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#1 2019-11-18 23:14:58

winterer
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No progress

Hi,

got stuck on that one:

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Sources = words? 'twenty-six characters' = alphabet? Or letters {einstwxy}? Or something completely different? And is there a clue in 'held in custody'?

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#2 2019-11-19 08:26:08

doublecross
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Re: No progress

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the first one, and sort of

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#3 2019-11-19 20:48:38

winterer
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Re: No progress

Thanks, cracked it.

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#4 2019-11-22 19:52:24

Rolytic
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Re: No progress

Sorry still stuck here.

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so I'm looking for words for alphabet?

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#5 2019-11-25 19:03:50

winterer
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Re: No progress

Rolytic wrote:

Sorry still stuck here.

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so I'm looking for words for alphabet?

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No, you are looking for something more specific.

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#6 2019-11-25 19:44:48

Rolytic
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Re: No progress

Still super stumped here hmm

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#7 2019-11-26 07:14:54

winterer
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Re: No progress

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You are looking for all occurrences of one specific element.

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#8 2019-11-26 12:45:40

Becky_P
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Re: No progress

how many letters?

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do i need to look for this "-" character?

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#9 2019-11-26 15:49:46

Rolytic
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Re: No progress

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If I'm looking for 5 puzzles, each describing one of the bullet points, then I'm at a loss for #2-5. sad

If I'm looking for something else, then I have no idea what I need

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#10 2019-11-26 16:02:41

winterer
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Re: No progress

Rolytic wrote:
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If I'm looking for 5 puzzles, each describing one of the bullet points, then I'm at a loss for #2-5. sad

If I'm looking for something else, then I have no idea what I need

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You are looking for one specific character, which one is hinted at in the scrap (this is the part that initially stumped me). Write down all its 'sources'. The rest should be easier.

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#11 2019-11-27 10:42:53

Becky_P
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ok.  I have looked for 2 specific characters and i still can't make any word that is correct....

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i've written down the word with "-" and the words in square brackets. argh

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#12 2019-11-28 21:07:21

Stavr0s
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Re: No progress

Also at a loss here. Two possible directions I'm thinking of:

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- are the sentences between [ ] 'held in custody'? If so, what character to look for?

-There are a lot of words in there hinting at looking (watching, visualize, gaze, ...

But no idea what to look for and what sources that might have.

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#13 2019-11-28 21:45:59

Wabanaba nubnub
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Re: No progress

Agree with Stavr0s, no clue here

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I was thinking something like eyes, drones, lenses...

Hints?

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#14 2019-11-29 06:31:15

Becky_P
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Re: No progress

Wabanaba nubnub wrote:

Agree with Stavr0s, no clue here

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I was thinking something like eyes, drones, lenses...

Hints?

I have figured this part out

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26 character... The 2 words withing [ ] that contain that character

After that... I am still figuring it out

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#15 2019-11-29 07:06:00

winterer
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Re: No progress

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You simply need all sources of that character. Custody is not restricted to the bracketed part.

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#16 2019-11-29 11:17:32

Becky_P
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winterer wrote:
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You simply need all sources of that character. Custody is not restricted to the bracketed part.

AH.. got it.  thank you

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#17 2019-11-29 12:50:17

Stavr0s
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Re: No progress

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I'm being really thick, I still don't know what character to look for. Is it possible this is an issue to me because I'm not a native speaker? Any further nudges, also more explicit ones are greatly appreciated.

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#18 2019-11-29 14:17:31

winterer
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Re: No progress

Stavr0s wrote:
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I'm being really thick, I still don't know what character to look for. Is it possible this is an issue to me because I'm not a native speaker? Any further nudges, also more explicit ones are greatly appreciated.

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πάρτε τη ζωτική γράμμα

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#19 2019-11-29 14:51:05

Alex55
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Re: No progress

Stavr0s are you from Greece?

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#20 2019-11-29 15:23:00

Stavr0s
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Re: No progress

Hehe,

I am not. Running through Google translate gives me a hint but I still don't know what to do with it.

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How do i know what letter is 'vital', I don't get any clue from what's written in the scrap

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#21 2019-11-29 15:25:25

winterer
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Stavr0s wrote:

Hehe,

I am not. Running through Google translate gives me a hint but I still don't know what to do with it.

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How do i know what letter is 'vital', I don't get any clue from what's written in the scrap

Ha, sorry, was fooled by your username.

Major hint:

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The bolded letter is a zeta.

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#22 2019-11-29 18:14:54

Alex55
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ok, I find it. I am from Greece!!!

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#23 2019-11-29 19:12:17

Stavr0s
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Congrats alex!
I'm still drawing a blank, no idea at all at how to interpret 'held in custody'.

I've also tried

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listing all words from the progress report with the letter z (as hinted to by winterer (though I don't understand where the 'z' comes from), but that also doesn't give me anything.

This is driving me nuts :-)

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#24 2019-11-29 20:43:22

Alex55
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Re: No progress

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first letter of these words

Last edited by Alex55 (2019-11-29 20:44:40)

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#25 2019-11-29 21:10:39

Stavr0s
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Re: No progress

Ha, finally, thanks!
Can someone explain

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why we had to look for words with the letter z? My copy of the book says 'all twenty-six characters', not 'all twenty-sixth characters'.

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