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aozora



Joined: 30 Nov 2009
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is
8 4
20 9
21 14
26 15
31 19
32 15
1 18
24 5
24 1
33 19
28 19

or
84209211426153119321511824524133192819
more readable?
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:49 am View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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Posts: 290
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aozora wrote:
is
8 4
20 9
21 14
26 15
31 19
32 15
1 18
24 5
24 1
33 19
28 19

or
84209211426153119321511824524133192819
more readable?


You are on the right line. Just the things your considering is far too complicated. Try something very simple and prehaps considered "too obvious" and you should in the end get there.

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:30 am View user's profile Send private message
TechnoDemon



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I have tried so many ways to decode these numbers, but none of them is correct...
But there's something so strange with them, THERE"S NO SEVEN !!!
it's that mean something? like rot-7 or anything??
But to decrypt using rot, we must have the encrypted text (not numbers Confused )...

but wait...
the alphabetical letters consists by 26 letter, right?
from the strange number 'seven', then 26 + 7 = 33 (the highest number exist in the code list)...
Am i on the right lane??? I'm still confused coz if it's uses rot-7, the lowest number must be '7'...
(7 = A - 33 = Z, caesar shift). But there are 1, 4 and 5 in these numbers...

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:19 am View user's profile Send private message
Karian



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you need half as much as you think you need. You are making it way too complicated.
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:47 am View user's profile Send private message
Cognition



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Posts: 5

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Hi,
I would like to know if the numbers (8:4, 20:9 etc) can lead to the answer independently or it's realted to the text (something like nth word of text, etc.)

Thanks
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:49 pm View user's profile Send private message
chaoscrusade



Joined: 23 Dec 2010
Posts: 6

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pluskid wrote:
I'm also stalled on this problem. Got those numbers:
8-4
20-9
21-14
26-15
31-19
32-15
1-18
24-5
24-1
33-19
28-19

But couldn't find any way to "decode" them into the answer. Don't have ideas. And why is the font italic and x-large? Does that mean something? Sad


I've not solved this challenge yet... but i think these Numbers have something to do with a very special Book.

Am I right?

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Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:07 pm View user's profile Send private message
rmplpmpl



Joined: 26 Oct 2008
Posts: 113
Location: Germany

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chaoscrusade wrote:
I've not solved this challenge yet... but i think these Numbers have something to do with a very special Book.

Am I right?

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No books needed for this challenge, not even the most special ones.
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
ikea



Joined: 09 Mar 2009
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This is awesome... took me 3 hrs.

edit: i know that this is spam, but im so happy !!!
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:59 pm View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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Actually, a special book is needed to get these numbers, but after that you don't need a book.
Zeta's hint was seriously good - Karian's was the same one in disguise.

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Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:50 am View user's profile Send private message
drummerp



Joined: 21 Apr 2011
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Here's the thing I keep coming back to with this. Why Deuteronomy? To choose the KJV Bible makes sense, because it's the most common, but why Deuteronomy? I'm convinced their particular choice of book must mean something, I'm just not sure of what. Am I right?
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:59 am View user's profile Send private message
moose



Joined: 16 Jul 2010
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@Karian and laz0r: Thank you very much!
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
pokus1



Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Ceska Republika

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To: Karian and laz0r:
Thank you very much!
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:22 pm View user's profile Send private message
Kami



Joined: 04 May 2011
Posts: 10

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[quote="Skremers"]I think the most confusing thing about this challenge is, that the solution isn't a real english word. Since this is an exception from all earlier challanges, it might be allowed to mention it here.[/quote]THX
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:25 am View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Having solved it now, I can confirm that the solution is completely and utterly stupid. You could have it right before your eyes, especially as a non-native speaker, and you may very well not realize that it actually is the solution. So just enter whatever you have decoded, and it just might be the right answer.

Stupid.
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:42 am View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:
Having solved it now, I can confirm that the solution is completely and utterly stupid. You could have it right before your eyes, especially as a non-native speaker, and you may very well not realize that it actually is the solution. So just enter whatever you have decoded, and it just might be the right answer.

Stupid.

The answer does follow English pronunciation rules though...

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