworm660's Avatar
    bookworm660 is offline Twelever Silver bookworm660 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York, Beautiful Fingerlakes
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Who says that there is only one omega key?

  9. #19
    guttom2 is offline Good Twelever Gold guttom2 is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    527

    Default

    The clue is phrased as "the omega key". "the" indicates there is only one.

    If it was phrased "the ghost of coopers past holds an omega key", then I would believe there were more than one.

  10. #20
    bookworm660's Avatar
    bookworm660 is offline Twelever Silver bookworm660 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York, Beautiful Fingerlakes
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Could it not mean that the omega key is the last key in a number sequence?

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts