Spoiler for Second Key
I'm a bit confused, and I think you guys are too smart for me.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:16 AM
Spoiler for Second Key
Using the reverse of Seaton, I find that the playfair cipher gives:
TO KC SF LI NO
So onward to Kansas City, San Fran, Long Island, New Orleans.
EDIT: I kind of figure that one answer will typically favour 55.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:59 AM
I'm a bit confused, and I think you guys are too smart for me.Spoiler for questionWhy 55?
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:26 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:16 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:10 AM
Well, that was complicated.Spoiler for Purple!If you take the artists for all the records, their first letters spell out "Hope brings an answer." Using "hope" as the key for the Playfair cipher gives "eulbdnader," which is "red and blue" backwards.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:49 PM
The Witch mulled over Molly Mae's answer. TO followed by four pairs of letters could be made into a journey for any number of letter pairs, and the Humans had already won an amber using a similar strategy, and two would be far too generous.
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Age: Not telling
Occupation: Painter, Sculptor, Dancer, Acupuncturist
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So I think the answer is 'an ant.'
Why so surprised? What, you thought I was gonna get it wrong?"
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This was entirely par for the course for an Ellis riddle.
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Edited by WitchOfDoubt, 11 January 2012 - 12:52 PM.
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