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#11 TheChad

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:08 AM

First it jumps up 5 steps.
Then it jumps down 2 steps.
Then it jumps up 5 steps.
Then it jumps down 2 steps.
And so it repeats, until it reaches the top. If -"

"25 jumps!" said Mark. "I know this one! It's with a well!"

"... no, not that one. Suppose you see the frog on top of the 38th step, and you know it started on top of one of the first ten steps. Which of those steps could it have started from?"
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This is fairly easy to solve in reverse.

38 is the starting number
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#12 Morningstar

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:28 PM

That one was pretty easy. Nice work, TheChad!
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

We still need to find the key.
There is also an alternate way to open the safe that needs to be solved.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:47 PM

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#16 TheChad

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

Ok, so the key was found in a small object, which we must guess.

Also, I made a mistake with the records thing and showed my age.

A 45 record is a single record, not the number of records.
It runs at 45 rpm and is 7 inches diameter (18 cm).

I don't really think this changes anything.
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#17 TheChad

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:21 PM

Any code breakers here?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

Any code breakers here?

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I don't know that it will require brute force, but WoD has taught me that there are many paths that lead to the right answer.

Regardless, I think there will be a logical method for the solution to the alchemical puzzle. I'm still looking for it.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:55 PM

I agree with Molly Mae. We should look for other ways to the answer, although the atomic number thing is plausible.
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#20 Molly Mae

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

I agree with Molly Mae. We should look for other ways to the answer, although the atomic number thing is plausible.


If brute force finds an answer, it's just as good for me. =P

Remember:
"Hmm." Kenichi Nakamura frowned. He was a middle-aged programmer. Though one of the club's best codebreakers, the code-on-a-string had briefly confused him, as no numbers were involved in its solution.

And also:
"You could find those on the Internet!" Mr. Nakamura was not happy with this development, and he could see that Ocean Zweidler seemed equally fed-up. "The real answer to the string took research, too, even if it was easier for you! But if all of these riddles are about your mother, we suffer a disadvantage."

EDIT: Bold emphasis is mine.

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