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Mandle

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #40 on: 10 Dec 2019, 16:02 »
Just wondering if anyone is working on this or if another slight nudge might be appreciated?

I'm just a bit worried that even a further hidden hint, after having given a few, might take away a bit of the glory from the solver, even if they did not look at it.

I really think Creamy should have another look at the puzzle as he was so close with his thinking...

Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #41 on: 10 Dec 2019, 19:48 »
Hmmm...
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For a second I thought maybe the numbers represented which letter to pick from the word "FROZEN". But there are only 4 numbers which would only leave us with REOE.

Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #42 on: 10 Dec 2019, 21:25 »
I've added a couple of failed theories in my original post for your sadistic pleasure, Mandle  :P
« Last Edit: 10 Dec 2019, 21:29 by Creamy »
 

Mandle

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #43 on: 11 Dec 2019, 00:34 »
I've added a couple of failed theories in my original post for your sadistic pleasure, Mandle  :P

Hahahaha! Oops, I mean Muahahahaha!

It is not nearly as complicated as those.

Mandle

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 11:59 »
Sorry that my puzzle is holding the thread up a bit, but I feel it is really one that will give someone a great deal of satisfaction to solve as I think it is quite good on a couple of layers.

Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 12:52 »
I’m none the wiser.

Mandle

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 13:22 »
I’m none the wiser.

It is a pretty basic way to hide a codeword and the key to break it with, and has been massively overthought... Go back to first principles, Clarice....

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 16:34 »
Another idea
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ZTHDZOIEHMFRESEWSLT2ATWYAIMKPMLPCUENSVO QEWDREXGKVAC5WTEHNFNSNJRQMAOSUW3TQWBFNV NSJSGACAZVVHFROZENXMYET5WRSGDFQ

TIME

Selecting the 2nd, then 5th, then 3rd then 5th character, but that's only 4 of them...

Ben X

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 20:25 »
If you combine that with
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FROZEN, do the two suggest a word? Like STASIS (frozen time) but five letters?
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cat

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #49 on: Today at 08:41 »
Working more on the previous idea:
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ZTHDZOIEHMFRESEWSLT2ATWYAIMKPMLPCUENSVO_
QEWDREXGKVAC5WTEHNFNSNJRQMAOSUW3TQWBFNV NSJSGACAZVVHFROZENXMYET5WRSGDFQ

TIMESTAMPS

but for everything after the space I only get garbage. So maybe TIMESTAMPS is already the hint?
The original timestamp where this puzzle was posted was 02 Dec 2019, 16:42 forum time. December is too long, digits are not valid inputs for the puzzle.
But: when Mandle posted the puzzle, his timestamp showed "today at 16:42". So I'll just try

TODAY

« Last Edit: Today at 08:42 by cat »

Mandle

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Re: Open the puzzle pod
« Reply #50 on: Today at 11:17 »
Lots of progress but no correct answer yet.