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Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:48 am    Post subject: 1
The Cruciverbalist
Lucrative Britches

 Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:07 pm    Post subject: 2 ~chirping crickets~ No takers? Anyone? Should I give a hint?
Kd
Mei Li De Hua

 Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:28 pm    Post subject: 3 Oh, come on. Even an ex-EuroTrash loser is getting a little worried about the lack of input in this thread, that has to be bad.
Tumbleweed
Guest

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:09 am    Post subject: 4 ~rolls by~
Magnetic
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:27 pm    Post subject: 5 Well, just stumbling upon this one... first thing i notice is that there are 36 number pairs and each one ends in 37. second thing is that if you divide the first number of each set into the second (ex. 11/37), the answer is a repeating decimal (.297297297...) which repeats a triplet. the four distinct triplets are: 081, 135, 162, and 297 the full sequence would be:code:```297 081 081 162 297 081 162 081 297 297 081 081 162 081 162 135 297 135 162 135 162 162 135 162 162 162 162 162 135 081 162 297 162 297 135 297```any ideas from there?
The Cruciverbalist
Lucrative Britches

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:42 pm    Post subject: 6 'Fraid not. Since 37's a factor of 999, dividing anything by 37 will get you a repeating decimal. Hint: Like the flavortext suggests, the solution has had three codes applied to it. You'll want to start off using the code that requires good eyesight. How might you express these times visually?
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:46 pm    Post subject: 7 well, I had a thought that each ratio might represent a morse code symbol. There are four, so they could be a dot, dash, letter break and word break, but those 5 6s in a row don't work too well. Unless it's a number.
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:47 pm    Post subject: 8 Oh wait, I have an idea A really good idea, based on CV's hint
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:54 pm    Post subject: 9 Replacing the times with Semaphore letters, as per Paladin's GL clocks puzzle, yields the following pattern: I M M A I M A M I I M M A M A N I N A N A A N A A A A A N M A I A I N I I had hoped they'd all be between A and G, so I could plunk them out on a keyboard
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:00 pm    Post subject: 10 I tried playing it out on the telephone, but didn't recognize it [This message has been edited by groza528 (edited 07-28-2003 03:01 PM).]
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:25 am    Post subject: 11 You're on the right path, and I couldn't possibly stress enough how important that single line of flavourtext is. But you already know that, of course.
referee
June 21st, 2004 Member

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:23 am    Post subject: 12 Interesting. Morse code: code:```A ·- I ·· M -- N -. I M M A I M A M I I M M A M A N I N A N A A N A A A A A N M A I A I N I ··----·-··--·---····----·---·--···-··--··-·--··-·-·-·-·--·--·-···-··-···``` Can anyone make sense of this?  added code tags for improved readability [This message has been edited by referee (edited 07-28-2003 11:25 PM).]
referee
June 21st, 2004 Member

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:54 am    Post subject: 13 OK, as groza suggested, the touching part would be braille code. So we now proceed to take the series into sextets and proceed to translate to braille. ··---- / ·-··-- / ·---·· / ··---- / ·---·- / -···-· / ·--··- / ·--··- / ·-·-·- / ·--·-- / ·-···- / ··-··· now, Braille numbers its dots this way 1 4 2 5 3 6 so we got code:``` * ** * * * * ** ** * ** ** ** * * * * * * * * * ** * * ** * * *``` Sadly, this won't make sense in braille, so maybe we must order the dots and dashes differently. I hand the baton to groza now.
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:08 am    Post subject: 14 The next puzzle is, why is there a website about learning Braille?
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:08 am    Post subject: 15 I have two thoughts about how to order it. First, just going letter by letter, row by row. code:``` ** * * ** * * * * * * * ** ** ** * * * * ** * ** * * * * * * ** ``` That worked, so I didn't have to try the other one The answer is Chuck Woolery
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:58 am    Post subject: 16 Well done Groza and Referee. This was one of the harder puzzles in the minihunt, I believe. I was advised to give credit where it is due, so congratulations most of all to The Cruciverbalist for these wonderful puzzles.
Magnetic
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject: 17 Well, let's not forget to give some credit to that poster who was SO way off track so as to inspire the hint which lead to the solution. I'm sure that was said poster's strategy all along.
Guest

 Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:22 am    Post subject: 18 You guys are all losers.
Guest

 Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:26 am    Post subject: 19 I mean seriously. Is this all you people do?!?
Guest

 Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:43 am    Post subject: 20 I think lurkers who insult people anonymously are losers.
Guest

 Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:36 pm    Post subject: 21 So I Guess You Must Be A Loser, Correct?
Guest

 Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:38 pm    Post subject: 22 Anonymously? Check me out at http://www.homestarrunner.com. I seriously recommend checking out the Strong Bad Emails.
The Cheat
Icarian Member

 Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: 23 Like that other puzzle, I believe that this is that semaphore solution all over again. I don't know Semaphore so if anyone does tell everybody that that may be on the right track, just like relieveess-whatever answer to morse code.
Degenerate Operator
Icarian Member

 Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:57 pm    Post subject: 24 I think that the lead-in to the puzzle was wrongly worded. "[I performed] Transformations, transmutations, and so on [on this scroll]. They’re all very difficult to perform; one must have excellent senses of sight, hearing and touch. In that order.” So he performed a sight transformation, then hearing, then touch. So to decode it, shouldn't we have to first decode it using touch, then hearing, then sight?
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:31 am    Post subject: 25 He's describing how to decode it.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:21 am    Post subject: 26 Just to turn off that light bulb.
The Cheat
Icarian Member

 Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:09 am    Post subject: 27 I agree
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