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  • Please do not post direct solutions to puzzles, but rather post hints as appropriate
  • Type [spoiler] ... [/spoiler] around the outside of any hints so they can't be read by accident - e.g. [spoiler]have you tried looking at the corner of the page?[/spoiler]

#1 2019-11-19 17:01:44

deadman88
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Hints make no sense

I am quite disappointed as I have never seen any product (and I have played almost all kinds of escape room puzzles that are in the market) that has its FIRST puzzle designed in a way that even the hints cannot help.
Believe me, when I ask the people around me to make sense of the hints/puzzle.

However, i am happy to be made a fool if someone can explain to me how to derive the answer for the 1st puzzle then smile

Last edited by deadman88 (2019-11-19 17:02:28)

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#2 2019-11-19 17:18:39

winterer
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Re: Hints make no sense

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It's a simple cipher. Read those hand-written block letters carefully, they will usually contain a clue.

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#3 2019-11-19 17:24:04

deadman88
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Re: Hints make no sense

Not getting it. I followed the hints to reverse the system. No idea what cipher it is

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#4 2019-11-19 17:40:40

winterer
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Re: Hints make no sense

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What system did you revert? Reverse the "letter system", then decode.

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#5 2019-11-19 17:45:56

deadman88
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Re: Hints make no sense

Sorry, I still don't get it. I won't blame you for a spoilery hint, but just give me an example before I give up on this completely.

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#6 2019-11-19 17:56:34

winterer
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Re: Hints make no sense

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In a ROT13 cipher, it's A -> N, B -> O, etc. What do you have in a reverted cipher?

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#7 2019-11-19 18:02:09

deadman88
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Re: Hints make no sense

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I already tried QLRM in a ROT1 to ROT 26 when i first start, all didn't make any sense

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#8 2019-11-19 18:15:38

winterer
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Re: Hints make no sense

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It's not shifted, like a ROT cipher, it's reverted: Q -> J

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#9 2019-11-19 18:28:11

deadman88
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Re: Hints make no sense

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why is Q = J?

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#10 2019-11-19 18:37:12

winterer
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Re: Hints make no sense

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If Z->A (and vice versa), then Q->J

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#11 2019-11-19 18:45:18

deadman88
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Re: Hints make no sense

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What the...I tried this earlier....but the word communication has an I below the T, which made me think this doesn't work, because T is not I..speechless

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