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#26 2019-11-22 11:42:12

doublecross
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Re: Hidden Codes?

What do you mean by

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'binaries'? Is that the 'letters of three' right-hand edge?

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#27 2019-11-22 12:20:18

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

doublecross wrote:

What do you mean by

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'binaries'? Is that the 'letters of three' right-hand edge?

Sorry, was jumping between pages here.

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I meant the binaries that you asked about earlier, and which I dismissed, on the "hidden messages" page. The right hand edge of the "letters of three" looks strangely cut rather than torn, but not like a code (yet).

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#28 2019-11-22 14:16:49

doublecross
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Re: Hidden Codes?

Ah, OK, will have a go at those.  Have you got all of 1-56?

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#29 2019-11-22 14:23:12

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Re: Hidden Codes?

Alas, no.

Still open: 45 and 53, where I got stuck halfway through (see posts), and 56, where I have ideas, but haven't really started yet.

As for hidden codes, still open: my fourth, the second in the letter (nope, found that), the suspected additional one on the board that we discussed earlier (finally cracked that), and of course all that I haven't found yet... smile

Edit: Solved, the fourth, got a new riddle... which was easy, and yielded yet another riddle...

Edit2: just cracked 56, but that was just an educated guess, starting with a single letter. I now have to work out, why that was correct. smile

Last edited by winterer (2019-11-24 08:22:55)

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#30 2019-11-25 09:47:13

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

doublecross,

still stuck at 45 and 53, but

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got the feeling that I've reached the "endboss" (in gamer parlance) through the hidden messages.
(unless it's just the entrance to another rabbit hole)
Have you seen a red flashing "urgent incoming message" yet?
Don't see a way forward, though.

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#31 2019-11-28 09:09:45

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

Ususally, when something looks odd or sounds odd on any page, it turned out to belong to some code.
So I'm wondering about

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"inner silo" and "re-ed dome" on the ticket @ code 35: strange location names.

If that doesn't belong to another code,

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i.e. code 53,

then it might be another hidden code. I haven't manage to find any working anagram, except

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moon reindeers lied

which unsurprisingly was not the solution.

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#32 2019-11-29 05:55:38

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

Another oddity I found:

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Nyctalopia, aka night blindness, "is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light". Surgery doesn't make sense for that condition. But the word nyctalopia contains the letters for Plato or Platonic.

I didn't get any further yet, though, on "Nyctalopia Institute". "I, Platonic State Unity"???

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#33 2019-11-29 08:14:42

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Re: Hidden Codes?

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Any luck with the morse code on the pinboard/appendix? some of the dots and dashed are hard to make out

edit - got it

Last edited by Becky_P (2019-11-29 08:25:32)

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#34 2019-11-29 08:28:55

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

Becky_P wrote:
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Any luck with the morse code on the pinboard/appendix? some of the dots and dashed are hard to make out

edit - got it

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I found the morse code for code 4 harder to make out... But there are at least three more hidden codes on the pinboard. smile Plus possibly "Nyctalopia Institute".

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#35 2019-11-30 12:35:51

doublecross
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Re: Hidden Codes?

winterer wrote:

doublecross,

still stuck at 45 and 53, but

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got the feeling that I've reached the "endboss" (in gamer parlance) through the hidden messages.
(unless it's just the entrance to another rabbit hole)
Have you seen a red flashing "urgent incoming message" yet?
Don't see a way forward, though.

Yes, I got that; I don't think there's anything more though.

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#36 2019-11-30 12:37:47

doublecross
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Re: Hidden Codes?

winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
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Any luck with the morse code on the pinboard/appendix? some of the dots and dashed are hard to make out

edit - got it

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I found the morse code for code 4 harder to make out... But there are at least three more hidden codes on the pinboard. smile Plus possibly "Nyctalopia Institute".

Any idea what 'letters of three' might mean?

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#37 2019-11-30 12:54:45

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

doublecross wrote:
winterer wrote:

doublecross,

still stuck at 45 and 53, but

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got the feeling that I've reached the "endboss" (in gamer parlance) through the hidden messages.
(unless it's just the entrance to another rabbit hole)
Have you seen a red flashing "urgent incoming message" yet?
Don't see a way forward, though.

Yes, I got that; I don't think there's anything more though.

My gut feeling says that there should be more. It sounds like another riddle, as there is another puzzle where a "who?" question is posed that had to be answered.

As for your question:

Any idea what 'letters of three' might mean?

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Yes, you'll need it for one of the regular puzzles.

Last edited by winterer (2019-11-30 13:28:03)

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#38 2019-12-05 17:54:10

winterer
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Re: Hidden Codes?

I just found another one on the noticeboard, so at least 5 there.

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#39 2019-12-09 18:09:58

winterer
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Posts: 126

Re: Hidden Codes?

doublecross,

re: your question:

Any idea what 'letters of three' might mean?

If there is an additional hidden code in that scrap, I think it's

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in the strange shape of the "tear" on the right. It looks cut rather than torn. Some parts look like braces.

I haven't found any place to apply that part of the scrap, though. Have you?

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#40 2020-01-04 19:25:05

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Re: Hidden Codes?

I could use some help with your fourth hidden code

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the squared letters...
A clue to the order would be nice, and whether they are all used or just some of them.
I've tried gathering them all together positioned as they are on the various pages, or counting squares or positions within words, with no luck.

Nevermind...

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Solving the other code from the letter helped when I got the clue. I just wish something had pointed to the letter code.

Last edited by deanashuff (2020-01-05 17:50:55)

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#41 2020-01-12 20:46:23

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Re: Hidden Codes?

Here are the codes we were able to verify
1:

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On the Plato opening message (3 pages before code 1), 5 letters

2:

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On the Welcome page (2 pages before code 1), on what looks like folders, 11 letters

3:

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Starting on the Welcome page, 11 letters

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Pages welcome, 1, 13, 22, 29, 31, 38, 39, 41, 46, 47

4:

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On the Instructions for Visitors page (1 page before code 1), 7 words

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Look at the buildings numbers

5:

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On notice boards - Teaching position, 3 words

6:

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On notice boards - 380BC club, 5 letters

7:

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On notice boards - "Do you find yourself lost" message, 29 letters, 6 words

8:

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On letter - Radio codes - 13 letters, 3 words

9:

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On letter - "at last" - 17 letters, 3 words

14:

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21 single boxed letters throughout the book

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first step - 4 words, 21 letters. second step - 2 words, 8 letters

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codes 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 28, 34, 34, 38, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 54

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Some assembly required

15:

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2 pages after code 56 - 2 binary numbers - 2 words, 8 letters

Suspected additional codes we were not able to solve and verify yet:
10:

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On notice boards letters outside scrap papers

11:

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On notice boards - OHM law & potential difference - we only found the first part

12:

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On code 8 - unused strings

13:

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On code 48 - unused "white shaded" letters

Last edited by yoniYon (2020-01-16 19:09:54)

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#42 2020-01-14 02:51:45

deanashuff
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Posts: 8

Re: Hidden Codes?

I believe I've confirmed your 8, 12, 13, and 14. I also suspect your 9.

Here are some additional ideas I've tried to explore with no luck:

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The numbers on the page with code 13.

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The binary number on the page with code 37. Same length as NYCTALOPIA INSTITUTE and Potential Difference.

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I also wonder about the nine push-pins on the surgery noticeboard, facing in differing directions.

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