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  3. Shakeepuddn

    A Threatening Riddle

    Nah. This one's a bit tricky. Good guess though.
  4. plasmid

    A Threatening Riddle

    Have been thinking about this for a little bit, and now ready to take a stab
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  6. Shakeepuddn

    A Threatening Riddle

    My last name is a first name My first tells you what Your life is my end game You would likely like cut. I'm not a good neighbor Though you see me a lot And the things I would tell you Would make you quite hot. I'm nosey to some And get in their face But that's a new name For a loftier place. I won't knock on your door And will enter unseen But if you know what's in store Then you better come clean.
  7. rocdocmac

    Crypto-Anagram #2

    Here is another cryptogram: XTWUMG YPNGGBNMC DXTAUFFNTMVBBO Solve it, then unscramble the letters in the resulting sentence (it is now an anagram) to reveal the name of a rock group and the title of one of their songs (six words altogether).
  8. Thalia

    Crypto-anagram

    Ooh. Another language. Never would have gotten that. Nice puzzle.
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  10. bonanova

    12 RIDDLES THAT WILL TRICK YOUR MIND

    I'll give these a shot.
  11. bonanova

    Logic Puzzle with 26 Variables

    Hi Tomson, and welcome to the Den. An oldie but goodie.
  12. What is the answer of (x-a)(x-b)...(x-z)? The solution is contained in the video below https://youtu.be/CnHBE4SbRRs
  13. harman

    The Adventure

    River is the answer
  14. rocdocmac

    Crypto-anagram

    Answer (Thalia got halfway there) ...
  15. Tricks90

    Code Breaking Game

    The creator of this code game sent me the following "overall you should be looking for clues of what types of ciphers are used rather than trying to unscramble scrambled things, once have worked through the ciphers, it will be close to clear what to do" He has also basically clarified that the enigma cypher and baconian cypher are used but there is clearly at least another one in there which is holding me back from any progress
  16. Tricks90

    Code Breaking Game

    further to this i have another hint "What are now letters must eventually become numbers before they can become words" plus the final codes that i am looking to unscramble are Code: Section 1: AFBAJNXAESRQLKLARXLUNTUGVWVVPMGMGKVADRFGJTVYYGPPVBUQDNCFWJYTKWNBVJSWRSSection 2: WNESSZMKOQQESCYMEXKNIZGAIHAVHBTSPHRCVUNYFZLPCGEZSEQ
  17. Tricks90

    Code Breaking Game

    I assumed that it was just 1 2 3 for the Walzenlage also for the STECKERVERBINDUNGEN i have also started to consider that a = b & c = d rather than a = c & b = d Useful tool for enigma with the above tool i use enigma 1
  18. Harting

    Hi From SWEDEN! =)

    This is the kind of stupied things I do =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtseAVN5pvE
  19. Well, obviously I can't count to 20.
  20. Prof. Templeton

    Code Breaking Game

    One question immediately stands out...
  21. 1. Janie's friends were chipping in to buy her a wedding shower present. At first 10 friends chipped in but 2 of them dropped out. Each of the 8 had to chip in another dollar to bring the amount back up. How much money did they plan to collect? 2. A beggar's brother died but the man who died had no brother. How could this be? 3. A girl is twice as old as her brother and half as old as her father. In 50 years her brother will be half as old as his father. How old is the daughter now? 4. There were 5 men traveling down a road. It started to rain and 4 men sped up. The 5th did not. They all arrived at the same place at the same time, but all of them were wet besides the 5th. How? 5. Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop, and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip but the night train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why? 6. A king decided to let a prisoner try to escape the prison with his life. The king placed 2 marbles in a jar that was glued to a table. One of the marbles was supposed to be black and one was supposed to be blue. If the prisoner could pick the blue marble he would escape the prison with his life. If he picked the black marble he would be executed. However, the king was very mean and he wickedly placed 2 black marbles in the jars and no blue marbles. The prisoner witnessed the king only putting 2 black marbles in the jars. If the jar was not see-through and the jar was glued to the table and the prisoner was mute so he could not say anything, how did he escape with his life? 7. A prisoner is told 'If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you.' What can he say to save himself? 8. There is a cat, a dog, and a mouse. You need to get them across the river. You can't leave the cat and the dog alone or the mouse and the cat alone. Your boat can only carry one animal. How do you get them across? 9. There are two bodies on the floor. They are surrounded by water and broken glass. How did they die? 10. An electric train is going south at 98 mph. The wind is blowing northeast. Which direction is the smoke blowing? 11. A night shift guard while on patrol at night, dreams about that the king will die in a plane crash. He tells the king in the morning, but the king tells him not to worry and flies anyway. When he returns from his trip he fires the night shift guard. Why does the king fire the night shift guard? 12. A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 12000 lbs which are the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it halfway across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse? Give a reason.
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  23. Tricks90

    Code Breaking Game

    I am currently trying to solve a code breaking game and was hoping for some other peoples inputs on part of the hints to solve this, the hints are as follows: HINT This one might require some schooling. So let me tell you a story. One tale of two paths that were travelled. It is rumored that Shakespeare was a man well known at the time of his writings.A man who is also known for having his own ciphers. Sometimes words are confused in patterns like this: 00001. Sometimes they resemble patterns such as this 001. Sometimes some of the aforementioned patterns resemble binary and other times they are just patterns. Regardless our "Shakespeare" met 3 men on the road to Walzenlage. He asked the first, "Um, canyou point me to the local kehr, or even the walze, if you will?" To which the man responded, "To be or not to be."To the second man he asked, "Hello friend! Mr. Grund was it? Yes I have just seen the most incredible thing on the St. Ellung!" The man replied, "I have no cares for such matters! I am busy practicing my ABC's."To the third man he said, "From you, I'll buy that ring. As you've surely heard, I've made a fortune on St. Ellung!" The man replied, "A ring. A fortune. A good transaction."Our "Shakespeare" then began his message to the pope with, "A-B as C-D but I am not yet sure what to do with U and V"The reply from the pope was, "A long time ago it was 6 B.C. Do not fret over i and j, nor U and V as you can see, they are each their own. All that matters is that N=1. It may be wise to occasionally ignore the 13th word in a sentence. If you ever happen upon this number, '9304121' remember there are actually two zeros between three and four. This of course is to distinguish between a rectangle and a square."On the seal of the pope's letter was the following inscription: C Y EDH XCD E DEGO BHII OGCUnder that in letters written with a quill was the following: I KHOI O. JE LJO II J AL. OI JRWO H.Look closely for a good start.Under most rocks things hide.From nothing.To something.Wise men seek.And wise men find.Forget what is forgotten.Future or past.Even the sky is blue at 3pm END OF HINT I have a few theories of my own at present but have yet to find anything valuable from them I believe this could be using 2 cyphers one being baconian using IJUV as their own value. (I have also considered that the baconian value is chopped down to the last 3 characters) then also enigma using the settings listed bellow. I feel the number "9304121" could equal a text value which i have yet to find in any of my workings. Bellow i have listed my workings so far. My workings Enigma Settings WALZENLAGE - 3 UMKEHRWALZE - b GRUNDSTELLUNG - ABC RINGSTELLUNG - AAA STECKERVERBINDUNGEN - A-B == C-D Inscription: C Y EDH XCD E DEGO BHII OGC inscription in baconian: AAABA BBAAA AABAA AAABB AABBB BABBB AAABA AAABB AABAA AAABB AABAA AABBA ABBBA AAAAB AABBB ABAAA ABAAA ABBBA AABBA AAABA result in enigma : curkv mgmbi lxipl rooko fixgw gtaxw wcvpm jyvvz drmyn ydban dfyyb udztt yzdkr fnidr zbena kmtej qnchz irunm xcfky iyzxc inscription in baconian (13th removed): AAABA BBAAA AABAA AAABB AABBB BABBB AAABA AAABB AABAA AAABB AABAA AABBA AAAAB AABBB ABAAA ABAAA ABBBA AABBA AAABA result in enigma: curkv mgmbi lxipl rooko fixgw gtaxw wcvpm jyvvz drmyn ydban dfyyb udztt yffsd fncpr zaukb kmtej qnfyz ikunm xcqky inscription in baconian (stripped to 3): ABA AAA BAA ABB BBB BBB ABA ABB BAA ABB BAA BBA BBA AAB BBB AAA AAA BBA BBA ABA result in enigma : cqrpv pgmbi ojimw umyqo fixgw ntbxw mcvpj jwoto dsmif ydbbd duyya hdutt inscription in baconian (stripped to 3 13th removed): ABA AAA BAA ABB BBB BBB ABA ABB BAA ABB BAA BBA AAB BBB AAA AAA BBA BBA ABA result in enigma : cqrpv pgmbi ojimw umyqo fixgw ntbxw mcvpj jyvvz mslyn ydban duyyb hd Quill Code : I KHOI O. JE LJO II J AL. OI JRWO H. quill Code in baconian : ABAAA ABAAB AABBB ABBAB ABAAA ABBAB ABAAA AABAA ABABA ABAAA ABBAB ABAAA ABAAA ABAAA AAAAA ABABA ABBAB ABAAA ABAAA BAAAA BABAA ABBAB AABBB result in enigma : cqrpv pgmbd lximw rmyqo fzhwq nvaew wvvzm jyoto dslin yebbd duyya uuuct yzfsr fzidp zbukb kmttj qnfhr irkim xuqyy hyzoc gcvlo hcogn yewvc quill Code in baconian (13th Removed): ABAAA ABAAB AABBB ABBAB ABAAA ABBAB ABAAA AABAA ABABA ABAAA ABBAB ABAAA ABAAA AAAAA ABABA ABBAB ABAAA ABAAA BAAAA BABAA ABBAB AABBB result in enigma : rimhy egldj cqrpv pgmbd lximw rmyqo fzhwq nvaew wvvzm jyoto dslin yebbd duyya uuuct yzfsr fnidp zaunb kmrel qnchz irkim kcqyy hyqoc wfvls hdotn quill Code in baconian(stripped to 3): AAA AAB BBB BAB AAA BAB AAA BAA ABA AAA BAB AAA AAA AAA AAA ABA BAB AAA AAA AAA BAA BAB BBB result in enigma : curpv mgqad ljppl uoyqe fzhwq gtbej mcxzm jyvto drlyn yebad cfzyb uduct mffkr qzcp quill Code in baconian(stripped to 3 13th removed): AAA AAB BBB BAB AAA BAB AAA BAA ABA AAA BAB AAA AAA AAA ABA BAB AAA AAA AAA BAA BAB BBB result in enigma : curpv mgqad ljppl uoyqe fzhwq gtbej mcxzm jyvto drlin gdabd dfzyb udzct mfdkd q Combined : C Y EDH XCD E DEGO BHII OGC I KHOI O. JE LJO II J AL. OI JRWO H. Code in baconian: AAABA BBAAA AABAA AAABB AABBB BABBB AAABA AAABB AABAA AAABB AABAA AABBA ABBBA AAAAB AABBB ABAAA ABAAA ABBBA AABBA AAABA ABAAA ABABA AABBB ABBBA ABAAA ABBBA ABAAB AABAA ABABB ABAAB ABBBA ABAAA ABAAA ABAAB AAAAA ABABB ABBBA ABAAA ABAAB BAAAB BABBA ABBBA AABBB result in enigma: curkv mgmbi lxipl rooko fixgw gtaxw wcvpm jyvvz drmyn ydban dfyyb udztt yzdkr fnidr zbena kmtej qnchz irunm xcfky iyzxc wfmlo hchtj yewvc dyxvt hlhms mqiyh vjydv ofuco jmbhg caunc cvmdj cyner qwntn yabiz mgrpz pgcrh tohoz kizdy gvyzv gttos qusat dcfmg vmfcr Code in baconian (13th removed): AAABA BBAAA AABAA AAABB AABBB BABBB AAABA AAABB AABAA AAABB AABAA AABBA AAAAB AABBB ABAAA ABAAA ABBBA AABBA AAABA ABAAA ABABA AABBB ABBBA ABAAA ABBBA ABAAB AABAA ABABB ABAAB ABBBA ABAAA ABAAA ABAAB AAAAA ABABB ABBBA ABAAA ABAAB BAAAB BABBA ABBBA AABBB result in enigma: curkv mgmbi lxipl rooko fixgw gtaxw wcvpm jyvvz drmyn ydban dfyyb udztt yffsd fncpr zaukb kmtej qnfyz ikunm xcqky ijzoc wfmyo hdotn ywwvs dyeht hlqys mqsrl vsrdk ouhyh jmbjg cacmt cvygj cyner qwntk ybbiw mdrdc pgtro totcz kizdw khyzv gtqzn kzsat dqfml Code in baconian(stripped to 3): ABA AAA BAA ABB BBB BBB ABA ABB BAA ABB BAA BBA BBA AAB BBB AAA AAA BBA BBA ABA AAA ABA BBB BBA AAA BBA AAB BAA ABB AAB BBA AAA AAA AAB AAA ABB BBA AAA AAB AAB BBA BBA BBB result in enigma: cqrpv pgmbi ojimw umyqo fixgw ntbxw mcvpj jwoto dsmif ydbbd duyya hdutt yffsd fzcpr xbukb umtej inchz rrkif kuqyy iyzoc wfmlo hcotn yesls dyehy vlhyn mqiy Code in baconian(stripped to 3 then 13th removed): ABA AAA BAA ABB BBB BBB ABA ABB BAA ABB BAA BBA AAB BBB AAA AAA BBA BBA ABA AAA ABA BBB BBA AAA BBA AAB BAA ABB AAB BBA AAA AAA AAB AAA ABB BBA AAA AAB AAB BBA BBA BBB result in enigma: cqrpv pgmbi ojimw umyqo fixgw ntbxw mcvpj jyvvz mslyn ydban duyyb hduct yzfkd qzcdp zbenb kdrtj qmfyz irunm xcqyy iyzxc wcmys dchgj yesvs dyxvt vlhyn r Other workings N = 1 MNOPQRSTUV 0123456789 9304121 93004121 VPMQNON VPMMQNON Thanks for any help
  24. 1. A box contains 12 balls of three different colors. 4 each of red, yellow and blue. If you were to be blindfolded and asked to pick them at random, How many balls must you pull out to be sure that there are at least two of one color among the balls picked out? 2. In a training academy, Mark is the 50th fastest and the 50th slowest runner. Assuming no two runners, run at the same speed, how many runners are in Mark’s academy? 3. Benjamin had locked his suitcase with a 3-digit numerical code. He normally forgets his codes, so he wrote some clues indicating the what the code was. Can you crack the code based on the 5 clues written below by Benjamin? Clue #1: 082 – One number is correct and well placed Clue #2: 013 – One number is correct but wrongly placed Clue #3: 260 – Two numbers are correct but both are wrongly placed Clue #4: 748 – None of the numbers are correct Clue #5: 786 – One number is correct but wrongly placed 4. My daughter has many sisters. She has as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have? 5. Pamela is trying to lose some weight. She wants to do this by climbing stairs. She starts on the fourth floor, climbs up five stories, down seven, up six, down three, and up four again. What floor is she on now? 6. Jennifer is packing gifts and wants 200 ribbons of length 110 cm each. If each tape contains 25m of ribbon, how many tapes will Jennifer need? 7. 3 competitors Frank, Bruce, and Jack go on an expedition in the forest. They find a magic lamp in one of the caves in the forest. As they rub the lamp a genie pops out and grants them 1 wish each. Frank goes first, “I wish I could be alive forever.” Bruce goes next, “I wish the word ‘alive’ actually meant ‘dead’”. Jack goes last, “I wish Bruce and Frank were dead”. After all, is said and done, who of the three is alive and who is dead? 8. 20 people worked and earned $20 between them. The workers include men, women, and children. If each man earns $ 3, each woman $1.50 and each child earns $ 0.50. How many men, women, and children are there? 9. In an athletic race, the woman who came two places in front of the last woman finished one ahead of the woman who came fifth. How many competitors were running the race? 10. Your friend puts a coin in a wine bottle and then puts in the cork to close it. He now asks you to remove the coin from the bottle, but the conditions are that you cannot; take out the cork or Break the bottle. How would you remove the coin? 11. A man has Ten Horses and nine stables as shown here. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] The man wants to fit Ten Horses into nine stables. How can he fit Ten horses into nine stables? 12. A school orchestra with 10 musicians can play the first section of a symphony in 10 minutes. How long would it take to play if they added 10 more musicians to the orchestra? 13. Mark is throwing his son Stewart a surprise birthday party but he has limited funds. He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake. Half of what was left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and decorations. Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money, how much did Mark start with?
  25. Shakeepuddn

    A Simple Riddle

    And we have a winner!
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