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Thread: Chapter 6 - Clues and Discussion

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    This one was easy, but only because I was expecting something like it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2337 View Post
    This one was easy, but only because I was expecting something like it.
    It is also a clue for a future chapter.

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    Hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend.

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    I doubt that this one will be solved until fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rx Jeff View Post
    I doubt that this one will be solved until fall.
    Appears so. I've got a pretty good idea of some likely starting point candidates, but trying to work out what cipher/letter extraction method to use is nearly impossible. I can now find clues that point to about 10 different ciphering/letter extraction methods. Determining which one to use appears to be a die roll at this point.

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    I think the clues are good so far for this chapter, and seem to be helping. If the solution is close at hand, then maybe some people are on the right track?

    I've found that the hardest clues to figure out are also the most helpful, and often require re-thinking a few times. Agreed that we have been given quite a few ciphers in the clues...it's all part of the fun. Identifying what the clue is for seems to help weed out the red herrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2337 View Post
    I think the clues are good so far for this chapter, and seem to be helping. If the solution is close at hand, then maybe some people are on the right track?
    I like the clues so far also, but what do I know. Seems simple all you have to do is figure out the cipher, text, number of sequences and ordering.

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    I will chime in on the clues.
    The page number on where to start is very clear.
    All the talk of pairs and since there has been two sets of 10 keys, alpha and omega, I am inclined to believe it will be the same for chapter 6.
    The encrypted clues have been in shift plus one(Mel Fisher clue), two clues with a minus 5 shift, a progressive negative shift(Lifesaver) and an atbash. It was pretty clear for chapter 5 that we used a minus 5/plus 5 shift as most of the clues were encrypted that way. This chapter is muddled. Clues with four different ciphers. Go figure.

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    ...and playfair. Therefore, you have five choices for cipher. Go figure

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    And on top of those are all the possiilities about which letters to use. Do you ignore the first because it is zero? Do you use the first because you start at zero? Do you skip around? Every 5th letter? Every second? Every 6th? Every third step? Do you use all letters like normal? Do you use two letters, skip one, two more? Or take paired letters from different pages? Or split pairs taking one letter from somewhere and the other from elsewhere? Etc...

    Ive actually got a list of 30 permutations of extraction method plus cipher for this chapter that match a subset of clues, lol...

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