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Caesum



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have decoded this, know what it is, but don't seem to be able to get any answer accepted. is the answer the whole decrypted text? one word from it? a part of it? the author of it? tried lots
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
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It's nothing contained within the text, and as long as you have decrypted the text then you have done everything you need to do. Now you just need to look elsewhere to find the answer.

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Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:48 pm View user's profile Send private message
Icho



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Where exactly can I find this challenge?
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"Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" is behind "Right Key Left?".
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Erm... should I be missing a letter at the end? And a space, somewhere in the middle? o_O

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laz0r



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malachi wrote:
Erm... should I be missing a letter at the end? And a space, somewhere in the middle? o_O


I don't believe I am missing anything, but please correct me if I am wrong. It shouldn't affect the challenge in any way at least.

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:42 am View user's profile Send private message
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laz0r wrote:
It's nothing contained within the text, and as long as you have decrypted the text then you have done everything you need to do. Now you just need to look elsewhere to find the answer.


That somehow sounds as if there was no connection between the deciphered text and the solution, which would seem a bit peculiar if that was indeed the case.

Let's say I take a text from some source, maybe from a book, and encrypt it. People manage to decrypt it, but then all that they have is the text from that book. But what is the answer? When I now say, "You have done everything you needed to do. Look elsewhere", the answer could be literally anything from "Monty Python" to "Brighton Port Authority" to "42" to "beer in a 500-pound keg". Wink

There should be some logical progression there. If there is and I just have not found it yet, okay. Your answer sounds though as if there is no real logical progression to find here, rather guesswork, and that has got me confused. If I am mistaken, I apologize.

laz0r wrote:

I don't believe I am missing anything, but please correct me if I am wrong. It shouldn't affect the challenge in any way atleast.


The last word in the original text consists of 8 letters, while your cipher text has 7 letters, so one letter is missing. Oh, and the missing space, that would be in the "McNc" of the encrypted text. Should be "McN c".
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:51 pm View user's profile Send private message
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Okay, got it now. But this statement here:

laz0r wrote:
It's nothing contained within the text


is not true.
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:05 pm View user's profile Send private message
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AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:
Okay, got it now. But this statement here:

laz0r wrote:
It's nothing contained within the text


is not true.


If you're being pedantic, then alright, it is contained within the text, but only accidentally, and with no indication anywhere near it that it is to be used as the answer Smile

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So are there any indications about what should be used as the answer? I've decrypted the text, but none of my seemingly logical answers have been accepted.
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If you've decoded the text, then you have a key. Look at it! Cool
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