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#1 2019-11-19 20:00:17

Rolytic
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 22

Looking for a nudge

Hello all and thanks in advance. I think I’m over thinking this, but I’m not sure where I went wrong.

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a few questions:
- does a hyphenated word count as 1 or 2 words for the code?
-do we need to type in the ‘&’ symbol if submitting online?
-are we trying to increase the capital(s) of the authors or the title?
-is there basic math to be done here or just formatting? (Or both)

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#2 2019-11-19 20:35:40

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 110

Re: Looking for a nudge

Hi Rolytic,

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- there's no hyphenated word here
- entering the solution should work either way
- you need just the book
- no math involved, and no formatting

Took me a while to figure that one out, I was looking at the wrong bits. Over-thinking this one happens easily.

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#3 2019-11-20 07:33:03

deadman88
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Registered: 2019-11-19
Posts: 31

Re: Looking for a nudge

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As usual, hints on website not helping. Capital is referring to Capital Letters right, and I know I have to increase them twice, one by 7 and one by 22. But how to increase?!!

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#4 2019-11-20 10:09:21

winterer
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Re: Looking for a nudge

deadman88 wrote:
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As usual, hints on website not helping. Capital is referring to Capital Letters right, and I know I have to increase them twice, one by 7 and one by 22. But how to increase?!!

Major hint:

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This time, use ROT, but not consecutively

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#5 2019-11-21 08:51:34

deadman88
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: Looking for a nudge

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Yes, i tried that. Increased ROT7 for capital gives me gibberish

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#6 2019-11-21 08:56:25

winterer
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Re: Looking for a nudge

In your first message, you wrote aboute capital in a way that I thought you had figured out that part.

Last edited by winterer (2019-11-21 08:56:38)

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#7 2019-11-21 09:19:55

deadman88
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Registered: 2019-11-19
Posts: 31

Re: Looking for a nudge

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Tried that before but didn't made sense so I thought I was wrong. The whole passage is in capital letters no? I ROT7 starting letters of all words - gibberish, I ROT7 every single letter - gibberish, I ROT7 first letter of every word of every line, moving vertically down - gibberish

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#8 2019-11-21 10:09:33

winterer
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Registered: 2019-11-18
Posts: 110

Re: Looking for a nudge

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The code word is just four letters long. The letters you need stand out.

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#9 2019-11-21 11:00:25

deadman88
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Posts: 31

Re: Looking for a nudge

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Ahhh. The whole chunk of words was a red herring

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